Best NYC Bars for Happy Hour

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Enjoy The Best NYC Bars for Happy Hour

Enjoy The Best NYC Bars for Happy Hour

Best NYC Bars for Happy Hour

It's no secret that New York City is expensive, so when you go out for an evening drink make sure to check out the best NYC bars for happy hour. Some of the best happy hours we found were bars that had longer, extended happy hours, bars with NYC happy hour specials on food and bars that were ridiculously cheap.

Everybody knows that a good night out on any town starts with a solid pregame. Get your feet and lips wet at the best happy hour NYC and fill your stomach with some grub too! Happy hour specials in NYC are there for you to take advantage of!

Of course, New York City is massive, so there's a good chance that we overlooked a few great New York bars (a ton.) NYCTourist is here to keep you up to date on all the best happy hours and NYC nightlife!

Extended Happy Hours

There's nothing worse than enjoying NYC happy hour specials and then finding out that the last Jack & Coke you ordered was 5 minutes after the special is done. Don't be that guy.

  • La Linea: La Linea is a cozy East Village lounge that has some serious happy hour hours. Seven days a week you can go to La Linea and drink half off any drink from 3pm until 9pm. Weekend happy hour for the win! Even better, La Linea has a late night happy hour with the same half off deal from 11pm to close on Sunday through Wednesday and from midnight to close on Thursdays. 
  • Blind Tiger Ale House: In the West Village, Blind Tiger Ale House runs the happy hour game with specials running from noon until 8pm, Monday through Friday. The special itself isn't all that special, $1 off all drafts and well drinks, but you can't hate "You Cut the Cheese" on Wednesday nights. Starting at 6pm, specialty cheeses and bread are brought out for the bar patrons to snack on for free

Super Cheap Happy Hours

Happy hour is all about getting cheap drinks, so doesn't it make sense to look for bars that have the cheapest happy hours? The best NYC bars for happy hour will be the places where you can use couch change.

  • Fiddlesticks: Located in the West Village, Fiddlesticks may have the cheapest and best happy hour NYC has. Until 10pm on Mondays through Fridays, you can get any drink that you want besides martinis and shots for not a cent more than $3! Fiddlesticks is great for quieter NYC happy hour specials.
  • Welcome to the Johnsons: This dive bar on the Lower East Side is definitely one of the best NYC bars for happy hour. On Monday through Thursday from 3pm until 9pm and on Friday and Saturday from 1pm until 9pm, Welcome to the Johnsons offers $2 Buds and well drinks. $2 for a beer in New York City is almost like stealing.

For more of the best NYC bars for happy hour, scroll to the bottom of the page!

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1. Bar Bella
at the Park Central New York

For pre-theater cocktails or a nightcap after a full New York evening, Bar Bella New York in the Park Central Hotel's lobby is an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of Midtown. The sophisticated bar offers a wide selection of spirits and tasty bar bites like calamari and chicken fingers.

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2. Bull and Bear
at the Waldorf Astoria NYC

The New York Bull and Bear Steakhouse and Bar is a classic Manhattan tavern that serves some of the finest cocktails in New York City that are consistentlymixed to perfection.

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3. Cocktail Terrace
at the Waldorf Astoria NYC

The Cocktail Terrace offers guests a taste of the old Big Apple, including afternoon tea and evening cocktails in a quaint, upscale environment.

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4. Bridges Bar
at the Hilton New York

If there's one thing better than the steel cables and bridge-themed murals lining the walls of the Bridges Bar, it's the cocktails. Featuring tasty martinis with a touch of New York, the Bridges Bar in the Hilton New York is a great place to unwind after a long day on the town.

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5. Madison Club
at the Roosevelt Hotel New York

For a classic New York lounge experience, look no further than the Madison Club Lounge at the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown East. Here you'll enjoy an extensive menu of martinis and plush leather chairs ideal for relaxing after a long day of exploring New York City.

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6. Atrium Lounge
at the Marriott Marquis Hotel NYC

Located in the New York Marriott Marquis, the Atrium Lounge is one of the most scenic and elegant restaurants in the city to get a cocktail, making for a romantic evening only the Big Apple can offer.

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7. Broadway Lounge
at the Marriott Marquis Hotel NYC

The Broadway Lounge is a great place to grab a pre-theater cocktail, or to kick back and unwind after a long day of Big Apple sight-seeing. Featuring a stunning view overlooking Times Square, the Broadway Lounge offers a full bar and authentic Italian buffet.

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8. LQ NYC
at the The Lexington New York

Featuring Salsa music and bumping hip hop beats, the LQ Club New York is one of Manhattan's best nightclubs. An exclusive New York hotspot, LQ Nightclub features free New York Salsa lessons and a complimentary buffet before 8pm on Wednesdays.

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9. Library Bar and Bar 46
at the Paramount Hotel New York

The Paramount Hotel's two premier bars, The Library Bar and Bar 46: Athletic Club, offer guests Times Square decadence and style without the large crowds.

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10. Ad Lib NYC
at the Doubletree Suites Times Sq

The Ad Lib Lounge gets the Broadway crowd inspired with original pre and post-theater cocktails from the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Grab a quick bite before the show, or kick back and relax when the theater lights turn on at the Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square Ad Lib Lounge.

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11. Coopers
at the The New Yorker Hotel

Cooper's Tavern in Midtown West features an extensive win list to accompany some of the best steak and seafood entrees in town. Make sure to save room for dessert, as Cooper's offers authentic New York classics like tiramisu and cheesecake.

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Brother Jimmy's West Delicious Wings

Brother Jimmy's West Delicious Wings

Happy Hour Food Specials

If you're going to be at the best happy hour NYC, then chances are you're going to get a little hungry. Here are a couple bars that have food specials along with their drink offers.

  • Lure Fishbar: If you're in the mood for cheap seafood and happy hour specials then Lure Fishbar in SoHo is the spot. On Monday-Friday from 5pm-7pm, head to this SoHo bar to get specials on clams, oysters and alcohol. The beers run about $5 during this happy hour, but the real deal is the $1 clams.
  • Brother Jimmy's West: Brother Jimmy's West in the Upper East Side has got prime drink and appetizer specials for its happy hour. From 4pm-7pm Monday-Thursday, get $2 beers, $3 well drinks and half off all appetizers. From 12pm-4pm on Saturdays, Brother Jimmy's West hooks it up with the same drink specials and 35 cent wings!
Complimentary Chips and Salsa at Suenos New York City

Complimentary Chips and Salsa at Suenos New York City

More Great Happy Hours

Didn't see the best happy hour NYC that interested you? Here are a few more happy hour hangouts that you might find attractive.

  • Boxcar Lounge: Located in the East Village, Boxcar Lounge has a buy one get one free happy hour until 10pm. 
  • Suenos: Suenos in Chelsea is another spot that has a buy one get one free special Tuesday-Sunday from 5-7pm. You also get complimentary chips and salsa!
  • Parkside Lounge: From 1-8pm daily, Parkside Lounge offers $3 beers and well drinks. Parkside Lounge is located in Lower East Side.

NYC Tourist has all the info you need when planning your trip to the Big Apple. Make sure to check out our New York City deals too so you can save big on more than just your drinks! Even if you need a hotel in NYC to sleep off your happy hour in before you start your nightlife - we've got the right price for it all!