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. Fireside Bar
at the Omni Berkshire Hotel

Cocktail drinkers can apprieciate the unique take on mixology at the Fireside Bar New York. This NY bar offers a Cotton Candy martini with crushed candy on the rim, or seasonal specialties prepared with fresh fruit ingredients.

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2. Niles Bar
at the Affinia Manhattan NYC

Not your typical hotel bar, Niles NY Bar at the Affinia Manhattan is located across the street from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. Mingle with sports fans, commuters and hotel guests during their famous Happy Hour at Niles Bar new York.

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3. Silverleaf Tavern
at the 70 Park Avenue, a Kimpton Hotel

The Park Avenue Silverleaf Tavern welcomes weary travelers and New York locals to unwind in a homey atmosphere, modeled after a classic American tavern. The bar menu is decidedly modern, with a wide range of cocktails, beer and wine.

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4. Fatty Crab NY
at the On The Ave Hotel New York

The Fatty Crab Bar New York is part of the Fatty Crab Restaurant on the Upper West Side.  Whether you're looking to wine and dine, grab some beers or sip on specialty cocktails, Fatty Crab NYC Bar is a hot spot to try.

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5. Bar 12:31
at the Hotel Chandler New York

New York Bar 12:31 in Manhattan is located in the Hotel Chandler near Murray Hill. Business travelers can get a cheap drink after a long workday in the hotel computer center, business center, meeting space or library.

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6. Nikki Beach
at the The Kimberly NYC

One of the best nightclubs in NYC is located in Midtown Manhattan, just a stone's throw from the Waldorf Astoria New York and adjacent to the Kimberly Hotel New York.  Complete with a runway, and white cozy couches, at Nikki Beach Midtown you can get your dance on, or your lounge on.  And if some of the best cocktails NYC make you hungry, Nikki Midtown New York has a great menu of tapas, entrees and deserts.

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7. Est. 1986
at the Hotel Stanford New York

Est. 1986 Wine Bar NYC in Hotel Stanford New York is a warm and inviting lounge that serves up great wine and cocktails until late into the night.

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8. Library Bar
at the Gild Hall, A Thompson Hotel NYC

Not your everyday "library," the Gild Hall Library Bar in Manhattan's Financial District is a premier destination for business travelers and NYC tourists alike. Kick back in their comfortable leather booths, or enjoy traditional pub fare from the bar at the Library Bar in the Financial District.

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9. Moda Lounge
at the Flatotel New York

Stop by Moda Lounge New York on your way to or from a Broadway Play. This Midtown West lounge is inside Flatotel, located just a block from the Theater District, has a full bar and serves food day and night. 

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10. Knave
at the Le Parker Meridien New York

Enjoy a morning coffee, afternoon tea or evening cocktail at the classy Knave NYC Cafe and Bar in Manhattan. Located in Le Parker Meridien, this elegant Midtown hangout features high, majestic ceilings and a diverse cafe and cocktail selection that will satisfy all of your daily beverage cravings.

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11. Madison Square Terrace
at the Wyndham Garden Hotel Times Square S.

Get acquainted with the beautiful Manhattan skyline from the Madison Square Terrace rooftop bar at the Wyndham Times Square. Located 10-floors above the busy Midtown streets, the Madison Square Terrace offers a full bar, a delicious small-plate menu, and some of the most serene views of NYC.

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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!