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. Kastel
at the Trump Soho New York

Kastel Hotel Bar serves up famous cocktails, an extensive wine list, and an intimate atmosphere in the Trump SoHo hotel. Come for a cocktail, and stay for the live DJ!

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2. Commodore Lounge
at the Grand Hyatt New York

The Commodore Lounge in NYC brings guests into a warm and comfortable atmosphere. A full bar is available with a large number of wines, ten signature cocktails, and a light bar menu for food.

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3. Press Lounge
at the Ink48 Hotel New York

The Ink48 Press Lounge serves up some mean cocktails and one of the best views of the Hudson river and New York City at night.

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4. Rose Bar
at the Gramercy Park Hotel New York

Make a reservation for the private Rose Bar Gramercy Park NYC. Once let in to this exclusive NY club, mix and mingle, drink in hand while listening to world-renowned DJs, and grab a seat by the fireplace

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5. Jade Bar
at the Gramercy Park Hotel New York

Enjoy creative and classic cocktails, wines, champagnes and a full food menu at The Jade Bar New York. Sink into the beautiful bohemian lounge and observe iconic artwork on the walls, as well as vibrant jewel-colored designs and furnishing.

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6. Kazbar Lounge
at the Marrakech Hotel New York

Kazbar Lounge New York has a surprisingly cheap drink menu considering its intimate and cozy decor. The happy hour specials make these drinks even cheaper, and the lounge announces additional special and extended happy hours on their Twitter page.

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7. Rare View
at the Affinia Shelburne New York

Rare View Rooftop Bar offers stellar views of the Empire State Building and New York City. It offers plenty of seating as well as a full bar.

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8. Riingo
at the The Alex Hotel NYC

For low-key Manhattan ambiance and a diverse cocktail menu you won't find anywhere else, visit the Riingo Bar Midtown East. Located within the Riingo Restaurant at The Alex Hotel NY, the Riingo Bar plays host to an eclectic bar food menu complete with a fully-stocked sushi bar and Asian-inspired specialty cocktails.

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9. Salon de Ning
at the The Peninsula Hotel New York

Salon de Ning New York is a hot spot in Midtown East, on the boarder of Midtown West. Located inside The Peninsula Hotel, this Fifth Avenue lounge combines Chinese and American cultures through eclectic art and decor.

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10. Gotham Lounge
at the The Peninsula Hotel New York

The Gotham Lounge New York at The Peninsula Hotel in Midtown East provides traditional afternoon tea time everyday from 2:30pm-5:30pm. After tea time, cocktail hour begins, with a food menu offered as well.

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11. Bar Lounge
at the Kitano New York Hotel

The Kitano NYC Bar and Lounge soothes its guests into comfort with soft tones of gold and brown along with their live jazz performances Wednesdays through Saturdays.

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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!