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. Chatfield's at Marriott Hotel
at the Marriott Newark Airport

Chatfield's English Pub New Jersey serves food and drinks in its restaurant and bar area. A full bar is available with a fine selection of beers, wines, and classic cocktails.

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2. Bemelmans Bar
at the The Carlyle Hotel New York

A New York institution in Manhattan's Upper East Side, Bemelmans Bar NY offers high-end New York cocktails and live piano entertainment, and is a regular hangout for some of NYC's elite. Enjoy posh New York class like never before at Bumelmans Bar NY.

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3. Fitz Bar
at the Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel

The Fitz Bar NYC at Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel brings a traditional, yet modernly renovated Irish pub to the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Enjoy a menu of Irish and American cuisines, a full bar with cocktails, and beer and wine daily.

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4. R Lounge
at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel

R Lounge at Two Times Square NYC is located inside the Marriott Renaissance Hotel and serves lunch, dinner and lounge cocktails daily. The two-story restaurant and lounge offers amazing city views of Times Square with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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5. Barclay Bar
at the InterContinental New York Barclay

For a unique hotel bar experience in Midtown East Manhattan, drop into the Barclay Bar in the lobby of the Barclay Hotel NYC. Featuring cheap NY cocktails in a traditional wood-furnished bar setting, the Barclay Bar is the perfect way to kick back after a long day in America's busiest city.

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6. Rare View
at the Fashion 26 NYC

Enjoy exclusive rooftop ambiance without spending a fortune at the Rare View NYC Rooftop Bar. Located on the top floor of the brand new Fashion 26 Hotel in Chelsea, Rare View New York features indoor and outdoor rooftop seating and reasonably-priced drinks, making it a perfect meeting destination for friends and couples in Manhattan.

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7. Two E Bar and Lounge
at the Pierre Hotel NYC

Two E Bar at The Pierre provides afternoon tea during the day, cocktails during the night, and dancing with a live DJ every Thursday night.

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8. The Roger
at the Hotel Roger Williams NYC

Take a break from your day at the Roger Williams Bar NYC. Featuring sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance in Gramercy Park, the Roger Williams NY Bar features a full bar and is located in the renowned Roger Williams Hotel in Manhattan.

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9. Sir Harry's Lounge NYC
at the Waldorf Towers Hotel

Located on the Waldorf Towers NYC property, Sir Harry's in NYC provides a sophisticated full bar just blocks from Rockefeller Center, the Broadway Theater District and eleven blocks from Central Park. Stop by for drinks after a long day of NYC attractions.

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10. Blue Bar
at the The Algonquin Hotel NYC

Enjoy cocktails named after literary greats like Ernest Hemingway and Dorothy Parker at the classic Blue Bar New York. Combining Broadway elegance with old Manhattan charm for a unique lounge setting exclusive to Midtown, the Blue Bar NYC is a throwback New York bar located in the historic Algonquin Hotel.

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11. The Bar
at the Four Seasons NYC

The Bar at the Four Seasons New York is grand in scale, and is known for serving up excellent NY martinis.

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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!