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. Garden Wine Bar
at the Four Seasons NYC

The Garden NYC Wine Bar offers 150 wines by the glass to guests, along with a small offering of light bites by sous chef Anthony Zamora.

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2. Chandelier Room
at the W Hoboken Hotel

The Chandelier Room W Hoboken sets a seductive tone with its centerpiece crystal chandelier, and the views of Manhattan offer guests a reason to stay until closing time.

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3. Upstairs NYC
at the The Kimberly NYC

One of only a few Manhattan bars open all year long, the Upstairs NYC rooftop bar at The Kimberly features a retractable glass roof and glass-enclosed walls that offer panoramic views of the NY skyline and the Chrysler Building. Enjoy romantic rooftop ambiance any time of the year at the Upstairs Rooftop Lounge NYC.

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4. Bar Pleiades
at the The Surrey NYC

Enjoy classic New York ambiance at the elegant Pleiades Bar in NY. With its black and white lacquer finishes, French doors, and quilted walls, the bar interior, inspired by fashion icon Coco Chanel and the clean lines of a 1930s Art Deco bar cart, will impress you almost as much as the signature cocktails crafted by bartender and mixologist Cameron Bogue.

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5. Archives Bar
at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

Archives Lounge in Brooklyn is a full bar with wooden countertops  that serves up dinner along with cocktails.

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6. Underbar

There is no better place for a memorable night than at the Underbar NYC. Boasting a 2,000-square foot subterrane lit by wall-hung candle sconces and lined with private, curtained nooks, the Underbar in NYC is a great place to meet new people and kick back with friends.

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7. Second Floor Bar
at the The Cooper Square NYC

The Second Floor Bar NYC is a Cooper Square Hotel Bar with a patio area during warmer months and an ambiance that is perfect for a date.

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8. Forty Four
at the The Royalton New York

Perhaps more than any other bar, the Forty Four NYC embodies the spirit of New York. With dark, handsome woods, rich leathers, and a roaring fireplace, this classic New York bar is sure to delight. Signature cocktails include The Other Word, an electrifying mix of single village mezcal, fresh squeezed organic lime juice, organic agave nectar, Yellow Chartreuse, and maraschino liqueur, and the Hocus Pocus, a delicious mix of gin, Carpano Antica formula, orange liqueur, and Fernet Branca.

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9. Glass Bar
at the Hotel Indigo NYC

The Glass Bar NYC offers outstanding signature New York cocktails and breathtaking city views from the top of the brand new, twenty-story Hotel Indigo. Enjoy a memorable evening at this chic property listening to the hip soundtrack of the house DJ and sipping a Blu Martini. A light snack menu is available from the on-site restaurant.

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10. CV in NYC
at the Hotel on Rivington

CV Lounge NYC at Hotel on Rivington is a 1500 square foot club that serves specialty cocktails, bottle service, champagne and late night food in Lower East Side Manhattan. Enjoy the sleek, modern setting and casual attitude of fellow CV Lounge goers.

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11. Cellar Bar
at the The Bryant Park Hotel NYC

Cellar Bar NYC has strong drinks, beautiful girls serving them, and live DJs spinning on the most popular nights.

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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!