Happy Hour Hot Spots in New York City

Most New Yorkers can admit that one fatal flaw of this amazing city is its prices. Yet, we loooove to socialize over a drink or two, or three (we also love to talk). Drinks can be pricey, but you can also find great  deals to keep both you and your wallet smiling. Check out our list of the best happy hour specials around Manhattan. And remember to drink responsibly. Cheers!


Reunion Surf Bar

357 W 44th St., Hell’s Kitchen

This tiki-themed bar hosts happy hour from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, offering $4 pilsners, $6 Surfer Girl, Acid Drop, Mermaid and Paloma cocktails.


The Stag’s Head

252 E 51st St., Midtown East

With 16 rotating tap lines and over 50 options of bottled and canned all-American craft beer, you don’t have to feel as bad when you sample more than just a few at the 8 hour long happy hour, running from 11:00 am-7:00 pm Monday through Friday. Stag’s Head offers $5.00 select drafts, well drinks and house wines.


Bar Coastal

1495 1st Avenue, Upper East Side

This classic and popular New York City sports bar hosts happy hour from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday, offering $4 Bud/Bud-light draughts and $5 well drinks.


The Central Bar

109 E 9th St. East Village

This bi-level Irish bar is known for their happy hour eats and drinks. From 3 pm- 8 pm Monday-Friday you can get $4 Select Drafts, $5 House Wines and $6 Select Cocktails.


Down the Hatch

179 West 4th St., Greenwhich Village

Down the Hatch is a basement gem with plenty of TV’s, foosball and drink specials. From 11:30 am to 8:00 pm all drinks are half priced, and from 8:00 pm to close, all beers, bombs and shots remain half priced.


Off the Wagon

109 MacDougal Street., Greenwhich Village

Another classic sports bar, offering a great atmosphere for socializing with great drink deals to boot. From 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm all drinks are half priced, and from 8:00 pm to close, if you have a college ID, all canned beers are $3.00 and pitchers of domestic drafts are $9.00, while all bombs and shots are half-priced.


The Groove

125 Macdougal St., Greenwhich Village

Located just down the street from Off the Wagon, you will find The Groove, where you will almost always find live funk, soul and R&B at night. The Groove isn’t only known for their live music however, their happy-hours are often fan-favorites, offering $5 food and drink specials from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


Jake’s Dilemma

430 Amsterdam Ave, Upper West Side

It’s Seasonal Sunday and the 2nd Saturday of the weekend, whose coming thru?!

A post shared by Jake’s Dilemma (@jakesdilemmanyc) on

Looking for some beers and some foosball to loosen up after a long work day? From 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm the entire bar is half-priced, so you can get your game on without ending the day in a money dilemma.


Fresh Salt

146 Beekman St. Financial District

This bar is located next to the Brooklyn Bridge, and it is often a great place to stop for drinks. Offering specials including $6 house wines and $5 draft beers and well drinks from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, you will not leave thirsty.


Sarabeth’s Tribeca

339 Greenwich St., Tribeca

This bar has an upscale vibe and often times live jazz music. From 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm you are able to get $7 glasses of wine and cocktails, half-off all beer, and dollar clams, two-dollar oysters, and $10 Margherita pizza. The service is also superb!


The Folly

92 W Houston St., Greenwhich Village

This gastropub has a nautical-themed vibe that shines in their seafood-focused menu and craft cocktails. Everyday from 12:00 pm- 8:00 pm you are able to get select wines, drafts, spirits and froze drinks for only $6.00.


Hill Country Barbecue Market

30 W 26th St., NoMad

Bring your appetite to this Texas-styled barbecue happy hour, where the barbecue and live music of Texas is appreciated. From 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm you can get a single Shiner on draft or a margarita for $5. You may also opt for a $20 pitcher. This happy hour special picks back up again at 10:00 pm for the rest of the night.



You will never fall short of activities in New York City, especially when it comes to drinking, eating, and socializing. If you want to see the best of NYC nightlife while meeting fellow travelers from all over the globe, join us on our New York by Night- Rooftop and Speakeasy Tour. This way, you will see the best New York City’s nightlife has to offer with a private guide and Limousine van. Also, if you are interested in finding more to do in New York City, search through our complete range of tours, attractions and activities. We can also tailor-make programs specifically to match your desires and budgets. Harlem Spirituals is the ideal one-stop-shop to simplify your planning! Find more information on www.harlemspirituals.com

What’s your favorite place to hangout for a drink in New York ? Let’s chat about it!




Drink Up at One of These Beer Gardens in NYC

Your Essential Guide to NYC Nightlife

Beer in October, NYC Style