Few antidotes to a long workday hit home quite like happy hour, that blessed brief window between quitting time and a microwaved Amy’s enchilada. Apparently, New York City has plenty of places that’ll shove cheap beer and well drinks into your body within moments of clocking out, making that subway commute back home just a tad less maddening. Here are our favorite happy hour spots in NYC.
Top New York Happy Hours Spots.
Maison Premiere – Williamsburg
People will line up before it opens to hit this happy hour, thanks to their fantastic selection of $1 oysters. Totally excellent cocktails, and a New Orleanian vibe. BNOYL Bonus: they now do a weekend “happy hour” from 11a-1p. Go ahead; you’ve had a hard morning.
Tom & Jerry – NoHo
T&J’s have all the things needed to be considered a reliable after-work spot: good specials, free bar snacks, and a giant moose head.
Blind Tiger – West Village
Aside from just being in the conversation for best beer bar in the city, they’ve got an 8.5-hour happy hour. Which scores you $1 off draught beer, cask ale, wine, Prosecco, and mead. Where else are you going to get mead on the cheap?
Faces and Names – Midtown West
Somehow managing to be both 1) prototypical Midtown and 2) not awful. FandN is always a solid choice for a post-work meet up with quality pub grub and veteran ‘tenders who’ll pour from a beer list that gets a little crafty while still pleasing the masses.
American Whiskey -Midtown West
Perfectly situated lotsa TVs, pub food that takes the genre up a level, mainly an endless supply of bourbon. This place is pretty much the ideal environment for an in-between-work-and-dinner whiskey (or six).
The Wren – East Village
This Bowery hotspot is the perfect place to start a night, with great cocktails (get the gin, basil, green Chartreuse Green Machine), a solid beer list, excellent bar snacks (vinegar fries/spicy beef jerky), and prime going-out-after positioning.