After a long, often strenuous day at work (and especially after last night’s election), we all could use a drink (or three). In a city where most happy hours end at the exact minute that which you leave the office, it can get a bit tricky to get yourself what you deserve. Never fear, we’ve found places that throw away all standards of happy hours ending at 7pm. Who cares if it’s Wednesday, call yourself an Uber and roll up to these bars that’ll have you sipping without spending the extra dollars. We know you need it.
One of the last original Manhattan bars, 169 Bar (formerly known as The Bloody Bucket) has been around since 1916 and is still offering one of the best happy hours the city has seen. With $3 cans of beer/well shots, $1 off of canned beers and drafts, and $2 off of everything else lasting from 12pm to 7:30pm, this isn’t a spot that’ll have your back tonight (and forever).
Location: 169 East Broadway
Donna is another incredible Brookyln find that you need to get to ASAP. Monday through Friday until 8pm with $4 draft beers and $8 draft and frozen cocktails. Happy hour is extended to 11pm on none other than Taco Tuesday. Craving tacos on a day that isn’t Tuesday? You can still add an order of tacos to your drink for $5.
Location: 27 Broadway, Brooklyn
Especially after this election, we’re all going to need a drink and that’s exactly where The Garret comes in. Both locations are offering specials that will help take the edge off of the heavy feeling we’re all experiencing inside today.
The Garret West is offering $6 beers, $8 dollar wells and $9 old fashioneds until 8pm.
Location: 296 Bleecker St.
The Garret East is offering $7 wine, $7 old fashioneds until 9pm.
Location: 203 Avenue A
This ’50s pinup-style bar $4 well cocktails/draughts all-night on Sun & Mon, from 6pm-10p on Tues-Saturday. Free burlesque shows every Wednesday & Thursday, and DJs on the weekends. This happy hour wouldn’t be the same without the vintage feel and cozy bar atmosphere.
Location: 106 Norfolk St.
This aesthetically pleasing Greenpoint find will be your new go-to. Ramona is a spacious bar with home-y vibes and killer drinks. Offering $8 Old Fashioned & Sazerac, $5 Drafts, $5 Glasses of Wine til 8pm daily, Ramona is worth the hike.
Location: 113 Franklin St.
No matter what the weather is outside, Weather Up is always the perfect spot to hang your coat by the door and sit down for a drink. Their happy hour is the definition of late night Monday through Thursday from 10pm till close, with cocktails for $12 and draft beers for $5. But their happy hour doesn’t stop at the drinks, they’re also offering $1 oysters Monday through Saturday from 5pm to 7pm.
Location: 159 Duane St.
When a stiff whiskey on the rocks in a dive bar is more your steeze, Niagara‘s happy hour is an undeniable deal. Offering $4 draft beer and wine & $5 well liquor and frozen drinks until 8pm every day, you’ll definitely be getting the most booze for your buck.
Location: 112 Avenue A
To all of our Brooklyn babies: Trix is a hot spot to check out. This happy hour is jam packed with $1 oysters, $5 glasses of wine (including a particularly delicious grapefruit rosé), $3/$4 beers from 4-8pm. Feeling a slight chill? Trix also offers warm alcoholic beverages that’ll warm you right up.
Location: 145 Bedford Avenue
Featured image courtesy of Vanessa Granda.