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Top 9 Bars for Happy Hour in New York City

Take a break from your hard work touring New York City and enjoy happy hour


What better way to end a day of touring than with a drink at one of New York City's bars? It can be tough to separate the best from the rest, so I've gathered here some top picks for New York City happy hours.

Barrow Street Ale House

Popular with NYU students, the Barrow Street Ale House is welcoming and has pool tables downstairs. Monday through Friday all draught beers are $3 from 11 a.m. - 7p.m.


Blind Tiger Ale House

With over 26 microbrews on tap, as well as a fine selection of single malt scotch and tequila, Blind Tiger Ale House is a great place for happy hour if you love beer. The deal: $1 off all $1 off draught beer, cask ale, glasses of wine, prosecco and mead from 11:30 - 8 p.m "You Cut the Cheese" nights on Wednesdays starts at 6 p.m. featuring free Murray's cheese & Amy's bread.


BLT Fish

Happy Hour at BLT Fish means $1 oysters and clams, $5 drafts, $7 Lionshead Pilsners, and $6 Sharkbites (their house cocktail) Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m.


  • Address: 21 West 17th Street (5th/6th Aves)
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone: 212-691-8888
  • Website: http://www.bltfish.com/

Boxcar Lounge

Happy hour at Boxcar Lounge means buy one drink, get one free per person (on almost everything). The special is offered all night on Sundays and Mondays, from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The Boxcar Lounge bar serves up a variety of beers, unique wine cocktails, as well as a full-bar.


  • Address: 168 Ave B (btw 11th & 12th)
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone: 212-473-2830
  • Website: http://boxcarlounge.com

La Linea

All alcoholic drinks are half-price until 9 p.m. daily, and there is a second late-night happy hour with half-priced drinks from 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and starting at midnight on Thursday. This East Village lounge has couches, a DJ and dim glowing lights. The smaller backroom is easy to "take over" if you're having a gathering and arrive on the early side.


  • Address: 15 First Avenue (1st/2nd St.)
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone: 212-777-1571
  • Website: http://lalinealounge.com

Lure Fish Bar

Lure Fish Bar is a popular choice for happy hour, at least in part because of the great deals and fun location. Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m. join the crowds enjoying $1.50 oysters, $1 clams and other appetizer specials, $5 beers, $7 glasses of wine and $8 cocktails.


McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant

Happy hour at this midtown seafood restaurant runs from Monday – Friday from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. and from 9:30 p.m. to closing, with drink specials ($3.50 Coors, $6 wines, etc.) $1 oysters and clams and inexpensive appetizers (including $3 cheeseburgers!)


Ship of Fools

Weekdays from 3 - 7 p.m. this Upper East Side sports bar offers $3 drafts and well drinks. Happy hour runs until 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and Thursday is Ladies Night.



Enjoy complimentary chips and salsa at the bar at Sue Torres Mexican restaurant while you take advantage of their buy one, get one free happy hour Tuesday - Sunday from 5-7 p.m. The deal applies to their top-notch margaritas, as well as sangria and bottled beer.


  • Address: 311 West 17th Street (8th/9th Aves)
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone: 212-243-1333
  • Website: http://www.suenosnyc.com

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