New York City is all about one thing: trends. The new and upcoming trends are what keep the city moving. One trend that never goes out of style is happy hour. Usually between the hours of five and seven, happy hour deals take over. You might even get lucky to see happy hour specials running all day long. After a long day at the office, happy hour is the way to go. Here is a list of some of my favorite happy hour spots.
Located in the East Village, Dempsey’s is the perfect happy hour spot. You can enjoy pool, darts and beer pong, along with their signature beer. Happy hour is every weekday from 4pm-7:45pm. Drinks are buy one get one. Also if you happen to wander in on a Thursday or a Friday, you can indulge yourself in a free bowl of fries with your second round. If buy one get one isn’t good enough for you then feel free to enjoy the Bucket-o-Beer specials. You can get 5 beers for 15 bucks or a bucket and hot wings for 20 bucks. No matter what deal you choose, Dempsey’s is sure to be a good time.
If you find yourself walking aimlessly down Bleecker Street trying to find somewhere to quench your happy hour needs, then you should definitely head into 1849. You can choose to settle down with half priced beer and well drinks until 8pm or you can try one of their daily specials. On Sunday and Monday, happy hour is extended till 1am along with 20 cent Buffalo wings. “Loco Tuesday” offers $2 coronas and cuervo shots from 8pm-1am. Wednesday’s offer $7 pitchers and 20 cent wings. And as for Thursdays, well Thursdays are all about the ladies. On ladies night, you can feast on half price beers and well drinks. Overall, 1849 is a cant miss everyday of the week.
Blind Tiger Ale House
Also located on Bleecker, Blind Tiger features an 8 hour happy hour five days a week. Although you only get a $1 off your happy hour choice, the drinks are still decently priced. They have a large beer selection and a big cozy fireplace. You can’t go wrong. If you’re bar hoping down Bleecker, then definitely stop at Blind Tiger Ale House.
Featured as a Critic’s pick in New York Magazine, Crocodile Lounge offers one thing that most New Yorkers can’t turn down: pizza. Did I mention the pizza was free? That’s right with every drink you order, you get a free six-slice personal pie. If that’s not inviting then I don’t know what is. Aside from the pizza, the Crocodile Lounge chose their main form of entertainment to be their Skee Ball machine in the rear of the bar. It’s a good choice for some laid back, after work fun.
Whisky Trader has everything a New Yorker is looking for: an area to watch the game, a lounge to relax and $3 cosmos. Not only do you get $3 cosmos, but you can also get Bud light pints, and appletini and a watermellontini for the same price. If those sweet drinks aren’t your thing, then you can get patron and jager shots for only $2 more. Happy hour is seven days a week from 4-7pm. Perfect for an weekend evening out or an after work pit stop.