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The Dr. Angel Face cocktail is on Mister Paradise’s happy hour menu
The Dr. Angel Face cocktail is on Mister Paradise’s happy hour menu
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19 Solid Happy Hour Deals in NYC

Food and drink specials around the city for a reminder of the Before Times

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The Dr. Angel Face cocktail is on Mister Paradise’s happy hour menu
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Happy hours may seem like a relic of the Before Times, but they are making a slow comeback in New York City as the weather warms and bars can open at higher indoor capacities. These specials aren’t just about lower prices and watered-down cocktails, either: Discounted burgers and bacon cheese fries are also on the menu, in part due to the state requirement that bars must sell food with alcoholic beverages.

The following restaurants and bars offer an array of happy hour deals, including specials that run on weekends and after 7 p.m., well-executed cocktails for under $10, and sushi, deviled eggs, and oysters all priced at a dollar. If there’s a happy hour in your neighborhood that we missed, let us know at tips@eater.com.

NYC restaurants can now offer indoor dining at 50 percent capacity along with outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the NYC Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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1. The Honey Well

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3604 Broadway
New York, NY 10031

This laidback Sugar Hill bar, which has a backyard, offers a happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday with $11 cocktails and $1 deviled eggs.

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2. Sugar Monk

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2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10027
(917) 409-0028
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For Sugar Monk’s happy hour — available 5 to 7 p.m. daily, except for when it’s closed on Mondays — a trio of the bar’s most popular cocktails are on the menu at $12 each. The list includes the Marie Laveau, a smoky bourbon-infused cocktail; Queen of the Desert, a spicy drink with habanero-spiked tequila; and Round Midnight, a bright, sophisticated drink made with tropical dark rum.

The rum-based Round Midnight cocktail is featured on Sugar Monk’s happy hour menu
The rum-based Round Midnight cocktail is featured on Sugar Monk’s happy hour menu
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3. VINATERÍA

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2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026
(212) 662-8462
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This Harlem favorite’s Mediterranean-leaning wine menu isn’t the only offer available during happy hour, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. Dollar oysters, cocktails ($7), beers ($4), and some small plates ($8) round out the menu of discounted wines.

Vinateria is owned by Yvette Leeper-Bueno in Harlem
Vinateria is a favorite of Harlem residents
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4. The Mermaid Inn

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570 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024
(212) 799-7400
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This nautical seafood spot offers happy hour every day of the week from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with discounts on East Coast oysters and select beers, wines, and cocktails.

5. Hachi Maki

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522 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
(212) 787-0900
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This new Upper West Side spot is offering a daily happy hour 4 to 6 p.m. with draft beer ($6), Brooklyn Kura sake on tap ($7), some wines, and specialty cocktails ($9). On the food menu, there are “Sushikins,” round sushi bombs priced at $1 each, a $9 beef sando, furikake fries, and more.

Hachi Maki is a temaki and ramen restaurant on the Upper West Side
The bar and dining room at Hachi Maki is now open
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6. Maya

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1191 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 585-1818
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The Upper East Side’s Maya offers a heady variety of happy hour specials. From noon to 4 p.m. between Monday and Friday, most margaritas are $10, which guests can order in an outdoor dining area. The seating is first come, first serve and there is a takeout menu for happy hour, too.

7. Madam Marie's

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35-15 Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11106
(917) 745-0297
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This popular Astoria bar serves its happy hour specials daily until 7 p.m., when draft beers, wines, and well drinks are offered for $5. A backyard patio is especially popular and there’s indoor seating, as well.

8. Porchlight

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271 11th Ave
New York, NY 10001
(212) 981-6188
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This casual cocktail lounge from Union Square Hospitality Group holds happy hour Tuesday to Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m., according to its website. Drink options include flasks of punch for $5 and $11 specialty cocktails.

A long bar with lots of golden lighting and stool seating Daniel Krieger/Eater

9. Portale

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126 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
(917) 781-0255
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Chef Alfred Portale’s eponymous restaurant recently launched a new happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the outdoor patio. A few signature cocktails ($9-$12), wines ($10), and beers ($8) can be paired with small bites ($3-$12), including a passion fruit ice cream cookie ($7).

A spread of happy hour drinks at Portale in Chelsea
Happy hour at Portale
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10. Huertas

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107 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-4490
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This Basque tapas bar in the East Village has a generous happy hour that runs until 7 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays. All pintxos are half-price, including its excellent Basque dogs.

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11. Mister Paradise

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105 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10009

This popular East Village bar’s happy hour — 5 to 6 p.m., “most days” — is dubbed a “Discount Liquor Hour,” where cocktails are $9, beers go for $4, and the burger with bacon-infused American cheese is $9. For those wanting a jumpstart on a rosé-all-day summer, a bottle is available for $35, both indoors and outdoors.

The Dr. Angel Face cocktail is on Mister Paradise’s happy hour menu
The Dr. Angel Face cocktail is on Mister Paradise’s happy hour menu
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12. The Wayland

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700 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 777-7022
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At this casual-but-crowded Alphabet City bar, happy hour runs Tuesday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., when options go well beyond cheap beer and wine. Cocktails like a Beat Poet — made from gin, beet juice, caraway syrup, and orange tincture — and margaritas are available, as is a selection of beers and wines.

13. Bonnie Vee

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17 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002
(917) 639-3352
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Happy hour at this datey bar on Stanton Street runs Wednesday through Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. Popular libations have included boozy slushies, while Tecate and Narragansett beers run at $5 each.

14. Clinton Hall

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90 Washington St
New York, NY 10006
(212) 363-6000
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The Financial District outpost of this mini-chain of beer halls offers happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. During those hours, draft beers are $6, while cocktails and wines cost $8 each.

15. Duckduck

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161 Montrose Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(347) 799-1449
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Duckduck is the East Williamsburg hookup bar with a heavy local crowd, a bar decked with rubber ducks, where happy hour is available every day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The deal here is two-for-one Rolling Rocks and Narragansetts, two-for-one well drinks, and a dollar off most other items. Beer-and-shot specials are also available all day for $8 and under.

16. Fresh Salt

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146 Beekman St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 962-0053
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This Brooklyn Bridge-adjacent bar hosts a daily happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. with $5 to $6 draft beers; $6 house liquor; and some $6 wines. The FiDi location of the bar also offers several snack options, in case after-work drinks turn into dinner.

17. Shorty's

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62 Pearl St
New York, NY 10004
(212) 480-3900
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All locations of this restaurant and bar specializing in cheesesteaks wonderfully offer a weekday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. happy hour, when beer is $5, mixed drinks are $6, and bacon cheese fries are $4.

18. Bearded Lady

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686A Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(469) 232-7333
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Bearded Lady is the Prospect Heights bar with a ’50s-diner-style decor. There are two daily happy hours here, which both run Monday through Friday. First, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., all cocktails are $1 off and beers $2 off. Then, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., $1 oysters roll in.

19. Sycamore

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1118 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(347) 240-5850
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Behind a Brooklyn florist shop is this bourbon bar offering more than one happy hour. From 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, all well drinks are $5 and beer and wine are $1 off, according to Sycamore’s website.

1. The Honey Well

3604 Broadway, New York, NY 10031
A flowery plate on a black table with three deviled eggs, topped with hot sauce and chives.
The Honey Well
[Official Photo]

This laidback Sugar Hill bar, which has a backyard, offers a happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday with $11 cocktails and $1 deviled eggs.

3604 Broadway
New York, NY 10031

2. Sugar Monk

2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027
The rum-based Round Midnight cocktail is featured on Sugar Monk’s happy hour menu
The rum-based Round Midnight cocktail is featured on Sugar Monk’s happy hour menu
Sugar Monk [Official]

For Sugar Monk’s happy hour — available 5 to 7 p.m. daily, except for when it’s closed on Mondays — a trio of the bar’s most popular cocktails are on the menu at $12 each. The list includes the Marie Laveau, a smoky bourbon-infused cocktail; Queen of the Desert, a spicy drink with habanero-spiked tequila; and Round Midnight, a bright, sophisticated drink made with tropical dark rum.

2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10027

3. VINATERÍA

2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026
Vinateria is owned by Yvette Leeper-Bueno in Harlem
Vinateria is a favorite of Harlem residents
Vinateria [Official]

This Harlem favorite’s Mediterranean-leaning wine menu isn’t the only offer available during happy hour, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. Dollar oysters, cocktails ($7), beers ($4), and some small plates ($8) round out the menu of discounted wines.

2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026

4. The Mermaid Inn

570 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

This nautical seafood spot offers happy hour every day of the week from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with discounts on East Coast oysters and select beers, wines, and cocktails.

570 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024

5. Hachi Maki

522 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024
Hachi Maki is a temaki and ramen restaurant on the Upper West Side
The bar and dining room at Hachi Maki is now open
Laura Jane Brett | Hachi Maki [Official]

This new Upper West Side spot is offering a daily happy hour 4 to 6 p.m. with draft beer ($6), Brooklyn Kura sake on tap ($7), some wines, and specialty cocktails ($9). On the food menu, there are “Sushikins,” round sushi bombs priced at $1 each, a $9 beef sando, furikake fries, and more.

522 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

6. Maya

1191 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10065

The Upper East Side’s Maya offers a heady variety of happy hour specials. From noon to 4 p.m. between Monday and Friday, most margaritas are $10, which guests can order in an outdoor dining area. The seating is first come, first serve and there is a takeout menu for happy hour, too.

1191 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10065

7. Madam Marie's

35-15 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11106

This popular Astoria bar serves its happy hour specials daily until 7 p.m., when draft beers, wines, and well drinks are offered for $5. A backyard patio is especially popular and there’s indoor seating, as well.

35-15 Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11106

8. Porchlight

271 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001
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A long bar with lots of golden lighting and stool seating Daniel Krieger/Eater

This casual cocktail lounge from Union Square Hospitality Group holds happy hour Tuesday to Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m., according to its website. Drink options include flasks of punch for $5 and $11 specialty cocktails.

271 11th Ave
New York, NY 10001

9. Portale

126 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
A spread of happy hour drinks at Portale in Chelsea
Happy hour at Portale
Portale [Official]

Chef Alfred Portale’s eponymous restaurant recently launched a new happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the outdoor patio. A few signature cocktails ($9-$12), wines ($10), and beers ($8) can be paired with small bites ($3-$12), including a passion fruit ice cream cookie ($7).

126 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

10. Huertas

107 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003
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Huertas Eater Legacy

This Basque tapas bar in the East Village has a generous happy hour that runs until 7 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays. All pintxos are half-price, including its excellent Basque dogs.

107 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003

11. Mister Paradise

105 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009
The Dr. Angel Face cocktail is on Mister Paradise’s happy hour menu
The Dr. Angel Face cocktail is on Mister Paradise’s happy hour menu
Mister Paradise [Official]

This popular East Village bar’s happy hour — 5 to 6 p.m., “most days” — is dubbed a “Discount Liquor Hour,” where cocktails are $9, beers go for $4, and the burger with bacon-infused American cheese is $9. For those wanting a jumpstart on a rosé-all-day summer, a bottle is available for $35, both indoors and outdoors.

105 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10009

12. The Wayland

700 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

At this casual-but-crowded Alphabet City bar, happy hour runs Tuesday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., when options go well beyond cheap beer and wine. Cocktails like a Beat Poet — made from gin, beet juice, caraway syrup, and orange tincture — and margaritas are available, as is a selection of beers and wines.

700 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009

13. Bonnie Vee

17 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

Happy hour at this datey bar on Stanton Street runs Wednesday through Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. Popular libations have included boozy slushies, while Tecate and Narragansett beers run at $5 each.

17 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002

14. Clinton Hall

90 Washington St, New York, NY 10006

The Financial District outpost of this mini-chain of beer halls offers happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. During those hours, draft beers are $6, while cocktails and wines cost $8 each.

90 Washington St
New York, NY 10006

15. Duckduck

161 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Duckduck is the East Williamsburg hookup bar with a heavy local crowd, a bar decked with rubber ducks, where happy hour is available every day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The deal here is two-for-one Rolling Rocks and Narragansetts, two-for-one well drinks, and a dollar off most other items. Beer-and-shot specials are also available all day for $8 and under.

161 Montrose Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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16. Fresh Salt

146 Beekman St, New York, NY 10038

This Brooklyn Bridge-adjacent bar hosts a daily happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. with $5 to $6 draft beers; $6 house liquor; and some $6 wines. The FiDi location of the bar also offers several snack options, in case after-work drinks turn into dinner.

146 Beekman St
New York, NY 10038

17. Shorty's

62 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004

All locations of this restaurant and bar specializing in cheesesteaks wonderfully offer a weekday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. happy hour, when beer is $5, mixed drinks are $6, and bacon cheese fries are $4.

62 Pearl St
New York, NY 10004

18. Bearded Lady

686A Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Bearded Lady is the Prospect Heights bar with a ’50s-diner-style decor. There are two daily happy hours here, which both run Monday through Friday. First, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., all cocktails are $1 off and beers $2 off. Then, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., $1 oysters roll in.

686A Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

19. Sycamore

1118 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218

Behind a Brooklyn florist shop is this bourbon bar offering more than one happy hour. From 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, all well drinks are $5 and beer and wine are $1 off, according to Sycamore’s website.

1118 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11218

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