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NYC’s 6 Best Bars For Affordable Happy Hour Deals

February 8, 2012 12:57 PM

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New Yorkers are always hunting for a good deal, whether it’s an apartment, the perfect pair of shoes, or a drink. These spots offer happy hour bargains that won’t put a huge dent in your wallet. By Laren Spirer.
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8th Street Wine Cellar

28 West 8th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 260-9463

This neighborhood favorite is a bargain before 7 p.m. During “Get Happy” hour, five dollars buys you a glass of their “Happy Red” or “Happy White,” which changes daily.  If you’re with a friend or a date, it’s more economical to get a bottle — a limited selection is a mere $18.

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The Vanderbilt

570 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 623-0570
Between 5 and 7 every weekday, a 20 dollar bill will cover at least a round of food and drinks, with bartender’s choice cocktails or rum punch for $6, $5 glasses of wine (currently a sauvignon blanc and a montepulciano) $4 draft beers, and super-cheap eats like blistered shishito peppers with pimenton salt, hush puppies with smoked garlic mayo, or fried pickles, for a mere $4 each.

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The Mermaid Inn

568 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024
(212) 799-7400

Not just a happy hour — a happy hour and a half! Venture to the Upper West Side for oyster specials from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., with East Coast oysters for $1 and West Coast for $1.75, select wine by the glass for $6, draft beer for $5 and bar bites for as low as $3. Don’t feel like heading uptown? You’ll also find happy hour and a half specials at their East Village and Greenwich Village locations.

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Anfora

34 8th Ave
New York, NY 10014
(212) 518-2722

Spring’s not here quite yet, so take advantage. Anfora, the sleek and sultry wine bar from the team that brought us L’artusi and dell’anima, serves free raclette from 5-7 every Monday. This melty cheesy goodness is served with traditional fixings of bread, pickles, mustards, and salumi, perfect for a chilly winter night. After 7, the cheesiness continues, but at a cost of $15 per person

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Huckleberry Bar

588 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 218-8555

On weekdays from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., cozy up to the bar at this sophisticated yet comfortable Williamsburg spot, with killer cocktails and tasty bites, all yours for $1 off. On Tuesdays, from 7 on, ask for the punch — it’s $5 per cup until the bowl runs dry. For an even better deal, go at 9 on Mondays for Monday Night Movies, with free popcorn and two for the price of one  for a select list of beer, wine and spirits.

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Editor's Addition: Prima

58 E 1st St
New York, NY 10003
(646) 559-4823

The all-day eatery shaking things up in the East Village offers both extensive coffee (in the morning) and cocktail (in the evening) menus – and they aren’t slowing down. With the introduction of their new raw bar, the cozy, dimly-lit date night venue has launched a happy hour which includes 2-for-1 oysters and cocktails. Try the G.P Spritz: Aperol, hibiscus infused agave, Prosecco and fresh lemon, or ask the staff for their suggestion. The folks here are friendly – and they know their stuff. – Julie Parise, Features Editor

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Laren Spirer is yet another lawyer (and freelance writer) obsessed with food and drink, who also blogs at Sweet Blog o’ Mine and tweets at @sweetblogomine.

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