Summertime brings with it temptation to skip the customary weeknight activities – hitting the gym, running errands, doing laundry – and hit the bar instead. These haunts are offering cheap drinks and discount eats for happy hour this season. Cheers to the warm weather!
One of the city’s only in-house breweries sits in SoHo. For the summer, 508 Gastrobrewery offers $1 oysters on the half shell and $6 sangria. Happy Hour is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and features $5 well drinks and $2 off wines by the glass. For beer lovers: This West Village haunt has a special menu designed to pair gourmet bar food (think slow roasted goat “sloppy joe” sliders and portobello, sea salt pizza) with select craft beers.
588 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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.
46-42 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City
Home to one of our favorite watermelon cocktails in all of New York City, Alobar’s summertime happy hour (Monday-Friday, 4:00-7:00 p.m.) includes $5 draft beers, $5 Infused Libations (think drinks made with cucumber vodka, mixed berry vodka and cherry bourbon), along with $5 glasses of red and white wine.
209 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
The chic new coastal Mexican tapas & sangria bar features $6 specialty margaritas, as well as a passion fruit mojito for the same price. Mexican beers are $4, and wines are $6. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
47 8th Avenue (at Horatio Street)
New York, NY 10014
French cuisine has hit the West Village, and along with it comes a daily happy hour (5:00-7:00 p.m.). The “cocktail of the night” is available for $7, plus $1 oysters, beers and rose wine at half price, $6 glasses of Prosecco, Sauvignon blanc and Malbec.
Highpoint Bistro & Bar
216 Seventh Avenue
New York, New York 10011
This neighborhood favorite in Chelsea is going all out for summer with an all day happy hour (11:30-7:00 p.m.). Glasses of Malbec and Pinot Grigio are $5, along with $5 draft beers (Palm, Blue Moon & Pilsner Urquell). Bottled beer (Coors light) will set you back $4. Well drinks (Svedka, Beefater, Cruzan Rum & Sauza Tequila) are $8.
622 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
Along with $8 margaritas, $4 beers and $6 wines, La Biblioteca’s happy hour (daily, 5:00-7:00 p.m.) features 2-for-$5 tacos and $5 Cocoas (braised short rib, yellowfin tuna).