NYC’s 7 Best Summertime Happy Hours

August 21, 2012 1:30 PM

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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!

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508 GastroBrewery

508 gastro NYCs 7 Best Summertime Happy Hours

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508 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013

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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.

Huckleberry Bar

huckleberry bar NYCs 7 Best Summertime Happy Hours

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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.

Alobar Restaurant

alobar NYCs 7 Best Summertime Happy Hours

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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.

Pampano Botaneria

pampano botaneria sangria NYCs 7 Best Summertime Happy Hours

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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.

Barrio 47

barrio 47 NYCs 7 Best Summertime Happy Hours

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47 8th Avenue (at Horatio Street)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 255-3900

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

highpoint bistro NYCs 7 Best Summertime Happy Hours

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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.

La Biblioteca

tacos from la biblioteca NYCs 7 Best Summertime Happy Hours

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622 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
(212) 808-8110

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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).

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