During these unprecedented times, there's no doubt that New York City was hit hard. Numerous local, family owned businesses couldn't survive being shut down for months while still paying expensive rent. Fortunately, New York City is now allowing restaurants to open back up and welcome customers for indoor and outdoor seating.
Happy hours are a great way for struggling bars & restaurants to entice potential customers, but they're also great for individuals looking to support local businesses without breaking the bank.
We've searched high and low for NYC happy hours that are sure to make your wallet and your tastebuds happy. You can also feel good knowing that you'll be supporting a local business. So, let's get to it! We've only been waiting 6 months....
Monday: Happy Hour @ CASK Bar & Kitchen
Your local Murray Hill bar is here to craft all your favorites — from booze to brews. There's nothing like NYC happy hour drinks to look forward to after a rough Monday back at work. Well lucky for you, this New York City happy hour features select $6 tap beers, $7 wine, and $9 cocktails DAILY from 3-7 p.m. That's right, DAILY! There's not much that can beat a fall evening with friends enjoying cheap wine in NYC.
CASK Bar & Kitchen is a classic vintage bar located in Murray Hill.
Tuesday: Happy Hour @ The Headless Widow
With a friendly, fun, and upbeat atmosphere, The Headless Widow is one of our favorite NYC happy hour spots. Stop in any day of the week from 4-7 p.m. to score $12 cocktails, $8 wine, $6 craft draft beer, and $1 oysters. It's the perfect spot to catch up with friends, enjoy an after work drink with coworkers, or explore a new New York City restaurant on a first date. The Headless Widow is sure to charm you without breaking the bank.
The world is your ($1) oyster.
Wednesday: Happy Hour @ The Honey Well
Well, it's Wednesday. That means you should head to The Honey Well for one of NYC's most beloved happy hours. The Honey Well offers a DAILY happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Did we mention it includes food? That's right. This NYC happy hour offers $2 off all food AND $11 classics. It's the best of both worlds. This low-key basement bar is located near Riverside Park, so you're bound to see a stunning view of the Hudson River. Grab your pals and head to The Honey Well ANY day of the week to catch these deals.
Honey, this happy hour is the bee's knees!
Thursday: Happy Hour @ Judy & Punch
Your new favorite bar in Astoria! Judy & Punch is home to 14 rotating drafts, unique cocktails, and free popcorn! This NYC happy hour offers $5 well drinks, wine, and 16 oz. drafts daily from 4-8 p.m. It's the perfect upbeat spot to hang out with friends or spontaneously explore a new NYC restaurant.
Judy & Punch is a fun, upbeat bar located in Astoria.
Friday: Happy Hour @ The Black Crescent
The Black Crescent is on The Lower East Side and is the perfect spot for a low-key drink. The Black Crescent happy hour is daily from 5-7 p.m. and features $1.50 oysters, $4 wasabi peas, $5 house chips, $10 cocktails, $4 Black Crescent pilsners, $9 wine, and more! This NYC happy hour spot has a whole menu of specials waiting to be explored. You're sure to impress all your friends when you take them to this hidden NYC gem.
Grab a friend and grab a drink at The Black Crescent.
Saturday: Happy Hour @ Troquet
Located in SoHo, Troquet is one of the best NYC happy hour spots. Daily from 4-6 p.m., you can score select $6 beer, $9 cocktails, $8 wine, $7 snacks, $20 charcuterie boards, and more. It's the perfect spot for a meal with friends or date night with someone special. Troquet is sure to leave a memorable impression without hurting your wallet.
A bad day in NYC is better than a bad day anywhere else.
Sunday: Happy Hour @ David Burke Tavern
Located in the Upper East Side, David Burke Tavern takes a creative turn on modern American cuisine. Lucky for you, they are OPEN and ready to see their beloved customers back at happy hour. We may have saved the best for last because this New York City happy hour lasts ALL SUNDAY LONG. That's right. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Sunday, you can score $1 oysters, $5 house-cut fries, $6 beer (house selection), and $10 tavern cheeseburgers. But wait, there's more! Sipping Sunday also calls for 50% OFF wine bottles. So, what are you waiting for?!
Sip the Sunday Scaries away!
Well, Big Apple, there you have it. New York City is home to thousands of restaurants that are waiting to be explored. As we adjust to this new normal, it's important to come together and support all of the local businesses that make NYC so great. So, what are you waiting for? Get out of that shoe box apartment and explore one of the greatest cities in the world. There's no way we covered all the amazing spots around NYC. If you have a special go-to spot on your list, we'd love to hear about it in the comments! Until next time, New York. <3
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