Happy hours are honestly a blessing! Spending almost half of what you would normally on a cocktail or getting a pint free with the one you just bought! But with cheap liquor comes waves of people, eager to take these bars up on their offer.
Unless you’re with your friends, you wouldn’t enjoy a crowded bar where there’s barely any place to stand, let alone order your drink.
Fret not, we might know of some places where you can enjoy your glass without too much of a hassle. Just check for ‘buses near me’ and hop on the next bus to one of these cool bars. And the best part? You could do the same to get back home!
Here’s a list of some of the best happy hours New York City has to offer:
When to go: Alewife has it’s happy hours from 4pm-1am Monday through Thursday, 4-7pm on Fridays and 11am-2pm on weekends.
Alewife offers you a unique feature that most pubs in New York City do not: reservations! Yes, you can call in advance and book a table or spot at the bar. Alewife has more than 25 tap options if you’re into drinking beer. They also have cocktails and wines for $7, wells for $6 and select beers for $5.
2. The Rum House
When to go: The Rum House has its happy hours every day between noon and 6 pm.
A $10 cocktail is not considered either cheap or a bargain but its relatively cheaper than any other bars in the vicinity! This midtown jazz lounge is one of the prettiest places to drink at. You can get their rum punch and other cocktails for $10 and lager for $5.
3. Madre Mezcaleria
When to go: Madre Mezcaleria has its happy hours between 4 and 7 pm every day.
Margaritas galore! And super reasonably priced! $6! This place takes its mezcal and tequila pretty seriously and if you wish to try any, this is the place to come to. With a changing mezcal on the specials menu every week, pop in for a $6 sangria, $5 beer and shot combo and chips and salsa for only $2!