Food & Drink

NYC's best damn Happy Hour spots

Published On 12/03/2013 Published On 12/03/2013
NYC Best Night of Your LIfe
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1. Maison Premiere 298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This cosmopolitan city-inspired oyster bar and cocktail den is a classy Williamsburg spot where you can enjoy a stocked raw bar, and lounge outdoors on its greenery-filled patio. We suggest bringing a first date here, as the swank and intimate atmosphere & delicious menu will be sure to wow them.

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2. Tom & Jerry's 288 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

T & J's is a laid back, neighborhood bar that has one of the best happy hours in the vicinity. Don’t let the cash-only factor keep you away from one of the best post-work happy hour spots in the game. Drinks are $5, there’s a moose head on the wall... and you can hit the all-you-can-carry-in-one-hand communal Chex Mix bucket in the back as many times as you want (before you’re given the stink eye... ).

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3. The Blind Tiger 281 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

Arguably the epitome of a New York City craft beer bar and a true pioneer in the NYC craft scene, Blind Tiger’s been doling out a fine selection of the top tier libations since it opened in 1995. It’s the go-to spot to meet folks from your favorite breweries who happen to be swinging through town, and the tap takeovers are legendary to say the least. Sip from 28 taps, two casks and a staggering list of microbrew bottles.

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4. Faces & Names 161 W 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Faces & Names... where everyone knows your face... and name... Anyway, their mini burgers on potato rolls are excellent, as are their happy hour specials.

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5. Flatiron Hall 38 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

The Houston Hall guys strike again with FH, an upscale beer hall in Flatiron that's decked out in American/German/beer-y paraphernalia and's serving specialty beers from Greenpoint Beer Works, as well as awesome 'tails and innovative bar eats -- like pastrami egg rolls and chicken tikka masala wontons.

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6. American Whiskey 247 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

With a whopping 150-deep whiskey list, AW is one of (if not the best) whiskey bars in the city. On the food menu, you'll find things like lamb “lollipops” with grape pepper glaze and crushed pine nuts, as well as beef brisket sliders that are way better than they need to be. The 6,500sqft space is conveniently located one block from Madison Square Garden and is especially great for lunch and dinner, or a post-game glass of whiskey.

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7. The Wren 344 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

Given its proximity to Washington Square Park, The Public Theater, The Standard, and a number of other downtown points of interest, there's never a dull moment at this inviting bar on Bowery. Artisanal cocktails -- like the Wren Old Fashioned, made with Old Overholt rye, Punt e Mes, cherry liqueur and orange bitters -- work alongside sophisticated bar bites to keep the energy up at this venue, long after happy hour's over.

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8. Drop Off Service 211 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Drop Off Service has delicious meat pies, awesome beers on tap, and they let dogs inside. So basically, it's the ultimate adult playground.