The Best Downtown Happy Hours

You just got out of the office…what now?  Meet up with some friends and go grab cheap(er) drinks before calling it a night. Here’s a list of our top downtown spots to go for a happy hour or three… Feel free to comment and add any suggestions. 

1. 13th Step – Half Price on Everything, $1 Draft Beers on Tuesdays from 8pm

This bar brands itself as the “no joke, down to business sports bar”. Located in the East Village, the 13th Step is centered around having the quintessential sports bar experience consisting of flat screen TVs, beer and burgers.

Details: 149 2nd ave. between 9th&10th st. | Happy Hour – Mon-Fri, 11:30am-8:00pm

2. Village Pourhouse –  $2 Drafts, 2-for-1 Cocktails

This Pub is well known for its wide range of beers. It has over 100 beers from more than 20 countries. As well as this, it has various specials throughout the week, including 25 cent wings on “Monday Wing Night” and $12 Bud Light Pitchers.

Details: 64 3rd ave. between 10th&11th st. | Happy Hour – Mon-Fri, from opening – 7:00pm

3. The Monster – $5 Mixed Drinks and Select Beers

The Monster is a historic staple in the west village as a piano and cabaret bar. One of its highlights is its Thursday “Basement Dance party” where Long Island Ice Teas are $5. The have a highly praised daily Happy Hour where mixed drinks and select beers are $5.

Details: 80 Grove st. | Happy Hour – Mon-Fri, 4:00pm-9:00pm

4. Off the Wagon – 1/2 Price Drinks, Monday $1 Draft

This sports bar is located in the East Village in the university district which means its a college student hang out. They offer great deals ranging from “ladies night”on a Wednesday offering $3 drinks to women.

Details: 109 Macdougal St | Happy Hour – Mon-Fri, 2:00pm-8:00pm

5. Café Riviera and Sports Bar – $3 Beers

This sports bar shows over 100 games a week, varying from hockey to horse racing. They are know for their great $4 margarita deal seven days a week.

Details: 225 West 4th Street | Happy Hour – Mon-Fri, 4:30pm-6:30pm

6. XES Lounge Bar – 2-4-1, 7 Days a Week 

XES is a local gay bar located in the West Village. It offers a range of themed evenings, for example Sunday evenings are “Sing Out Sister” karaoke evening. On Saturdays they even have two Happy Hours, commencing round 2 with “Midnight Happy Hour”.

Details: 157 West 24th st. between 6th&7th ave. | Happy Hour – everyday, 4:00pm-9:00pm

7. Rubin Museum of Art – Fridays, 2-4-1 on Beer, Wine and Wells Drinks

If you want a change from the traditional Friday post-work drinks head over to the K2 Lounge at the Rubin Museum of Art. The Museum is free on Fridays from 6:00pm-10:00pm. After your culture intake you can make your way to their lounge for Happy Hour.

Details: located in the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th st. between 6th&7th ave. | Happy Hour – Fridays, 6:00pm-7:00pm

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