7 Great Weekend Happy Hours in NYC

During Happy Hour in New York City, revelers head out to enjoy a few cocktails and bar bites, but waking up early for work is the major flaw in this plan. These great New York bars and restaurants are offering weekend Happy Hours—take advantage of great winter deals without messing up your work week!

Weekend Happy Hours NYC: The Sea Fire Grill

sea fire grill happy hour oyster

Enjoy $1.50 oysters and half-price beer and wine by the glass every Friday through Sunday from 4pm to 7pm at The Sea Fire Grill’s sleek and chic bar and lounge space. Those who yearn for more offerings of fresh fish can head to the dining area to indulge in an extensive menu of locally sourced, contemporary American seafood. 158 E. 48th St., 212-935-3785,

Weekend Happy Hours NYC: Boulton & Watt

Boulton and Watt

Every Friday and Saturday night, the East Village’s Boulton & Watt offers $6 mixed drinks from midnight to 4am. This cozy, industrial chic venue is the perfect place to enjoy some budget-friendly drinks as well as late-night bar bites and good tunes. 5 Ave. A, 646-490-6004,

Weekend Happy Hours NYC: Crave Fishbar 

Crave Fish Bar

Beyond the enticing drink specials on the CFB Bloody Mary and oyster/shot combos such as oyster picklebacks (a bourbon shot with an oyster and mignonette chaser), happy hour enthusiasts can enjoy Crave Fishbar’s extensive menu of 16 varieties of East Coast and West Coast oysters ($1 each). Other popular happy hour choices at this Upper West Side locale include raw bar platters, small bites such as al pastor fish tacos, and a selection of chilled shellfish including cherrystone clams and snow crab legs. Crave Fishbar’s happy hour is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 6pm. 428 Amsterdam Ave., 646-494-2750,

Weekend Happy Hours NYC: Fava Mediterranean Bistro

The recently opened Fava Mediterranean Bistro is enticing tourists amd locals with its weekend Happy Hour, which is being offered daily from 5 to 7pm. This includes Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Specials include $7 drinks, which include Fava Sake, housemade Medi Sangria, beer, wine, and beyond. Happy hour bites are served at the bar only, but the mod Mediterranean menu includes chicken kebabs seasoned with lemon and tzatziki; calamari served with roasted tomato compote and lemon-herb aioli; and hand-cut fries seasoned with crumbled feta, parsley, and oregano. Other small dishes are offered as well. 74 Seventh Ave., S., 212-776-9965,

Weekend Happy Hours NYC: Loews Hotels

Through mid-January 2019, The Loews Regency New York Hotel is serving locally, handcrafted cocktails via The Bellhop Bar by Loews Hotels—a retrofitted steamer trunk packed with bespoke beverages stored in antique apothecary-style bottles. From 5 to 7 pm daily, the service will be offered in the posh hotel’s Lobby Lounge. It invites guests to choose local, pre-batched libations or domestically produced wine. The cocktails feature names inspired by Manhattan and the hotel’s iconic Park Avenue address. Among them are the “Olive New York” and the “Avenue 61.” Libations are made with Angel’s Envy Bourbon or Hangar One Vodka. 540 Park Ave., 212-759-4100, 

Weekend Happy Hours NYC: Ward III

 ward III bar tribeca

Every Sunday, this Tribeca hotspot hosts happy hour all day long. It offers specials on classic cocktails such as the Moscow Mule, Manhattan, Pimm’s Cup, and a selection of wines. It also offers fun combos such as The Perfect Pair—a soft pretzel that comes with a Miller High Life. The menu includes the Miller High Life Narragansett Lager Pabst Blue Ribbon and a fun Beer + Shot duo, which includes Old Overholt Rye and Pabst Blue Ribbon. 111 Reade St., 212-240-9194,

Weekend Happy Hour NYC: Hortus NYC

Hortus NYC

Chic and contemporary eatery Hortus NYC offers cocktail hour every day of the week. From 5:30 to 7pm, this Asian/American destination offers a 20% discount on all drinks. Note that this special happy offering is exclusive to guests of the bar area. 271 Fifth Ave., 646-858-3784,

About the Author

Regina Molaro is a freelancer writer whose work spans from luxury to fashion, art, lifestyle, and beauty. Her work has appeared in Modern Luxury Hawai‘i, as well as Bespoke Magazine and In Season—the in-house magazines at the St. Regis and Mandarin Oriental New York.

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