10 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 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 wine by the glass during Happy Hour every Saturday ($4.50) from 3:30pm to 6:30pm 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. Closed Sundays. 158 E. 48th St., 212-935-3785,

Weekend Happy Hour NYC: The Ready Rooftop at Moxy East Village

The Ready Rooftop Bar

With $9 Margaritas and $1 tacos, all you can say is 'yes' to Happy Hour at The Ready Rooftop bar at The Moxy in the East Village, offered Fridays through Sundays noon-3pm. The fun atmosphere, colorful murals, and live DJ music will put you in a festive mood. Open year round, the bar has a retractable glass ceiling. 12 East 11th Street,

Weekend Happy Hour NYC: Gilligan's NYC

Gilligans NYC

Every day from 3pm-5pm, feast on $2 oysters at the SoHo tropical oasis everyone is talking about, Gilligan's NYC. It's a sanctuary hidden in plain sight. Sip on a Watermelon Margarita and be transported to an exotic island without the travel expense. Open May through late September. 310 West Broadway,

Weekend Happy Hour NYC: Sweet & Vicious

Longtime Nolita haunt Sweet & Vicious offers a weekend happy hour that you'll want to round up friends for, Sundays from 2pm-7pm, offering $1-$2 discount off most drinks, including their killer Margaritas, some hangover finger foods too, like corn dogs and sliders. Be advised, their outdoor patio fills up quickly! 5 Spring Street, 212-334-7915,

Weekend Happy Hours NYC: Porchlight

Way over on the west side past the High Line in Chelsea, Porchlight is a sprawling, atmospheric bar from hospitality genius Danny Meyer, serving up tasty southern inspired craft cocktails and bites. On Saturdays from 3pm-7pm, and all days Sunday, take advantage of $5 flasks of their punch, $6 select beers, $11 select cocktails. 271 11th Ave.,

Weekend Happy Hour NYC: Mermaid Inn

Also located in Chelsea, grab a date or friend and head over to the Mermaid Inn, to feast on $1.50 East Coast oysters, offered every day, from 4:30pm-6:30pm, along with select $6 beers and $9 wines. 227 10th Ave.,    (*Their sister location Mermaid Oyster Bar in Times Square, also offers a series of every day Happy Hour specials, from 4pm-5:30pm.)

Weekend Happy Hour NYC: Vinateria


Spanish and Italian food lovers will want to check out Vinateria, a Harlem fixture since 2013, that offers Happy Hour every day from 4pm-7pm, including $1.50 oysters and specials on wines and cocktails under $10, along with some delectable snacks such as meatballs, fries, croquettes, and mac and cheese, under $10. 2211 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, 212-662-8462,

Weekend Happy Hours NYC: Boulton & Watt

Boulton and Watt

Every weekday from 4pm-7pm, the East Village’s Boulton & Watt offers $7 beer and $9 cocktails. 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

Crave Fishbar on the Upper West Side, offers an every day happy hour special from 4pm-6pm, offering a selection of $1.5 - $2 Oysters. Small bites from the kitchen include some favorites like the Nashville Style Fish Tacos, Calamari, and Sea Bass Crudo. Bar offerings include craft cocktails, oyster shoots, beer, and a $35 bottle of Conquilla Cava. 428 Amsterdam Ave., 646-494-2750,

Weekend Happy Hours NYC: Château 49, Midtown East

This cozy French brunch spot offers a lengthy Happy Hour every day, from noon-7pm, featuring $7 wine specials-Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Malbec, Rioja, $9 Prosecco, and $6 for all beer. Complement your glass of wine with a tasty charcuterie board! 924 Second Ave., 917-261-6022,




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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