After a long day dealing with a demanding boss, that annoying coworker who asks too many questions, and needy clients (or actors), working guys and gals need a drink or two. Welcome to the best happy hours in the East Village and Lower East Side. Buy one get one free, two for one, and half price drinks - no matter what they call it, you’re getting more drink for your dollar. But remember, double the drinks usually equals double the hangover.
Boxcar Lounge features two for one specials Monday - Thursday until 10 p.m., and Friday from 4-8 p.m. The vibe is usually chill here, so don’t expect loud frat boys or messy underage girls.
Keybar, small and cozy space, offers specials that last all night long on Sunday and Monday from 4 p.m. til close, and Tuesday - Saturday 4-10 p.m.
A few blocks south in Chinatown at Red Egg, you will find two for one deals weekdays from 4-7 p.m. and 50% off Dim Sum. Who wouldn’t love steamed pork buns with their two for one drinks?
For discounted specialty drinks from open until 10pm, visit Verlaine. Their cocktail deals feature $5 Sangrias, Hanoi Lychee Martinis and Vietnamese Bloody Marys (a combination of tomato, fresh ginger, coriander, horseradish, limes and chili paste with your choice of plain, lemongrass, cucumber, melon or hot pepper vodka). House red and white wines, as well as basic drinks, are also available for $5, and Yuenglings can be purchased for $3.
When you really need to stretch your dollar, stumble into Billy Hurricanes From Monday - Friday from 5-10 p.m., you can get $2 cans of PBR and Miller High Life (the champagne of beers!), $4 well cocktails and Coors Light drafts, and the 'Hurricane Special' for $5. At Billy Hurricanes, you can drink like a poor college kid.
To enjoy happy hour every day, you must visit Kabin Wednesday - Monday from 5-8 p.m., with a special five hour happy hour on Tuesday from 5-10 p.m., keeps the neighborhood hipsters and yuppies coming back for more.
Where is your favorite happy hour bar? xo