New York City is home to countless neighborhood bars, all vying for your attention at the end of each workday with drink specials advertised on chalk-scrawled sidewalk sandwich signs.
Here at Metrowize, we know that the best of these -- despite what the name implies -- last more than just one single hour. Check our list of Manhattan happy hours that will keep you unwinding at a discount even longer -- until at least 7:30pm if not later!
Contemporary Irish bar The Thirsty Scholar (155 2nd Avenue, Manhattan, 212-777-6514) runs its happy hour from 2-8pm, seven days a week. Order cosmos and frozen drinks for $4, martinis for $5, and beers for $3-4.
Drop Off Service (211 Avenue A, Manhattan, 212-260-2914) is a beer nerd's dream, with 19-26 different brews on tap on any given night. Their impressive happy hour, on weekdays from 3-8pm and on weekends from 1-8pm, slashes all drink prices in half.
Kitchy 70s-inspired dive bar Welcome to the Johnsons (123 Rivington Street, Manhattan, 212-420-9911) serves up $2 Budweisers and well drinks from 3-9pm on Monday through Thursday, and from 1-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Rather split a pitcher? Parkside Lounge pours $12 pitchers of PBR, Miller Lite, or Yuengling ($15 per pitcher for other beers), $3 Budweiser, Bud Light, or Miller High Life bottles, $3 well drinks every day from 2-8pm. Patrons may also "Parksize" any beer to a full 22 ounce size for just $1 more during this time.
Tokyo-inspired cocktail bar B Flat (277 Church Street, Manhattan, 212-219-2970) cuts its specialty drink prices in half from 5-8pm on Monday through Saturday, and 5-7pm on Sundays. Try the "Scenes In the City" (Citron, lychee liquor, and grapefruit juice) or the "Misty" (rum, chambord, calpico, lemon juice, champagne) for just $6 each. Furthermore, patrons may enjoy 30 percent off draft beer, sake, and small plate appetizers, too.
Since 1998, The Boxcar Lounge (168 Avenue B, Manhattan, 212-473-2830) has been an East Village staple. On Sunday through Thursday from 6-10pm, and Sundays from 6-8pm, patrons get two-for-one beers or cocktails, with very few exceptions. Check out their martini menu or try one of their signature drinks: a homemade sangria or sake gimlet.
Those looking to sip instead of gulp may appreciate Lelabar Wine Bar (422 Hudson Street, Manhattan, 212-206-0594) can sample discounted glasses of wine for $8 or discounted bottles for $28 each weekday from 5-7:30pm, or on weekends from 3-7:30pm. Pick at small appetizer plates like olives and cheese, three for $12 during this time as well.
Eager happy hour-goers can get the party started on a lunch break if they like, with Blind Tiger Ale House (281 Bleecker Street, Manhattan, 212-462-4682) long-running weekday special. From noon through 8pm on Monday through Friday, patrons get $1 off any draft or well drink.
What's your favorite happy hour hot spot in NYC? Let us know in the comments!