Happy hour that magical time when you have finally finished your workday, and you can let down your hair and pick up that Margarita. Bumble date, BS with coworkers, or meeting up with an old friend, New York definitely has many venues for that. Whether you’re looking for a fancy-ish date or a dodgy dive, where you can get drunk for 10 bucks, New York’s, got every happy hour imaginable.
1) Excuse My French
When: Monday-Wednesday, 5-8pm; Thursday-Satutday, 5-7pm; Sunday, 2-8pm
The Deal: Two-For-One Select Beer, Wine, And Well Drinks
Located on the Lower East Side, with a very charming atmosphere, perfect for that bumble date, who lied about being six feet tall.
2) Pete’s Tavern
When: Monday-Friday, 4-7pm
The Deal: 5 dollar beers and wines, and complimentary appetizers available at the bar.This Gramercy staple has been around since 1864, and writer Henry O. was once a fixture.
3) Maya
When: Every day from 4pm to Close
The Deal: $6 select Mexican beers and Botanas, $8 margaritas, wines, sangria, and selected cocktails.
One Tequila, two tequila, three tequila floor! This lively Mexican restaurant offers a selection of over 100 different tequilas, I didn’t even know that many existed. If Happy Hour isn’t your thing, guzzle down drinks at their bottomless margarita brunch. Either way, you’re in for a delicious, booze-filled meal, set in a traditional space with Mexican crafted artwork.
4) The Mermaid Inn
When: Every day from 5pm to 7pm
The Deal: $1.25 East Coast oysters, select $6 beers, $8.50 wines, and $8.50 cocktails.
The Mermaid Inn is one of New York City’s seafood mainstays, with locations in the East Village and Upper West Side and a new Oyster Bar in Greenwich Village.
5) 169 Bar
When: Monday-Friday, 12-7:30pm
The Deal: 3 dollar beers, with a shot
This historic bar is over a hundred years old, and within an hour of imbibing you will probably be texting that ex. It’s the kind of place that makes people groan at the memory of the hangovers past, so proceed with caution.
6) The Library
When: Every day, 5pm-8pm
The Deal: 2 for 1 all drinks
This old school East Village dive bar, has CD’s in a jukebox, and VH’s projected onto the walls.
7) The Wayland
When: Monday-Friday, 4pm -7pm
The Deal: 1 oysters, $5 oyster shooters, $5 beers, $7 wines and $8 cocktails
An innovative cocktail bar, serving American cuisine. if the deals were not enough, The Wayland also hosts live music 4 nights a week!

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