The 25 Best Happy Hours In Brooklyn

10/08/2014 4:00 AM |

Best Happy Hour for a Balanced Meal

Alice’s Arbor

Yes, Alice’s Arbor does the dollar oyster thing like pretty much everyone else, as well as grant $2 off beer and wine purchases from 4-7pm and after 11pm—but what really sets this Bed-Stuy bistro apart from the pack during happy hour is their $10 beer + pickles + fries promotion. Sounds like they’ve got all the major food groups covered. 549 Classon Avenue, Bed-Stuy

Best Happy Hour with Free Food

The Brazen Head

This almost-dive on Atlantic has a different happy hour every day of the week, often with food: Monday is free wings, Wednesday is free cheese, and Sunday is complimentary bagels and fixin’s. It’s perfect for when you want to drink and need to eat, but only have money enough for one. 5228 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill

Best Dollar Oyster Happy Hour

The Bearded Lady

This Prospect Heights watering hole manages to be both spacious and cozy, and serves up some of the finest and most inventive cocktails in the neighborhood. During happy hour, those creations (plus craft beer and wine) are two dollars off, and a selection of fresh oysters, served with horseradish and lemon, are yours for a buck apiece. 686A Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights

Best Happy Hour For Dog Owners & Vegans

Pine Box Rock Shop

Always a brilliant range of tasty craft beers on tap here, and one of them is $4 every day from 4-8, along with $4 cocktails. Tuesdays are extra happy with post-happy-hour 2 for 1 drafts and $4 cocktails. $4 empanadas all the time, too, of the vegan variety. Dog-friendly as well, and comedy, trivia and karaoke nights weekly. Also a good spot for sports. 12 Grattan St.,

Best Bang-for-Buck Happy Hour


Order up a burger and a pint for just $10; how’s that for happiness? While weather permits, enjoy both outside while watching smoke-yawning semi-trailers snake around lethargically as Green Gym goers and hostelers mill about with mixed buoyancy. And have a chuckle at those rapt hoards, har har, roving about with “graffiti guides” on street art tours. 25 Bogart Street,

Photographs by Dan Derby

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