The 25 Best Happy Hours In Brooklyn

10/08/2014 4:00 AM |

Best Happy Hour You Don’t Have To Think Too Hard About

Boat Bar

As a pleasant dive (albeit one with an extensive beer list), Boat Bar is unremarkable—it just happens to be located in a neighborhood wanting for quality dive bars. And never underestimate the appeal of a laid-back neighborhood beer joint. Here, the mixtape-packed jukebox is terrific, the staff are friendly, and there’s always room for you, somewhere. From 5-8, wells, drafts and bottled beer are $4. 175 Smith Street, Cobble Hill

Best Happy Hour for Old Fashioned-Lovers


Most happy hour deals extend about as far as house wine, draft beer, and well drinks. And this is fine, really! Beggars—or rather cheapskates—can’t be choosers. The exception to this rule can be found at Williamsburg’s Rye, where the happy hour deal includes $5 old fashioneds made with Old Overholt, as well as $5 cheeseburgers. And that’s why you’ll find us at Rye many days a week, between 5:30 and 7. See you there. 247 S. 1st Street, Williamsburg

Best for Oyster and Beer Lovers aka All of Us, Right?

Strong Place

Hey! Do you love oysters and beer? Yes, right? Right. We knew that already. You see, we know you. Ok, we don’t, but we can guess with a pretty high degree of accuracy that if you’re reading this, you probably like beer and oysters. So we know you’ll like the happy hour at this Court Street favorite, where dollar oysters are in abundance and the excellent line-up of beers are all 2-for-1. 270 Court Street, Carroll Gardens

Best Happy Hour for Flowers And Cheap Drinks


Enter Sycamore, which appears to be just a Flatbush flower shop, until you discover it’s also a rather nice bar complete with backyard. If you’ve managed to escape from work early, this is the place to be. Weekday happy hour starts at 3 and goes to 8 pm. Wells are $4 and draft beer and wine is $1 off. On weekends you can be happy for even longer—the same deals are in place from noon until 6 pm. Sycamore also has daily specials. 1118 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park

Best All-Day Backyard Happy Hour

Brooklyn Ice House

This Red Hook bar has a happy hour that starts at noon and runs till 8 pm, making it one of the longest happy hours in all Brooklyn. Beyond that, it has a spacious, comfortable backyard that’s just perfect for whiling away the whole day with a cheap drink (or two or three or four) in hand. How cheap? We’re talking $2 PBR and a buck off the already low-priced well drinks. So, very cheap! 318 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook

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