The 25 Best Happy Hours In Brooklyn

10/08/2014 4:00 AM |

Best Altered States Happy Hour

Baby’s All Right

Though sometimes it feels like Baby’s All Right is full of, um, babies, the restaurant-bar-venue does have a fantastic happy hour every day from 5 to 8 pm. $5 draft beers and wells plus deals on snacks are standard, but if being surrounded by all those younguns has you feeling playful, try the $3 frozen drinks. The Pink Baby combines vodka, grapefruit, and lemonade, and a hint of maté to give you an extra jolt. Sacred Snow will induce a chilled-out effect thanks to a dose of mildly sedative tea, Kava-Kava. 346 Broadway, Williamsburg

Best Happy Hour with Three Times the Happy

Falansai

This Southeast Asian restaurant not only has amazing food, it has one of the best happy hour deals in the borough. Billed as the “Triple Happiness Hour,” you can get $3 beers, $5 wine, and food like shrimp rolls and Sriracha chicken wings for only $4. We’re triply happy just thinking about it. 112 Harrison Place, Bushwick

The Happy Hour to End All Happy Hours

Maison Premiere

As long as NYC-based publications insist on generating lists about where to go during happy hour, Maison Premiere WILL ALWAYS BE ON IT. They’ve (practically) ruined us to the reduced-priced Blue Points offered at most borough restaurants and bars, with their unprecedented list of 15 or so East and West Coast mollusks, available from 4-7 pm. That means it’s invariably packed, so forget about scoring seats for a group. If Moonshoals are selling for $1, we’re more than willing to sit and suck solo at the bar. 298 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg

Best 2-for-1 Meze

Miriam

What with their longstanding culinary traditions of meze and tapas, we have the entire Mediterranean region to thank for Brooklyn’s persistent small plates craze. But while we flat out refuse to pay $14 for a smattering of scorched shishito peppers at most neighborhood places, diminutive dishes are a serious steal at Miriam. Already gently priced at $6 each, from 5-8 pm (that’s actually dinner time!) the meze at Miriam sell two for one, meaning you can construct a sizable spread of zucchini cakes, crispy kadaif wrapped shrimp, pomegranate sauced meatballs, and watermelon and feta tartare for only $3 a pop. 79 5th Avenue, Park Slope

Best Bar for a Beer Belly With A Refined Palate

Covenhoven

Covenhoven has an impressive array of microbrews and rare beers from all over the world. Though the prices are reasonable for what you get, a few beers can really add up here. That’s why you should time your visits between 5 and 8 pm any day of the week for $4 drafts and enjoy them in what’s possibly Crown Heights’ grassiest backyard. 730 Classon Avenue, Crown Heights

Top Left and Right Photographs by Dan Derby; Bottom Left Photo by Joe Hume


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