The 25 Best Happy Hours In Brooklyn

10/08/2014 4:00 AM |

Best Place to Drink Spicy Beer In The Desert Happy Hour


We love Doris in Bed-Stuy. The Southwest themed candle-lit bar transports you miles away to some magical desert pueblo. But it seems everyone else is just as passionate about Doris—the place tends to be a bit too happening on weekends.That’s even more reason to get there on weekdays during happy hour which runs from 5-8 pm. Micheladas (best in the hood) are $5. Do it right and add a shot of tequila for $2. All draft beers are $5 and wine is discounted too. 1088 Fulton Street, Bed-Stuy

Best Happy Hour with Nostalgia-Inducing Snack Food

68 Jay

When our offices used to be in DUMBO, we used to head over to 68 Jay many an afternoon for the solid happy hour deal ($4 draft beers, $1 off well drinks). But it wasn’t just proximity or cheap drinks that kept us coming back (ok, it was partly proximity), it was also the bowls of free Goldfish crackers that 68 Jay had on offer. We don’t know about you, but Goldfish crackers remind us of our childhood in the best possible way and thus bring us back to happier, more innocent times. You know, like before adulthood ruined us. Whatever. Eat up! 68 Jay Street, DUMBO

Best Aggressively Chill Happy Hour

Happyfun Hideaway

Few bars commit so fully to a design principle as Happyfun Hideaway, whose aggressively kitschy tropical decor is rounded out by surf rock and reggae on the turntables, Endless Summer on the TV, and a cocktail called the Coconut Cloud. There’s also an array of vegan food and vintage arcade games, and daily from 4-7:30, you can save a dollar on the already cheap drinks. And if you’re feeling fancy, there’s a $5 cocktail special, too. 1211 Myrtle Avenue, Bushwick

Best Seafood-centric Happy Hour

Lobster Joint

Ok, yes, check: Lobster Joint serves dollar oysters from 4-7 pm. But considerably more exciting are their only-during-happy hour fried oyster, lobster or crab cake sliders offered for $4 each, along with generous drink specials such as $4 drafts (or $16 beer pitchers) and $6 cocktails (or $24 cocktail pitchers)! 1073 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint

Best Happy Hour for Pinball Wizards

The Owl Farm

Can a bar fairly be thought of as a hideaway when it’s located on one of Park Slope’s busiest streets? Maybe not, but the Owl Farm still has the feel of a hidden gem rather than a well-trafficked and tired out spot. There are, after all, dark corners for quiet reflection, but you’d be more likely to find us at one of the pinball machines (there’s a rotating selection) with a beer in hand. This spot has one of the best tap lists in town and from 2-7, Monday through Friday, you can get 2-for-$5 on select beers, plus 2-for-$5 well drinks and a buck off all other drinks. 294 9th Street, Park Slope

Top Left and Right Photographs by Dan Derby; Bottom Left Photo by Austin Mcallister

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