We all need to penny pinch from time to time, and what better way to do that than with a local happy hour? You’re saving money AND having fun! This week we head to Prospect Heights in Brooklyn for some cut-price cocktails and more.
This is less of a bar and more of a community arts and events space. However… Art Café is open much earlier than other bars in the area and has a nice little happy hour menu which runs from 8am until 7pm – every day. That’s a lot of happy hours! The menu includes $8 fresh fruit Bellinis and Sangrias, a beer and shot special, and some mini empanadas to munch on (4 for $8). It also has a large, leafy, outdoor patio out front which is perfect for sunshine sipping. If you’re an early bird who likes to day drink, this is the place for you.
Art Café – 884-886 Pacific St, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238
This one is for the sports fans! Woodwork shows all available pro sports including European football, MLS, NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. And if you don’t see the game you want on their schedule, call them and they’ll find a way to show it for you! Hospitality is what they do best, and with a Monday to Friday happy hour consisting of $4 draught beers and $4 well drinks you’ll be happy to call Woodwork your home away from home. They even have an everyday ‘Choose Your Own Adventure!’ special of any $3 beer with any well shot for just $6. Go sports! Go Woodwork!
Woodwork – 583 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238
If it’s a good local tavern you’re looking for look no further than Dean Street. With a relaxed atmosphere and a full menu inspired by Southern fare, Dean Street is a good place to while away the winter hours with warm comfort food, or cool down with a creative cocktail while people watching out large windows during the summer months. With a variety of new and classic cocktails, as well as an emphasis on Brooklyn-brewed craft tap beers and occasional brews from across Greater New York, Dean Street is a welcoming neighborhood spot. Plus their happy hour is all the more welcoming, running every day between 5-8pm and taking $2 off all drinks. Cheers to that!
Dean Street – 755 Dean Street, Brooklyn, New York , NY 11238
This lady knows how to host a happy hour. Bearded Lady Brooklyn’s cocktail menu is a sight for sore eyes itself, with a nice variety of sumptuous and strong cocktails. Add to that their Monday to Friday happy hour which runs from 2-8pm and you’ve got yourself a party! $1 off all cocktails, $1 off all liquors and wines, and $2 off draught beers, plus $1 oysters between 5-8pm 7 days a week! She’s quite the lady.
Bearded Lady – 686A Washington Ave Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238
The Way Station
The Way Station is for all the music lovers. With a full dance card every night of the week, showcasing local acts from blues to punk to rock to funk, the Way Station has much more to offer than just drinks. Their happy hour draws a good crowd though, running from 4-8pm 7 days a week and offering up $4 draught beers, $4 well drinks, and $1 off everything else. And let’s not forget their ‘Tipsy Tuesdays’ special – $4 well drinks all day and night, and their ‘Whiskey Wednesday’s’ special – $5 Jameson’s all night. Encore!
The Way Station – 683 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238
If you like beer, you’ll like it here! Washington Commons has an extensive beer and cider list with selections hailing from all over the USA, as well as Belgium and Germany. They also have a massive, tree-covered back patio making it the perfect place for summertime fun. Their happy hour runs Monday to Friday from 3-8pm and lets you take $2 off every drink. Bottoms up!
Washington Commons – 780 Washington Ave Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238
Everyone needs a little sunshine in their lives, and the good folk at Sunshine Co. are here to bring it to you. With all their ingredients being fresh and local this is one of the best spots in Brooklyn to grab a burger, and with a happy hour beer and a burger for $10 you can’t go wrong. Their Monday through Friday 4-7pm happy hour also includes $4 draught beers, $3 off wines by the glass, and selected cocktail and food specials. Come and get a little sunshine!
Sunshine Co. – 748 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238
The delightful people at Oligastro Pizza Bar have perfected the art of pizza, and they’ve also kept in mind that when you’re on a happy hour high you may need some sustenance. Not only does their happy hour (Monday to Friday, 4-7pm, bar only) include $4 draught beers and selected $6 wines, but it also includes nibbles! Munch on marinated olives, house-pickled vegetables, and various ‘pizza focaccia’s’ – all for $6 or less. Mangia mangia!
Ogliastro – 784 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238
Bar Sepia brings a nice touch of European flare to this part of Brooklyn, with a sophisticated wine and cocktail list, as well as delicious Mediterranean inspired bar bites and plates. Bar Sepia is located right at the top of Prospect Park, making it the perfect pit stop after a day spent outdoors or at the Brooklyn Museum. Sip on $5 wines and well drinks during their happy hour, which runs Monday through Friday between 4-7pm, while munching on a variety of Mediterranean fare including olives, bruschetta, or their hearty mezze plate. The perfect way to end a Brooklyn day.
Bar Sepia – 234 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238
Whether you’re new to Brooklyn, looking for a new happy hour hangout, or a visitor looking for a welcoming place to watch the game, these local New York bars are perfect stops for an after work (or middle of the day) drink and tasty food. In the mood for a cool, refreshing Mexican delight? Check out my picks for NYC’s best Margaritas, too.
Meredith Webb describes herself as an excellent wordsmith with perpetual writer’s block. Originally from Sydney, Australia, followed by Guatemala, London, and New York City.