After living in NYC for some time, you start to develop a radar for all things cheap and delicious. More often than not, that radar homes in on bars with great happy hour specials. You know, the kinds of places where you can actually afford a couple of drinks without depleting your life savings. From dives to much better than dives, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up a a few of our favorite places to grab a happy hour drink in Brooklyn. Bottoms up!
The Topaz, East Williamsburg
One of the more elegant looking bars in the area, Topaz is the perfect place to hang your hat after a long day. It’s not often that you find an appreciable happy hour in beautiful spaces. Sip on an old fashioned ($6), a glass of wine ($6), or a good ol’ beer ($5) and enjoy the finer things in life. Make sure to check out the little patio out back. Happy Hour is from 5pm-8 PM.
68 Jay Street Bar , Dumbo
Located in the heart of pricey Dumbo, 68 Jay is surprisingly affordable. It’s a great neighborhood bar with a chill atmosphere. The lights are usually dimmed and the music isn’t offensive. With beer, wine, and well drinks coining in at $6 or under, it’s worth popping into if you’re in the area. Happy Hour is Monday–Friday 2:30pm–7pm
Bijans, Boerum Hill
This is definitely a hidden gem. While more of a restaurant than a bar, there is no reason why you shouldn’t come here for the well priced happy hour cocktails ($7) and stay for the delicious Persian inspired fare. Did you say lamb burger? One of the few places in Brooklyn with a functioning fireplace, it’s an ideal space to cozy up during those cold winter months. Happy hour runs from noon (yes, noon) until 7 pm.
Trophy Bar, Williamsburg
This local haunt has one of the best happy hours in all of Billyburg. Situated a hop, skip, and a jump from the Marcy M Stop, Trophy Bar has what you need. That is, they have cheap drinks, cheeseburgers, and fries. A small back patio provides solace from from the roar of the JMZ. Expect: $7 Cheeseburger or Veggie Burger with Fries; $6 Grilled Cheese; $6 Margarita, Sangria, & Bloody Mary; $5 Well Drinks, & Draft Beer. Happy Hour is from 4pm-8pm.
Bar LunÁtico, Bed-Stuy
Great music ✔️ Delicious food ✔️ Happy Hour specials ✔️
Situated in historic Bed-Stuy, Bar Lunatico is a great place to pass the night (especially a romantic one). The warm and friendly vibes keep me coming back. Specials include $2 off beer, rose, and cider, and a selection of cocktails for $7. Happy Hour runs Monday-Thursdays, 4:30pm-7pm.