Eat and Drink Happy hour NYC: Drink deals during off hours By Georgia Kral Updated August 23, 2016 1:46 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email In New York City, people work around the clock with shifts ranging from early to late to graveyard. Standard happy hours begin at 5 p.m., when the majority of office workers head out for the day. But where does that leave the rest of us who don't work the typical shift? Here's where to get down with happy hour before "normal" happy hour time. Crocodile Lounge Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote When: noon to 7 p.m. daily What: In addition to a free pizza with every drink ordered (yes, you read that correctly), Crocodile Lounge has a lengthy happy hour with $4 Coors Light beers, $5 well drinks and two $6 beer-and-a-shot specials (Miller High Life and whiskey, and Tecate and tequila). Where: 325 E. 14th St., crocodileloungenyc.com Sweet Afton Photo Credit: Alexandra Foley When: 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday What: The happy hour at this Astoria spot is great for cocktail lovers because the concoctions, regularly $10 to $12, are $3 off. Try the Voodoo Nino, a tiki-style drink with coconut and tequila. Select drafts are $2 off, well drinks are $5 and house zinfandel or rioja are $6 per glass. Where: 30-09 34th St, Astoria, sweetaftonbar.com Jeremy's Ale House Photo Credit: Emily Schienvar When: 8 to 10 a.m. daily What: Jeremy's Ale House is not what you expect from sparkling South Street Seaport, but there, tucked among the clothing boutiques and cobblestones, is the dive bar, which serves beers in Styrofoam cups. The deal here? A big beer for just $1.75, dubbed The Eye Opener by the bar's owners. Where: 228 Front St., jeremysalehouse.com Porchlight Photo Credit: Andrew Kist When: 4 to 7 p.m. daily What: This classy cocktail bar from Union Square Hospitality Group has a great happy hour for classy cocktail lovers: $9 for house mixed drinks, $9 for a beer and a "bite" (small plate or appetizer) and $5 for a mini-serving of house punch served in a flask. Where: 271 Eleventh Ave., porchlightbar.com Soft Spot Photo Credit: Soft Spot Bar via Facebook When: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday, 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. What: This Williamsburg spot has a buy one, get one free happy hour. Where: 128 Bedford Ave., softspotbar.com 169 Bar Photo Credit: Charles Hanson When: noon to 7:30 p.m. daily What: A Chinatown classic, this 100-year-old bar is a hipster dive that has been featured in both "Flight of the Conchords" and "Master of None." Oh, and the happy hour -- with $3 cans of beer and well shots, $1 off drafts and $2 off everything else -- is pretty sweet. Where: 169 E. Broadway, 169barnyc.com Beer Culture Photo Credit: Emily Schienvar When: noon to 6 p.m. daily What: You'll find a rotating list of craft beers from a diverse array of breweries on tap. Take $1 off during happy hour. Where: 228 W. 72nd St. and 328 W. 45th St., beerculture.nyc Bua Photo Credit: Bua When: 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday What: During this East Village bar's happy hour, all drafts are $4, select specialty cocktails are $7 and half-liter carafes of wine are $15 (including a rosé sangria with elderflower liqueur and Aperol). Where: 122 St. Marks Place, buabar.com The Brooklyneer Photo Credit: The Brooklyneer via Facebook When: 4 to 7 p.m. daily What: This Manhattan bar, which features food, spirits and beer made in Brooklyn, has happy hour every day with $3 beers and $2 off glasses of wine and well drinks. Where: 220 W. Houston St., brooklyneer.com The Black Ant Photo Credit: Prince Rumi When: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday What: This Mexican spot is a great place to hit up for happy hour if you like food specials in addition to drink deals. For $8, snack on guacamole with jicama and garbanzo beans or various tacos. Beers are $5, margaritas are $7 to $8 and glasses of wine are $6. Where: 60 Second Ave., theblackantnyc.com The Charleston Photo Credit: Dominic Andolina When: noon to 8 p.m. daily What: The Charleston in Williamsburg gives away a personal pizza with every purchase of an alcoholic beverage during happy hour. (After that, it's $1 until 3:30 a.m.) Happy hour drink specials are tasty too: Draft beers and well drinks are $1 off and shot and a beer specials are $5. Where: 174 Bedford Ave., charlestonbarbrooklyn.com The Pony Bar Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote When: 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and all day Sunday What: Both locations of Pony Bar, which is a craft beer drinkers' mecca, have happy hour at this odd time. Draft beers are just $5. Where: 637 Tenth Ave. and 1444 First Ave., theponybar.com Art Bar Photo Credit: Art Bar via Facebook When: 4 to 7 p.m. daily What: All draft beers and well drinks during happy hour are $3.50, which is probably the best deal you can get in the West Village. Where: 52 Eighth Ave., artbar.com The Rum House Photo Credit: Paul Wagtouicz When: noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday What: This midtown bar is known for its nice cocktails and ambiance, but the happy hour is almost legendary. It begins at noon with $5 beers and $10 cocktail specials. Where: 228 W. 47th St., therumhousenyc.com Kilo Bravo Photo Credit: Kilo Bravo When: 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday What: Get your drink on early at Williamsburg's Kilo Bravo, where happy hour specials are $5, including Manhattans, sparkling cider and wine and even food items like grilled cheese. Where: 180 N. 10th St., kilobravobar.com By Georgia Kral Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Sip on cocktails at these 19 top-notch barsDitch the draft beer and house wine, and treat yourself to a top-notch cocktail. Natural wine bars on the rise in NYCNew York City wine bars are going au natural. Raise a stein at these local beer gardensFrom the old to the relatively new, some favorite communal options for grabbing a pint ... Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.