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Happy hour NYC: Drink deals during off hours

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

When: noon to 7 p.m. daily What: In
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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

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
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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

When: 8 to 10 a.m. daily What: Jeremy's
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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

When: 4 to 7 p.m. daily What: This
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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

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, 4 p.m.
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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

When: noon to 7:30 p.m. daily What: A
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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

When: noon to 6 p.m. daily What: You'll
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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

When: 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday,
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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

When: 4 to 7 p.m. daily What: This
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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

When: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
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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

When: noon to 8 p.m. daily What: The
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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

When: 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
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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

When: 4 to 7 p.m. daily What: All
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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

When: noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
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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

When: 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday
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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

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