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Best Happy Hour Bars in Time Square, NY

Best Happy Hour Bars in Time Square, NY

Times Square is one of Manhattan's top destinations for Happy Hour, fine dining and so much more.

Happy Hour in Times Square, is a surprisingly affordable way to eat, drink and be merry. Conveniently located near more than a dozen subway lines, Times Square is only a few blocks from major transportation hubs like Port Authority and Grand Central Station.

Tonic - Times Square

Tonic, a hip bar and lounge that's located in the heart of Times Square, has everything you need to make your everyday a very special day.

With TV's strategically scattered around the premises it's never been easier to cheer your team on to victory while enjoying the company of friends.

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If you're tired out from a full day of meetings, emails and phone calls, then get comfy and sink into one of Tonic's leather-padded sofas and booths.

At Tonic, Happy Hour is a very sociable occasion. This bar attracts a friendly, nice crowd, mostly from the nearby office towers like Barclay's. These folks love to have fun, but things never get out of hand. Tourists and business travelers from near and afar also love Tonic for its food, drinks and decor.

You can sing your heart out at their Karaoke Nights, which take place on Thursdays from 9 PM to 3 AM and Saturdays, from 10 PM to whenever. Don't be afraid to  bust a couple of moves while you belt out your favorite song. No judgments here. Just fun times.

Tonic's long, non-traditional Happy Hour encompasses the hours from 2 PM until 8 PM, Monday through Friday. House reds and whites are available for $6, as are selected cocktails such as their famous frozen red sangria, the big apple Martini and a really nice Mai Tai. You can quench your thirst with a Budweiser, Bud light, Shocktop or Yuengling for a mere $5.

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Their Saturday and Sunday Happy Hour (from 3 to 8 PM), includes the regular Happy Hour deals as well as $25 bucket specials of Heineken or Corona and $55 beer towers, so be sure to bring plenty of company.

When you go out celebrating, it's always a good idea to put some solid food in your tummy. For just $9, you can fill up on happy hour appetizers that are certain to please. Most popular menu items include the Brooklyn chili dip (Tonic's signature chili simmered with Brooklyn lager), the cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese nachos platter and the steamed edamame tossed in sea salt.

Besides the delicious bar bites and apps, the kitchen turns out a full menu of entrees, ranging from grilled chicken plates and pasta dishes to fresh crisp salads.

Unwind from the daily grind when you drink and dine at Tonic.

Location and Hours

727 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(646) 820-7316
www.tonicwest.com

Hours
Monday to Sunday  10:30 AM to 4 AM

Latitude Bar and Lounge - Times Square

Latitude, a Times Square Happy Hour standout, gives you all the space you need to party hearty. There are no less than four floors here, each one with its own, distinct atmosphere.
Unlike some other bars, where space can be at a premium, you'll never feel closed in or claustrophobic at Latitude.

Let's take a quick tour of these fabulous premises. The first floor features an imposing 36-foot bar. Adjoining the bar area is an intimate dining space.

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The second floor consists of two elegant rooms. The billiards room is done up in red vintage style, complete with a lounge area and fireplace. It is the perfect setting for a private dinner. Across the corridor is the newly renovated modern Victorian room. With more of a contemporary feel, this area has a bar, high top seating and ten foot windows which provide a picturesque view of 8th Avenue.

Latitude's third floor houses the very exclusive lavender  executive lounge. With a full bar, this area also has VIP style nook and alcove seating.
When it's warm outside, the management opens up the 4th Floor roof deck, which contains comfy seating and a fully-equipped bar.

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On weekdays, Happy Hour has some great deals including the unbelievable price of just $4 for a Bud or Coors light. Wine is also a bargain at only $5 a glass. At Latitude, delicious cocktails go for $6. And this is the premium stuff like a strawberry basil martini, cosmos and margaritas.
 
The bar's signature cosmo is the Georgia peach. Both refreshing and highly energizing, this cocktail consists of Stoli peach vodka, Pallini Peachello, cranberry juice, a splash of Grand Marnier and a twist of lime.

Bring on the heat with their spiced mango margarita, a potent concoction that blends Herradura Silver tequila, mango puree, fresh lime juice and a dash of tobacco.

Latitude's savory menu is highlighted by a tempting array of small plates, sliders, wraps and entrees.

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Slider selections are served with French fries. Choices include the classic (4 mini burgers with American cheese and sautιed onions), pulled pork, chicken and the Latin, which are crispy corncakes stuffed with warm, grilled chicken avocado salad.

The kitchen does a perfectly seared 12-ounce shell steak and can't get enough of them fried chicken and waffles.
Find your happy place at Latitude.

Location and Hours

783  8th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
(212) 245-3034
www.latitudebarnyc.com

Hours
Monday to Friday 3 PM to 4 AM
Saturday-Sunday  12 PM to 4 AM

Tir Na Nog - Times Square

An old-school Irish pub atmosphere blends very nicely with a touch of contemporary cool at Tir Na Nog, one of Times Square's most talked about bars.

Like most Irish  watering holes, Tir Na Nog, has loads of personality and character, much of it coming from the talented and professional barkeeps and wait staff.
The decor, though, has a lot to say as well. You are surrounded by ornate, carved wood furniture made from reclaimed materials. A 45-foot long bar commands center stage. There's more than enough room for everyone who wants to drink and socialize at this masterpiece of a bar.

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There are 16 HD TV's on hand, all connected to a state-of-the-art Bose sound system.
But the one thing that you'll be talking about, the next day at work, (besides the great food and drink) is the re-creation of an ancient Celtic cooking pit. This visually arresting bit of Irish history is located in the main bar area, situated under a pane of glass.

Beer, wine and spirits  dominate the drink list at Tit Na Nog. However, they mix up some pretty neat cocktails, as well.

They've got a couple of Happy Hours, daily, from 4 to 7 PM and from 11 PM until 1 AM, featuring $5 beer, wine and select cocktail specials.
You may also enjoy $1 oysters, $3 fish tacos and $5 cheese Quesadillas.

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Every Sunday and Monday, they offer a three course Prix Fixe for only $35.

Chefs Matthew Geraghty and Luis Uruchima have put together a taste-tempting Celtic-inspired New American menu.
Traditional favorites such as Shepherd's pie and corned beef with cabbage stand side-by-side with inventive dishes like Wild mushroom dumplings and truffle macaroni and cheese.

Cheers mates! Celebrate your friends at Tir Na Nog.

Location and Hours

315 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 760-0072
www.tirnanognyc.com

Hours
Monday to Saturday  8 AM to 4 AM
Sunday                   12 PM to 2 AM

Lillie's  - Times Square

Looking for the perfect date night happy hour escape? You've found it at Lillie's, a restaurant and bar that's both romantic and vibrant.

Named after the famed 19th Century actress Lillie Langtry (who was a close friend of Edward VII), Lillie's takes you back to another era, without being stuffy or formal about it. You will definitely leave your modern day stress and cares outside the restaurant's door.

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Their delightful and extensive cocktail menu is divided into seasonal cocktail and old fashioned sections as well as a corner which is devoted to Lillie's specialties.

Seasonal faves include the Beet Negroni, the maple bacon Martini and the harvest Collins, a crisp, Autumn-inspired blend of Effen cucumber vodka, elder flower liqueur, grapes and flamed rosemary.
The bar's most acclaimed Old Fashioned would have to be The Classic, which consists of Jim Beam, Angostora, a pinch of sugar and a  nice pour of seltzer.
Specialties include their signature Irish coffee (Kilbeggan Irish whiskey, mint syrup, coffee and fresh whipped cream).

The menu here has enough good taste and variety for even the most picky eater in your party of friends. And if you are not a meat-eater, their farro salad and  signature collection of English toasts, are out of this world.

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Toast selections include Fontina with arugula and heirloom tomatoes, avocado with green chili relish and smoked eggplant with Kalamata olives and capers.

Other menu items range from Chicken pot pie, fish and chips and a savory brisket sandwich to white lightening fried chicken with smoked white BBQ sauce.

Location and Hours

249 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 957-4530
www.lilliesnyc.com

Hours
Monday to Sunday 11 AM to 4 AM

District Tap House - Times Square

This spacious and friendly Times square saloon boasts an insane selection of craft beer, addicting cocktails and fun for all.

On most nights, the District Tap House is open until the wee hours of the morning. It's the perfect place to grab a drink or snack after a Broadway show or a Knick or Ranger game at Madison Square Garden, which is just a few blocks away.

The decor is chic industrial, with polished wood walls, high ceilings, eye-catching lighting fixtures and exposed brick work. The vibe is always chill.

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Even if your friends can't make it, don't hesitate to pop over for a solo drink, when you get out of work. There's something special on tap all the time, during Happy Hour. And you are certain to make some new pals at the bar.

The bartenders here are at the top of their game. That's no surprise, since the staff at the District Tap House have been your "drinking consultants since 1998."
All of their cocktails are made with fresh squeezed juices and natural, house-made syrups.

Great taste and a welcome buzz abounds in every sip of the Manzarita, a cocktail that consists of Herradura silver tequila, St. Germain, lemon and apple juice together with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
For a sip that's truly different, try one of their draft cocktails. The signature drink is the District chili Margarita, which is made with Milagro silver tequila, grapefruit and lime juice, agave light syrup, hot red chilis and cilantro.
The Jungle Bird features dark rum, Campari, Amaro Montenegro, lime juice and pineapple juice.

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If you happen to be a teetotaler, don't fret. You can still get in on the fun. Socialize while sipping a glass of San Pellegrino soda, a ginger lime aide or a refreshing grapefruit fizz.

The kitchen's menu is delectable and well-curated.

Light, tapas-style bites include lamb meatballs, warm hummus, goat cheese croquettes, spinach and artichoke dip with fresh pita bread, grilled octopus and some very tasty grilled Pomegranate ginger wings. You can also enjoy a savory skewer of shrimp and chorizo with sliced avocado.

The most popular entrees are the braised short ribs with blue cheese polenta, Bucheron gnocchi in a Porcini cream sauce and the Valencian Paella with striped bass, mussels, calamari, chorizo, rice, tomatoes and piquillo peppers.

Location and Hours

246 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 221-1822
www.districttaphouse.com

Hours
Monday-Tuesday 11:30 AM to 2 AM
Wednesday      11:30 AM to 3 AM
Thursday, Friday
and Saturday   11:30 AM to 4 AM
Sunday         12 PM to 1 AM 

The Perfect Pint - Times Square

Voted as one of the best Irish bars in the city, The Perfect Pint will get you in the mood to celebrate in no time at all!

With over thirty beers on tap and a killer cocktail list you'll never go thirsty here.

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No matter where you work or live in the Midtown neighborhood, there's a Perfect Pint close by.
The Times Square location offers all of the amenities and then some, that you will find at their east side pub. The only difference is that Midtown east has a beautiful, spacious rooftop lounge. When you visit the Perfect Pint-Times Square, you will find a lovely balcony area on the second floor that overlooks the theater district and the colorful, bustling streets below.

In addition to a fantastic line-up of draft, canned and bottled beers, you can indulge in an upscale, cocktail-sipping experience.
Choose from the perfect Cosmopolitan (Absolut Citron, triple sec, a splash of cranberry juice and a dash of sour mix), the classic French martini with Stoli Vanil, Chambord liqueur and pineapple juice or a Midtown Manhattan. This drink packs a Mike Tyson-like punch with Maker's Mark bourbon and a generous pour of sweet vermouth. It's all topped off with a Maraschino cherry.

Their menu is consistent and delicious. The kitchen is absolutely on point, from appetizers to entrees.

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At some bars and restaurants, salads can be a little boring and bland. But not at the Perfect Pint.

Their Big Apple cobb offering is loaded with apple wood smoked bacon, slices of grilled chicken breast, avocado, hard boiled eggs, beefsteak tomatoes, field greens and blue cheese.

You may also choose from the Asian calamari salad, the classic Caesar or the three peppercorn steak salad. You cannot go wrong with any of them.

The kitchen cooks up a terrific lobster bisque and traditional Irish onion soup, as well.
Entrees range from Fish and chips, Irish beef stew and a pistachio salmon dish to penne fantasia. this dish consists of penne pasta surrounded by jumbo shrimp, broccoli florets, sundried tomatoes and a touch of oil and garlic.

All burgers are a meaty half pound of certified Angus beef. The standout has to be the Gaelic burger, which is topped with Irish bacon, cheddar cheese and caramelized onions.

Location and Hours

Times Square
123 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 354-1099
www.theperfectpintnyc.com

Hours
Monday to Sunday 9 AM to 4 AM

Mid-Town east
203 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 867-8159

Hours
Monday to Sunday  9 AM to 4 AM

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