Haute Top 5: Happy Hours in New York

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Whether you’re looking for a quick drink at a dive bar, a luxe happy hour experience or a place where you can comfortably lay back, relax and imbibe, these five spots have you covered.

1 While We Were Young

New kid on the West Village block While We Were Young is probably where a modern Marie Antoinette would hang out. Sip on craft cocktails like “Text From Last Night” and “Too Good For You” and resist the urge to Instagram everything in sight.
183 W 10th St New York, NY 10014

2 Freehold

Freehold’s motto: Meet. Work. Play. This hip Williamsburg bar doubles as a workplace on weekdays, so it’s even easier to hit happy hour after the day is over. “Play” includes a variety of fun board games, outdoor Ping Pong, and half-off the bar during happy hour.
45 S 3rd St Brooklyn, NY 11249

3 Cienfuegos

This Cuba-inspired East Village joint packs a punch, literally. They’re known for their incredible rum punch bowls that’ll have you feeling like you’ve actually been transported to Cienfuegos. Happy hour punch bowls are half-price, and select cocktails are $7.
95 Avenue A New York, NY 10009

4 Botanica Bar

This Nolita gem serves $4 cocktails during happy hour, need we say more? The perfect place for large groups, Botanica even allows patrons to order takeout to the bar. While it gets crowded during happy hour, there is ample seating in the back to accommodate large parties.
47 E Houston St New York, NY 10012

5 Amelie Wine Bar

This West Coast import, originally located in San Francisco, is a charming wine bar without the pretention. Visitor favorites include “wine flights” – 3 glasses of your choice of wine for $12 , to die for plates of charcuterie and an extensive selection of wines.
22 W 8th St New York, NY 10011