The Best Late Night Happy Hours After 6 PM in Manhattan

Note: Always check ahead for the current status of happy hours. Due to the pandemic, many happy hours have been paused. Read more about this in our article about “The Current State of NYC Nightlife and Rules You Should Know.”

Say it with me. “I do not like spending $15 on a vodka soda.” However, that’s a common struggle for the average New Yorker. And with most happy hours ending at 6 PM, it’s hard to catch a good deal if you work a 9 to 5. What’s the point of a happy hour if you can’t get it on time. Right?

So if you are on the hunt for drink specials that run past 6 PM, then you’ve come to the right place. Here you will find a long list of local bars from midtown Manhattan down to SOHO with some of the best late-night happy hour deals in the city.

And besides having great late drink specials, these aren’t bottom of the barrel dive bars. So you can feel confident about bringing a date, friends, or even a business prospect to toss back a few value-priced drinks and not find yourself in a dump!

Before we start, here’s a handy map that highlights all of the neighborhoods in Manhattan to help you to pinpoint which bars are near you.

Map of Manhattan Neighborhoods The Best Late Night Happy Hours in Manhattan Always The VIP
Map of Manhattan Neighborhoods – Original Source Unknown

Now that you have the lay of the land, here are the happiest of the happy hour bars in Manhattan!

Barcelona Bar

923 8th Avenue New York, NY
Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen
Happy Hours: Weekdays 4 PM-7 PM

Barcelona Bar shots Photo by Ken L. Yelper
Barcelona Bar shots Photo by Yelper Ken L.

Late Night Drink Specials

$3 Beers
$4 Domestic Bottles
$4 well.

What stands out about Barcelona Bar?

It’s a small and simple bar with great prices across the board.  The real attraction is their extensive list of creative and entertaining shots, some of which they set on fire.

You won’t find many bars are willing to blow themselves up for your entertainment. Hence, the top spot on the list.

District Social

252 W 37th St New York, NY
Neighborhood: Garment District
Happy Hours: Daily 4 PM – 7 PM

district social facebook
district social facebook

Late Night Drink Specials

$9 Cucumber Gimlet & Hibiscus Margarita
$8 House Wine: Red, White & Prosecco,
$7 Well Drinks,
$6 for Select Drafts

What stands out about District Social?

It’s a popular and trendy spot for after-work drinks with a professional crowd. And where else will you find a cucumber gimlet for 9 bucks?

Fat Black Pussycat

130 W 30th St New York NY
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Happy Hours: Sunday – Thursday 4 PM – 8 PM

Fat Black Pussy Cat Yelp Photo by Storm T
Fat Black Pussy Cat Yelp Photo by Storm T

Late Night Drink Specials

1/2 priced bar

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What stands out about Fat Black Pussycat?

Apparently, there is a secret said room where you can find karaoke and music sometimes. I haven’t gotten in yet, perhaps it’s for the cool kids. Also, they have pretty wicked drink specials daily and serve yakiniku (Japanese style shishkebob). Unexpected but cool.

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

321 West 44th St
Neighborhood: Times Square 

Happy Hours:
Daily 11:30 AM – 6 PM
Mon – Thu: 9:30 PM – 11 PM

Gyu Kaku Bar Times Square Photo by Yelper James R
Gyu Kaku Bar Times Square Photo by Yelper James R

Late Night Drink Specials

$5-$7 cocktail
$3-$6 beers

What stands out about Gyu Kaku? 

You get to drink cheap and stuff your face with great Korean BBQ. Besides the many good food specials throughout the day, they have this awesome coco mojito for $5. That with the Japanese decor and friendly waiters it’s a great late-night happy hour spot for any occasion.

Johnny Utah’s

25 W 51st St New York, NY
Neighborhood: Diamond District
Happy Hours:  Monday-Friday 4 PM – 8 PM

johhny utahs facebook
johhny utahs facebook

Drink Specials

$3 Domestic Beers
$5 Select Drafts
$7 House Wines
$8 House Cocktails

What stands out about Johnny Utah’s? 

It’s the free mechanical bull rides hands down. So you get to show off your undies to the world or discover the thrill of projectile vomit. Nuff said.

You absolutely should ride the mechanical bull and act like you know what you’re drunken self is doing. But, don’t expect any mercy from the DJ controlling the bull if you’re a guy. The DJ will purposely ramp it up from level 1 to 10 in the blink of an eye. So all you’ll likely remember is getting on then, the sound of your friends laughing hysterically at you crumpled in a corner.

On the other hand, if you’re a lady in a dress they will make sure that your ride lasts a long time as they do their best to make your dress go over your shoulders.

If you are smart, just enjoy the great happy hour and watch other bull riders wipeout.


432 E 13th st New York, NY
Neighborhood: East Village
Happy Hours: Tuesday -Saturday 4 PM – 10 AM
Sunday and Monday 4 PM – 4 AM

Keybar interior crowd
Keybar interior crowd The Best Late Night Happy Hours In Manhattan Always The VIP

Late Night Drink Specials

2 for 1 Drinks!

What stands out about Keybar?

They’ve got a huge menu of very exotic cocktails and combinations for their buy-2-get-1-free specials. They do that by giving you a free drink token every time you order two rounds. And if you don’t use the free drink on the spot, you can return another day to redeem it!

Oh, and they give free round of shots for birthday parties. Winning!

Negril Village

70 W 3rd St New York, NY
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Happy Hours: Monday – Friday 5 PM – 7 PM

Negril Village NYC Official Photo
Negril Village

Late Night Drink Specials

$7 white wines, Mojitos, margaritas, coconut martini, island rum punch, beers, and well drinks

What stands out about Negril Village?

If you can’t get to the caribbean, then the Coconut martinis at Negril can at least help you feel like you were. And the ambiance makes it a great spot for a date. A cheap date that doesn’t look so cheap that is.


647 8th Avenue
Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen
Happy Hours:
Monday – Friday 11:30 AM – 3 PM, 5 PM- 7 pm
Saturday – Sunday 11:30 AM – 7 PM

Obao NYC Bell Room2 Official
Obao NYC Bell Room2 Official

Late Night Drink Specials

$10 cocktails
$7 wine
$5 beer
$5 sake

What stands out about Obao? 

Obao has a modern and elegant decor. So it’s the perfect spot to impress a date without breaking the bank!

Off The Wagon

109 Macdougal St. New York, NY 10012
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Happy Hours: M-F 2 PM – 8 PM

Off The Wagon Photo by Alex S Yelper
Off The Wagon Photo by Yelper Alex S

Late Night Drink Specials

Monday -$1 Drafts, $9 Domestic Pitchers
Tuesday -$9 Domestic Pitchers, $3 Canned Beer, 1/2 off shots
Wednesday – 1/2 Price Bar
Thursday -$15 Domestic Buckets Of Beer,  $9 Domestic Pitchers, $4 All Shots
Saturday – 1/2 Price Domestic Drafts & Pitchers
Sunday – 1/2 Price Domestic Drafts & Pitchers, $4 You Call It all mixed drinks, shots, drafts, & bottled beer

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What stands out about Off The Wagon?

Off The Wagon is a frat bar in full form. They’ve got beer pong tables and a live DJ on the weekends. It’s the perfect combination for a night that you likely won’t remember.

Offside Tavern

137 W 14th St New York, NY
Neighborhood: Meatpacking District
Happy Hours: Daily 2 PM – 7 P

Offside Tavern Yelp Photo by Josh G
Offside Tavern Yelp Photo by Josh G

Late Night Drink Specials

$4 beers
$5 Cocktails

What stands out about Offside Tavern?

It’s a simple and spacious sports bar where you can get wasted around other sports fans. On the weekends they have a very mixed crowd of people who couldn’t find anything else to do on 14th st. So go and make some friends!

One Star

1476 W 24th st New York, NY
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Happy Hours: N/A – Their drinks all cheap

One Star Bar Yelp Photo by D H
One Star Bar Yelp Photo by D H

Late Night Drink Specials

Drafts start at $4 and up
$8 beer and a whiskey shot.

What stands out about One Star bar?

All drinks are wildly cheap, so the pricing puts them on par with happy hour specials. They also have pop tarts. Nobody has pop tarts. Which makes them pretty awesome.

The Red Lion

151 Bleeker St. New York, NY
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Happy Hours: Monday- Friday 3 PM – 8 PM

Red Lion Live performance Photo by C Nez Byrd
Red Lion Live performance Photo by C Nez Byrd

Late Night Drink Specials

$3-4 beers
$5 Well
$6 cocktail specials

What stands out about Red Lion?

They have amazing food specials to go with their happy hour drinks, including 10 cent wing Tuesdays and all night Taco Wednesdays. And they have live music, with no cover charges, every night after 7 PM. I love this spot!

The Three Monkeys

236 W 54th st New York, NY
Neighborhood: Midtown West 
Happy Hours: Monday – Friday 4 PM – 8 PM

three monkeys facebook photo
three monkeys facebook photo

Late Night Drink Specials

$6 cocktail
$4 drafts

What stands out about The Three Monkeys?

They have tons of seating with TV’s to watch sports everywhere and pop music playing on the weekends. You can go upstairs to see a game on the projector screen or head to the rooftop (if it’s open). It’s one of my go-to after-work spots in midtown Manhattan.


110 Rivington st New York, NY
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Happy Hours: Daily 5 PM -10 PM

Verlaine Official Image
Verlaine Official Image

Late Night Drink Specials

$7 Lychee Martinis, Southeast Red/White Sangria, house wines, mixed drinks
$4 Narragansett.

What stands out about Verlaine?

It more of a restaurant than it is a bar, but it has one of the latest and cheapest daily happy hours as well as great eats! It’s the perfect spot for a date, and their calamari is delish.

If you made it this far, then you may feel a little overwhelmed about where you want to get stinking drunk on a work night first.  So I put together a cool little google map with bookmarks to each location!

If you want to learn more about Manhattan’s neighborhoods, here’s a wiki article with a comprehensive list.

If you happen to see any specials change, please let me know and I’ll update.

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