So you’re sitting at your desk with your mood on Kanye watching the time move slower than molasses and impatiently waiting to get off of work to link up with your friends for some happy hour fun. We’ve all been there. For many of us, happy hour can be the light at the end of a tunnel after a long and stressful day. It allows us to unwind, connect with other people, and indulge in delicious cocktails without breaking the bank. An essential element of a good happy hour is cheap drink prices. I mean come on. Who doesn’t love feeling like they’re getting a bargain? The saying “a dollar goes a long way” rings true in Harlem when it comes to the happy hour scene. There are several bars and restaurants throughout the neighborhood that offer amazing happy hour deals. We’ve rounded up six deals where you can get a happy hour drink for 6 bucks or less in Harlem.
Harlem Nights Bar
Looking for a happy hour spot with a chill and laid back atmosphere? Check out Harlem Nights Bar. Although the bar/lounge is fairly new to Harlem, its popularity is quickly growing thanks to its amazing live music, delicious bites, and super cheap drink deals. Learn more about Harlem Nights Bar here.
What you can get for under $6: Harlem Nights Bar is currently offering a sweet March Madness deal that will make you want to go to the bar just to see if it’s true. For the entire month of March, they are serving up well drinks for only $1, from 6PM – 8PM every day. It’s literally like the dollar store for drinks. Cheers!
Cantina 1838 has evolved into the go-to spot for Mexican food in Harlem. Nestled along Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, the sunken restaurant is known for their stand out tacos, burritos and wings. Learn more about Cantina 1838 here.
What you can get for under $6: Love margaritas? Then you’ll be in margarita heaven at Cantina 1838. During happy hour, which goes down Monday through Friday from 4PM to 7PM, regular margaritas are $4 and flavored margaritas are $5. Bottled beers are priced at $4. The deals don’t stop at the drinks; during happy hour they serve up tacos for $2.50 each. The types of tacos include mango jerk chicken, chili-lime chicken, pulled pork & pineapple, slow-cooked brisket, Mediterranean falafel, wild mushroom & tofu, and crispy fish.
Harlem Food Bar
Located along Harlem’s Restaurant Row, Harlem Food Bar is a dope place to catch up with friends or meet other locals. One of the things that stands out about the restaurant/bar is its décor. Its interior has a pop-art feel with vibrant colors and imagery. Aside from the décor, they’re known for serving up delicious American classics like mac & cheese balls, burgers, and hangar steak frites.
What you can get for $6: Harlem Food Bar has happy hour deals from Monday through Friday between the hours of 4PM and 7PM. For 6 bucks you can get well cocktails, margaritas, beer, select wines, and sangria.
Looking for a chic happy hour spot? Head over to Barawine. The Victorian-inspired wine bar features an extensive selection of wine and beer choices from all over the world. Many of their wines were imported from Europe, South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. They have 25 wines by the glass and 200 wines by the bottle. Learn more about Barawine here.
What you can get for $6: Barawine offers $6 select wines and beers for their happy hour which takes place Monday through Friday from 4PM-8PM. It’s the perfect spot to go to to feel bougie without going broke.
The Edge Harlem
The Edge Harlem is another fairly new spot in the neighborhood that is creating a lot of buzz. The cozy eatery, which gives off an industrial vibe with its interior brick and lighting, blends cuisines from Jamaica, England, and good old New York.
What you can get for under $6: Want happy hour drinks with an Island twist? During their happy hour they serve up rum punch for $5. Their happy hour menu also includes sangria for $5, mimosas for $5, and house red and white wines for $4.
Camaradas El Barrio
Ever since it opened its doors back in 2004, Camaradas El Barrio has been a popular spot in East Harlem. The restaurant is known for its delicious Puerto Rican cuisine, drinks, live music, and dope artwork. Camaradas El Barrio gives off a pub-like vibe. Learn more about the restaurant here.
What you can get for under $6: During their happy hour, which kicks off at 3PM everyday (clearly they like to get things jumping early), and runs through 7PM, they serve $5 well drinks, $4 draft beer, and $3 bottle beer.