Dead Rabbit, VU Bar, Uptown Lounge: Where to Go to Happy Hour


You’ve almost made it to Hump Day happy hour, New York City. Take a look at three spots we like for a cheap midweek drink.

Dead Rabbit, 30 Water Street

From 5 to 7 p.m. in the parlor, enjoy $1 off oysters as well as specially priced absinthe cocktails. Whether you’re looking to chase the green fairy or party like its 1849, drinkers of all types can revel in the fact they won’t have to bare-knuckle box to grab a seat upstairs. And if you happen to want to extend your happiness on select nights such as this Friday at 9 p.m., you’ll be treated to a live piano player which would make even Bill the Butcher crack a smile–at least for awhile.

VU Bar, 17 West 32nd Street

From 5 to 7 p.m., take the elevator to the 14th floor and snap up a $5 beer or well drink. Take in a view of Midtown or grab some sun; either way you’re outside and living it up. And the $3 house shot specials might finally convince you to take a chance on karaoke–or, better yet, Korean BBQ–in K-Town.

The Uptown, 1576 Third Avenue

Get your fill of $4 select drafts, $6 martinis, or $6 featured wines at this Upper East Side favorite from opening until 8 p.m. Or go for the $6 sangria special alongside a solid list of snacks to help pace yourself. Sweetening the deal: on Wednesdays, martinis are $6 from 4 p.m. until close.


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