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Top 10 “Gourmet” Happy Hours: Greenwich Village

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Top 10 Gourmet Happy Hours In Greenwich Village

BY CHAD CARNS

Happy hour. It’s not about saving a couple bucks for me. It’s a free pass to let go. We work hard during the day, we deserve a happy hour (or two). Besides, how much trouble can we really get into in two short hours?

We picked Top 10 “Gourmet” Happy Hours: West Village back in Summer, now it’s time for Greenwich Village.

The Village immediately comes to mind when I think of happy hour but a “gourmet” happy hour is not on every corner.

We rated 61 happy hours in Greenwich Village (East of 6th Ave, West of Broadway, Above Houston St. and Below 14th St) on a scale of 1-10 for Quality, Value & Experience for a total possible score of 30. We like happy people, unique finds, and fair prices.

You can find many happy hours walking around MacDougal and Bleecker Street. You may even hear a couple Bob Dylan covers. I like Peculier Pub, Red Lion and MacDougal Street Ale House to toss back a couple pints with close friends in a totally casual and friendly bar.

However, if you’re looking for authentic Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Garlic Shrimp, Kobe Burger, fresh Fish Tacos or Cuban Sliders — in other words, something “gourmet” — at happy hour prices, then check out TGB Top 10 “Gourmet” Happy Hours: Greenwich Village.


#10

VILLAGE LANTERN
167 Bleecker St. / (212) 260-7993
Casual sports bar with old New York charm.
TGB Pick: $7 Kobe Burger, $4 New Castle Beer
Sports, Casual, Value

#9

BAR 6
Barsixny.com / 502 Sixth Ave. / (212) 691-1363
Warm French bistro with upbeat bar and quality wines
TGB Pick: $6 wine
French, Warm, Upbeat, Couples

#8

BLT BURGER
e2hospitality.com / 470 6th Ave. / (212) 243-8226
Watch a game with locals at a friendly sports bar.
TGB Pick: $2 sliders, $4 Beer
Sports, Burgers, Casual

#7

CAFE ESPANOL
cafeespanol.com / 172 Bleecker / (212) 505-0657
Gothic Quarter meets Bleecker Street. Tourist friendly
TGB Pick: $15 Sangria pitcher, ½ off second order of garlic shrimp or sauteed chorizo
Spanish, Generous Portions, Outdoor

#6

FLORENCIA 13
www.florencia13nyc.com / 185 Sullivan St. / (212) 677-6830
California-style Mexican hacienda with enough outdoor seating for your indie rock band.
TGB Picks: $5 margarita, flatitas, quesadilla
Mexican, Upbeat, Cozy

#5

BLUE HAVEN
bluehavennyc.com /‎ 108 W Houston St / (212) 505-3400
The perfect pint of Guinness.
TGB Picks: $2 off menu starting at 12PM (food: 12-4pm), $5 Guinness, $3 Pork Slab, Fish & Chips
Irish, Friendly, Sports

#4

THE MERMAID OYSTER BAR
themermaidnyc.com / 79 MacDougal St / (212) 260-0100
East Village locals-favorite seafood joint in Greenwich Village
TGB Picks: $1 Oysters, $3 fish tacos, $5 beers, $6 wine or $7 cocktails
Seafood, Couples, Warm

#3

8TH STREET WINE CELLAR
8thstwinecellar.com / 28 West 8th Street / (212) 260-9463
Cozy wine bar on subterranean level.
TGB Pick: $18 wine/bottle, $6 wine/glass
Wine, Chill, Couples

#2

NEGRIL
negrilvillage.com / 70 West 3rd Street / (212) 477-2804
Authentic Caribbean restaurant with nightclub downstairs
TGB Pick: $6 Rum Punch, $5 Jerk Chicken or Conch Fritters
Caribbean, Club, Upbeat

#1

FAVELA CUBANA
favelacubana.com / (212) 777-6500 / 543 LaGuardia Place
Oasis in the middle of Greenwich Village!
TGB Picks: $6 Mojito, Caipirinha, Pulled Pork Sliders & Croquettes
Cuban-Brazilian, Outdoor, Upbeat Music, Friendly

Most happy hours are from 5 – 7 p.m.. Happy hour prices may change, so give the bar a quick call to confirm the special. Remember to congratulate the bartender for making TGB Top 10 Happy Hour this year.

Chad Carns, author and designer of The Gourmet Bachelor cookbook, covers Food, Wine, Happy Hour, Travel, Greenwich Village, Indie music, Style & Technology with the help of his industry insider friends. Stop by Carnsmedia.

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