Drinks & Dining
Top 10 “Gourmet” Happy Hours: 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.|