Top After Work Happy Hours to Visit This Summer


After a long day of work, most New York City interns have the same thought in mind, “I need a drink.” Every summer a new wave of interns take to the big city as they work to launch their careers while off from college. Here are some great places to head to for cheap drinks, a fun environment, and places to catch up with friends about the day of work.

1. Turtle Bay

Popular for its Dollar Beer Wednesday specials, is a great social scene for everyone. Other than the special drink prices they offer various theme parties, live music, and even trivia days.With regularly discounted drinks and specials,  this bar is a must for summer interns that want to have a good time in the most cost efficient way.

2. The Standard Biergarten

Other than the cute guys that gather here, The Standard Biergarten brings back the classic post work vibes of enjoying a beer while playing ping pong, and foosball. With this long communal tables it’s the perfect place to hang out with old friends and make new friends all at the same time. Biergarten never disappoints between trying various types of draft beers or challenging your new friends to games of ping pong.

3. The 13th Step 

 Want to catch up with friends and watch all major sporting events at the same time? With their 32 High- Def Flat Screens, The 13th Step is the perfect place to hang out at after the work hours. THey’re known for their Tuesday specials of mugs of beer for $1 and beer pitchers for $8. Watching sports, drinking beer at a great price, and being with friends sounds like the perfect way to end a long day in the office.  

4. B Bar & Grill

Offering interns not only indoor but also outdoor seating, funky hanging lanterns, and trees that block off the city vibe you’ve found yourself at B Bar and Grill. This place is great for those who are looking for a consistent party that goes from the hours of happy hour all the way through to late nights. For those warm and nice summer nights start your evening while the sun’s setting and the night is young for a memorable night. However don’t forget to call ahead if you want a table outside, this place gets packed!

5. Phebes

Daily drink specials that last all week during happy hour- especially the Tuesday half priced wine bottles, and a large cocktail menu are just some of the reasons why Phebes is a lively and hip spot to visit. The staff is always friendly and welcoming to those who want to have a good time post their work day, and they love answering questions about their cocktail menu for those who are adventurous and ready to try something new. For those beer lovers there are 14 types of draft beers and 15 bottle beers.

6. The Penny Farthing

Sometimes it’s fun to spend your happy hour and a cozy and fun pub, like The Penny Farthing. There’s a large and nice spot to watch sports game with a big group of friends, a wide array of beers that can wash down the incredible appetizers served.

7. The Frying Pan

Once done with work, why stay in the city for the stuffy bar atmosphere? Rather, mosey on down to The Frying Pan, a floating lighthouse docked on the Hudson River, for a Corona in the breezy summer late afternoon. Enjoy your time with friends, both old and new, as you gather around a pitcher of sangria or buckets of beer that will start your night the right way.

Spend your happy hour, on any weekday, at one of these great spots with friends. Enjoy the drink deals, fantastic appetizers, and good times that each places has to offer this summer when you’re done with work for the day. Happy drinking!