A reduced-price drink and a few snacks during happy hour can be the perfect ending to a busy day—you just have to time it right.
To make it easier for you, TCU has picked 16 fun happy hours around Harlem, with a quick rundown of each restaurant or bar's hours and drink specials (many offer small plates, too).
From swanky bars serving exclusive house cocktails for less to lively eateries tempting passersby with $3 beers, there's something for everyone here. Listed from south to north:
1590 Lexington Ave at E 101st St
Happy hour: Mon-Fri noon-6pm, Sat & Sun 4pm-6pm
Beers start at $5, wines at $6 and cocktails at $7.
1651 Lexington Ave at E 104th St
Happy hour: Tue-Fri noon-6pm
Wine is $8, beer (Allagash) is $5 and sangria is $7.
2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 116th St
Happy hour: Wed-Fri 4pm-7pm
Draft beers and prosecco are $6, well drinks are $7.
303 W 116th St between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Ave
Happy hour: Tue-Sun 4pm-6pm
Beer is $5, wine (Chardonnay and rose) are $6, and the Lolo's Rum Punch is $7.
2164 Frederick Douglass Blvd between 116th and 117th Sts
Happy hour: Mon & Tue 4pm-10pm, Wed-Fri 4pm-7pm
Beer is $6, wine and sparkling are $8, and specialty cocktails like the Pale Rider Margarita start at $10.
185 St. Nicholas Ave and W 119th St
Happy hour: Mon-Thu 4pm-6pm
Bottled and draft beers are $6, red wine is $8 and margaritas (on the rocks or frozen) are $10.
2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd at W 119th St
Happy hour: 4pm-6pm every day
Beer is $4, wine is $7, and cocktails like the Pear Cilantro Margarita are $7.
274 Lenox Ave between W 123rd and W 124th St
Happy hour: Tue-Sun 4:30pm-6:30pm
Red or white wine and prosecco are $7, cocktails like the "I Am Drinking Flowers" are $10.
2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 123rd and W 124th Sts
Happy hour: Tue-Sun 5pm-7pm
Beers like the Bell's Brewery Two Hearted Ale I.P.A are $7, wines start at $10 and cocktails like the Sugar Monk Negroni are $12.
329 Lenox Ave between W 126th and W 127th Sts
Happy hour: Mon-Fri 3pm-7pm, Sat & Sun noon-4pm
Bottled beer is $4 and margaritas are $7.
2361 Adam Clayton Powell Jr and W 138th St
Happy hour: 5pm-8pm every day
Draft and canned beers are $5; well drinks, craft beers and house cocktails are $7.
1600 Amsterdam Ave at W 139th St
Happy hour: Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm
Beer of the day is $3, red/white wine of the day is $6 and the Fumo Spritz is $7.
1618 Amsterdam at 140th St
Happy hour: 3pm-7pm every day
Draft beers are $5, select wine is $9 and the classic margarita is $10.
3454 Broadway between W 140th and W 141st Sts
Happy hour: Tue-Fri 5pm-7pm
Beers start at $4 (Presidente) and cocktails (Manhattan, Gimlet, Cosmo) are $7.
142 Hamilton Pl between W 143rd and W 144th Sts
Happy hour: Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm
All beer is $5, house wines are $8, and cocktails like the Aperol Spritz and Negroni are $10.
3612 Broadway at 149th St
Get $1 off all draft beers; the cocktail of the day is $7.