The following article is a guest post, courtesy of Catherine Nguyen
It’s best the hour of your day. It’s the happiest hour of your day. Hell, why should you limit yourself to one hour? If you’re new to the city and are looking to meet people, hit up these happy hour deals to get in with the locals.
Johns Colins, Financial District
Happy hour runs from 5-7pm on Monday-Thursday, and 4-7pm on Friday, with $2 off domestic beers, $4 off draft beers, $5 well drinks and usually accompanied by a hip-hop DJ. Though located in the financial district, Johns Colins is frequented by many SOMA-ers and SF natives for a diverse crowd.
According to Yelpers, drinks here are notoriously strong, but combined with a rustic vibe of antlers and a game of Big Buck Hunter, the happy hour experience will keep you coming back for more. They’re dog-friendly too, so maybe you’ll get to meet some bloodhounds while you’re here!
You haven’t truly experienced Boston until you’ve experienced McGreevy’s, a traditional Irish pub dedicated to all things Boston – sports, history, and music. Check out this place if you’re looking to watch the Red Sox game after work with some new friends and diehard fans. Follow their Twitter @McGreevysBoston for the latest in happy hour weekly drink specials from 4 to 7pm.
NYC – Blind Tiger, West Village
It’s never too early for happy hour — at Blind Tiger, $1 off draught beer, cask ale, wine, prosecco and mead starts every weekday from 11:30am and going on until 8pm. With an awesome happy hour menu of seasonal dishes oysters, wings, and of course the “always-questionable-but-never-deniable” sliders, those looking to meet local NYers are in for a real treat.
Washington DC – El Centro DF, near U Street Metro Station
What can be better than a taqueria, tequileria, and rooftop bar? Nothing, especially when its done by Chef Richard Sandoval. Serving a full selection of tequila and delicious tacos weekly from 5 to 7pm on the rooftop, and daily specials from Nacho Mondays to Margarita Wednesdays, El Centro DF is the place to be to meet people.
Los Angeles – Verdugo
For something more low-key but still with the glamour of Los Angeles, Verdugo offers “beer, booze, and beats” to unwind from work. With additional seating outside in their patio, Verdugo gives the vibe of being a sultry beer garden and makes mingling with the locals and new friends easy. Throw in a rotating menu of food trucks and 22 different taps, and you got yourself a solid happy hour.
Chicago – Check out our recent post, Top 10 Summer Happy Hour Bars in Chicago for a full selection on the best bars to wine & dine after work.