Top 5 Gourmet Happy Hours: Greenwich Village

By Chad Carns

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

Happy hour is 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?

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 gourmet cuban sliders, crispy chorizo and creamy fresh guacamole deviled eggs  — in other words, something gourmet – then check out our Top 5 Gourmet Happy Hour Bars: Greenwich Village.

Blind Tiger Ale House

Blind Tiger Ale House

Blind Tiger set the standard for craft brew pubs back in 1995. They continue to feature an ever-changing array of quality craft beers, along with a nice selection of wines, all paired with solid bar food. 281 Bleecker Street / 212 462...
Houston Hall

Houston Hall

Houston Hall ales and lagers are brewed by Greenpoint Beer Works, which was first established to produce all beer for Heartland Brewery. Houston Hall is like a frat party with great TVs. I’m guessing some IDs are being scanned for the first time here. If...

The Brooklyneer

The Brooklyneer features a wide assemblage of "Made-in-Brooklyn" food and drink products that showcase the thriving artisans living & working in Brooklyn. The Brooklyneer’s goal is to bring Manhattan the newly emerging food & drink artisans from...
The Folly

The Folly

Trendy nautical-themed bar on the cusp of Greenwich Village and SoHo with a focus on rum cocktail. Try one with Rum and one without. Spacious bar is great for parties or singles getting a drink. Definitely a place to meet a date. Food menu is small but focus...

About The Author

Chad Carns
Founder / Food & Drink Editor

Chad Carns put his Digital Creative Director job on hold to follow his passion for food, wine and culture downtown to Greenwich Village where he wrote, designed and independently published The Gourmet Bachelor, a trendy cookbook featuring easy recipes for two. Carns studied culinary arts and wine at prestigious institutions in NYC. He is a distinguished guest judge at International Culinary Center, certified Tuscan Wine Master and Founder / Food and Drink Editor of The Gourmet Bachelor.

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