Happy Hour In Harlem


updated 5/14/2019

Harlem indeed holds a special place in my heart.  There is nothing else like it in New York City or even in Manhattan.  As soon as you step off the subway the air smells different, the people move differently, and there is a real sense of community that you feel.  As many of you know, I have been a Harlemite for a couple of years, and I am the biggest believer in supporting MY HOOD.  With that said I felt led to share with you some of my favorite Happy Hour spots uptown.


Yatenga - This French Bistro and Bar has been open for almost seven years and knows the winning combination for a successful, happy hour.  And that is giving people exactly what they want from a happy hour, and that is plenty of options.  Yatenga's happy hour is EVERYDAY from 4pm - 8pm and includes $3 Draft Beers, $3 shots, $4 House Wines, $5 Frozen Margaritas, and $6 Well Drinks.  

2269 Adam Clayton Powell Jr , New York, NY 10030


Cantina -  They have dubbed themselves as Harlem's Favorite Taqueria and Bar, and they pack out their bar almost every Happy Hour.  Their first location is on 7th avenue, and with much success, they opened a second establishment on Malcolm X Blvd.  Not only do they have a kick-ass happy hour but a great Taco Tuesday special for only $3, and THERE IS NO LIMIT!  Felt like some Master P sound bite needed to follow that sentence.  Their vast selection of taco choices ranges from Mango Jerk Chicken, Spanish Chorizo, Mexican Pulled Pork, and others.  Their happy hour is from 3 pm - 7 pm, and this is one of those places you NEED to arrive early.  Their Malcolm X location has a more massive bar, and therefore you have a better chance of nabbing a seat.

1838 7th Ave, New York, NY 10026

329 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

Happy #CincoDeMayo #Harlem #NYC. It’s time for #HappyHour

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The Honeywell -   This bar has successfully disrupted the bar scene in Hamilton Heights (which I still call Harlem) by providing us with a 70's retro speakeasy kind of vibe.  This is the sister bar to Harlem Public and At The Wallace, and each bar has a different type of ambiance.  At The Honeywell, they create a memorable experience for the patron by the way the cocktail is crafted right before your eyes.  Their happy hour is every day from 5 pm - 8 pm and includes $9 cocktails drinks, $5 house wine, and bar food specials as well.

3604 Broadway, New York, NY 10031













Hexagon Lounge -  One of the newest kids on the block but definitely one of my go-tos for a good happy hour.  Hexagon has live music on Tuesdays and their happy hour includes $5 well drinks, $7 sangria, and $3 Hexagon draft beer.

 318 W 142nd St, New York, NY 10030



Oso  - You had me at happy hour twice a day or what some bars call reverse happy hour.  Did you know the owner is the Alex Trebek's son?  Apparently while bartending in undergrad is how Matthew Trebek caught the hospitality bug and decided to open up his open restaurant in Harlem with a Mexican street food concept.  Their tequila flights or $8 happy margaritas are sure to win you over.

1618 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10031

🌼happy hour in session🌼

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Do you have a favorite place in Harlem you enjoy going to Happy Hour for? Feel free to share in comment section.




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