Finally ready to sneak out of the house and spend some time mixing it up at local watering holes? Why not try one of these out-of-the-box happy hours, perfect for those looking to shake off the pandemic blues.
Port Chester’s Saltaire Oyster Bar & Fish House not only serves up some superb seafood but also offers a truly unique happy hour. The restaurant’s Thursday Wine & Brine happy hour begins at opening, ends at closing, and features $8 glasses of wine and $4 beers, as well as clams and oysters at a reduced price. They also offer a more conventional happy hour, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, with small plates, snacks, and drinks on offer.
When trolling for a hip locale with a super-cool clientele, Dobbs Ferry’s Half Moon is a solid option. With a glass-encased dining room overlooking the Hudson and a view of New York City, this modish restaurant serves top-tier pizza and features a lounge and 15-seat bar that fills up each weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. on Fridays, with a youthful (and thirsty) multitude enjoying $2 oysters, $7 craft beers, and $10 cocktails.
As people begin shuffling back into bars and restaurants, it’s nice to experience something a bit out of the ordinary. Enter the fun and festive Hartsdale Mexican outpost Vega, featuring not only a wealth of spicy and savory food but also a fun happy hour to boot. Stop by Sunday through Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., to enjoy a happy hour boasting food and drink specials, starring their fiery orange-habanero wings and Hot Diablo margarita. You can pretend you’ve been whisked away to Mexico City!
Looking for a neighborhood watering hole with a great staff and a welcoming atmosphere? You might want to drop by Pleasantville’s attractive Pubstreet, housed in a turn-of-the-century train station that welcomes thirsty locals each Wednesday through Friday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with an entire menu of happy-hour deals, such as $2 chef’s-choice oysters, $5 beer or wine, and other interesting eats, like shishito peppers, littleneck clams, and poutine.