4 Unique Happy Hour Hotspots to Visit for Drinks in Westchester

Saltaire Oyster Bar & Fish House | Photo by Favoreats

Say goodbye to the pandemic blues and hello to sunshine and seriously sippable drinks at these Westchester County happy hours.

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.

Sips & Seafood

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.

Saltaire Oyster Bar & Fish House
Saltaire Oyster Bar & Fish House | Photo by Favoreats

Over the Moon

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.

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Mex It Up

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!

Vega Mexican Cuisine
Photo courtesy of Vega Mexican Cuisine

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

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.

Related: 6 Outdoor Happy Hours for Cocktails in Westchester

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