Best Happy Hour Bars Near Penn Station

All those headlines about crippling LIRR delays this summer have made knowing where to kill time by Penn Station a must. When shopping doesn’t fit your fancy, a nice cold one might. Amid any inconveniences or a last hoorah before heading back to Long Island after work, stop in at any of these bars near Penn Station for a little happy hour fun.

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Juniper Bar

Juniper Bar NYC

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Steps away from Penn Station is this spacious upscale gin-lounge with two floors. From 4-7pm Monday through Saturday and all day on Sunday, customers can sip on rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Prosecco, Cabernet, infused gin and tonic or a rotating draft special for only $6. Phone: 212-967-2511 | Address: 237 W 35th St. Click to drink

Local West

Once the warm weather rolls around, Local West opens its outdoor beer garden and rooftop bar overlooking Madison Square Garden that’s usually buzzing with a crowd during happy hour. Of course there’s also an indoor space for cold or rainy days. The daily happy hour drinks includes $4 Coors Light, $5 Jim Beam Black, $5 Monkey Rum and $7 Cosmopolitans. But more drink specials are offered throughout the week including $5 margaritas on Wednesdays. Phone: 212-629-7070 | Address: West 33rd Street & 8th Ave Click to drink

Lucy’s Cantina Royale

Right next to the aforementioned bar is this Mexican eatery known for offering $7 frozen lime margaritas during happy hour every day of the week (4-7pm). There’s also $6 red wine sangria, $4 Coors Light and daily drink specials to choose from. Head to the cozy rooftop area with high top tables, couches and greenery. The food menu also offers Mexican favorites like tacos, burritos and quesadillas. Phone: 212-643-1270 | Address: 1 Pennsylvania Plaza Click to drink

Blarney Rock Pub

Blarney Rock Pub

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This family-owned Irish pub has been serving the perfect pint of Guinness since January 1969. Recognized by its green exterior, Blarney Rock Pub is lauded for its upbeat atmosphere and yummy bar food. In 2013, the pub also opened a rooftop beer garden with a retractable roof, six large TVs and happy hour till 8pm. The specials include $4 draft Buds, $1 off all drinks and $2 off wings. Another plus: free Wi-Fi is available for all customers. Phone: 212-947-0825 | Address: 137 West 33rd St. Click to drink

Stitch Bar & Lounge

Stop into Stitch for a bigger happy hour menu that lasts longer than the usual 4-7pm. From 11am-7pm, head to the oak bar on the main floor for $5 draft or domestic bottles, $7 wine, $7 sangria, $8 Cosmopolitans and Appletinis. It gets better with 20 wings for $10, which customers rave about. Once in a while a famous face may also pop in including actor Malik Yoba who stopped by in 2015. Phone: 212-852-4826 | Address: 247 W 37th St. Click to drink

District Social

District Social

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Located steps away from Madison Square Garden, District Social mixes a bar scene with fine dining. Harrison Mosher, formerly the chef at Alta Restaurant, put together a menu with international influences that includes croquettes, flatbreads and pastas. The happy hour at one of the top bars near Penn Station lasts till 8pm featuring cocktails for less than $10. Phone: 212-994-9599 | Address: 252 W 37th St. Click to drink

anna halkidis

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