Weekdays do not have to be the only place that you could enjoy a good happy hour. There are places that have happy hours on the weekends too. Two of the nicer ones are the Mayfield (688 Franklin Ave between Prospect & Park Pl.) in Crown Heights (Prospect Heights for some of you) and Centro Vinoteca (37 Barrow St on corner of 7th Ave) in the West Village.
Now there’s a caveat; both of these places are slightly upscale and both good with one being extremely good in the Mayfield. At Mayfield they serve $1 oysters and give $2 off draft beer, and $6 glasses or red or white wine for happy hour. Considering they use quality red and white wines and have good draft beers ranging from Brooklyn Lager to Blue Moon to an occasionally new acquisition that’s not too bad of a selection. There’s never anything wrong with $1 oysters if they’re at least decent and their oysters are a little better than decent.
The other bar Vinoteca is a nice little spot on 7th Avenue south in the West Village. Yes they too have $1 oysters but what I like just as much if not more is that they’re specialty cocktail drinks which are usually $14 are now $8. They have lots of cocktails with fresh fruits and top level alcohol’s like Hendrix Gin that should sate even the tougher critics appettite at $8.
I recommend these places for happy hour because sometimes its cool to have a pleasant drink and refreshing side on a lazy Saturday or Sunday. I highly recommend the food and ambience at both spots for an elegant, but cheap way to have a happy hour. Enjoy folks