Tag: happy hours

Staying close to home with a bar in my neighborhood in the no-name zone between Park Slope & Sunset Park, Brooklyn:

Mary's Bar mosaic
1. Mary’s Bar, 2. Mary’s Bar Happy Hour board, 3. Mary’s Bar draft list, 4. Mary’s Bar snack mix

The Deal:

$2 off drafts, spirits and $5 house wines until 8 pm Monday-Saturday and until midnight on Sunday.  

What We Drank & Ate:

Beers, normally $6, were $4 each.  All beers were served in American pint glasses.  Mary’s doesn’t have a food menu, but offers “the best bar snack mix in the world”, according to our bartender.  I would agree – as pictured above, this is a mix of cheese doodles, pretzels, popcorn, cheese tortilla chips.

Mary's Bar guest checkfaux receipt by mylifeoncraft


The bartender: congenial

The music: low volume mix of all kinds of stuff

The crowd/atmosphere: Pretty empty when we rolled in on a Tuesday just after 7 pm.  It was more inhabited but not crowded with a diverse, chill group when we left around 8:30.  Great feeling to the room – tin ceiling, lots of dark wood, wood floor, mismatched chairs, vintage-y lighting with a dart board and a pool table. Retro and homey.

Overall:  The draft list typically contains ten craft beers that don’t rotate often (see the draft board in the pic at the top of this post).  But for $4 a pint, you have a solid list to choose from.  Add in a charming atmosphere and a killer free bar snack mix and you’ve got one sweet craft happy hour.

Mary’s Bar

708 5th Ave at 22nd St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Mon-Fri: 2 pm-4 am
Saturday and Sunday: noon-4 AM
nearest subway: R to 25th St

NYC Happy Hours

Hump Day Happy Hour is a new weekly post highlighting the best craft beer happy hours in NYC.

Hop Devil Grill & Belgian Room
1. Hop Devil Bar & Grill sign, 2. Hop Devil taps, 3. Belgian Room taps, 4. Belgian Room weekly deal board

The Deal:

Half off all draft beers from 4 pm to 8 pm Monday through Friday! Food specials are also available throughout the week:

    • Monday: Half price appetizers
    • Tuesday: $1 Taco of the day
    • Thursday: Half price appetizers
    • Sunday: Half price burgers

Happy Hour deals are available in Hop Devil Grill and the adjacent Belgian Room.  Wine and well spirits are also half off from 4-8 pm.

What We Drank & Ate:

Beers, normally $7, were only $3.50 and appetizers were half-price as well.  My faux receipt:

Hop Devil Grill receipt
faux receipt by mylifeoncraft


The bartender:  Helpful and friendly

The music: a cool mix of current indie and older R&B

The crowd:  plenty of room at the bar when we rolled in just after 5 on a Monday.  It filled in with a diverse easy-going group of people.  There are several TVs that were playing hockey while we were there for the sports fans.

The beer selection:  solid – the Hop Devil side has 24 taps (all but a few were craft) while the Belgian Room side has 6 taps. Unfortunately, the tap list on Beer Menus and their website weren’t current when we went but I’m sure you’ll find something you like from the list.

The food:  typical but tasty pub fare.  The nachos hit the spot as did the fried mac n cheese bites.

Overall, this is an excellent craft beer happy hour deal – it’s hard to beat a pint of Founders Centennial for $3.50.  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday are the days to go if you want some inexpensive food to go with your brews.  Otherwise, enjoy some $3.50 craft ales from 4-8 pm Monday through Friday at Hop Devil Grill.

Hop Devil Grill

129 St Marks Place between 1st Ave & Ave A
New York, NY 10009
Mon – Sun: 4 pm-4 am
Saturday and Sunday: noon-4 AM
nearest subway: 6 to Astor, R/N to 8th St, L to 1st Ave or F to 2nd Ave









What are your favorite craft beer happy hours in the city? Please leave them in a comment and I will put them on my Happy Hour To-Visit list and feature them in a future Hump Day Happy Hour post. Cheers!

NYC Happy Hours