The Happy Hour Heat Map
Happy hour is the happiest time of day, one that promises affordable drinks, discounted bites and an opportunity to vent about life with colleagues, friends, strangers sitting at the table next to you and that one girl on the bathroom line. Of course there’s no better place to enjoy a post-work beverage and plate of fries than in Lower Manhattan, wherein happy hours are a-plenty, as is easy access to many subway lines when you need to stumble home.
Some areas of Lower Manhattan are more spirited than others, and to guide you to your next liquid journey, we’ve assembled this highly scientific happy hour heat map, which identifies all the activity for after-work festivities throughout the neighborhood.
Stone Street is always dependable terrain for outdoor drinking when the weather’s right; the Seaport has high-end locales like the hideaways inside T. Brasserie and the Fulton — as well as more casual options at places like the Little Shop and Cowgirl SeaHorse; and the strip of taverns along Greenwich Street is just asking for an extensive bar hop — bouncing from O’Hara’s to Cat Sports Pub to Wogie’s. If you’d prefer a quieter area where you likely won’t run into your boss while downing tequila shots, consider, for instance, the more secluded Recreation and Five & Dime.
Lastly, remember to drink responsibly, tip your bartender and, while waiting for the next round, check out other meticulous, research-based graphics from the Alliance’s hard-working data-crunchers.Tags: happy hour heat map