Newark's Hottest Happy Hours
Best Happy Hours in Newark, NJ
In Newark and across America, happy hour is an increasingly ubiquitous institution. After all, who doesn’t love a few hours at the end of the day when you’re guaranteed to get the best boozy bang for your buck? Luckily, there are a ton of Newark establishments that offer happy hour enjoyment, ranging from well-known haunts to brand-new hot spots.
And since happy hour is your reward for a weekday well done, it’s important to be in the know about who has the best deals on any given day. Luckily, your cocktail-savvy Glambassador has compiled a list of Newark’s must-try happy hours. Without further ado, below is The Glambassador’s Guide to Newark’s Hottest Happy Hours.
Mompou, 77 Ferry St. - Just a short walk from Newark Penn Station, Mompou is a modern bistro with great ambiance, authentic tapas, and a lovely back patio for lounging. Known for innovative cocktails, head to Mompou for happy hour on Tuesday to Friday from 4-7 pm for $7 cocktails, $5 glasses of wine, and $5 tapas.
Marcus B&P, 56 Halsey St. - Located in the newly redeveloped Hahne & Co. Building downtown, this intimate and high-end space is the latest venture from acclaimed chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson. Don’t miss happy hour Tuesday through Friday, from 3 to 6 pm, which features $6 beers on tap, $7 house wine, and $8 signature cocktails. The cornbread is an absolute must!
Barcade, 494 Broad St. - An arcade plus a bar equals an instant good time! Head here for happy hour, Monday through Friday from noon to 7 pm, featuring $1 off beer, wine on tap, and well drinks, and $10 for a select beer and a shot of Four Roses Yellow Label. Students can take advantage of Barcade’s Late Night College Happy Hour each Monday through Thursday from 9pm-12am. Bring a valid college ID and get $2 off any beer or pay just $5 for a bar pie!
CoolVines Newark, 625 Broad St. #110 - This premium wine store is right in the heart of the Newark Central Business District and across the hall from Whole Foods. A merchant with a mission. Their focus is on small-production wines and handcrafted beer & spirits.
Membership starts at $2 per month. Proceeds go toward powering Newark First Fridays, independent art and cultural festival.
The suggested donation is $7 for Non-Members
Nico Kitchen + Bar, 1 Center St. - Located in New Jersey’s premiere performing arts center, NJPAC, Nico is a Diner’s Choice Award winner with an upscale vibe. Happy Hour is a great time to get to know Nico. Visit any Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm for $4 draft beers, $5 select wines, and $6 specialty martinis.
City Rub Smokehouse, 118 Stockton St. - Have a dining experience like no other at this smokehouse specializing in southern cuisine with a Brazilian twist. Happy hour specials are available each Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 pm, including $5 caipirinhas, $3 glasses of wine, and $1 Budweiser pints. On Thursdays, enjoy 50-cent wings from 4 pm to close.
Redd’s Biergarten, 37 Edison Pl. - The traditional outdoor German beer garden has moved indoors! Redd’s sits across from The Rock and is known for its “5 Hour $5 Happy Hour” available seven days a week. From 2 to 7 pm, enjoy $5 appetizers, $5 craft/import half liters, $5 house wines, and $5 well drinks.
American Whiskey, 51 Edison Pl. - American Whiskey Newark offers Neapolitan-style brick oven pizza, smoked wings, and other eats as well as cocktails, draft beer, good company, and of course whiskey! Also, right next to the Prudential Center, American Whiskey offers a great space for parties large and small to come in before and after events. From 12 to 8 pm, enjoy $9 Rittenhouse Rye Manhattans, $9 Elijah Craig Old Fashions, $3 Bud Light drafts, and $3 Miller Lite draft.