Best NYC Happy Hour Margaritas | Top 5 Favorite Spots
Last Updated on February 17, 2022 by Dana Berez
Best Margaritas NYC
After living in NYC for 6 years, I have done a fair share of trial and error to find the best margaritas in NYC at the best price. So, I have come up with a list of my five go-to spots for NYC Happy Hour Margaritas.
All these margaritas are fresh and tasty, nothing is worse than a bad-tasting margarita! So have a couple of guilt-free margaritas because they won’t be burning a hole in your pocket.
1. Tortaria NYC
Location: University Place & 12th Street, Union Square
I stumbled across Tortaria NYC randomly, and I have been coming back regularly ever since! They don’t have a Happy Hour, but the house margaritas are affordable enough at $7, it’s like having happy hour all night long!
I also love the fish tacos, fresh guacamole, and their spicy fries.
It is the busiest on weekend nights, so I’d recommend coming early or heading there during the weekday.
I keep coming back for the vibe: great drinks, service, colorful interior, and fun music (I swear they play my favorite songs).
2. Fonda East Village
Locations: East Village, Chelsea & Park Slope, Brooklyn
Fonda is a great choice for their delicious happy hour margaritas and botanas. When you’re there, try the fresh guacamole. It’s so delicious and it comes with warm tortillas!
I frequent the East Village location the most and know first hand that the bar fills up fast for the happy hour, so be sure to head their early. Bonus: Happy Hour is all night on Monday, cheers to that!
Happy Hour Special: $7 Margaritas & $8 Botanas
When: Monday all night: 4pm – Close, Tuesday–Thursday: 4pm-7pm, Friday–Sunday: 4pm-6pm
3. Dos Caminos NYC
Locations: Soho, Meatpacking, Park Avenue
When I am in the mood for a frozen margarita, I head to Dos Caminos Happy Hour in Soho. Conveniently located on Houston Street, perfect for refreshment after all your shopping!
Ask to mix their frozen traditional and prickly pear margaritas for a tasty pink & beautiful swirl.
Happy Hour Special: $8 Margaritas & $6 Bocaditos
When: Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm & 9pm-Close
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4. Mad Dog & Beans
Location: Pearl Street, Downtown Manhattan
This Stone Street gem, Mad Dogs & Beans is my favorite place to get drinks in downtown Manhattan.
The outdoor seating is ideal, however, the happy hour is only available inside at the bar, but a $6 margarita will make up for it!
My favorite dish they serve is their spicy wings. Even though it’s not a traditional Mexican dish, they are so amazing I’ll sometimes come just for the wings!
Happy Hour Special: $6 Margaritas, frozen & traditional
When: Monday- Thursday 2:00 pm-5:30 pm at the bar
5. Black Ant NYC
Location: 2nd Avenue & 3rd Street
Get your cameras out, this place has quite an interesting menu! Named Black Ant for a reason, they are known for their unique dishes including grasshoppers, and topping your margaritas with black ant salt (yes real ants).
However, as crazy as the menu may seem, the food is actually delicious and inventive. You’d have no idea the salt was black ant salt unless someone told you.
If you aren’t feeling the insects, you can always ask for regular salt and opt for more traditional Mexican dishes.
Happy Hour: $7 Margaritas & $8 Botanas
When: All Week 4 pm-7 pm
Hope you enjoyed reading my best NYC Happy Hour Margaritas! Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these places! Pin this to your NYC boards!