We can drink anywhere, as long as there are good libations, but sometimes you just don’t feel like shelling out $17 for a glass of rosé. Whether you’re looking for a low-key watering hole, top-notch bar snacks or a place to watch the sunset, there’s a happy hour for you.
The 8 Best Happy Hours in the Hamptons
Indian Wells Tavern
Head to Indian Wells Tavern for a weekly happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. that features $10 martinis and Manhattans, $6 wine and discounted bar snacks. Warm pretzel, anyone?
177 Main St., Amagansett; 631-267-0400 or indianwellstavern.com
Have a hard time disconnecting? (Us, too.) But sink into one of Cowfish’s Adirondack chairs overlooking the water and you’ll forget all about checking your email—especially when there are half-priced apps, beer, wine, well pours and select cocktails, Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.
258 E. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays; 631-594-3868 or cowfishrestaurant.com
The Springs Tavern
Bring your wet-nosed bestie to this unassuming East Hampton spot (it’s dog-friendly) for happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. Get $1 off beers, wine and well liquor, plus $6 bar bites.
15 Fort Pond Blvd., East Hampton; 631-527-7800 or thespringstavern.com
Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. (and all day Saturday through Monday!), feast on wings, hush puppies and burgers for $2.50 to $9, and enjoy $3 Shiner Bock bottles and pitchers of beer for $15.
3593 Montauk Hwy., Sagaponack; 631-537-2271 or townlinebbq.com
Nick & Toni’s
This Hamptons mainstay never goes out of style. Cozy up on the charming patio for social hour, Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. for $6 brews, $8 wines and cocktails and snacks such as zucchini chips and cheese and salumi plates.
136 N. Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-3550 or nickandtonis.com
Lulu Kitchen & Bar
In Sag Harbor, the darling Lulu Kitchen & Bar has happy hour every night. Expect $5 beers, $8 wines, $10 house cocktails and $1 oysters from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Not too shabby.
126 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-0900 or lulusagharbor.com
Don your favorite sundress and head to East Hampton’s chic hotel for an elevated happy hour experience, daily from 3 to 6 p.m. The boutique hotel celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, so expect events and specials all summer long. There’s an Aperol spritz waiting for you at the bar.
207 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-5006 or themaidstone.com
George’s Lighthouse Cafe
With $3 sliders and tacos, $5 Montauk Hard Label specialty cocktails and incredible views of the Montauk Lighthouse and the sunset, George’s Lighthouse Cafe is hard to resist. The happy hour sunset special is from 5 to 6 p.m. every day.
1999 Montauk Point State Pkwy., Montauk; 631-668-2076 or georgeslighthousecafe.com