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Who doesn’t love a good happy hour? After a seemingly never-ending workweek, you and your friends need a reliable place to take the edge off. The Bronx has a ton of fun spots to check out for out-of-this-world drinks, quick bites and entertainment. From masala fries to fiery drinks (literally), here are nine places to check out.

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1. The Bronx Public

From the graffiti on the walls to the images all around the bar celebrating the borough’s hip-hop influences, The Bronx Public screams BX pride. Visitors can stop by during happy hour for a $5 margarita and $1 wings, Monday to Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. (and all night on Wednesdays). The local bar even has a ton of fun games, including a huge Uno deck, Jenga and Connect 4, to play with friends (or make new ones). And if you can’t get enough of this Kingsbridge bar, come back for brunch and add your very own bottle of rosé to your meal.

170 W. 231 St.; 718-708-6447 or thebronxpublic.com

2. Casa Del Mar

If you’re in the mood for seafood and unique drinks, then Casa Del Mar has the happy hour for you. Grab $5 fish tacos on Taco Tuesday or sip a sea-themed drink like the rainbow-hued Mermaid (pictured). Happy hour runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 3 to 9 p.m. on “Social Fridays.”

1779 Webster Ave.; 917-473-6670 or casadelmarny.com

3. The Last Stop

At The Last Stop (previously named Short Stop), you’ll find classic American dishes infused with Indian spices, like the Desi grilled cheese sandwich. Swing by for happy hour to check out the huge selection of bar bites like masala fries (choice of skin-on, sweet potato or waffle) or the famous butter chicken wings, as well as an impressive draft selection that includes beers from local breweries. The family-owned diner even has a few famous fans: It was featured on the episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Amy Schumer.

5977 Broadway; 347-449-6679

4. Clinton Hall

Clinton Hall has a ton of locations across NYC, and its outpost in one of the Bronx’s oldest (and most college-centric) areas is a welcome addition, especially since the building stands out on the block with its colorful geometric designs. Beer connoisseurs (or anyone looking to broaden their palate) will appreciate the rotation of beer selections featuring unique offerings like raspberry coffee beer and Uncle Buck Brew (made with Thai chilis). Stop by during happy hour (Monday to Friday until 7 p.m.) to take advantage of select $5 drinks and bites and to play a round of one of the many board games on hand.

601 E. 189th St.; 718-220-6400 or clintonhallny.com/bronx

5. Bronx Alehouse

When you can’t score Yankees tickets but still want to catch the game, Bronx Alehouse is the sports bar with all the live action (baseball, football and soccer, to name a few). You can forget about looking through a menu—there’s an electronic beer board to tell visitors what daily beers are on tap (and how much is left). Don’t forget to add some pub snacks like breaded and fried mac and cheese, dirty fries (topped with beer cheese sauce) or fried pickles to go with your drink. P.S. Happy hour runs until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

216 W. 238 St.; 718-601-0204 or bronxalehouse.com

6. Suyo Gastrofusion

Suyo Gastrofusion is the Peruvian-Asian fusion restaurant we didn’t know we needed. The three-floor space (including a main bar and piano bar) looks straight out of The Great Gatsby. During happy hour (Monday through Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m.), try fun $6 cocktails like the Bubbles & Dreams (vodka, hibiscus nectar and cava), a smoked old-fashioned or the Alchemist (a tropical concoction that the bartender fires up in front of you). If you’re looking for a meal, check out the small plates (pork belly steamed buns, Korean barbecue tacos) or share something bigger like a whole Peruvian-style chicken.

1401 Plaza Dr.; 718-537-7896 or suyonyc.com

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7. Havana Cafe

Dive into Cuban culture at Havana Cafe. The popular spot has daily happy hour specials including $5 mojitos and sangria (in any flavor you want). There are even traditional Cuban bites and an $8 lunch special until 4 p.m. The best part: There are three locations in the Bronx, so you’ll never be stuck waiting too long for a table or a seat at the bar.

Multiple locations; 718-518-1800 or havanacafe.info

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Courtesy of Charlie’s Bar & Kitchen

8. Charlies Bar & Kitchen

From the $2 tequila shots on Tuesdays to the $1 oysters on Thursdays, there are always daily specials at Charlies Bar & Kitchen on top of its Monday-through-Friday happy hour until 7 p.m. (We also recommend the signature $15 sampler, where you can choose up to three sides.) Known for its Southern cuisine, the South Bronx spot has something to impress foodies and aspiring mixologists alike. (Try the Spill the Tea, with whiskey, green tea, peach and lemon.) If you can’t get enough of the place at night, check out its Boogie Down Brunch for even more fun drinks, food and live entertainment.

112 Lincoln Ave.; 718-684-2338 or charliesbarkitchen.com

9. Beatstro

We’ve raved about this hip-hop–themed restaurant before, so it’s no surprise that Beatstro might become your new fave after-work hangout too. Happy hour runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and aside from $6 cocktails like the Red Top (basically an adult Kool-Aid drink), the Famous Bomb Sangria and the Frozen Nemo (served in a fishbowl, naturally), you can also catch DJs playing old-school hip-hop classics every Friday.

135 Alexander Ave.; 718-489-9397 or beatstro.com

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