The Happiest Hour

American / Bar Food / Burgers

West Village


Get directions | 121 W. 10th St., New York, NY 10011


Hours | Sunday 2pm-, Monday 5pm-, Tuesday 5pm-, Wednesday 5pm-, Thursday 5pm-, Friday 5pm-, Saturday 2pm-


Our favorite cocktail bars are ones that take their food at least half as seriously as their vodka. The Happiest Hour falls into this category. Absolutely a cocktail bar first, restaurant second, The Happiest Hour is one of those rare hybrid bars that’s a one stop shop for those nights you just need to blow off some steam, get into some Action At The Bar, and still fill your belly with something delicious.
The Happiest Hour took over the space that formally housed Kingswood, the popular Australian pretty people hang. Kingswood regulars won’t be disappointed, as Happiest Hour is an equally good time, and the food is better than Kingswood’s ever was. The space has a ‘tiki bar at the beach with pelicans in the water’ kind of vibe – it’s the kind of spot where people could wear sunglasses inside, at night, and get away with it. We’re not saying you should actually wear sunglasses inside – you definitely shouldn’t. But if you insist, The Happiest Hour is the place to do it. After a couple cocktails, those rays will be coming down strong. The folks who own this place have been involved with such heavyweights as The Pegu Club, The NoMad, and Death & Co, so those drinks that are making the sun come out at 11pm, they’ve got some pedigree behind them.
Speaking of strong, The Happiest Burger is a F-I-N-E bar burger. We’ll get into it below, but the burger here is worth a trip alone. One thing we don’t quite understand are the cheap-o Halloween nurse outfits they have the servers wearing. They kind of say, ‘I just got out of the hospital at Miami Dade, and I’m downstairs eating some Jell-O,’ as opposed to, ‘I want to bring a heavenly drink and some great food.’ Weird, unflattering, and awkward. About as appealing as a grown man with pierced ears.
Nurse costumes aside, get The Happiest Hour on your radar for the next After Work Drinks or Girls’ Night Out occasion. For those times in your life when you just need a stiff drink and burger, The Happiest Hour is there for you.




bonsai chicken bites
Kewpie mayo, lemon


extra crispy wings
Buffalo or sweet chili


loaded tater tots
Cheddar, scallion, sour cream & bacon


buffalo cauliflower
Blue cheese sauce


mac + cheese bites
Jalapeno dipping sauce


salt + pepper broccoli
Ranch and lemon sauce


brussels sprouts
Thai vinaigrette, mint, and chili


happiest caesar
Little gem lettuce, Caesar dressing, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese


the happiest burger
Two all beef grassfed patties, american cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, confit onions, special sauce


single happy
Single patty, american cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, confit onions, special sauce


the happiest veggie burger
Corn, black bean and mushroom patty, american cheese, lettuce, tomato, crispy onions, pickles, special sauce


fried chicken sandwich
Buttermilk brined chicken, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and Kewpie mayo