Looking for a place to enjoy a drink after work? Westbury is filled with watering holes offering happy hours specials on both drinks and appetizers that will make getting through the workday a little easier. Whether you’re looking for someplace upscale and chic, or someplace more casual to let your hair down, here are some places that will allow you to ease off the workday, without sacrificing your paycheck.
Happy hour is from Monday to Friday 4 to 7 p.m. at this upscale, yet casual bar and cocktail lounge. Enjoy half off beer, wine by the glass, and cocktails, such as the Miami Vice (with Ciroc Coconut, Fresh Lime Juice, Pineapple Juice and Mint) or the Moscato Martini (Skyy Moscato Vodka, Skyy Pineapple Vodka, Cranberry juice and fresh lime juice), which will run you about $7.50.
City Cellar is at 1080 Corporate Drive, Westbury. 516-693-5400. www.citycellarny.com
This swanky lounge has half price appetizers and cocktails Monday to Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The diverse cocktail menu includes the Melody Margarita (with peach schnapps and southern comfort), Pineapple Blossom (Coconut Vodka, Crème of Coconut, and Pineapple Juice) and the Lady Godiva (Godiva Chocolate Liquor, Van Gogh Chocolate Vodka, Crème de Cacao with chocolate syrup rum). There’s also almost 20 appetizers to choose from, including sushi rolls, octopus salad, calamari, crab cakes and vegetable spring rolls.
Chi Lounge is at 103 Post Ave., in Westbury. 516-385-3795. www.chidininglounge.com
This newly opened upscale Mexican eatery has happy hour Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Enjoy their cocktails, Tocola Margarita, beers, Red or white sangria or wines on tap.
Tocolo Cantina is in The Gallery at Westbury, 920 Old Country Road, Westbury. 516-222-0060. www.tocolocantina.com
This casual Mexican eatery welcomes patrons for happy hour at the bar Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Sunday open through 3 p.m. Specials include margaritas for $3.25 and draft beers for $2.25-$3.25. The drinks go great with the food on the happy hour menu, which includes cheese quesadillas ($3.75), chicken flautas ($5.75) and beef nachos ($6.75).
Cozymel’s is located at 1177 Corporate Drive in Westbury. 516-222-7010. www.cozymels.com
This wine bar and Italian tapas restaurant offers you double the chance to enjoy its happy hour menu. From Monday through Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close, you can indulge in $7 cocktails, $5-$9 wines by the glass and $4 beers. Pair that with $2 bruschetta (there are five types to choose from) or a $5 gourmet appetizer such as Arancini (risotto balls with peas, mozzarella and tomato sauce), polenta fries, margherita pizza or mussels.
Spuntino is at The Gallery at Westbury, 1002 Old Country Road in Westbury. 516-228-5400. www.spuntinowinebar.com