Food & Drink

The Smith Street happy hour list

The garden at Pacifico. Photos by Lindsay Buckley.
Ourdoors at Pacifico. Photos by Lindsay Buckley.

This week, we took it upon ourselves to make the rounds on Smith Street, trolling from Atlantic Avenue to Union Street to find all of the happy hour specials along the way. Although most of the 16 places listed below have similar hours and prices (weekdays 5-8, $3 beers), some standouts caught our eye: Camp’s Recession Thursdays run all night long with $3 well drinks, while Bar Great Harry offers 21 beers on tap as well as well drinks and bottles, all 2 for $5! Once the clock strikes 8 you can always saunter down the block to Gowanus Yacht Club, where $2 and $3 drinks are the norm.

98 Smith (corner of Pacific)
M-F 4:30-7
$4 house margaritas ($5 with flavors), $3 tap, $4 bottled beer
outdoor seating

Bar Tabac
128 Smith (corner of Dean)
no happy hour; occasional nightly specials

Apartment 138
138 Smith (between Dean & Bergen)
M-F 5-7
$3 pints, $5 glass of house wine (red or white), $5 well drinks
Tuesdays all wine bottles ½ price
Outdoor seating; game room

Coco Roco
139 Smith (between Dean & Bergen)
M-F 5:30-7:30
$4 cocktails
outdoor seating

152 Smith (between Bergen & Wyckoff)
5-8 daily
$3 drafts & well drinks
different food specials every week
outdoor seating

Pane e Vino
174 Smith (between Wyckoff & Warren)
M-Th 5-8
2 for 1 beer wine and sangria (normal price is $8)

Boat Bar
175 Smith  (between Wyckoff & Warren)
M-F 5-8
$3 draft, bottles, well drinks


Camp (above)
179 Smith (between Wyckoff & Warren)
5-8 daily
2 for 1 beers ($5-$7)
“Recession Thursdays” $3 well drinks all night long. See the Obama posters reading “Yes We Camp!”

191 Smith (between Warren & Baltic)
M-F 3-7
$2 PBR cans, $1 off all other drinks
Wednesdays song club in back (local singers/songwriters)
$7 musician’s burger (plain burger with fries); one draft beer will be $3
Backyard w/ few chairs, but no eating

Clover Club
210 Smith (between Baltic & Butler)
“Summer Specials” (not Happy Hour)
M-F 5-7
Rotating $6 cocktail menu, $3 tap, $5 wine glasses (red & white)
Discounted food menu: chef’s special deviled eggs, steak crustini for $4-$9

Angry Wade’s
224 Smith (between Butler & Douglass )
3-7 daily
half-off all tap beers & well drinks (~$3 each)

Cocktails at Zombie Hut.

Zombie Hut (above)
273 Smith (between Degraw & Sackett)
5:30-closing daily
$2 PBR, $5 well & special house drinks (one is called planet punch)
outdoor seating

Em Thai Kitchen
278 Smith (between Degraw & Sackett)
5-7:30 daily
$3 beer, sake cocktails
$15 tasting menu (appetizer, main course, dessert)

Bar Great Harry
280 Smith (corner of Sackett)
M-F 2-7
Impressive draft collection (21 choices including Yuengling, Victory Harvest Ale, IPA), bottles/cans of Bud, Bud Light, PBR, and well drinks ALL 2 for $5
encouraged to bring your own snacks

Union Smith Café
305 Smith (corner of Union)
M-F all night
$4 draft, $5 pint glass of mohitos, sangria and margaritas served at the outdoor bar
outdoor seating
[UPDATE: Currently, drafts are $5 and mohitos, margaritas and sangria are $6]

Gowanus Yacht Club
323 Smith (corner of President)
open 4-closing M-F, 2pm-closing weekends
no official happy hour, but cheap beer & wine ($2-$3 for most)
outdoor seating


  1. Scoop St.

    Excellent list. Happy hours can not be ignored during a recession. Camp’s “recession Thursdays” are aptly named. Can’t wait to check these places out!

  2. Sorry about that Jackie. Have contacted the bar and updated the item to reflect current drink prices. Hope you had a chance to check out some of the other ones on the list!

  3. cobblehillster

    I’m a regular at BGH and they never have the good draft beers as part of happy hour. But given that the same beers would cost at least $1 more at other bars, I suppose you’re getting a deal just by drinking there.

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