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Where to Enjoy Happy Hour in Montclair + Beyond

by Gabriela Lachapel O'Brien
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For when it’s been a stressful day or you’re just catching up with friends, there’s nothing like a good ol’ fashioned happy hour. When 5PM rolls around, those discounted drink specials and great deals help ring in the evening. From bars to restaurants, we’ve rounded up some great happy hours in and around Montclair to help blow off some steam and reminisce with pals. Here are the best happy hours in Montclair and Essex County for your imbibing pleasure.


Egan + Sons | 18 Walnut Street


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This beloved neighborhood gastropub has a happy hour between 3PM and 5PM Monday through Friday both at the bar and the indoor cafe. It includes $5 beer, wine, and mixed drinks. There’s also a $5 burger or bar pie available along with $2 sliders and even specials from the raw bar.

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Just Jake’s | 30 Park Street


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It’s not fancy — but it’s just what you need after work. Every Monday through Friday from 12PM-6PM, enjoy half-price shots and cocktails — and $2 off select beers and wines for $6. Just Jake’s is situated right in the middle of downtown, so whether you have dinner plans later in the evening or are looking to enjoy a few cocktails before a show at the Wellmont Theater, it’s only a short walk away.

Pineapple Express Barbeque | 1 Lackawanna Plaza

If you’re looking for a beer garden-style experience while sipping on some drinks, Pineapple Express Barbecue is the place to be for happy hour. This Montclair spot has picnic tables, a takeout window, a roving waitstaff, and a full bar. Happy hour is on Thursdays and Fridays from 12PM-6PM, where you can get select draft beer for $5, wine by the glass for $7, well drinks for $8, and specialty cocktails for $10.


Six Points Pub | 574 Bloomfield Avenue


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Six Points Pub is a cool bar serving up delicious drinks — and it has happy hour every weekday from 3PM – 6PM. This includes $2 and $3 beer, $2 off wine by the glass, and $5 mixed drinks. It also has lots of yummy comfort tavern food to pair with these drinks including a giant pretzel and cheese sticks.

The Brookdale | 1099 Broad Street


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The Brookdale is an upscale bar and gastropub bringing new life to bar food and creativity to its drink menu. Monday through Friday happy hour specials apply to both food and drinks (but only at the bar). Between 3PM-6PM, guests can enjoy $5 glasses of wine, $4 WhiteClaws and beers, $8 cocktails, and snacks ranging between $11 and $14.


Sharky’s Wings + Raw Bar | 545 Highland Avenue

Sharky’s was named one of the best sports bars for watching the Super Bowl in NJ by CBS News a few years ago, and for some, that is still true today. Sharky’s serves an extensive seafood menu along with traditional bar fare. In addition to specials unique to every night of the week, Sharky’s celebrates happy hour Monday-Friday between 3PM-7PM with $0.90 wings and clams, domestic drafts for $3, small well drinks for $5, and some shots for $4.50.

Spuntino | 70 Kingsland Road


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For an evening surrounded by wine barrels, dim lighting, and faint instrumental music in the background, Spuntino is the place to be. This tapas-style restaurant near the Clifton Commons train stop (NJ Transit) offers happy hour specials Monday-Friday from 3PM-7PM at the bar, which include deals on wine, cocktails, beer, and food. The menu specifics do change — but the hours do not. There is a late-night happy hour from 10PM to close, too.  Every Monday is bin night, so select wines ‘from the bin’ are available at $50 off. We don’t know what it is about this place, but the staff is always incredibly friendly and consistently goes above and beyond.

The Barrow House | 1296 Van Houten Avenue


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Transporting into a cozy, dimly-lit wood cabin to post up next to a fire while relaxing with a cocktail isn’t as far away as it sounds The Barrow House is exactly that. Happy hour at The Barrow House is in the wood-paneled bar, where from 3PM-6PM patrons can enjoy $2 off wines by the glass and draft beers, $5 deviled eggs, $8 wings, $8 hummus, plus a few specialty cocktails every day.  From 10PM to close on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and limited drinks-only happy hour menu is available.

The Shannon Rose | 98 Kingsland Road

Happy hour is available at this Irish bar and restaurant. The Shannon Rose’s happy hour specials on food and drink are Monday through Thursday from 3PM- 6PM. The selection includes $3 draft beers, $5 vodka drinks, and $10 seasonal rum buckets. There is a drinks-only late-night happy hour from 10PM to close on Monday-Thursday. There are also frequently additional daily happy hour specials as well. The Shannon Rose might just become your new local spot.

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Cowan’s Public | 229 Centre Street


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The vibes at Cowan’s Public remind you of a bar in a trendy Brooklyn neighborhood, and the beers are equally as enticing. During happy hour, 4PM-7PM Tuesday-Friday (and all night on Mondays!), draft beer, wine, and house liquors are all marked down. There is a limited food menu as well.  Chow down on some loaded fries for $6 and it’ll be the perfect ending to any evening.

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