Midtown Happy Hour: Dalton’s Lunchtime Happy Hour Goes Until 8pm!
If you like to eat, chances are you like to drink (read: a lot of you are freakin’ lushes), so I thought maybe it was time to introduce a happy hour column to the site. Every week, our Happy Hour Correspondent “Mamacita” posts about a different bar in Midtown that fits the Midtown Lunch mentality: unhealthy food, not lame (unless it’s lame in a cool way), and most importantly… cheap.
I’ve walked by Dalton’s Bar and Grill plenty of times and never thought about going in. At first glance, there are too many flat screens behind the bar, the food is overpriced and the crowd leans towards the corporate side. It feels out of place for this stretch of 9th Avenue that includes the sordid Port 41, rowdy Rudy’s, derelict Holland’s and raunchy Blue Ruin. However, on one night I wandered in to take advantage of their slightly later then average happy hour. It was then that I realized that this watering hole actually had something to offer.
Dalton’s serves up $4 Rolling Rock, $5 Sam Adams, Yuengling, Cosmopolitans, well drinks and red/white wine starting at 12pm until 8pm. Yes, you heard me right. This is an official lunchtime happy hour. In addition, they have their namesake beer Dalton’s ale and Blonde on draft for only $4. There is something about a pub with it’s own draft beer that always appeals to me… and this pint did not disappoint.
The bar is bustling on a weekday night with local workers having a tipple before heading home. Don’t mind the somewhat generic bar ambiance. Come for the drinks to start your weekend early, or if you get off work late, Dalton’s ale will ease the pain.
- Happy hour starts at 12pm. Who says you can’t have a cheap nooner?
- $4 Dalton’s pints and well drinks for $5
- Large bar plus waitress seating to accommodate large parties
- Clientele is mostly corporate workers, predominately male (maybe that’s a plus?)
- Atmosphere is like your lackluster Midtown Irish bar with many TVs
- Food is overpriced for what basically amounts to pub-level eats
Dalton’s Bar and Grill, 611 Ninth Ave. (nr. 43rd St.), 212-245-5511
Photos and post by “Mamacita”