Two weeks ago, we asked you, our readers, to nominate your favorite happy hour spots in and around the neighborhood. In total, 22 bars were nominated. Wow. Bushwick, you really love your happy hours!

The nominations covered it all. There were dive bars, wine bars, fancy cocktail spots and more.

Last week, we asked you to vote. And, Bushwick, you did not disappoint. In total, more than 3,500 votes were cast. That is the most yet. So, for that, we thank you.

The runners up . . .

Coming in third, with 351 total votes and the bronze medal, is The Ten Bells at 65 Irving Ave! A newcomer to the Bushwick area, The Ten Bells is a decadent wine and tapas bar serving up tons of natural wine options. This bar, full of warm lighting and dark wooden accents, offers happy hour every day from opening to 7 p.m., complete with dollar oysters $6 glasses of wine and $18 carafes.

The silver medal, with 1,135 votes, goes to Tabaré Bushwick at 1006 Flushing Ave. This local joint — the sibling of Tabaré Williamsburg — is a warm and tasteful spot for brunch, dinner, wine and cocktails. Clearly, Tabaré has a beloved happy hour, which runs every day until 7 p.m. and includes half-off select wine bottles, $4 beers, $6 glasses of wine and $7 house cocktails. But the restaurant also offers delicious food items. Check out the menus here.

And . . . drum roll please . . .

The winner of the 2021 Best of Bushwick best happy hour competition goes to none other than Myrtle Pub at 56-53 Myrtle Ave! Also a newcomer, Myrtle Pub has made a strong entrance to the local happy hour scene, racking up 1,613 total votes. Damn! With a $5 beer and shot combo, a 2-for-1 happy hour every day until 8 p.m. and $2 Rolling Rock cans, Myrtle Pub is an affordable welcoming space for those in the neighborhood. Myrtle Pub also has rotating drafts, local craft cans, specialty cocktails, sangria and housemade infusions. Free hot dogs and popcorn are available anytime!

Image: Allie Herrera

“It was a thrill to be nominated and included with so many of our favorite local spots,” said Casey Spindler, co-owner of the bar. “We’ve been having a great time at the pub meeting our neighbors. Thanks to the support of our community, we can call ourselves the best happy hour!”

“We keep it simple, Spindler added. “Cheap ass drinks, friendly bartenders and a welcoming environment.”

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