If you’re wondering where local residents and Seaport business owners and workers go for happy hour—always a true test of a great bar—try one of these popular neighborhood spots, all a short walk away from Pier 17.
On the corner of South Street and Peck Slip, you’ll find The Paris Café, which has been around since 1873, making it the oldest bar in the neighborhood. It’s a great place to convene with friends, grab a bite or check in on the game before the show—or simply enjoy the Monday–Friday happy hour from 4–7pm. Around the corner is Fresh Salt, a low-key neighborhood bar with good food, cozy booths inside and tables outside on Beekman Street. Happy hour specials are available from 4–8pm daily. For more of a pub vibe, head nearby to Dorlans Tavern & Oyster Bar on Front Street and join the lively fray of local workers lingering over beer, wine and bar snacks. Over near the corner of John and Front Streets, Trading Post draws a well-heeled crowd of locals with its classy bar area, nooks, booths, and extensive menus, both food and beverage-wise.