The Happiest Hour is a whimsical new cocktail bar and full-service restaurant by Acme’s Jon Neidich and veteran New York bartender Jim Kearns, formerly of the NoMad Hotel and Pegu Club. Its “You pick ‘em, we pour ‘em” motto drives a non-judgmental drinks menu in a breezy space, adorned with cartoon palm trees, that evokes bygone California and Florida resorts. The Happiest Hour was designed by Nick Mathers, an Australian restaurateur. Chef Thomas Lim serves elevated diner-style fare anchored by a stellar burger complemented by an array of sides. Chopped salads and sandwiches round out this simple, yet highly satisfying, classic American offering. A rock and soul soundtrack completes the mood.


(212) 243-2827



          5pm - Till Late         Sat. & Sun. Open 2pm


Can’t make it? We’ll bring our famous burger to you!!






Reservations and Private Events

We offer reservations for parties of 6 to 30 guest in The Happiest Hour and parties of 2-15 guests in Slowly Shirley. 

We host private events at both The Happiest Hour, our ground-floor space, and Slowly Shirley, the downstairs lounge.

For a private cocktail reception event, The Happiest Hour can accommodate 55-135 guests. Click here for for a 3D photo rendering of the space:

Slowly Shirley can accommodate 30-55 guests for a private reception. Click here for for a 3D photo rendering of the space: