Happy

Happy hour on demand, for real, for free (NYC)

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Kristofer™@kristofertm · #7 Product Hunter. E-Skateboard fanatic
Love this idea. I've gone to plenty of free happy hours where they get you and your friends in the door to have fun and get loose on free drinks for an hour, then when you're hitting your stride they start charging at the bar and everyone typically continues to hang out. Glad to see someone's making something organized around this concept vs bars having you throw a business card in a fishbowl on your way out to get you and your friends back in.
Sarah BartleyMakerHiring@ohsarahbartley · CEO/Co-founder
@kristofertm Are you in NYC? Would love to hear your thoughts after you've given it a go!
Kristofer™@kristofertm · #7 Product Hunter. E-Skateboard fanatic
@ohsarahbartley I am. Will definitely be giving it a try!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
This would be useful. Kind of like Hotels Tonight for happy hour (but it doesn't need to be between the typical 4-6pm timeframe. It's only available in NYC (specifically East Village, Lower East Side, Williamsburg, East Williamsburg, and Fort Greene).
James Greig@j_greig · Digital designer and writer
Your intro copy doesn't explain what the product is very clearly... I was confused until I'd read the FAQS! :)
Sarah BartleyMakerHiring@ohsarahbartley · CEO/Co-founder
@j_greig Holler if you have further questions, James! Happy to answer them.
James Greig@j_greig · Digital designer and writer
Drew MeyersHiring@drewmeyers · Co-Founder, Horizon
Being a massive fan of happy hours, I of course like the premise... I think executing on it is a whole different ballgame though. I do hope it works, and I can try it when I'm in NYC later this year.
Sarah BartleyMakerHiring@ohsarahbartley · CEO/Co-founder
@drewmeyers You nailed it. Execution is the name of the game. We made the product public less than two months ago, so we're certainly still working out the kinks. That's why we're thrilled to get feedback from the Product Hunt community at this early stage. Do let us know when you're in NYC and how it goes!
Peter Frank@peterkimfrank · Working on dev.to
Does this entitle me to a complimentary, personal, one-hour happy hour? I understand that the venue benefits from any drinks ordered after the hour has elapsed, and the business of any friends that I invite (who don't have the app), but I'd imagine this will encourage a lot of tire-kickers > new, loyal customers / regulars. Maybe margins are high enough on alcohol, when combined with tips, that it's a good deal on both sides. Will try it in the EV soon.
Sarah BartleyMakerHiring@ohsarahbartley · CEO/Co-founder
@peterkimfrank You've got it. That's exactly how Happy works: personal, 60 minute happy hours. We call it Happy Time. Re: benefits for the bar - we partner with places that have at least some excess capacity (which, honestly, is the vast majority of bars in NYC with the exception of certain places on Thurs, Fri, and Sat nights). So they value the increase in traffic that Happy can provide. Additionally, we encourage the bars to price their specials in a way that still allows them to make money on each sale. Of course, we also encourage our users to stick around after the hour, invite friends, order food, etc. driving additional traffic/sales to the bars. Win-Win!