Happy hour doesn’t just have to be about drinks. For everyone looking for a tasty appetizer, flatbread or burger to accompany their drink special, these local happy hour deals are hard to beat. Food and drink make for twice the deliciousness and thanks to these happy hours, it’s only half the price.
Select Appetizers $3.99-$6.99
Tavern Grill: Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-close
When you think “appetizers,” do you think of the classics? Ooey gooey cheese curds, crispy onion rings, perfectly seasoned waffle fries, cheesy nachos or a warm, buttered pretzel? If “the classics” are up your alley, then The Tavern Grill is your place for happy hour. Try all these tasty apps and more for no more than $6.99. Note: they all pair wonderfully with a $3 16 oz. tap beer.
All Appetizers $3 Off
Carmine’s: Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m., Saturday 3-5 p.m.
No appetizer list is complete without nachos, and Carmine’s are definitely brag-worthy. Chef Jimmy’s chipotle barbecue nachos are stacked high with chipotle barbecue braised beef, pico de gallo, corn and black bean salsa, jalapeño, fresh cilantro, cheese and chips. After your appetizer, check out Carmine’s full Italian menu; try one of the hearty pasta dishes and ask for your ideal wine pairing. And remember, all house wine, tap beer and rail drinks are $1 during happy hour. Happy hour only: nachos $10.99.
All Appetizers, Flatbreads and Sliders $2 Off
Craft Beer and Kitchen: Monday-Saturday 3-6 p.m., 8 p.m.-close
Craft puts a unique spin on classic cheeseburger sliders. Try the filet sliders or the jalapeño Philly sliders if you’re looking for a little extra spice. The filet sliders are a trio of filets on mini buns topped with melted butter, crispy onion strings and horseradish cream sauce. The jalapeño Philly sliders are complete with six ounces of ribeye, caramelized onions, sliced jalapeños and creamy pepper-jack cheese on pretzel buns. Need a tasty appetizer deal to go with your sliders? Share the popular coconut chicken strips with your dinner guest—they are coconut breaded, and golden-fried with toasted coconut and served with a sweet and tangy pineapple glaze. With all these entrées at $2 off, you can’t pick just one. Happy hour only: filet sliders $11.95, Philly sliders $8.95, chicken strips $7.95.
Select Menu, $4-$7
Crave: Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday 9 p.m.-close, Sunday all day
Some happy hour menus take all of 10 seconds to browse, but you may have some trouble deciding which of Crave’s delicious deals to try as their happy hour menu may surpass some full-menu options. Try anything from fries and flatbreads ($6) to chicken wings, nuggets or sliders ($7). Perhaps most popular are the many sushi roll options. There are a variety of options from a basic tuna or avocado roll ($4) to a California or dynamite roll ($7). Your stomach and wallet will love this awesome menu.
Buy Any Burger, Get One Free
Lakes Tavern and Grill: Monday 4 p.m.-close
If you like burgers and great deals, Lakes Tavern and Grill is the place to be on Monday nights. Buy any burger and get another one free. Try the “Best. Burger. Ever.” piled high with a fried egg, bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheese, tomatoes and a touch of mayo for $12 and get another burger at no extra cost, like the Eastsider, a burger with two quarter- pound patties, American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, sautéed onions and Lake’s special sauce, normally a $12 value. Burgers are served with your choice of seasonal fruit, mixed greens, cottage cheese, toasted beet medley or French fries.
Half-Priced Appetizers & Flatbreads
Bonfire: Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m.
Although the $2 off your beer, wine or cocktail will be great, try almost half off a delicious appetizer such as the lettuce wraps, featuring teriyaki ground chicken with romaine hearts and cilantro sour cream. Or try a half-priced flatbread with a kick such as the margherita or barbecue chicken. The margherita features creamy mozzarella, Roma tomatoes and fresh basil, and the barbecue chicken has a hint of cilantro, paired with red onion and chipotle sour cream. The flavors from these flatbreads will pair perfectly with an ice cold refreshing beer off the happy hour list. $5.25–$6.25.
Buy One, Get One for $1 Drinks/Appetizers
O’Malley’s Irish Pub: Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m.
No need to pick between your two favorite apps at O’Malley’s; it’s buy one, get one for $1. Get O’Malley’s “favorite,” Papa’s delights, for $9.99 and pair it with the flavorful boom boom shrimp basket (normally $9.99) for just $1. Papa’s delights feature corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut hand-wrapped in wontons and cooked until crisp and served on a bed of greens, topped with Thousand Island dressing.