Happy hours come in many forms and variations. We have bars offering early-bird discounts on food; restaurants trying to increase liquor sales by encouraging day drinking with “unbeatable” specials; and my personal favorite — places that are smart enough to offer both. So what do I look for in a happy hour? Quality and value. Nothing beats feeling full on well put together plates and having an excellent day buzz all the while still having a few bills still left in your pocket.
So here we are, an all-too-brief list of some of the great happy hours in and around town. (Note, almost every happy hour we ventured to offered something great; but having to boil the list down to five, we found something a little extra special in the following list.)
No. 5: Brasserie du Vin
This quaint French bistro at the edge of Chinatown just recently revamped its happy hour(s) by kicking it off an hour earlier. Moving forward, patrons can sip on $6 wines and $9 specialty cocktail from 3-6 p.m. They have also added their fan favorite rib eye burger ($14) from the lunch menu to the already impressive happy hour food offerings.
Brasserie Du Vin
1115 Bethel St.