Happy Hour can be a great way to unwind and spend some time with friends. And it can be affordable if you know when and where to find the best deals. Most bars and taverns now have that information online, but sometimes restaurants don’t advertise their happy hour times or specials, so make sure you call ahead if you are not sure.
We have listed chain restaurants that hold happy hours at participating locations, and we will add to the list as we find more. But don’t forget your locally owned spots. Go to our network site in your area to find out about local deals.
Applebee’s: The chain doesn’t seem to advertise an overall Happy Hour, but we found several locations that do indeed have Happy Hour specials in the bar area from 3-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and a late-late happy hour until 9 p.m. They did start the whole $1 Dollarita craze back in 2017, and it is still going string. They also offer half-price deals on appetizers.
Benihana: Happy Hour runs Mondays through Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. at participating restaurants. Check your local restaurant for menu items, as they may vary. Most carry sushi, beer discounts and other appetizers. Happy Hour deals only apply at the bar.
BJ’s Restaurants: Available in the bar only, the BJ’s Happy Hour is from 3-7 p.m. Mondays though Fridays. Drink specials may vary by location.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Many locations have a Happy Hour from 2-7 p.m and from 10 p.m. to closing, including $2-$5 deals. Call your local restaurant to find out specific offers.
Cheesecake Factory: We found a variety of Happy Hour times at restaurants across the country, so make sure you call your local restaurant to find out their hours and deals. Many offer Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Catch the Happy Hour drink specials and half-priced appetizers at the bar.
Chili’s: The hours vary according to location. Some locations offer Happy Hour specials all day, every day, but check your local Chili’s to make sure. Happy Hour is only available in the bar area. Chili’s also has a Margarita of the Month for around $5, available all day every day.
Morton’s The Steakhouse: This restaurant is more expensive. However, they have a bar menu that offers some reasonably priced appetizers such as cheeseburgers or shrimp cocktail. Some locations participate in Morton’s “Power Hour” from 5-6 p.m. (with food and drink deals) and from 9 p.m. to close (for food only).
Outback Steakhouse: Outback has a No Worries Happy Hour at the bar from 3-7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 3-6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Single mixed drinks include Absolut, Bacardi and Jack Daniel’s for $5, and signature cocktails including Ruby Mango Lemonade and Aussie Rum Punch for $5.
P.F. Chang’s: Many P.F. Chang’s restaurants offer a Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with a special menu. The restaurant website states that prices, locations, and participation may vary, so call ahead. The Happy Hour menu lists $5 dim sum and $4 craft beer.
Ruth’s Chris: This is another pricey restaurant, but if you sit at the bar during Happy Hour you can enjoy cocktail specials starting at $9 and a Happy Hour menu.
Sonic Drive-in: From 2-4 p.m. daily, get half-priced drinks and slushes. If you order through the Sonic app, you will get drinks and slushes for half-price all day.
Steak ‘n Shake: Happy Hour doesn’t have to include alcoholic drinks! Get half-priced shakes and soft drinks at Steak ‘n Shake from 2-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
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