5’o clock rolls around and we all know what that means. It’s time for appetizer and drinks specials that’ll have you excited to say bye to the office and hello to the start of your night. From half off oysters and cheap crab cakes to flautas and margaritas, to drink specials that are so cheap you’ll be on the floor before happy hour is done and specials that go ALL DAY LONG. Here are our 15 favorite happy hours in Denver.
Jax Fish House is an upscale seafood restaurant in LoDo serving seafood platters and oysters plus creative cocktails. Their Happy Hour Menu is huge and runs from 3:30-5pm every single day. Oysters for $2 each, 1lb of steamed mussels for $11, and $5 for hush puppies or fries. As far as drinks go, cocktails like their Jax Strawberry Lemonade and Cucumber Lemon Press are only $6, draft beers are $1 off, and other drinks like wine or well cocktails are at a cheaper price point.
Where: 1539 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
The British Bulldog has got a daily happy hour from 3-6pm, 7 days a week. Well Drinks are only $3.75 while 20oz bud light drafts are $3.50 Check out their website for their entire menu, and if you’re into football, you can watch European matches since British Bulldog is open early on weekdays.
Where: 2052 Stout St, Denver, CO 80205
Rio Grande’s happy hour offers weekday specials, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6pm and features over 11 different margaritas and 50 hand-selected tequilas for a wild happy hour that will get you pumped to get the weekend going.
Where: 1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
A classic neighborhood pub serving up happy hour specials at two different times: 4-7pm and 10pm-2am for anyone with a late night craving. Craft Draft Beers are $5, all micro drafts, wine, and wells are $1 off, Superior Beer and shots of Camarena Tequila are both $8, and Montucky Cold Snacks and a shot of whiskey are $6.
Where: 1801 Wynkoop St # 150, Denver, CO 80202
If you enjoy a rooftop that resembles an outdoor lawn party, then you’re going to love The Red Barber. With lawn gnomes, mountain views, and fire pits, the vibes are fun and whimsical, and the happy hour reflects that. Join Red Barber from 4-6pm daily for $6 Old Fashioned, $5 glasses of red or white wine, and $10 snack packs, plus they’ve got happy hour on Sunday ALL DAY LONG.
Where: 3770 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205
The Lake House Kitchen and Tavern offers lovely views of Sloane’s Lake as well as a daily happy hour from 3:30 to 6:30pm with drink and appetizer specials. Their house wines and well drinks, beer, and specialty cocktails are all $2 off, and they’ve got a whole bunch of appetizers from white cheddar cheese curds to fried pickles and sliders.
Where: 8026 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123
The first thing you see when you walk up to Matchbox is their Happy Hour menu written on a huge chalkboard that lasts from the time they open to 8pm. Pull up a chair next to some of their monthly, local featured art, and enjoy $3 “tall boys”, $5 specialty draft, $2 domestic draft and bottles, and $3 wells, microbrews, and wines.
Where: 2625 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
8. La Loma
If you’re into margaritas and tacos, then La Loma is where you’ll want to be this weekend. Their happy hour runs from 3-6pm every Monday through Friday, with a menu that includes specialty house margaritas for $8, mini flautas, mini rellenos, tacos, and chile con queso. Their full menu has all the details.
Where: 1801 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202
The Kitchen is an elevated gastrobar with a Happy Hour that runs daily from 3-6pm and while the prices might still be a little expensive, they’re nothing compared to the quality of food you get. From $6 Hazy IPAs to classic cocktails like Negronis and Aperol Spritzs for $9.50. They’ve also got burrata for $16.50, triple cooked wings for $12.50, and crispy artichoke hearts with black garlic aioli for $11.50.
Where: 1560 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202
Hungry for some fusion-style dumplings? Then head to Cholon for an amazing happy hour that runs on Monday from 4-5:30pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 2-5:30pm. Even better, their Central Park location does happy hour all day on Tuesday so if you’re in that neighborhood, Cholon will be your next must visit spot. Enjoy Cholon cocktails for $3 off, selected draft beer for $5, and select sake for $8. Plus, they’ve got a whole menu of dumplings to choose from like their General Tsao and French Onion Soup Dumplings.
Where: 1555 Blake St #101, Denver, CO 80202
Uchi Denver is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Denver and a local favorite for sushi. Good to know that they also have a fantastic happy hour menu from 4-6:30pm daily. Their speciality cocktails are unique and delicious and are only $9 and their sake is a beautiful complement to their happy hour sushi, which include $6 for 2 pieces of Atlantic salmon sashimi or 2 pieces of wagyu tartare sashimi for $8.
Where: 2500 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205
12. Max Gill & Grill
You can already guess by the name that Max’s is straight surf and turf deliciousness. Everyday from 4-6pm, enjoy $2 off everything from the bar like their specialty cocktails and wine, $2 off all appetizers like their baked asiago crab dip, mussels, and crab cakes, and 1/2 off all oysters.
Where: 1052 S Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80209
13. The 9th Door
Take a trip down to Northern Spain and enjoy an authentic tapas experience at The 9th Door in Capitol Hill. Every Tuesday through Friday from 4-6pm, enjoy tapas like Bacon-Wrapped Dates, Patatas Bravas, Mussels with Chorizo, and pair it with $5 well drinks, cheap pitchers of sangria, and wine. They’ve also brought back Tapas Tuesdays, a glorious night in which all tapas are only $6 all night.
Where: 925 Lincoln St Unit C, Denver, CO 80203
14. Corridor 44
On Monday through Friday from 4-6pm, enjoy specials on some of Corridor, Denver’s only champagne bar’s, best menu items. From their truffle parmesan fries to their charcuterie boards and house burgers, enjoy it paired alongside their crisp and beautiful glasses of champagne. If the weather permits, drink outside on the patio for the perfect Friday afternoon.
Where: 1433 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
15. Gin Mill
Gin Mill, which is the nickname of an old watering hole, is a great Denver spot to grab a cheap drink, and their happy hour special takes things up a notch. Everyday fro 4-9pm, they’re serving $4 well drinks plus $5 calls and beer specials. They’ve got a number of good beers on tap, from Great Divide IPA and Hoss to Boulder Chocolate Stout Nitro.
Where: 2041 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205