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 22 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
16. Ghost Donkey
With a tagline like “Burr-Acho Hour is the new Happy Hour” you can expect a good time. From Sunday to Thursday at two different times–3:30 to 6pm and 10pm to close–Ghost Donkey’s got $4 beer, $8 mezcal cocktails, $7 glasses of wine, and food like wild mushrooms or mole nachos for $8.
Where: 1750 Wewatta St Suite 140, Denver, CO 80202
A laid back bar located in Capitol Hill, Ritual runs their Happy Hour from Tuesday to Sunday, 3-6pm and 9pm-close. The prices are low, from $3 drafts to $4 well drinks and wines and $5 appetizers. Not to mention, their Happy Hour is all day on Monday.
Where: 1209 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
An elegant Italian restaurant that happens to have its own Happy Hour? What could be better? From 4-6pm every night, enjoy delicious Italian wines from $7 and a ton of delicious food on the menu at discounted prices. Appetizers, pizzas, and even pastas can all be devoured for a cheaper price point, making Tavernetta’s Happy Hour one of the most delicious.
Where: 1889 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202
19. Los Chingones
Los Chingones has one of the wildest happy hours with cocktails, margaritas, quesadillas, and nachos for $5 or less. They’ve also got a few different locations from RiNo to Belleview. Every weekday from 3-5:30pm, enjoy their $5 Happy Hour for the perfect mid-week fiesta.
Where: 2463 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Postino Wine Café is redefining happy hour with their own special twist. Get $6 glasses of wine and pitchers of beer until 5pm or if you’re feeling a little fancy, try their $25 bottle of wine and bruschetta board every Monday and Tuesday after 8pm at the Broadway location.
Where: 145 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Sputnik serves vegan and vegetarian fare in a retro setting, perfect for a healthy and fresh meal to accompany your well-priced booze. On Monday through Friday from 3pm-6pm, enjoy jackfruit tacos for $1.50 and $3 PBR Drafts, $3 wells and $5 wines.
Where: 3 South Broadway Denver, CO 80209
1UP is the perfect spot for vintage game lovers. Come play skeeball, vintage arcade games, and basketball while shooting back $3 specialty shots or $2 Coors Light. Their happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3-7pm and all day Sunday. Located in LoDo, Colfax, and Greenwich.
Where: Colfax – 717 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203