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The Best Denver Happy Hour Specials You Definitely Need to Know

There’s no place like Denver, Colorado! Anyone who visits the Mile High City will want to check out a Rockies game, visit the Art Institute, or take advantage of one of the many cheap Denver happy hours that are available at some of the best bars and breweries in the country. You can pack your entire day with a variety of activities and events throughout the city, but you need to make sure you take some time to check out the restaurant and bar scene. Here are some of the most popular specials to consider when planning a day or night out on the town.

Postino LoHi

2715 17th St, Denver, CO

Postino is rated as one of the top bars in the Denver area. Of six Postino locations, this is the only one in Colorado. Traditionally a wine cafe, Postino serves at least 25 different bottles from around the world that are fun to drink. The wines are carefully selected to pair well with the food menu, too. Topping that off, Postino LoHi features a wide variety of Colorado beers, both bottled and on tap.

They have one of the best happy hours in Denver, as it runs all seven days of the week from 11am-5pm and offers $5 wine glasses and beer pitchers in-store, and they also offer $9 off wine bottles to-go all day.


909 17th Street at Champa , Denver, CO

If you work near the financial district, Panzano’s might be one of the best Denver happy hour bars to check out. They serve award-winning Italian cuisine using only the best local ingredients. Be sure to grab your dinner in the lounge for specials seven days a week!

Enjoy drink specials every day from 2:30pm-6pm, including $4 beer drafts, $5 select glasses of wine, $5-6 specialty cocktails, and $5-7 gourmet Italian bites.

Terminal Bar

1701 Wynkoop Street (Union Station), Denver, CO

The Terminal Bar has a really unique culture being located in the Union Station’s original ticket office. Terminal Bar boasts at least 40 Colorado beers in its selection. There are also many spirits available that are distilled in the Rocky Mountain State. Whether you’re taking a train to or from the city, be sure to enjoy their happy hour before you leave the station.

Terminal Bar runs specials from 4pm to 6pm Monday through Friday. You won’t want to miss $4 select drafts, $5 select well highballs, and $7 select wines and specialty cocktails!

The Fainting Goat Pub

846 Broadway, Denver CO

The Fainting Goat Pub is the perfect bar to catch an abundance of specials while you’re watching the big game. This bar has NHL Center Ice and NFL Sunday ticket, so you’re guaranteed to catch the games of all your favorite local teams. The Fainting Goat Pub is frequently considered one of the best Irish pubs and patio pubs in Denver.

Stop in Monday through Friday 3-7pm, Saturday until 5pm, and all day Sunday for $1 discounted drafts, $3 wells, $4 house wines and $5 snacks. If you’re looking for a late night happy hour, the Fainting Goat also offers $3 drafts, wells, and wines from 10pm-12am on Monday through Saturday. During football season weekends you’ll want to stop in for one of the best game day menus, which features $2 mimosas until 2pm!

The Hornet

76 Broadway Street, Denver, CO

Coloradans are known to be conscious of their food’s background before consuming. The Hornet prides itself in serving organic food options from it’s own farms and other local vendors. They aim to reduce GMO in their dishes and serve humanely-raised foods.

You won’t want to miss their discounts on dishes during specialty hour, including  pork tacos, artichoke fritters, and burger bites (all prepared 100% in-house), and enjoy select beers, wines, and well drinks for only $4 each during the day from 3-6pm and late night from 11pm-close.


1575 Boulder St, Denver, CO

If you’re in the mood for some pristine Mexican cuisine, look no further than Lola’s Coastal Mexican restaurant. The food dishes are inspired by various regions of Mexico, such as Oaxaca, Yucatan peninsula, Baja, Veracruz and the Northern Coast. Lola also features over 200 different tequilas, including their own house blend.

Many consider Lola to have potentially the best happy hour Denver has to offer. With $5 specialty margaritas, $5 wines, and a wide selection of beers starting at $2, there is always a fiesta to be had at Lola.

The Pioneer

2401 S. University Blvd, Denver, CO

Located right next to the University of Denver, the Pioneer is hands down one of the best spots to get a happy hour special on any given day. This bar features indoor and outdoor seating (plus a rooftop patio) and is lined with DU memorabilia. If you find yourself in the neighborhood stop in to catch some good Mexican cuisine and an ice cold draft.

The Pioneer has drink specials all day, every day, including $3 Coors Light Drafts, $3.50 wells, and $4 house margaritas. Don’t miss the brunch specials on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm!


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Happy Hour Might Soon Be Legal in Illinois

After more than 25 years of existence, the happy hour ban may finally be lifted in Illinois, which would make happy hour drink specials legal in Chicago and throughout the rest of the state. Lawmakers passed a bill in the House last week and in the Senate on Sunday to give bars a bit of a boost in sales and to improve the local tax base. Now we are just waiting on approval from Governor Bruce Rauner.

If passed, the Culinary and Hospitality Modernization Act wouldBabo allow bars in Illinois to have happy hour specials four hours per day with a maximum of 15 hours per week, but would still prohibit them from having two-for-one deals and late night happy hours after 10:00pm. These part-day specials have been illegal since 1989, which has forced bars in Chicago, Champaign and other parts of the state to either offer drink specials all day long or offer none at all. The new legislation could open up opportunities for bars to do better business by allowing them to offer certain specials during off-peak hours.

We love the Windy City and all of its nooks and crannies. No matter where you are, you can always find a bar that has the perfect atmosphere and even some drink specials. Whether you want to taste one of the best local brews or you are looking to enjoy a fancy mixed beverage, there are plenty of hot spots in all of the neighborhoods throughout Chicago.