Happy Hour is more than just watered down Pina Coladas by the pool in Mexico. Whether you’re looking for cheap after work drinks and appetizers, a cheap bite and drink in between classes, or just cheap drinks in general; these bars offer some great deals. You’ll find cheap beer, cheap wine, $5 appetizers, $1 oysters and more. Here is a list of some of the best happy hour deals, food included, in the city.
1. The Carbon Bar
If you're looking for gourmet BBQ, then Carbon Bar is the place to go. Their menu offers family style options that are easy to share. But their late night happy hour special is where the real action is at. On Thursday to Saturday from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., all bar snacks are $5. The snack bar menu features Popcorn Chicken, Fried Oysters and St. Louis Cut Pork Ribs.
2. Earls Kitchen & Bar
Earls is the perfect spot if you're looking for cheap appies and drinks on a patio. Their patio and lounge happy hour menu is available everyday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and offers a few of their popular appetizers at a low prices. The menu features their Dynamite Roll for $10 and Tuna Tostadas for $2 each. Earls also offers a different daily drink special. One of our favourites - Wine Wednesdays - where you can get a bottle of wine for as low at $20! Now that's a deal.
3. AFT Bar
This smokehouse BBQ bar is all about Southern cooking and good bourbon. Happy hour at AFT is Monday to Friday before 6 p.m. and after 10 p.m. on Sundays, offering $5.25 draft beer. But Monday to Wednesday they have a different daily feature. Mondays you can get two steak and frites with a bottle of wine, or on Wednesdays you can get butter milk fried chicken and $6 bourbon and/or bourbon cocktails.
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4. Pearl Diver
For you Ryerson Students, Pearl Diver is the spot to go to for some great oyster deals. Their "Zinc and Drink" is Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., where you can get a dozen oysters for $15 and $5 feature drinks. You can get the same deal late at night from 10 pm to close. But if you're a die hard lover of oysters, the best deal has to be $100 for 100 oysters on Thursdays.
5. The Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel is the place to be if you're looking to have a good time after work. Their "Après Work" is Monday to Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu offers sushi and sashimi rolls from $6 to 10$. The spicy salmon hand roll is only $6! The menu also features cheap snacks like Korean short ribs for $9 and lamb belly skewers for $5. As for drinks, all their cocktails are $10!
6. Black Irish Whiskey Bar & Oyster Saloon
This bar offers some crazy deals everyday. Sunday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., the pub has "Shuck & F#ck" where you can get $1.50 oysters with $0.25 going to F#ck Cancer. They also offer $3.50 Jameson & Olmeca, $4 domestic bottled beer, $5 rail drinks, $5 domestic pints and $6 house wine. Every day of the week they have a different buy one get one feature. You can check them out on Monday's for BOGO Wings, or on Friday's for BOGO fish & chips. Now that's a lot of food!
7. Wide Open
Every day this bar has some pretty good drink specials that will definitely make you feel a lil' bit buzzed. On Mondays all drinks are $4 and on Thursdays between 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can get $2.75 drinks! And every Friday and Saturday the bar offers $15 pitchers, $5 mixed drinks and $8 doubles.
8. Church Aperitivo Bar
This Italian lounge is a great spot to get together with your friends and have some good food and cocktails. Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 pm you can get complimentary appetizers (antipasti) and stuzzichini (finger foods) such as home made pizzas, rice balls, assorted crostini and more with a purchase of a beverage.