Edmonton’s bar scene has grown over the last decade to include a place to grab any kind of drink you could imagine. From elegant cocktail bars to cozy pubs, there’s somewhere in Edmonton for everyone. If you’re trying to save a little cash, or just want to an excuse to drink in the middle of the afternoon, here are 5 awesome happy hours around Edmonton to check out!
1. The Common
The Common has a happy hour special for everyone, depending on the day of the week. Tuesday brings $2 off cocktails, Wednesdays are perfect for wine lovers with half price bottles, and on Thursdays they pour $4 domestic draft beers. Happy hour at The Common is an infamous affair, and it’s known to get a little raucous and carry on well into the evening. Bring a group of friends and grab a booth for a great night.
Plus, you can split tons of small plates to share. During happy hour the portions get a little smaller, but the prices do too so you can try tons of new things. The tandoori fries and truffle popcorn are a must.
2. Cactus Club Cafe
Cactus Club Cafe is a trendy lounge and restaurant with a killer happy hour list. On weekday afternoons, you can score bellinis and select beer and wines for a hefty discount. Plus, they have all day daily specials as well, like $1 off Heinekens and glasses of sangria.
If happy hour turns into a full dinner, Cactus Club Cafe has a massive appetizer menu to share, along with killer pasta and seafood dishes. They have two locations in Edmonton, on Jasper Avenue and in the West Edmonton Mall.
3. Hawkeye’s Too Restaurant
Don’t let the name fool you, Hawkeye’s Too is as much a dive bar as it is a restaurant. For a no frills after work beer for a steal, Hawkeye’s Too can’t be beat. How many other places can you find in Edmonton where you can snag a beer for under $5?
But the no-frills approach also means some killer comfort food, like pizzas, patty melts, and lots of fried options. And Hawkeye’s isn’t just great for happy hour, it’s perfect for a late night bite as well. The full kitchen stays open until 2 AM.
4. Beer Revolution
This brewhouse serves up a different happy hour special every night of the week, including the weekends! During the week, different brews are just $5.50 a pint, and you can grab everything from truffle fries to Bavarian pretzels at a discount. Check out their website for daily specials.
They have 24 regularly changing taps, so you’ll always be able to try something new, and they serve up thin crust pizzas baked in a 700 degree oven for the perfect char. What’s better than pizza and beer?
5. The Next Act
South of the river, The Next Act serves up burgers and beer in a cozy gastropub setting. You can snag any draft beer for $1 off from 4-7 PM, and $5 highballs. The interior is casual, friendly, and bright. It’s truly come as you are, with minimal decor.
But the food here gets rave reviews – especially the burgers. Grab a local beer from the tap and a giant, juicy burger for the perfect weekday evening.
Edmonton’s happy hour scene is buzzy, especially in our neighborhood around Oliver! If you’re looking for a spot that’s a quick hop away from some of the best bars and restaurants in Edmonton, The Hendrix is perfect for you! We’re opening soon, and would love to show you around.
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