“Two-fifty for a high-ball and a buck and a half for beer”, The Tragically Hip’s classic song “Little Bones” is perhaps the greatest Canadian musical ode to Happy Hour ever written. You work hard everyday. So why don’t you “treat-yo-self” every once in awhile? 5pm rolls around and you can strategically avoid rush hour by walking over to your local bar for these seriously amazing deals. Cheers to that.
The Craft | 107 Atlantic Ave.
If you’re in our hood in Liberty Village, you definitely need to stop by The Craft for some crazy Happy Hour deals. Monday-Friday from 4pm-8pm try their “Four at Four” special, for $4 Rail Spirits, Chef’s Caesar, Jameson Shots, Red & White Wines and Draft Beers.
Earl’s Kitchen + Bar | 150 King Street W.
For cheap food, try the Happy Hour menu at Earl’s Kitchen + Bar featuring $3 Garlic Fries, $8 Ribs and $9 Tuna Poke between 3pm-6pm everyday. Pair that with their Monday special of $5 Margaritas and Coronas and you and your coworkers are in for a treat.
Wide Open | 139 Spadina Ave.
Why spend $3 on a TTC ride, when you can spend LESS than that on drinks at a bar?! Yup that’s right, from 5pm-8pm on Thursdays Wide Open Bar’s drink prices from down to $2.75! No frills at this bar on Spadina, that’s for sure.
AFT | 686 Queen Street E.
If your work takes you closer to Riverside, you can enjoy Mill Street, Sapporo, Okanagan Spring or Wellington for a cool $5.25 Monday-Friday before 6pm at AFT. Although this deal is a daily special, you can optimize your savings by heading to AFT on Wednesdays for their Buttermilk Sous Fried Chicken and Maker’s Mark Bourbon for $6.
WVRST | 609 King Street W.
Home to the delectable Duck Fat Fries, WRVST is also known for their amazing deals on Mondays. $5 for Ontario craft beer, perfect to pair with their delicious sausages.
Citizen | 522 King Street W.
The bars along King West are notoriously known for bougie prices, however at Citizen you can make your wallet happy with $4 draughts (Rickard’s, Creemore, Murphy’s Stout, Newcastle, Banquet Belgian Moon and Strongbow Cider). Get there early before the 6pm crowds arrive!
Pearl Diver | 100 Adelaide Street E.
If you’re in the mood for seafood, give Pearl Diver a try with their 3pm-6pm Monday-Friday special: a dozen oysters for $15. Pair that with their $5 feature drinks and you’re ready to set sail on this delicious adventure.
Beast | 96 Tecumseth Street
Beast celebrates brunch in the best way possible with Ontario farmer’s fresh local produce. But you have to make it to Beast during Happy Hour for some incredible deals. Tuesday-Fridays get a glass of wine for $5, tallboy or signature drink. Did we mention $1 oysters? Score!
What’s your favourite spots to frequent for after-work specials? Let us know in the comments below.