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Happy Hour: These Are Denver's 22 Most Attractive Food-Centric Offers

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Happy hour deals abound in Denver—there are plenty of half-off or two-for-one or specially-priced drinks from wine to beer and cocktails at bars all over town. And while there are also many specials on food, this list offers you twenty-two of the best ones that the Mile High City has to offer. From house-made Cotton Candy at Parallel 17, house-made venison kielbasa at Vesta Dipping Grill, and Tender Belly Hot Dogs with Queso Fundido at Comida, these are Denver's best food-centric happy hour deals.


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The Squeaky Bean

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Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Squeaky Bean bar, diners can enjoy the 'spreads & shmears', consisting of a daily-rotating assortment of spreads, breads, and charcuterie. All are $5 and come with homemade potato chips, ciabatta, focaccia or papadum.

The Populist

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The RiNo restaurant welcomes guests to happy hour from 5 to 7 with four items: the Bar Mix ($3), Chicken Liver Mousse ($4), Mussels ($5), and Bacon and Egg ($6).

TAG Restaurant

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On weekdays, from 2 to 6 p.m., TAG hosts Social Hour Eats. All items offered are $5 and include Baja tacos, Edamame, Steamed & Crisped Seafood Potstickers, and Da Bomb Sliders.

Central Bistro and Bar

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For its happy hour, the restaurant offers several items ranging from house-made Honey Roasted Peanuts ($2) and house Chips w/ Onion dip ($3) to Confit Wings ($6) and American Artisan Cheese Plate ($10). The happy hour deal is available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday and Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Al Lado

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On Monday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. (starting at 4 p.m. on Fridays), al Lado offers several items priced between $3 and $7. Highlights include the Gazpacho ($3), Deviled Eggs with Tuna ($4), and Chorizo $ Clams Cazuela ($6).
Tuesday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30pm, Linger hosts its happy hour with a wide variety of items ranging from organic sweet potato waffle fries to French onion mussels and the Linger Wagyu slider. The nine items available at the bar and on the roof only are priced between $3.50 and $7.

Panzano

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Seven days a week, Panzano hosts Happy Hour from 2:30 to 6 p.m. in its lounge. Generous tastings of chef Elise Wiggings's signature dishes such as Crespelle ai Funghi, Salsiccia Pizza and Capesante available for $5, $6 and $7 per plate.
Before or after a ping-pong match, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sundays through Thursday, guests can enjoy several varieties of Bao Buns ($3 each), Dim Sum ($1 each), and Ribs & Wings ($1 each). There are also jungle nuts, kimchi, and papaya salad available for $2 each.

Root Down

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Happy hour at RootDown is weekdays from 4:30 to 7p.m. in the bar only and it includes nine items with prices between $4 and $7. Among the highlights are the Green Chili Duck Taco ($4) and the Colorado Lamb Slider ($5).
Zengo offers Happy hour Monday - Saturday from 5 - 7 p.m. with plates ranging from $5 to $7. Some of the specials include Adobo Chicken Steam Buns ($5), Wagyu Beef Albondigas ($7), and Wok Blistered Shishitos ($5).
The happy hour at Bones is available on weekdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Among the offerings are Shishito Peppers, Edamame, Seaweed Salad ($4), as well as Steamed Buns ($4).

Comida Cantina

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This modern Mexican taqueria offers happy hour Monday through Saturday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Street snacks are available for $4 each, including spicy shrimp with jalapeno aioli, Seared Greens with house crema, and Tender Belly Hot Dogs with Queso Fundido.

Beatrice & Woodsley

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'Nosh & 'Tails' is this restaurant's version of happy hour. Served at the counter, on Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., it includes experimental items that the chef is testing for Brunch or Dinner service. Among the most recent offerings are Chickpea and Herb Fritter ($5), Spicy Bison Meat-a-Ball ($8), and Zucchini-Chili Pain Perdue ($7).

Lou's Food Bar

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On Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., Lou's Food Bar offers seven items priced between $3 and $5. Not-to-miss are the Gougeres ($5), Crab Cakes ($4), and Pulled Pork Sliders ($2).

Old Major

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Next week the happy hour menu at Old Major will expand, but, for now, guests can enjoy items like the nuts and olives ($6), smoked mussels in swedish mustard sauce ($9), and the cheese plate ($13). The special prices are available daily from 3 to 5 p.m. The hours will extend to 6 p.m. starting next week.

The Wooden Table

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Not happy hour per se, the "Cena Presto" at Wooden Table is an attractive early dinner deal for $35 per person. The special is offered Monday through Friday from 4 to 5:30pm and includes an antipasto, a signature cocktail, a pasta dish, a choice of wine by the glass.

Vesta Dipping Grill

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Daily from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Vesta Dipping Grill offers small bites, small plates, and samplers priced between $2 to $9. Highlights include chinese bbq pork belly ($2), golden ponzu shrimp ($6), and the house-made venison kielbasa ($9).

Parallel Seventeen

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For $3, choose from house-made Cotton Candy (yes, real cotton candy), Tuna Taro Tacos, and Togarashi Caramel Corn. For $4 you can get your choice of the Edamame, Tempura Vegetables, or the Steamed Pork Buns. And for $5 you can nosh on Spring Rolls, Chicken Potstickers, Quinoa Salad or White Asparagus Flatbread. These offers are available Monday (all night) and Tuesday through Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Late night happy hour runs Saturday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to close.

Edge Restaurant

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Daily from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and nightly from 11 p.m. to close, EDGE offers select items of its bar menu for half price. They include House-Made Hummus, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Buffalo Chicken Wings, and Red Curry Chicken Satay.

Marco's Coal Fired Pizzeria

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The $5 Happy Hour menu at Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria includes the famed Limoncello Chicken Wings, a personal-sized Margherita Pizza, and the popular Meatball Sliders. The offers are available Thursday through Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Jax Fish House Glendale

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Food highlights in the 4 to 6 p.m. Happy Hour at JAX Glendale include the signature Oysters ($1.25 each), Peel N’ Eat Shrimp with Jax mustard and cocktail sauce ($5), and Chicken & Crawfish Gumbo with andouille sausage ($4).

Second Home Kitchen & Bar

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At Second Home & Kitchen Happy Hour runs daily from 4 to 6 p.m. and includes items like Two Deviled Eggs with truffle, arugula, and garlic chips ($1), Crispy Pancetta Crostini with seasonal stone fruit ($2), and Harris Ranch Skirt Steak Skewers with chimichurri ($6).

The Squeaky Bean

Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Squeaky Bean bar, diners can enjoy the 'spreads & shmears', consisting of a daily-rotating assortment of spreads, breads, and charcuterie. All are $5 and come with homemade potato chips, ciabatta, focaccia or papadum.

The Populist

The RiNo restaurant welcomes guests to happy hour from 5 to 7 with four items: the Bar Mix ($3), Chicken Liver Mousse ($4), Mussels ($5), and Bacon and Egg ($6).

TAG Restaurant

On weekdays, from 2 to 6 p.m., TAG hosts Social Hour Eats. All items offered are $5 and include Baja tacos, Edamame, Steamed & Crisped Seafood Potstickers, and Da Bomb Sliders.

Central Bistro and Bar

For its happy hour, the restaurant offers several items ranging from house-made Honey Roasted Peanuts ($2) and house Chips w/ Onion dip ($3) to Confit Wings ($6) and American Artisan Cheese Plate ($10). The happy hour deal is available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday and Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Al Lado

On Monday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. (starting at 4 p.m. on Fridays), al Lado offers several items priced between $3 and $7. Highlights include the Gazpacho ($3), Deviled Eggs with Tuna ($4), and Chorizo $ Clams Cazuela ($6).

Linger

Tuesday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30pm, Linger hosts its happy hour with a wide variety of items ranging from organic sweet potato waffle fries to French onion mussels and the Linger Wagyu slider. The nine items available at the bar and on the roof only are priced between $3.50 and $7.

Panzano

Seven days a week, Panzano hosts Happy Hour from 2:30 to 6 p.m. in its lounge. Generous tastings of chef Elise Wiggings's signature dishes such as Crespelle ai Funghi, Salsiccia Pizza and Capesante available for $5, $6 and $7 per plate.

Ace

Before or after a ping-pong match, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sundays through Thursday, guests can enjoy several varieties of Bao Buns ($3 each), Dim Sum ($1 each), and Ribs & Wings ($1 each). There are also jungle nuts, kimchi, and papaya salad available for $2 each.

Root Down

Happy hour at RootDown is weekdays from 4:30 to 7p.m. in the bar only and it includes nine items with prices between $4 and $7. Among the highlights are the Green Chili Duck Taco ($4) and the Colorado Lamb Slider ($5).

Zengo

Zengo offers Happy hour Monday - Saturday from 5 - 7 p.m. with plates ranging from $5 to $7. Some of the specials include Adobo Chicken Steam Buns ($5), Wagyu Beef Albondigas ($7), and Wok Blistered Shishitos ($5).

Bones

The happy hour at Bones is available on weekdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Among the offerings are Shishito Peppers, Edamame, Seaweed Salad ($4), as well as Steamed Buns ($4).

Comida Cantina

This modern Mexican taqueria offers happy hour Monday through Saturday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Street snacks are available for $4 each, including spicy shrimp with jalapeno aioli, Seared Greens with house crema, and Tender Belly Hot Dogs with Queso Fundido.

Beatrice & Woodsley

'Nosh & 'Tails' is this restaurant's version of happy hour. Served at the counter, on Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., it includes experimental items that the chef is testing for Brunch or Dinner service. Among the most recent offerings are Chickpea and Herb Fritter ($5), Spicy Bison Meat-a-Ball ($8), and Zucchini-Chili Pain Perdue ($7).

Lou's Food Bar

On Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., Lou's Food Bar offers seven items priced between $3 and $5. Not-to-miss are the Gougeres ($5), Crab Cakes ($4), and Pulled Pork Sliders ($2).

Old Major

Next week the happy hour menu at Old Major will expand, but, for now, guests can enjoy items like the nuts and olives ($6), smoked mussels in swedish mustard sauce ($9), and the cheese plate ($13). The special prices are available daily from 3 to 5 p.m. The hours will extend to 6 p.m. starting next week.

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The Wooden Table

Not happy hour per se, the "Cena Presto" at Wooden Table is an attractive early dinner deal for $35 per person. The special is offered Monday through Friday from 4 to 5:30pm and includes an antipasto, a signature cocktail, a pasta dish, a choice of wine by the glass.

Vesta Dipping Grill

Daily from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Vesta Dipping Grill offers small bites, small plates, and samplers priced between $2 to $9. Highlights include chinese bbq pork belly ($2), golden ponzu shrimp ($6), and the house-made venison kielbasa ($9).

Parallel Seventeen

For $3, choose from house-made Cotton Candy (yes, real cotton candy), Tuna Taro Tacos, and Togarashi Caramel Corn. For $4 you can get your choice of the Edamame, Tempura Vegetables, or the Steamed Pork Buns. And for $5 you can nosh on Spring Rolls, Chicken Potstickers, Quinoa Salad or White Asparagus Flatbread. These offers are available Monday (all night) and Tuesday through Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Late night happy hour runs Saturday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to close.

Edge Restaurant

Daily from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and nightly from 11 p.m. to close, EDGE offers select items of its bar menu for half price. They include House-Made Hummus, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Buffalo Chicken Wings, and Red Curry Chicken Satay.

Marco's Coal Fired Pizzeria

The $5 Happy Hour menu at Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria includes the famed Limoncello Chicken Wings, a personal-sized Margherita Pizza, and the popular Meatball Sliders. The offers are available Thursday through Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Jax Fish House Glendale

Food highlights in the 4 to 6 p.m. Happy Hour at JAX Glendale include the signature Oysters ($1.25 each), Peel N’ Eat Shrimp with Jax mustard and cocktail sauce ($5), and Chicken & Crawfish Gumbo with andouille sausage ($4).

Second Home Kitchen & Bar

At Second Home & Kitchen Happy Hour runs daily from 4 to 6 p.m. and includes items like Two Deviled Eggs with truffle, arugula, and garlic chips ($1), Crispy Pancetta Crostini with seasonal stone fruit ($2), and Harris Ranch Skirt Steak Skewers with chimichurri ($6).

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