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The Ultimate Guide To Happy Hour in Denver

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The Kitchen Next Door
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It's Monday afternoon and you are ready for a serious break from work. Happy hour is in order to chase away the Monday blues and get the week started on the right foot. Here's a list of 15 spots that are sure to please your palate and your wallet. Some of them are all day, some have late night options, but they're all awesome for getting a great deal on a few of your favorite things.


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1. LOLA

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1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 570-8686
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At Lola happy hour is all night on Monday, as well as Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Margaritas and speciality drinks range from $4 to $7, a shot and a can of beer for $7 as well as some great appetizer choices. Aptly named "the deal," you can get a taco and a tecate for $5.

2. Work & Class

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2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-0700
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The "early work release program" at Work & Class is a great happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Guests can order draft beer for $3, house wine for $4 and cocktails for $5. Snacks are available ranging from $3 to $5 as well.

3. Comida

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3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 296-2747
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Comida offers happy hour 7 days a week starting at 3pm to 5pm in the whole restaurant and then 5pm to 6pm at the bar. Guests can enjoy margaritas and cocktails for $5, $2 beers and street snacks for $4. The house favorite is their bacon maker which is 5 bacon jalapeño griddled tacos and a shot of Maker’s Mark for $15.

4. The Kitchen Next Door Union Station

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1701 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
"Community Hour" is from 3 to 6 p.m. everyday. Food goes as low as $1.95 for all sides and snacks. Guests can grub on Pork Sandwich Slider, a Next Door Beet Burger Slider or a Cheese Burger Slider all for $3.95/each during Community Hour. Kale Chips are $4.95. There are also special deals for all kegged beers, wines, and cocktails.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 800-7705
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Head to Ace get in some ping pong while enjoying happy hour Monday through from Friday 3 to 6 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Highballs are $5 where you can choose a spirit and an Ace soda to make your own. Other specials are $2 PBR, Coors Banquet, Coors Light Cans; $3 Ace Ale Pint Drafts, Tiger Beer Bottles and $5 Vesta Cabernet & Vesta Chardonnay. Dim Sum and other snacks are available.

6. The Squeaky Bean

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1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-2665
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The Squeaky Bean offers two happy hours one from 4 to 6 p.m. and the other after 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It consists of $5 cocktails and food items ranging from $5 to $14. You can beat double happy hour.

7. Central Bistro and Bar

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1691 Central St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-4582
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Central Bistro offers a happy hour Wednesday through Friday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with 40% off all bottles of wine,$5 select wines by the glass, $3 draft beers, and $5 specialty cocktails.

8. Trillium

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2134 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 379-9759
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Trillium's happy hour is Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the lounge, bar and patio. Six options with endless combinations for well drinks are $4, select cocktails are $5, as well as sommelier's wine for $6. You can also order appetizers for $6 each.

9. Gozo

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32 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 638-1462
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Gozo offers happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. It features 1/2 off several selections of wine, beer and cocktails. You can also get 1/2 off of their pizzas.

10. Cafe Bar

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295 S Pennsylvania St
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 362-0227
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Cafe Bar offers happy hour everyday from 3 to 6 p.m. Draft beers are $3 and bottled beers are $1 off, all wines by the glass are half off and all seasonal cocktails are $8.

11. Lower48 Kitchen

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2020 Lawrence St Unit A
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 942-0262
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At Lower 48, Service Bar offers happy hour all night Monday through Wednesday as well as Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Among the offers are "each" items samplers, flat breads and a BLT for food. For drinks they offer $3 cans of beer, 2 wines on tap for $5 as well as speciality cocktails for $6.

12. Old Major

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3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 420-0622
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Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. During happy hour, four of Old Major's classic cocktails are $6, featured wines are $6, $4 draft beers and a beer and a shot for $8. Happy hour snacks are also available.

13. Root Down

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1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-4200
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Root Down's happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Guests can enjoy all cocktails for $6 as well as house red and white wines for $5. Snacks such as duck, lamb and veggie sliders are available and more.

14. Los Chingones

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2461 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
Head to Los Chingones for happy that's offered everyday from 3 to 6 p.m. and all day on Sunday. There are $2 beer specials and $5 cocktail of the day, margaritas and $2 Tacos, taquitos, tostadas, and more.

15. The Populist

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3163 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 432-3163
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The Populist offers happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 7p .m. It consists of small bites such as duck liver mousse for $5 and its bacon and egg for $6. Drink specials vary but range from $2 to $6 and popular ones are the Pimm's cup or the caipirinha.

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1. LOLA

1575 Boulder St, Denver, CO 80211
At Lola happy hour is all night on Monday, as well as Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Margaritas and speciality drinks range from $4 to $7, a shot and a can of beer for $7 as well as some great appetizer choices. Aptly named "the deal," you can get a taco and a tecate for $5.
1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211

2. Work & Class

2500 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
The "early work release program" at Work & Class is a great happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Guests can order draft beer for $3, house wine for $4 and cocktails for $5. Snacks are available ranging from $3 to $5 as well.
2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

3. Comida

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
Comida offers happy hour 7 days a week starting at 3pm to 5pm in the whole restaurant and then 5pm to 6pm at the bar. Guests can enjoy margaritas and cocktails for $5, $2 beers and street snacks for $4. The house favorite is their bacon maker which is 5 bacon jalapeño griddled tacos and a shot of Maker’s Mark for $15.
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

4. The Kitchen Next Door Union Station

1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202
"Community Hour" is from 3 to 6 p.m. everyday. Food goes as low as $1.95 for all sides and snacks. Guests can grub on Pork Sandwich Slider, a Next Door Beet Burger Slider or a Cheese Burger Slider all for $3.95/each during Community Hour. Kale Chips are $4.95. There are also special deals for all kegged beers, wines, and cocktails.
1701 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202

5. Ace

501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Head to Ace get in some ping pong while enjoying happy hour Monday through from Friday 3 to 6 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Highballs are $5 where you can choose a spirit and an Ace soda to make your own. Other specials are $2 PBR, Coors Banquet, Coors Light Cans; $3 Ace Ale Pint Drafts, Tiger Beer Bottles and $5 Vesta Cabernet & Vesta Chardonnay. Dim Sum and other snacks are available.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

6. The Squeaky Bean

1500 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
The Squeaky Bean offers two happy hours one from 4 to 6 p.m. and the other after 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It consists of $5 cocktails and food items ranging from $5 to $14. You can beat double happy hour.
1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Central Bistro and Bar

1691 Central St, Denver, CO 80211
Central Bistro offers a happy hour Wednesday through Friday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with 40% off all bottles of wine,$5 select wines by the glass, $3 draft beers, and $5 specialty cocktails.
1691 Central St
Denver, CO 80211

8. Trillium

2134 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Trillium's happy hour is Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the lounge, bar and patio. Six options with endless combinations for well drinks are $4, select cocktails are $5, as well as sommelier's wine for $6. You can also order appetizers for $6 each.
2134 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

9. Gozo

32 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
Gozo offers happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. It features 1/2 off several selections of wine, beer and cocktails. You can also get 1/2 off of their pizzas.
32 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

10. Cafe Bar

295 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209
Cafe Bar offers happy hour everyday from 3 to 6 p.m. Draft beers are $3 and bottled beers are $1 off, all wines by the glass are half off and all seasonal cocktails are $8.
295 S Pennsylvania St
Denver, CO 80209

11. Lower48 Kitchen

2020 Lawrence St Unit A, Denver, CO 80205
At Lower 48, Service Bar offers happy hour all night Monday through Wednesday as well as Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Among the offers are "each" items samplers, flat breads and a BLT for food. For drinks they offer $3 cans of beer, 2 wines on tap for $5 as well as speciality cocktails for $6.
2020 Lawrence St Unit A
Denver, CO 80205

12. Old Major

3316 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211
Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. During happy hour, four of Old Major's classic cocktails are $6, featured wines are $6, $4 draft beers and a beer and a shot for $8. Happy hour snacks are also available.
3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211

13. Root Down

1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Root Down's happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Guests can enjoy all cocktails for $6 as well as house red and white wines for $5. Snacks such as duck, lamb and veggie sliders are available and more.
1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

14. Los Chingones

2461 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Head to Los Chingones for happy that's offered everyday from 3 to 6 p.m. and all day on Sunday. There are $2 beer specials and $5 cocktail of the day, margaritas and $2 Tacos, taquitos, tostadas, and more.
2461 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

15. The Populist

3163 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
The Populist offers happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 7p .m. It consists of small bites such as duck liver mousse for $5 and its bacon and egg for $6. Drink specials vary but range from $2 to $6 and popular ones are the Pimm's cup or the caipirinha.
3163 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

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