HAPPY HOUR - YOU'VE MADE IT THROUGH THE WORK DAY AND NOW IT'S TIME TO GIVE YOURSELF A BIG, ADULT-SIZED PAT ON THE BACK. BE A REBEL AND BREAK FREE FROM THE CROWDS. FOREGO STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR A REAL HOUR OR TWO OF HAPPY...
To help you do it up right, we've put together a list of the best food and drink deals in the Tennyson / Berkeley neighborhood. With a little something for everyone, these Northwest Denver Happy Hours are ripe for the picking with deals on craft beer, cocktails, and small plates galore. Be warned - Colorado craft drink and food lovers - you may have met your match.
Tuesday through Sunday, 3 - 6 pm
One word. OYSTERS. Freshcraft owners and brothers, Aaron, Lucas, and Jason Forgy throw down happy hour love to their patrons with one of our all-time favorite pairings. Have your fill of select $2 oysters and $5 prosecco glasses or specialty cocktails. For alternative libations, take advantage of $4.50 select craft beer drafts and $7 Crusher red wine. Enjoy $1 off select appetizers and even a reverse happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays (10 - midnight) that includes select $6 plates, 1/4 off all whiskies, bottles / cans beer and wines by the bottle. With such a wide variety of deals, Block & Larder's happy hour makes for one of the most underrated in all of Denver.
Daily, 11:30 - 6 pm
Since opening its doors in the Tennyson neighborhood in spring of 2016, happier hour has been grinning ear to ear. The mashup of pizza, tacos and drinks is real and it's amazing. Have it all with their happy hour spread of $2 Pacificos + Tecates, $3 draft beers, $4 wells, $5 Margaritas and Palomas, and $1 off Wine by the glass or $5 off Wine bottles. What Mas Kaos lacks in food deals, it makes up for in extended happy hours and craft beer offerings from next door neighbors, Call to Arms. P.S. Warm, sunny afternoons on the patio are truly remarkable.
Tuesday through Sunday, 4 - 6 pm
Family-owned and with all the comforts and charms of an authentic Mexico City spinoff, El Chingon serves up happy hour amor six days a week with $5 select margaritas, cocktails, and wine, $3 Session beer, $2 Modelo beer and bites including tacos al pastor, chorizo sliders, and ceviche ranging from $3 – $7. Grab a hightop on the patio or a seat at the bar and be sure to order their signature drink, La Pistola, a Serrano spiced tequila with fresh squeezed lime, cilantro, and agave.
West End Tap House
All day Monday, Tuesday through Friday, 3 – 7 pm
Looking to cure a case of the Mondays? Well then you've come to the right place. This vibrant dig offers a lengthy list of drink deals from $1 off Colorado Spirits, $2 domestic drafts, $3 wells, $4 craft crafts, to $5 wine of the month all day every Monday. Pair that with tasty appetizers from their kitchen and you've got yourself a hard-to-beat happy hour in one of the best spots on Tennyson.
Tuesday through Friday, 3 – 6:30 pm
Rocking fanboy status, we are not ashamed to tell you how this is one of our favorite spots in all of Berkeley. Their notorious beer list often features some of the most hard-to-find brews east of the Rockies. Team up their rotating tap list ($1 off drafts, $2 off cans) with $1 off slices and some might just call that happy hour nirvana. For those less than stoked on craft beer, Hops & Pie also offers $1 off wines. Always humming, this neighborhood spot is the perfect place to grab a bite and a beer after a hard days work.
Monday through Friday, 3 - 6 pm
Last but not least, you have to check out Local 46. On a sun-drenched afternoon, their backyard patio is magical and a great spot to take a load off with friends. Their happy hour specials include $3 and $4 rotating draft list, $3 wells, and $4 house wines. For a light bite, you can often find brats being grilled, bunned, and served up upon request. Cool, calm, and collected, Local 46 offers a wind-down into the evening for locals and beyond.
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