600 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Tuesday-Thursday: 5-7 p.m. & 10 p.m. – midnight
8-10 p.m. Sunday
Fuji Ya’s happy hour is a bit longer than most, going until 7 p.m. which makes it convenient for those of us who have to stay at work until 5 p.m. Sushi and appetizers are on deep discount, so munch on spicy tuna rolls, salmon nigiri and gyoza without having to watch your budget.
2916 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408-1954
Daily: 4:30-7 p.m. (bar & lounge)
Sunday – Thursday: 10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. (anywhere in the restaurant)
Avoiding the late night crowd at Chino Latino? Then head to their after work happy hour and enjoy $3 nachos and empanadas. Wash it all down with Donkey Punch or a $3.50 well drink.
421 14th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Monday – Thursday: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
If you are looking for a quiet happy hour to enjoy a glass of wine and Mediterranean food, then Kafe 421 is the right spot for you. Pay just $3 for a glass of featured wine or beer and enjoy a choice of eight $5 appetizers like calamari, eggplant Milanese or baked feta and artichoke dip.
Stella’s Fish Café
1400 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Monday-Friday: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sundays: Noon – 5 p.m.
Sunday-Thursday: 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
*Specials not available on patio
Stella’s is a popular place and for good reason: they fly in fresh fish daily and have a plentiful supply of fresh oysters. The price tag for a night at Stella’s can get quite high unless you stop by during happy hour where appetizers are just $5.25, oysters are $1 a piece and drinks are 2 for 1. That’s right, fill up on peel-and-eat shrimp, ahi tuna crisps and champagne mussels for under $20.
Great Waters Brewing Company
426 St. Peter Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
Monday-Friday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Drinks & Small Plates)
Sunday-Friday 10 p.m. to close (Drinks only)
*Must sit on patio or in bar
Great Waters Brewery is a popular place before and after events at the Xcel Center like Minnesota Wild hockey games, but it also has a great happy hour. Get a pint of Great Waters brew for only $2.50 and snack on wings, nachos and mini corn dogs for only $5 a piece.
-Crystal Grobe is a local food blogger who writes the WCCO blog, Bite of Minnesota, focusing on fresh and local foods in the Twin Cities area. She is passionate about discovering great food and recipes and enjoys sharing those finds with others. Crystal also blogs at Café Cyan, City Pages and Twin Cities Food Finds where she talks about cooking, food events and restaurants.