Happy hours are a wallet’s best friend. If you’re looking for cheap happy hour specials in the Twin Cities, try these bar deals and enjoy an evening out without breaking the bank.
2021 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
This cozy Uptown dive features a retro sports bar esthetic and arguably possesses one of the best happy hours in Minneapolis. Every single day from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., Lyle’s features two-for-one beverages, so whether you’re a beer drinker or you prefer mixed drinks, all alcoholic beverages qualify for the special. And with affordable prices regularly, two-for-one drinks at Lyle’s are a steal. If you’re hungry, Lyle’s inexpensive deep-fried goods and generous portions will satisfy your appetite and keep money in your wallet. Settle into a cozy red leather booth, park it next to the bar or challenge a friend to a game of pool with enjoying Lyle’s specials any night of the week.
Amazing Thailand Restaurant
3024 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Amazing Thailand has one of the best happy hours you’ll find in the metro. Save a few bucks on an evening out with friends with varying happy hour specials every day of the week. Most happy hour specials occur from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily and from 9 p.m. to close most evenings. Drink highlights include Beer Tower Monday where $15.95 gets you a tower of any tap beer. Tuesday features extended happy hour specials from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Should you need a Sunday Funday, snag an Opulent Bloody Mary for $5 and Captain Morgan, Smirnoff and Jim Beam cocktails are on special for $3.50. If you come to happy hour hungry, order a sampling of the cheap appetizer specials to ease hunger pangs.
Lush Food Bar
990 Central Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
If you’re looking for some serious happy hour deals, head on over to Lush any night of the week (closed Mondays) and enjoy its generous drink specials. Enjoy two-for-one drinks Tuesday through Thursday and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and three-for-one drinks on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. And if you’re looking for an affordable Saturday evening out with friends, Lush’s $1 domestic taps and rail drinks from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. just can’t be beat. For more information on weekly happy hour specials, including menu items, visit Lush’s website.
The Blue Door Pub
1811 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
The Blue Door Pub has been serving up some of the finest, most creative burgers in the metro for years. On top of its tasty bar food offerings, it also provides patrons with awesome daily happy hour specials. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day, enjoy $2 pints and $5 glasses of wine paired with a basket of fries or tots for just $2. Can’t make it during the day? Head on over for the late night happy hour from 10 p.m. to close for $3 pints, $5 glasses of wine, $2 fries and tots, $3.50 deep fried green beans and pickles and an order of wings for $5.50. With amazing food and drink specials, you can’t go wrong with The Blue Door Pub’s happy hour offerings. Another location is now open in the Longfellow neighborhood.
221 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Republic regularly features excellent daily happy hour specials from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy sipping on house wine, rail drinks and American craft selections for just $3. Hungry? Snag a burger for $6, pork or fish tacos for $5 and several tasty appetizers including fries, spinach dip and more for just a few bucks. Keep your tummy full and raise your spirits with these incredible deals, all while saving yourself some cash. Don’t forget to check out Republic’s newest location conveniently located in Calhoun Square.
A Minnesota native that was born and raised Up North, Minneapolis is where Christina Kalinowski currently calls home. Christina appreciates irony, loves bacon, enjoys a hearty libation (drink responsibly, folks), and is an avid proponent of the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.