For our third installment of Dining on a Dime, we've decided to expose another great way to stretch your dining dollars, Happy Hour.
First, your goal is to find a Happy Hour that includes both food and drinks for maximum savings. Look for restaurants that offer cheap appetizers or even small portions (mini-meals) of their regular entrees for a value. Then, ensure that the restaurant is also offering a good deal on drinks. We're not talking $1 off Miller Lite, but full-on deals on a variety of beverages, so that everyone in your party can participate.
Thrifty Hipster is your friend in locating Happy Hour deals. As a website dedicated to finding Happy Hour deals, their whole goal is meeting your needs. You can search by location, date, or even your favorite bar to see what specials are being offered.
Once you decide where you're going, make sure you specify that you're there for Happy Hour, so you don't mistakenly sit in the restaurant if Happy Hour's only offered at the bar, etc. Additionally, some restaurants offer both an earlier Happy Hour and a later Happy Hour, so if you can alter your dining time off the beaten path a bit, you can save big bucks!
Here at Woolley's, we love Happy Hour and offer the following deals between 4pm - 6pm, Monday through Friday.
HAPPY HOUR DRINK SPECIALS:
$2 Domestic Beer Taps & Bottles
$3 Import/Craft Beer Taps & Bottles
$3 Forest Glen House Wine
1/2 Price Specialty Martinis (and all other Drinks)
1/2 Price Bottles of House Wine Selections
HALF-PRICE HAPPY HOUR APPETIZERS:
Calamari, Walleye Fingers, Shrimp Cocktail, Onion Rings
Mozzarella Sticks, Chicken Wings, Chicken Quesadilla
Crab Cakes, Diablo Bites, Artichoke Dip
Fruit & Veggies, Combo Platter, Pot Stickers
So stop on by this week and get happy, and good luck scouting out the best Happy Hour deals in town!