Atlanta has some of the best bars in the country, so that means the city also hosts some of the best happy hours anywhere. Happy hour or hours is a designated period of time, usually in the late afternoon or early evening, when bars or restaurants offer discounts on drinks and food. The term “happy hour” actually originated in the U.S. Navy. It was the time aboard the ships when sailors could have fun and relieve stress on long trips. The term started being used by bars and restaurants in 1960. Here are some places in Atlanta where you can blow off some steam and get some great deals on drinks and food each night of the week.
Twisted Taco Buckhead – Monday
4629 Wieuca Road
Atlanta, GA 30309
Forget about “Taco Thursday,” it’s Fajita-Rita Mondays at the Twisted Taco in Buckhead. Fajita-Rita Mondays means $8.99 chicken fajitas and $3.99 Cointreau margaritas. If you’ve ever had the margaritas at Twisted Taco, you’ll know what makes this an exciting deal. The Twisted Taco is a real Mexican cantina located right in Atlanta. Happy hours here are something special. Start your week at the Twisted Taco happy hour.
The Roswell Tap – Tuesday
Roswell, GA 30342
The word is getting out about The Roswell Tap and its happy hour. The restaurant likes to call it “Tappy Hour” at 5 p.m. as the drink specials start. It’s Mother Earth tap takeover as all Mother Earth selections go on special. Tapas snacks come out at 5 p.m. and don’t forget to order Jeff Foxworthy’s Original Grit Chips. The chips go with everything, so don’t be shy. Stay for the live music that gets going at 7:30 p.m. Relax and enjoy your Tuesdays at The Roswell Tap.
Rosebud – Wednesday
1397 N. Highland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306
No need to sit at home on Wednesday nights in Atlanta. Rosebud chef/owner Ron Eyester makes happy hour a little bit happier in Atlanta. Rosebud offers $5 Cathead martinis on Wednesday nights and great deals on appetizers. Rosebud is a little gem in the Morningside neighborhood of Atlanta, and there is a great mix of locals and visitors each night. Come out on Wednesday nights and make happy hour a four-course meal you won’t soon forget.
818 Juniper St.
Atlanta, GA 30308
This is a great little place in the hottest part of town. Its Thursday happy hour features a $3 beer selection that changes every week. Patrons can also enjoy half off on street snacks and the cooked-to-perfection fries that Takorea is known for. Takorea is the best Mexican/Korean fusion you will ever have. The staff is always happy and this pours over into the patrons as well.
970 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Come out for music, food and more at Kat’s Cafe in Midtown. On Fridays, the happy hour keeps going and going from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Patrons say great drink specials and good food make it a perfect locale to kick back at after work on Fridays. Come for the $5 martinis and the diverse crowd. Pair your libation with one of the many $4 appetizers. If you make it until 9 p.m., enjoy the live music that graces the cafe to kickoff every weekend the right way.
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