Presenting your local guide to Black Friday happy hours
Look at you. You’re a smart person of the world. You’re not about to stand in line at Target or camp outside Macy’s in the chilly Black Friday air in hopes that you’ll nab that premium, limited-edition avocado slicer. No, you – you gorgeous, cultured thing, you – you’re going to be relaxing somewhere, drink in hand, happily sheltered from the mobs of mad shoppers clamoring for deals on this most unholy of days.
But where shall your refuge be? Lo, we have here assembled a list of bars offering happy hours or specials on Black Friday. We’ve especially considered the havens inside or around shopping centers, in case you have been dragged along by your significant other or a merciless family member. Cheers.
(Of course, there are plenty more happy hours we’ve left off this list, but these were the ones that got us excited. If you have a favorite happy hour that you’ll be hitting up on Black Friday, tell us about it in the comments.)
Thou Mayest – Crossroads
Thou Mayest doesn’t necessarily have a happy hour, but all its Thou Mayest-branded merchandise will be 20 percent off Friday and Saturday. Plus, there’s coffee and booze. Talk about one-stop shopping.
The Local Pig (or Bridger’s Bottle Shop) – Westport
No official happy hour has been established yet at the new Local Pig in Westport (it’s in transition from Bridger’s Bottle Shop), but take this opportunity on Friday to check out the brand-new bar. We hear there will be some specialty cocktails created for the occasion, too.
Cooper’s Hawk & Winery – The Plaza, 3-6 p.m.
$5 wines by the glass, $6.99 select appetizers
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar – The Plaza, 4-6 p.m.
$4-7 house cocktails; $5 well cocktails; $5-$6 select wines; $1 off draft beers; $5-$7 appetizer specials; $1.25 each, oysters on the half shell
Bar Louie – Zona Rosa, 4-7 p.m.
$4 select wine, $5.25 martinis, $3 draft beers
54th Street Grill & Bar – Zona Rosa, 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close
$4.99 select appetizers, $3 house cocktails, $2.50 domestic drafts, $3.89 house margaritas
Granite City Food & Brewery – Zona Rosa, 2-6 p.m.
$5 cocktails, $1 beers for club members and reverse HH 9 p.m.-close, $5 apps and $6 flatbreads
Bristol Seafood Grill – Town Center Plaza, 4-6:30 p.m.
Oysters on the half shell for $1, $7 selected appetizers, $3.50 lobster claws, $1 off draft beer, $7 cocktails, $5 house wine
On the Border – Town Center Plaza, 3-7 p.m.
Select appetizers for $2, $3 and $4; $2 domestic beers; $3 house margaritas and imported beers; $4 “grande” house margaritas; $5 Coronaritas and “skinny” margaritas
Pizzabella – MIssion Farms, 4-6 p.m.
$6 cocktails, half-price draft beer, $2 off wine by the glass, $8 featured pizza, $6 featured appetizer
Tavern at Mission Farms, 4-6 p.m.
$5 select wines, $5 select cocktails, $2.50 select bottles of beer, $6 select appetizers
Ingredient – Park Place, 5-7 p.m.
$5 appetizers, $4 bottles of wine, $3 bottled beers, $2 domestic beers
Pig & Finch – Park Place, 3-6 p.m.
$2 off draft beers, $6 select wines, $6 featured martinis, $6 featured cocktail, $3 pub snacks
CocoBolos – PrairieFire, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
$5 house margaritas, sangria and house wines; $15 margarita pitchers and sangria pitchers; discounted select beers
Newport Grill – PrairieFire, 3:30-6 p.m.
$1 oysters, $5 select appetizers, $5 featured cocktail, $6 select wines
Rock & Brews – PrairieFire, 2-6 p.m.
$2-$3 select beers, $4 house wines, $6 featured cocktails, $5-$6 selected appetizers