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Happy hours, tequila, speakeasies

A happy hour of polychromatic proportions at Hillcrest’s T Lounge.
  • A happy hour of polychromatic proportions at Hillcrest’s T Lounge.

There are dozens of cockamamie theories out there as to how Happy Hour got its name. We won't bore you with any of them. However the name came about, it's perfect. Could there be a better word than happy to describe a time of day when work is done and the food and drink are cheap? The fact that the hour has been stretched to hours in most cases, well that only makes it happier. We raise our glass​es of discounted booze to these restaurants that do Happy Hour so well.

An excuse to eat on the cheap in gussied surroundings — Ian Anderson

Don't let the size of the list intimidate you — Mary Beth Abate

They treat you like a full-paying customer — Ed Bedford

Ambiance reminiscent of a reclusive lord’s library — Chad Deal

With prices like these, you need not decide. Get one of everything. — Barbarella Fokos

The best happy hour for a beer hound like me — Brandon Hernández

One of the largest collections of tequila bottles in the world — Candice Reed

Speakeasies, night clubs, and a solid but slightly self-conscious neighborhood joint — Matthew Lickona

More like a patio in someone’s house than a restaurant — Patrick Henderson

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No pretty girls at happy hour. Better and cheaper to shop sprouts or whole foods. Happy hour joints the staff and menu make it hard to find special. One joint just micro waved the special and ,thus, the plate and special were electric hot.

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