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Milwaukee happy hour guide



Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on March 24, 2016 at 1:27 p.m. We continually update the thousands of articles on OnMilwaukee.com, but it's possible some details, specials and offers may have changed. As always, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the businesses mentioned in the guide.


Sometimes, we all just need to get a little happy, don't we? And is there any better way to do it than by getting cheap drinks?

Since the time of the Beer Peerage, taverns, bars and pubs have been essential to Milwaukee's culture. It's what we're known the world over for, and we should be proud of it. We know there's a lot more to this city than just great beer (or whatever you're drinking) but it doesn't change the fact that everyone – especially in Milwaukee – loves a discount drink.

The "happy hour" is a great way to foster community and take a load off after a long day at the office. Some places even have "third-shift" happy hours during the day that cater to those who toil at night (we only found one - tell us if you know of any others!)

As always, this information can change; we suggest you check with your bartender at each location for verification.

42 Lounge
326 E. Mason St., (414) 988-9982
42lounge.com
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, get ½ off rail mixers and $3 Lakefront products.

Art Bar
722 E. Burleigh St., (414) 372-7880
facebook.com/artbarmke
From 3 - 7 p.m. every weeknight and Saturday. Get 2-for-1 beer, wine, rail and call drinks.

AJ Bombers
1247 N. Water St. (414) 221-9999
ajbombers.com
From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, enjoy 2-for-1 short rails and $2 tall boy domestic beers. And if you're one of those that like to be fed while getting some serious drink on, AJ Bomber's has legendary burgers.

Bad Genie
789 N. Jefferson (414) 810-1670
badgenie.com
The "happiest of hours" is from 4 to 8 p.m. featuring $2 domestic beers, and $3 call drinks and Jameson shots.

Balzac Wine Bar
1716 N. Arlington Place, (414) 755-0099
balzacwinebar.com
Monday through Friday, get $5 specials on house wine and small plates and $1 off tap beer. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bar Louie
1114 N. Water St., (414) 847-1492
barlouie.com
Bar Louie's Water St. location offers happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and features $3.25 drafts, $4.25 wines, $5.25 martinis and ½ off select apps and flatbreads.

BarNone
1139 N. Water St., (414) 226-6969
barnonemilwaukee.com
Especially popular with the college crowd, BarNone offers a nightly 5-8 p.m. Happy Hour that features 2-for-1 rail drinks and pints plus daily drink specials.

Blackbird Bar
3007 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 486-1344
facebook.com/blackbird.bar
From 4 to 8 p.m. enjoy $4 Rehorst, $2 taps of Supper Club and Riverwest Stein, $1 off micro taps and 2-for-1 rail drinks. An even better deal? Stop in on Monday nights for Local Night and get $1 off all Wisconsin beers, cocktails, and even pizza from 9 p.m. to close.

Boone & Crockett
2151 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 763-4935
boonemilwaukee.com
From 4 to 7 p.m. enjoy 1/2 off all taps, and $5 classic cocktails.

Bosley's on Brady
815 E. Brady St., (414) 727-7975
bosleyonbrady.com
Go indulge in Bosley's Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. There's a selection of $4, $5, $6 and $7+ appetizers, as well as $6 martinis and $4 tropical concoctions.

Braise
1101 S. 2nd St., (414) 212-8843
braiselocalfood.com
Braise offers their "Odds and Ends" happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. They feature ½ off beer and house wine.

Bremen Cafe
901 E. Clarke, (414) 431-1932
bremencafe.com
Bremen's offers $1 off all taps until 9 p.m. every day. In addition to their everyday special, they offer the first three rail drinks, shots or beers for $1 on ladies night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., and 2-for-1 beer, rails and shots on Tuesday. Who could ask for more?

Brewski's Sports Club Bar & Grill
304 N. 76th St., (414) 475-0500
facebook.com/pages/Brewskis-Sports-Club
From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, enjoy 2-for-1 taps and rails at this sports bar near Miller Park. With 25 flat-screen TVs and a 3,000-sq-ft patio, there's nothing not to love about this sporty happy hour.

Burnhearts
2599 S. Logan Ave., (414) 294-0490
burnheartsbar.com
Happy Hour is from 3 - 7 p.m. and is $1 off draft and $2 PBR bottles.

Caffrey's
717 N. 16th St., (414) 933-9047
caffreyspub.com
Happy Hour is from 4 - 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enjoy $3.50 Premium Taps, $2.50 Miller Taps and $3 Tall Rails.

Camino
434 S. 2nd St., (414) 800-5641
caminomke.com
Camino offers their happy hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and feature 2-for-1 rails and wine, $2 PBR taps and free Perogi with a craft beer purchase!

Champion's Pub
2417 N. Bartlett Ave., (414) 332-2440
championspub.com
Champion's Pub offers a great happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Their specials include $3 pints of High Life, Miller Lite and Schlitz, $3 bottles of Pabst and $3 Sailor Jerry cocktails.

Club Paragon
3578 S. 108th St., (414) 541-9270
clubparagon.com
Billing itself as the "Best Dart Bar in the City," Club Paragon offers a marathon Happy Hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with all drinks discounted. Special deals on a bucket of 6 iced domestic beers for $15.50 and pitchers of margaritas for $10.50. Indulge in the free nacho bar from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Comet Cafe
1947 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 273-7677
thecometcafe.com
If it's a beermergency, from 3-6 p.m. they'll give you $1-off taps and bottles as well as $1 Old Styles.

Distil
722 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 220-9411
distilmilwaukee.com
Distil's happy hour runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and offers a different special cocktail every day, as well as an exceptional house old-fashioned. They also feature $1 off bottled beer, $3 off house wine and $2 off seasonal menu cocktails.

Fat Daddy's
120 W. National Ave., (414) 347-0524
fatdaddyball.com
At Fat Daddy's, Happy Hour runs from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday. Their specials change everyday ranging from $5 Skyy Mixers on Mondays - $1 off all taps on Wednesday and $2 PBR and Schlitz Tall Boys on Thursday.

Finks
1875 N. Humboldt Ave., (414) 226-5882
finksmke.com
Fink's happy hour runs Monday through Saturday from 4-6 p.m., and all day Sunday. They offer $5 cocktails and $3 taps.

Fluid
819 S. 2nd St., (414) 643-5843
fluid.gaymke.com
For even more fluids, Fluid runs happy hour from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday offering 2-for-1 tap beer, rail drinks and Smirnoff flavors.

Franky's Newport
939 E. Conway St., (414) 486-1768
facebook.com/pages/Frankys-Newport-Lounge
Franky's Newport Lounge doesn't offer a specific happy hour since every hour there is happy!

Hi Hat/Garage
1701 N. Arlington Place, (414) 220-8090
hihatlounge.com
Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m., enjoy half-off rail drinks, tap beer, and glasses of wine.

Hooligan's
2017 E. North Ave., (414) 273-5230
hooliganssuperbar.com
Get Hoolied with nightly drink specials from 10 p.m. to close! They also offer bloody's and mimosas for only $5.50 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Hotel Foster
2028 E. North Ave., (414) 988-4758
thehotelfoster.com
Happy hour happens every day from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., and boasts multiple interesting specials on each of those days. Check their website for a complete list every week!

John Hawk's Pub
100 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 272-3199
johnhawkspubgrill.com
This pub not only offers some of the best river views from its outside tables, but the bar inside offers discounted drinks 4 -7 p.m. on weekdays.

Leff's Lucky Town
7208 W. State St., (414) 258-9886
leffs.com
You're sure to get lucky at Leff's happy hour, available from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can enjoy $1 off pitchers, along with $0.50 off beers and cocktails!

Malone's on Brady
1329 E Brady St., (414) 763-3209
www.malonesonbrady.com/
Malone's on Brady brings you a happy hour from 4:30 - 5 p.m. daily where almost everything in the place is $2. Score! If you miss it, don't worry, they still have you covered with an all day every day deal for $2 domestic cans, $3 domestic bottles, $3.50 pints of Riverwest Stein plus all Rehorst cocktails same price as rail cocktail.

Mason Street Grill
425 E. Mason St., (414) 298-3131
masonstreetgrill.com
Mason's happy hour is offered from 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and features $2.50 draft beers, $5 Well drinks and $5 house wines.

Maxie's
6732 W. Fairview Ave., (414) 292-3969
maxies.com
Are you looking for the happiest happy hour in Milwaukee? You may need to go to Maxie's. Every single day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., you get $1 off whatever (yes, whatever) you're drinking and $1 off oysters., as well as select starters for $6.

Miller Time Pub
509 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-2337
millertimepub.com
It's not happy hour - it's High Life Hour. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m., enjoy $2.50 domestic draft beer, $4 rail mixers, $4 wine and $6 select appetizers.

Milwaukee Ale House
233 N. Water St., (414) 276-2337
ale-house.com
Get happy Monday through Thursday from 4-7 p.m. with $2 off Milwaukee Brewing Company beers, rail drinks and house wines, plus select pitchers for $8 and $3. Double the happy on Thursdays when the special returns at 9 p.m. til close!

Murphy's Irish Pub
1615 W. Wells St., (414) 344-0116
murphysirishpub.net
Further west around Marquette, Murphy's Irish Pub offers a happy hour Monday through Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with $2 tappers and rail mixers. Their happy hour on Saturday runs from 5 p.m. until midnight, and also includes $2 Rumpleminze shots.

Nomad
1401 E. Brady St., (414) 224-8111
nomadworldpub.com
Every day, Nomad offers a special where all Great Lakes Spirits same price as rail drinks, $6 double talls and $4 single shorts. Their official happy hour occurs only Monday through Friday, from 4-4:18 p.m., where almost every drink is $1!

O'Lydia's
338 S. 1st St., (414) 271-7546
olydias.com
O'Lydia's has an exceptional happy hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, which features $4 tall rails, $3 taps, $1 cans of PBR/PBR Light

Palomino Bar and Restaurant
2491 S. Superior St., (414) 747-1007
palominobar.com
From 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Palomino is offering $2 PBR cans and $1 off taps.

Plum Lounge
780 N Jefferson St.,
plumlounge.com/
Newcomer Plum Lounge offers up $2 off just about everything from 4 - 8 p.m. Take a seat by the fire bar outside and order up a tall one.

Potawatomi Bingo Casino
1721 W. Canal St., (800) 729-7244
paysbig.com
The casino down in the valley offers $3 drink specials from Monday through Friday, 4-8 p.m. at Bar 360, The Fire Pit, The Fire Pit's side bar, The Buffet, plus more!

Rascal's
2311 N. Murray Ave., (414) 224-7084
facebook.com/rascals.onmurray
This sports bar, located off of North Ave., features a wonderful happy hour of $1 drinks until 9 p.m., every day!

Red Lion Pub
1850 N. Water St., (414) 431-9009
redlionpubmke.com
Enjoy Red Lion's 4-4-2 happy hour formation on Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. This deal includes $4 select taps and drought, and 2-for-1 signature cocktails.

Rosie's
1111 N. Water St., (414) 274-7213
rosiesonwater.com
Here they knock a dollar off short rails and domestic tap 3 - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sabbatic
700 S. 2nd St., (414) 220-9440
sabbaticmke.com
Happy Hour is from 5 to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and features 2-for-1 rails, calls, domestics and taps. Get there before 7 p.m. -- because almost everything is 99 cents from 7 - :15 p.m.!

Steny's
800 S. 2nd St., (414) 672-7139
stenystavern.com
Steny's offers their happy hour from 3 p.m. 7 p.m., when you can enjoy $1 off cocktails, $2 off pitchers, $.75 off taps and bottles.

The Harp
113 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 289-0700
theharpirishpub.com
Happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m., and features $2 Miller Lite taps or WSB taps.

The Irish Pub
124 N. Water St., (414) 225-9400
theirishpub.us
From 3-9 p.m. Monday through Friday you can get $2 Miller products, $3 rail drinks, $5 glasses of wine and $1 off taps.

The Knick
1030 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 272-0011
theknickrestaurant.com
The Knick offers a wonderful and convenient $5 happy hour Monday through Friday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Loaded Slate
1137 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 273-5700
theloadedslate.com
Happy Hours runs from 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Enjoy ½ off appetizers, $3 shorts and $5 doubles.

The Tonic Tavern
2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 455-3205
tonictavern.com
Happy Hour is from 4-7 p.m. every weeknight. Kick back with a $3 tall rail cocktail or a $2 macro domestic bottle. If the weather's nice, relax on the patio overlooking bustling KK Avenue. Also look out for the live music they often host.

The Wicked Hop
345 N. Broadway, (414) 223-0345
thewickedhop.com
Catch their Wicked Hoppy Hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. They offer three $5 special cocktails, $5 house wines and $1 off all draft and beers!

The Winchester
2321 N. Murray Ave., (414) 800-5865
facebook.com/WinchesterMKE
Named after the fictional bar in "Shaun of the Dead" this delightful establishment's Happy Hour is from 3 - 7 p.m. where all taps and rails are half off.

Three Lions Pub
4515 N. Oakland Ave., (414) 763-6992
threelionspub.com
Your favorite British pub offers a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Specials include $3 single rails and house wines, $4 select droughts and $5 premium pints, house cocktails and select apps.

Transfer Pizzeria and Cafe
101 W. Mitchell St., (414) 763-0438
transfermke.com
Things get happy from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursdays. Enjoy $2 Lakefront beers on tap and house white or red wine that "fell off the boat".

Trocadero
1758 N. Water St., (414) 272-0205
trocaderogastrobar.com
Trocadero's happy hour runs from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Stop in for two for one rail mixers and 1/2 off specialty cocktails, apps and wine.

Up And Under
1216 E. Brady St., (414) 276-2677
theupandunderpub.com
Up and Under offers a different drink special every weeknight (Tuesday and Thursday at $2 Miller Lite taps) so be sure to check the website.

Vitucci's Cocktail Lounge
1832 E. North Ave., (414) 273-6477
vituccis.com
Happy Hour is every day here from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring ½ off rail mixers and tap beers, $3 shots and bombs, and a great deal that includes a pizza and a pitcher for $15.

Von Trier
2235 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 272-1775
vontriers.com
Happy Hour is 1 - 6 p.m. with $ Good Ole Fashions, select call $7 Old Fashions and Manhattans; $1 off draft and bottle beer; $2 small German pretzels with mustard and $3 with cheese.

Walker's Pint
818 S. 2nd St., (414) 643-7468
walkerspint.com
On Monday it's $1 off all bottles, cocktails and shots all day. Starting at 7:30 on Tuesday is $2 tall boys and short rails; Wednesday is $1 off all pitchers and small shots; Thursday is tall cocktail for the price of a short cocktail; Friday is $3 domestic bottles; Saturday is $1 off all regular and bomb shots; and Sunday is "Sunday Funday" with $1 off taps and $5 tall cocktails.

Yield
1932 E. Kenilworth, (414) 319-1170
facebook.com/yieldbar
"The East Side's Hidden Wonder Bar" features live music in a casual atmosphere - and a great happy hour every day from 4-9 p.m. Get $2 tall boys, $3 taps, $3 all shots and $4 tall rails.

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