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Sometimes we could all use just a little bit more happy in our lives. And what's better way to get happy after a long day than some friendly conversation with a cool (discounted) drink to wash it all down.
We've got your number. Milwaukee is filled with great taverns, pubs and restaurants, many of which encourage folks to gather after work to enjoy a drink or two and share in some good old fashioned Midwestern community.
Be advised that happy hour specials can change without notice; we suggest you check with your bartender at each location for verification. And, while our list gives you an awesome place to start, it's not comprehensive ... so feel free to share your favorite in the comments below. And get to celebrating the happiest hour of the day!
722 E. Burleigh St., (414) 372-7880
From 3 to 7 p.m. every weeknight and Saturday. Get 2-for-1 beer, wine, rail and call drinks.
1247 N. Water St. (414) 221-9999
From 2 to 7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, enjoy $2 domestic tall boys, $4 draft beer, $5 double tall mixers and $4 AJ Bombers single cheeseburgers, fresh fried cheese curds, or soft pretzels. Yummy.
789 N. Jefferson St., (414) 810-1670
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 Pl., (414) 755-0099
Monday through Friday, get $5 specials on house wine and small plates and $1 off tap beer. Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m.
1139 N. Water St., (414) 226-6969
Especially popular with the college crowd, BarNone offers a nightly 5 to 8 p.m. Happy Hour that features 2-for-1 rail drinks and pints plus daily drink specials.
3007 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 486-1344
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
818 S. Water St., (414) 763-4935
From 4 to 7 p.m. enjoy 1/2 off all taps, and $5 classic cocktails.
1101 S. 2nd St., (414) 212-8843
Braise offers their "Odds and Ends" happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. They feature ½ off beer and house wine.
901 E. Clarke St., (414) 431-1932
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
From 3 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-square foot patio, there's nothing not to love about this sporty happy hour.
2599 S. Logan Ave., (414) 294-0490
Happy Hour is from 3 to 7 p.m. and is $1 off draft and $2 PBR bottles.
717 N. 16th St., (414) 933-9047
Happy Hour is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enjoy $3.50 premium taps, $2.50 Miller taps and $3 tall rails.
434 S. 2nd St., (414) 800-5641
Camino offers their happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m., and feature 2-for-1 rails and wine, $2 PBR taps and free pierogi with a craft beer purchase!
2417 N. Bartlett Ave., (414) 332-2440
Champion’s Pub offers a great happy hour from 5 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.
3578 S. 108th St., (414) 541-9270
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 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
1947 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 273-7677
If it's a beermergency, from 3 to 6 p.m. Comet will give you $1 off taps and bottles as well as $1 Old Styles.
120 W. National Ave., (414) 347-0524
At Fat Daddy's, Happy Hour runs from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday. Their specials change every day ranging from $5 Skyy Mixers on Mondays, $1 off all taps on Wednesdays, and $2 PBR and Schlitz tall boys on Thursday.
1875 N. Humboldt Ave., (414) 226-5882
Finks' happy hour runs Monday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., and all day Sunday. There are $5 cocktails and $3 taps.
819 S. 2nd St., (414) 643-5843
For even more fluids, Fluid runs happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday offering 2-for-1 tap beer, rail drinks and Smirnoff flavors.
630 S. 5th St., (414) 847-9580
The new Fuel Cafe offers up specials from 3 to 6 p.m. where you can enjoy 1/2 off all tap beers, coffee-inspired cocktails, new standards cocktails and $5 on all snacks & starters.
Glass + Griddle
1130 N. 9th St.
Enjoy a very happy Monday night at this beautiful Milwaukee beer hall; all night long (from 4 p.m. to close) there's half off all taps all night long, including beer, wine and cocktails. The same deal applies Tuesday through Friday between 4 and 6 p.m. Plus, all day every day you can get a $2 shot with any draft beer purchase.
1701 N. Arlington Pl., (414) 220-8090
Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., enjoy half-off rail drinks, tap beer and glasses of wine.
2017 E. North Ave., (414) 273-5230
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.
2423 N. Murray Ave., (414) 964-9923
The Jazz Estate has a great cocktail hour seven nights a week. Enjoy selected $3 bottles, $4 taps, $5 wine, and $6 highballs. Bonus - early 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. and late 11:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.!
Leff’s Lucky Town
7208 W. State St., (414) 258-9886
You’re sure to get lucky at Leff’s happy hour, available from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can enjoy $1 off pitchers, along with $0.50 off beers and cocktails.
2151 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 249-3188
At this Bay View bar, every single day is happy between the hours of 4-6 p.m.; that's because guests get half off all tap beer and house cocktails. That means drinks -- like that Old Fashioned you love so much -- are just $4.50.
Malone's on Brady
1329 E Brady St., (414) 763-3209
Malone's on Brady brings you a happy hour from 4:30 to 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
Mason’s happy hour is offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and features $2.50 draft beers, $5 well drinks and $5 house wines.
6732 W. Fairview Ave., (414) 292-3969
Are you looking for the happiest happy hour in Milwaukee? You may need to go to Maxie's. Every day from 4 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.
939 S. 2nd St., (414) 897-7230
Enjoy half price bar bites, a special $10 bar burger and $2 off beer, wine or mixers and $5 off craft cocktails during Meraki's happy hour, which takes place in the restaurant bar Tuesday through Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Miller Time Pub
509 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-2337
Monday through Thursday enjoy $3 rail drinks or Miller drafts along with $5 house wine and $2 off appetizers from 4 to 7 p.m. Or take in the pub's late night specials from 10 p.m. to midnight and enjoy $3 Miller High Life taps or shots.
Milwaukee Ale House
233 N. Water St., (414) 276-2337
Get happy Monday through Thursday from 4 to 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!
633 N. 5th St., (414) 226-2467
There's not much happier than a happy hour that's offered five days a week. And that's exactly what you'll find at the Chophouse. Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. you'll get $3 domestic and featured seasonal beer, $4 cocktail mixers and $5 wine pours.
550 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-7250
The happiest hours of the day can be spent with 50 percent off drinks and appetizers at Monarch Lounge. Take in live music from 5 to 8 p.m. as well. Even better? You can get free parking with purchase!
Murphy's Irish Pub
1615 W. Wells St., (414) 344-0116
Further west around Marquette, Murphy's Irish Pub offers a happy hour Monday through Saturday, from 5 to 8 p.m., with $2 tappers and rail mixers. The happy hour on Saturday runs from 5 p.m. until midnight, and also includes $2 Rumpleminze shots.
1401 E. Brady St., (414) 224-8111
Nomad's unique happy hour runs Monday through Friday, and right on schedule. From 4 to 4:19 p.m. almost everything is $1; from 4:20 to 4:39 p.m. almost everything is $2; and from 4:40 to 5 p.m. almost everything is $3.
338 S. 1st St., (414) 271-7546
O’Lydia’s has an exceptional happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, which features $4 tall rails, $3 taps, $1 cans of PBR/PBR Light
2491 S. Superior St., (414) 747-1007
From 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Palomino is offering $2 PBR cans and $1 off taps.
2597 N. Downer Ave., (414) 272-1745
11500 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa, (414) 249-2000
7974 S. Main St., Oak Creek, (414) 856-1000
Enjoy $2 off taps (cocktails, beer and wine) along with $5 rail mixers at all Pizza Man locations between 4 and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Potawatomi Bingo Casino
1721 W. Canal St., (800) 729-7244
The casino down in the valley offers $3 drink specials from Monday through Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. at Bar 360, The Fire Pit, The Fire Pit's side bar, The Buffet, plus more!
833 E. Michigan St., (414) 273-7273
Enjoy a live piano performance while taking advantage of half-price wine and beer or a $8 specialty cocktail from 4:30 to 7:30 Monday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday you can partake from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Red Lion Pub
1850 N. Water St., (414) 431-9009
Enjoy Red Lion’s 4-4-2 happy hour formation on Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. This deal includes $4 select taps and drought, and 2-for-1 signature cocktails.
779 N. Front St., (414) 271-2007
After a long day behind enemy lines, bring your fellow spies to SafeHouse to partake in daily food and drink specials. Drink specials include $3 domestic brews, $4 well drinks, $5 glasses of house wine. Plus, you can indulge in Nachos Camp Stanley, C4 Cheese Curds or Crafty Dips and Chips for just $6 each. This offer, which is good Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., will self destruct.
700 S. 2nd St., (414) 220-9440
Happy Hour is from 5 to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and features 2-for-1 rails, calls, domestics and taps.
322 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 431-1119
Come for the specials such as $3 Tall Boys and $6 special cocktails. Stay for the $5 eats such as tater tot nachos!
750 N. Jefferson St., (414) 808-1588
From 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, enjoy $5 glasses of bubbles and wine, $3 rails, $3 local drafts and select appetizers for $7 and under. Go team!
Stella Van Buren
550 N. Van Buren St., (414) 847-5622
Join the Stella Van Buren, inside the Westin Hotel, for the happiest of hours every Monday-Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. $5 draft beers, $5 Tito’s mixers and $7 wines by the glass
800 S. 2nd St., (414) 672-7139
Steny's offers happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., when you can enjoy $1 off cocktails, $2 off pitchers, $.75 off taps and bottles.
113 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 289-0700
Happy hour runs Monday through Friday from to 7 p.m., and features $2 Miller Lite taps or WSB taps.
1030 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 272-0011
The Knick offers a wonderful and convenient $5 happy hour Monday through Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Loaded Slate
1137 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 273-5700
Happy Hours runs from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Enjoy half-off appetizers, $3 shorts and $5 doubles.
795 N. Jefferson St., (414) 271-2855
This Cathedral Square classic is where the beautiful people meet in Milwaukee. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and great steals on alcohol bevys. Join in the fun from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Tonic Tavern
2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 455-3205
Happy Hour is from 4 to 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
Catch the 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!
Three Lions Pub
4515 N. Oakland Ave., (414) 763-6992
Your favorite British pub offers a happy hour from 4 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
Things get happy from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursdays. Enjoy $2 Lakefront beers on tap and house white or red wine that "fell off the boat".
Up And Under
1216 E. Brady St., (414) 276-2677
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.
2235 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 272-1775
Happy Hour is 1 to 6 p.m. with select call $7 Old Fashions and Manhattans; $1 off draft and bottle beer; $2 small German pretzels with mustard and $3 with cheese.
818 S. 2nd St., (414) 643-7468
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.
1836 N. Pulaski St., (414) 276-8130
Happy hour is almost never ending at this Milwaukee classic. Plus, it starts early at 2 p.m. so you can get a good buzz going before other happy hours set in. Different nightly specials are always available such as $3 microbrews on Thursdays. Get there before 7 p.m. to take advantage.