After a long day at the office, you’ve more than earned a moment to exhale, relax and be happy. Denver boasts many delicious cuisines and venues to gather at with coworkers or friends for an indulgent beverage (or two) and tasty appetizers. With warmer temps and spring in full bloom, you have no excuse not to be out enjoying the season and checking out some of the top weekly happy hour spots in the Mile High City. Refer to this list of the newest hot spots as well as more reputable classics, each of which promises to become a favorite happy hour destination.
Margs Taco Bistro
200 Fillmore St.
Denver, CO 80206
Margs Taco Bistro hosts one of the hottest happy hours in the Denver Metro area. With as many varieties of tacos as it has margarita options, there is something for just about any palate. The made-fresh daily cuisine packs a flavorful punch that ranges from mild and pleasant to exotically spicy. Your taste buds are guaranteed satisfaction and your wallet won’t suffer as a result. With two convenient locations in downtown Denver and Cherry Creek North, this destination is absolutely irresistible.
ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop
2015 Market St.
Denver, CO 80205
One of the freshest “concepts” to emerge from Lotus Concepts of late is the ViewHouse. It is one of the largest bar/restaurant combos in the Ballpark neighborhood that boasts a patio overlooking Coors Field. It is not only a great place to catch a weekday happy hour but also a great place to enjoy an exclusive birds eye view of any home Rockies game. Happy hour begins daily at 3 p.m. and offers $2 shots of its specialty house infusions. This expansive and vibrant space is guaranteed to become a haven for Denver’s happy hours as well as nightlife!
Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse
1610 16th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse is conveniently located in the heart of LoDo on the 16th Street Mall. It offers a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the bar and lounge with 21 beers on tap to choose from. Special pricing on select beer starts at just $2 with appetizers also priced to please ranging from $3 to $5. It is a casual and delectable venue where you can safely unwind without worry of breaking your budget.
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The Cruise Room
1600 17th St.
Denver, CO 80238
Nestled in the Oxford Hotel is one of Denver’s most historic happy hour hot spots. The Cruise Room is as richly cultured as it is famous. Known for its warm ambiance, designed to replicate a lounge aboard the Queen Mary, this is a destination in Denver that will take you to another place and time. The martini bar first opened its doors the day after prohibition was repealed in 1933 and has delighted the city since. Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. You’ll find a great deal on those signature cocktails and a special menu. Early arrival is advised as this destination is coveted and reaches capacity quickly.
Denver, CO 80203
El Diablo Cocina & Tequileria is one place you can’t miss when making your weekday happy hour rounds. Offering one of the best tequila selections in Denver along with award-winning margaritas, it is conveniently located squarely in the distinguished Bakers District. Parking is rarely a problem and because of its expansive menu, neither is finding something tasty to please everyone in your party. Happy hour begins daily at 3 p.m. and features cocktails starting at $4 and beer ranging in price from $2.50 to $3.50.
Marian is a freelance writer with a passion for music, entertainment and nightlife. She writes regularly on assignment for Examiner.com as their Pop Music Journalist. You can view her page here.