Highland Tavern(credit: Highland Tavern)

Most happy hours occur just after work hours to help melt away the stresses of the day. But for those who work non-traditional hours or want an affordable nightcap, making an early happy hour engagement is just not in the cards. Luckily, there is a late-night option at many top bars in the Denver area to ensure that everyone can take advantage of great deals in a great atmosphere.

Highland Tavern
3400 Navajo St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-1990

For a late-night option that will appeal to your desire for drink specials as well as delicious bar food, this North Denver (Highlands) locale will fulfill both requirements. Highland Tavern boasts a second happy hour from 9 p.m. to close that offers insane daily deals on cocktails. Be sure to try the raved-about Tavern Tots and consider racking up for a game or two of pool.

Hapa Sushi
2780 E. 2nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-9554

When you’re looking for food specials to accompany your drink deals, Hapa’s happy hour will satiate you. Fresh raw dishes as well as interesting Hawaiian fusion sets Hapa apart from other sushi bars and its late-night bargains are the perfect way to end a night. From 10 to 11 p.m., night owl patrons can take half off starters and get select rolls at two for $7. All of this on top of great drink specials makes Hapa a local favorite.

Charlie Brown’s Bar & Grill
980 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 860-1655

Charlie Brown’s Bar & Grill is a Denver staple. The lovely live pianist will play some old favorites while you enjoy unheard-of deals in the bar’s second happy hour from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. The extensive beer and wine list, the angus steaks and the nostalgic sing-alongs make Charlie Brown’s a terrific way to close out even the longest nights out.

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3 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 570-4503

For a late-night happy hour experience that caters to vegetarian and vegan diets as well as the more traditional fare, Sputnik abides. Located next door to the popular venue, Hi-Dive, Sputnik’s late-night happy hour is the perfect way to finish up your night. While there, be sure to take advantage of the old style photo booth so you can bring home a souvenir of your adventures.

The Corner Office
1401 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-6500

Located in Denver’s downtown Theater District and next door to the adorable Curtis Hotel, The Corner Office mixes swanky with eclectic in both drink selection and food choices. The extensive happy hour menu is honored for a second time from 9 p.m. to close, ensuring that patrons can partake in Korean-style wings or the decadent pork belly slider with their night cap.

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Nicole Cormier is a hip-hop head with business ambitions who stumbled awkwardly into journalism in 2007 as Colorado Music Buzz’s hip-hop editor. She is the publisher and editor of the Colorado hip-hop e-magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.