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Happy hour deals in Louisville

From beer and wine to margs and meal deals, we’ve rounded up local happy hours sure to put a smile on your face.

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Whiskey Wednesdays at Gertie’s Bar in NuLu are a must, whether you like it on the rocks or neat.

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We’re raising a glass and shaking things up in the happy hour department.

Think: Deals on craft beer, half-off cocktails + meal deals for those with an appetite.

Here are 20 places with amazing drink and food specials around Derby City.

Keeping spirits up

The side of a brick building with a mural that reads "Whiskey got me in to trouble."

Trouble Bar is kicking offers a build your own spritz happy hour.

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Gertie’s Bar | Wednesdays, 4 p.m.-12 a.m. | Sip half-priced pours on select whiskeys at this NuLu Marketplace speakeasy, which has an extensive list of Louisville’s favorite spirit.

Trouble Bar | Mondays, 5-11 p.m. | For $8, you can build your own spritz using raspberry + edible flower liqueur, Hendrick’s Flora Adora, Bruto Americano, and other options.

Troll Pub | Wednesday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. | This bar under the Second Street Bridge offers a WTF — aka Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — happy hour, featuring half-price pints + apps. Bonus: Troll Pub also offers daily food and drink specials, like $4 tequila shots on Mondays and $4 beers on Thursday.

Hauck’s Corner | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | This Schnitzelburg spot offers $1 Miller Lite ponies, $2 cans of Busch, Hamms + Rolling Rock, $3 Four Roses, Lunazul Blanc, New Amsterdam Vodka, and New Amsterdam Gin, as well as a $5 Aperol spritz — served in a Collins glass — and a $6 old fashioned.

Noche Mexican BBQ | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | Sip beers, house cocktails, and Dos Amigos + Tres Amigos tequila for $2 off, order a $4 shot of Lunazul tequila or $5 shot of El Jimador tequila, all while enjoying free chips and salsa.

Hungry for meal deals

Chik’n & Mi | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | Shoot $1.75 oysters and other bites for $6-$10 + a drink list including $7 sake and $8 sangria.

Flanagan’s Ale House | Monday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. | Get in on $2 Bud Light and Miller Lite, $3 house wines and well liquor, $4 Lagunitas IPA, or $12 sangria pitchers. Select apps are only $5 — don’t sleep on the spicy cheese balls.

LouVino | Tuesday-Sunday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. | From the bar, enjoy $2 off wines, bourbons, and beers + $7 old fashioneds and white or red sangria. From the kitchen, get snacks like fried green tomatoes and a mini charcuterie board for under $12.

The Manhattan Project | Tuesday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | Dig into this Frankfort Avenue eatery’s happy hour menu featuring fried banana peppers, popcorn chicken, Mexican street fries, and more.

Dragon King’s Daughter | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | Snag sake + wine for $4-$10, and $1 off beer from the bar + specialty-priced sushi rolls from this Bardstown Road staple.

North of Bourbon | Tuesday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Enjoy discounted meals from James Beard Award-nominated chef Lawrence Weeks, like oysters for $2.50 or pork boudin balls for $12, and wash it down with a draft beer that’s $2 off.

Ditto’s Grill | Monday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. | Early birds get half-off all glasses of wine, cocktails, and appetizers (with the purchase of a drink or entree).

Beer Lovers

cheeseburger and can of beer on a wooden table

Toasty’s Tavern is a popular place for burgers — and its happy hour will put a smile on your face.

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Toasty’s Tavern | Tuesday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. | Enjoy half-off draft beer + wine, and $2 off all appetizers, like the fried mushroom planks.

Against the Grain | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | At this Louisville brewery, choose from $5 drinks including a margarita, an old fashioned, a tiki twister, prosecco, and select beers.

Hop Atomica | Monday-Thursday, 3-6 p.m. | Enjoy $5 wells, beers, sake, and soju, along with daily cocktail and wine specials.

Four Pegs | Friday-Saturday, 9-11 p.m. | You know what washes down good barbecue after dark? Bottles of wine for $10, $5 specialty shots, $4 select beer cans, and $2 PBR, that’s what.

Spring Street Bar and Grill | Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Save a buck on PBR, wine, and well liquors.

Margaritas, anyone?

El Mundo | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | All you need to know about this well-stocked happy hour is that in addition to $5 margs, there’s 5+ meal deals including crispy tacos and steamed Atlantic mussels.

Havana Rumba | Wednesdays, 5-9 p.m. | Talk about bang for the buck — the Highlands location (2210 Bardstown Rd.) offers half-price house mojitos, house and swirl margaritas, and red + white sangrias all day Wednesdays.

Agave & Rye | Mondays + Wednesday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | In addition to $1 off tacos + $4.75 chips and queso, drink $7.75 margaritas and bourbon peach punch as well as $2.50 domestic cans of beer.

Host at home

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