Let’s #DrinkUpLOU. We’re raising a glass and toasting to local sip-worthy spots, shaking things up in the happy hour department.
Think: deals on craft beer, half-off cocktails + meal deals with those with an appetite.
Here are 13+ places with amazing drink and food specials around Derby City.
🍸 Keeping spirits up
Gertie’s Bar’s Happy Hour at NuLu | Mon.-Thurs., 4-6:30 p.m. | Sip half-priced house cocktails at this NuLu Marketplace speakeasy like the “Strawberry Fields” made with your choice of mezcal or tequila.
Trouble Bar | Thursdays, 5-10 p.m. | We’ll just start by saying this Shelby Park bourbon bar offers $25 Old Fashioned pitchers in addition to its single serve Old Fashioned for $5. It also offers $3 PBR and Coors Banquet and $25 on all bottles of wine. Fun fact: Trouble Bar was the first place Sarah and I grabbed a drink together as co-workers.
Copper & Kings | Thurs.-Sun., 5-6 p.m. | Head up to this brand distillery’s rooftop bar to take in breathtaking views of the city and $1 off cocktails, beers + wine.
Troll Pub | Daily, Various times | It doesn’t matter what day of the week you walk into this bar under the Second Street Bridge because each day is a different kind of special, from $3 tequila shots on Mondays to $10 bottomless mimosas and bloody marys on Sundays.
🥘 Hungry for meal deals
Chik’n & Mi | Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m. | Shoot $1.50 oysters and other bites on the happy hour food menu + a $5 drink list to match.
Flanagan’s Ale House | Mon.-Fri., 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 | Tues.-Sun., 4:30-6:30 p.m. | From the bar, enjoy $2 wines, bourbons + beers and from the kitchen, get snacks like fried green tomatoes and a mini charcuterie board for under $12.
El Mundo | Mon.-Fri., 4-5:30 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.
The Manhattan Project | Thursdays, 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.
Agave & Rye | Mon. + Wed.-Fri., 1-6 p.m. | In addition to $1 off tacos + $3 chips and queso, drink up $6 margaritas and bourbon peach punch as well as $2 domestic cans of beer.
Dragon King’s Daughter | Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m. | Snag sake deals from the bar + specialty-priced sushi rolls from this Bardstown Road staple.
Ditto’s Grill | Mon.-Sat., 1-6 p.m. | Enjoy half-off all glasses of wine, cocktails, and appetizers (with the purchase of a drink or entree).
BoomBozz | Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m. | Grab apps — like toasted ravioli — for $2 off + $2 select pints and half-off well drinks.
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