Let happy hour commence: A comprehensive guide to Durango’s happiest hours

by DGO Web Administrator

It’s been a long day. You look like you need a beer. How’s about a late afternoon outing that won’t break the bank? Get a friend and grab some happy hour food and drinks at these fine Durango watering holes.

BarsThe Bookcase and Barber601 East Second Ave., 764-4123

When/deals:Watch social media for a password to unlock $5 Manhattans on Mondays.

Colorado Pongas121 W. Eighth St., 382-8554

When: 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; Sunday

Deals: $3 well drinks

$3 pool

Free pool all day Sunday

8th Avenue Tavern509 E. Eighth Ave., 259-8801

When: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. daily

Deals:$2 PBRs

Varied drink specials

El Rancho Tavern975 Main Ave., 259-8111

When: 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Deals:$1 off draft beers and well drinks

Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar955 Colorado Highway 3, 385-7444

When: 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday

Deals:$8 half-dozen, fresh oysters

$16 dozen, fresh oysters

Wednesday: Slider Nite and Gents Nite $3.50 Beef Sliders and select beer and appetizer specials for gents

Thursday: Ladies Nite $5 Martinis, Cosmos, Wine, and appetizer specials

Friday: $11.95 Catfish Platter w/ Fries & Slaw

Joel’s Bar119 W. Eighth St., 903-7336

When: 5-7 p.m., Monday-Friday

Deals:Varied drink specials

Moe’s937 Main Ave., 259-9018

When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Deals:Half price draft beers and well drinks

Complimentary nachos

Olde Schoolhouse Café46778 U.S. Highway 550, 259-2257

When: All day, every day

Deals:$2 PBRs

Orio’s Roadhouse652 Main Ave., 259-6120

When: 5-8 p.m. Monday-Friday

Deals: $2.75 domestic beers

$3.75 import beers and well drinks

Wild Horse Saloon601 East Second Ave. #C, 375-2568

When: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; 6-8 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Deals: $1 domestic draws

$2 domestic bottles and well drinks

$3 microbrew draws

BreweriesBREW Pub and Kitchen117 W. College Drive, 259-5959

When: 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, all day Sunday

Deals: $2 off draft beers and house wines

$1 off well drinks

25 percent off appetizers

Carver Brewing Co.1022 Main Ave., 259-2545

When: 3-6 p.m. daily

Deals: $2 off draft beers

Durango Brewing Co.3000 N. Main Ave., 247-3396

When: 2-5 p.m. daily

Deals: $3 draft beers

Ska Brewing Co.225 Girard St., 247-5792

When/deals:Monday: $2 pints with a Ska pint glass before 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. all pints $2, no pint glass required.

Tuesday: 2 for 1 on select beers

Wednesday: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month is a cask-tapping special event

Thursday: $3 select draft beers

Friday: $3 True Blondes all summer or $3 dark beers in the winter after 5pm

Saturday: $1 off growler and crowler fills

Sunday: $3 True Blonde, ESB, and Pinstripe Red draft beers

Steamworks Brewing Co.801 East Second Ave., 259-9200

When/deals:Monday: $11 pitchers all day

Tuesday: 2 for 1 drinks after 9 p.m. (excluding wine)

Thursday: $3 pints all day

Friday: 3-5 p.m. $1 draws, $2 20-oz. select beers, chance to win a keg

Saturday: Varied drink specials

Sunday: $4.25 house bloody marys, $11 beer pitchers

Restaurant/barsBalcony Bar and Grill600 Main Ave. Suite 210, 422-8008

When: 4-7 p.m. daily

Deals: Varied drink specials

Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen862 Main Ave., 259-2749

When: 3-5:30 p.m. daily (in bar and lounge only)

Deals: $4 select draft beers and well drinks

$4.50 select wines

$4.50 to $10.50 select appetizers

Cerda 7 Cantina y Comida639 Main Ave., 764-4723

When: 4-7 p.m. daily

Deals: $1 off bottled beers

$2 domestic drafts

$3 imported drafts and El Smurfo specialty cocktails

$5 house margaritas

Cuckoo’s Chicken House128 E. College Drive, 259-6322

When: No set happy hour

Deals: Varied drink specials weekly

Derailed Pour House725 Main Ave., 247-5440

When: 3-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

Deals: $1 off drafts

$4 well drinks

$6 mules, margaritas, and select appetizers

Diamond Belle Saloon699 Main Ave., 247-4431

When: 4-6 p.m. daily

Deals: $3 Durango Brewing Co. pints and domestic drafts

$4 cosmopolitans, house wines, and well drinks

$4.50-$10 select appetizers

East by Southwest160 E. College Drive, 247-5533

When: 5-6:30 p.m. daily (excluding holiday weekends)

Deals: $2 hot sake

$3 Ska Pinstripe pints

$5 Sky Refresher vodka cocktails

$6 house mojitos, Kimchi Mais (house bloody mary), and select wines

$5 to $13 select appetizers and food specials

Edgewater Grill and Lounge, at DoubleTree501 Camino del Rio, 382-3950

When: 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday

Deals: $1 off beers, well drinks, and select wines

Half-price wings and nachos

El Moro Tavern945 Main Ave., 259-5555

When: 3-6 p.m. daily

Deals: $3 well drinks

$4 tallboys

$5 house wines

Eolus Bar and Dining919 Main Ave., 259-2898

When: 4:30-6 p.m. daily

Deals: $3 draft beers

$5 house wines and specialty cocktails

Varied food specials

Fifth Street Eatery139 E. Fifth St., 259-1377

When: 4-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and all day Tuesday

Deals:$1 off bar menu

$0.75 wings or chicken backs

$3 sweet potato hush puppies

$4 smashed fried okra

Fired Up Pizzeria741 Main Ave., 247-0264

When: 3-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Deals: $3 local drafts

$4 well drinks

$5 select wines and cocktails

Gazpacho Restaurant431 East Second Ave., 259-9494

When: 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday (in bar only)

Deals: $2 domestic bottles and cans

$3 draft beers and house margaritas

$5 So Cal specialty cocktails

Homeslice Pizza2915 N. Main Ave., 422-8337

When: 3-6 p.m. daily; 8-10 p.m. daily

Deals: $2 PBRs

$1 Coors Light

$1 off local beers

$2 off Irish whiskeys

Mutu’s Italian Kitchen701 East Second Ave., 375-2701

When: 4-6:30 p.m. daily

Deals: $1 off all beers, wines, and spirits

Half-price appetizers

Irish Embassy Pub900 Main Ave., 403-1200

When: 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday

Deals: $3 20-ounce draft beers, well drinks, and house wines

$3.95-$7.95 select appetizers

Lady Falconburgh’s Alehouse and Kitchen640 Main Ave., 382-9664

When: 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Deals: $2.50 non-specialty draws

$3 well drinks

$3.50 non-specialty drafts

Select food specials

The Office Spiritorium, at the Strater Hotel699 Main Ave., 375-7260

When: 4-6 p.m. daily

Deals: $3 Durango Brewing Co. draft beers

$4 cosmopolitans, well drinks, and house wines

$4-$10 select appetizers

Old Tymers Café1000 Main Ave., 259-2990

When/deals:4-close, every day but Saturday

Monday: $5.50 burgers

Tuesday: $2.50 pints

Wednesday: $9.50 fish and chips

Thursday: $9.50 chicken fried steak

Fridays: $2 tacos

Sundays: Industry night

The Palace Restaurant505 Main Ave., 247-2018

When: 4-7 p.m. daily

Deals: $3.50 domestic drafts

$4 well drinks and house wines

$4.50 house bloody marys and house margaritas

25 percent off appetizers

Plate42 County Rd. 250, 764-4139

When: 4-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, all-day Sunday

Deals:$3 micro brews

$4 house liquor

$4 sangria

$5 cosmos

$5 select wines

$5 prosecco

Red Snapper144 E. Ninth St., 259-3417

When: 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Deals: $1 off all drinks

Half-price select appetizers

Seasons Rotisserie and Grill764 Main Ave., 382-9790

When: 4-6 p.m. daily; 9 p.m.-close daily

Deals: $5 specialty mules and select wines

Varied snack specials

Sporting News Grill, at Holiday Inn21636 U.S. Highway 160, 385-6387

When: 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday

Deals: Half-price drafts, house wines, and well drinks

Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant948 Main Ave., 259-7655

When: 2:30-6 p.m. daily

Deals: $2 domestic bottles

$5.25 house margaritas

Half-price select appetizers

Wine BarsEno Wine Bar and Café723 East Second Ave., 385-0105

When: 4-5:30 p.m. daily

Deals: 20 percent off house wines and specialty cocktails

Four Leaves Winery528 Main Ave., 403-8182

When/deals: No daily happy hour, but for a $49.95 membership fee you get:

Two club cards

Half-price wine (~$3.50/glass) every day

20 percent off all merchandise (except fine art)

Half-price tasting parties

Three wine tasting party invites a year


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