Pat L. for The Insider
Summer and happy hour go hand-in-hand; there’s no better way to wind down the workday and kick off the night than with discounted beverages and tasty apps. The real question is where to go to get the best bang for your buck, so we decided to help you sort it all out. We are happy to report that while some restaurants eschew the happiest hour of the day during the busy tourist season, lots of spots still offer great deals in the summer.
PJ's Bar & Grill at Gray's Crossing – Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 4pm-6pm Specials: $2.50 PBR, $5 wine by the glass and well drinks, and five food items between $3-$5; house favorite – the $4 Queso Fundito.
Dragonfly - Days: 7 days a week! Hours: 5pm-6pm Specials: ½ price drink specials and selected sushi rolls at the sushi bar.
Pastime Club – Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 3pm-6pm Specials: $2 domestics, $3 drafts, $3 well drinks, and $4 Jaeger and Fireball shots
El Toro Bravo – Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 4pm-6pm Specials: $2 domestics, $3 imports, $3 well drinks, and $7.95 nachos
Fifty-Fifty Brewing Co – Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 3pm-5:30pm Specials: Discounts on beer and appetizers
Cottonwood - Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 4:30pm-6pm (Thursdays all night) in bar Specials: Great deals on wine by the glass, cheap beer, and cocktail specials
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner – Days: Sunday-Thursday Hours: 4pm-6pm Specials: 25% off share plates and various drink specials
Pianetta – Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 5pm-6:30pm (in bar only) Specials: Discounts on wine and appetizers
Blue Coyote - Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 3pm-6pm Specials: Discounts on food and quite a few cocktail & beer specials
Hacienda Del Lago – Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 4:30pm-6pm Specials: $4 margs, $1-$5 beer, and $4 wine. Food specials as well.
Wolfdale's Unique Cuisine – Days: Sunday-Friday Hours: 5pm-6:30pm Specials: $4.50 wine by the glass, $4 well drinks, $3 draft beer, and lots of great food specials like $3 smoked trout, $6 Hawaiian Ahi Tuna, $8 lettuce wraps, $5 salads, and more! Online menu
Christy Hill – The Sandbar – Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 2pm-8pm Specials: Drink discounts and a house made sausage bar with 9 exotic condiments.