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    If you think drinking should only happen on the're not from here, are you?  We've made a list of the best Happy Hours in town to make it easier for you to go out for a drink tonight… and every night. If we missed your favorite happy hour, we want to know about it, so leave it in the comments.


    Dragon King’s Daughter
    Louisville: 1126 Bardstown Road, 502-632-2444
    New Albany: 802 East Elm, 812-725-8600
    Happy Hour: Everyday, 3pm – 6pm; Monday – Wednesday, 9pm – 11pm; Thursday – Saturday, 10pm – Midnight

    What could make sushi, Mimosas and hot sake better? A happy hour that includes them all. During each of its lunch and dinner happy hours, Dragon King’s Daughter offers hot sake for only $5, $1 off beers and Mimosas made from fresh-squeezed juice, $10 off all bottles of wine and a menu full of its best sushi at discounted prices. It doesn’t get any better than this.


    Down One Bourbon Bar
    321 W. Main Street
    Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm

    Known for its incredible selection of wine, beer and bourbon, it’s no surprise that Down One likes to keep things exciting, even with its weekly happy hour specials. Here’s what you can expect every day of the week from this Whiskey Row hero:

    Monday: Specialty Manhattan for only $5 each
    Tuesday: Any of Down One’s draft beers for $5
    Wednesday: Select bottles of wine for $10
    Thursday: Live music
    Friday: $2 off select flights of bourbon


    El Mundo
    2345 Frankfort Avenue
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 5pm – 6pm

    Ever come home from a hard day at work and just want to binge on hearty Mexican food and drink sweet Margaritas? Of course you do, we all do. And the folks at El Mundo are there for you with food and drink specials every day of the week. Along with the restaurant’s daily rotating specials listed on its website, you can enjoy a House Margarita for $4 and an order of black bean & chipotle dip for $3 as part of El Mundo’s daily happy hour.


    Big Bar
    1202 Bardstown Road
    Happy Hour: Every Day, 4pm – 8pm

    If Big Bar’s promise of strong well cocktails for $3 each doesn’t sell you, maybe it’s homemade adult slushies for $4 will. As one of Louisville’s smallest bars, Big Bar takes pride in how incredibly fun it truly is.


    812 E. Market Street
    Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

    This NuLu gem has everything from wood-grilled beets to Squid Ink Linguine. And with a happy hour offering five different craft cocktails for only $5 each, the flavor pairing options are endless.


    Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill
    942 Baxter Avenue
    Happy Hour: Tuesday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm

    Consider Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill as your midweek party destination. Indulge in select beers and cocktails, all of which are two for the price of one as the bar’s regular happy hour. And things are taken up a notch on Wednesdays with $1 well drinks all night plus karaoke.


    Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
    401 E. Main Street
    Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, 4pm -7pm

    After a full work day downtown, stop into Against the Grain to loosen up your tie and indulge in a well-deserved drink. This bar offers 20oz select beers for just $3.75 and well cocktails for $2.75.


    Garage Bar
    700 E. Market Street
    Happy Hour: Monday – Tuesday, 5pm – 7pm

    What goes best with gourmet pizza? A strong craft cocktail, of course. And with 50% off all well drinks, Garage Bar is the perfect place to indulge in this powerful combo.


    425 Chestnut Street
    Happy Hour: Thursday, 8pm – Midnight

    If you’re looking to jazz up your next date night, look no further than Chestnut Street’s quaint Meta. Enjoy 50% off all bottles of wine and a live performance by local jazz musicians, Carly Johnson and Craig Wagner.


    Bistro 1860
    1765 Mellwood Avenue
    Happy Hour: Monday, 4pm - Close

    With a wide variety of delectable seafood and small plates of snack-worthy proportions, this adorable little French restaurant is the perfect spot for a first date. And with 50% off select bottles of wine, Monday nights have never been more romantic.

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