August 09, 2019

31 of the Best Happy Hour Specials in Cleveland Right Now

Happy hour is called happy hour for a reason: booze makes you feel good. And who's to judge? After a long day's work, you deserve to treat yourself with a cocktail and any number of hors d'oeuvres. Thankfully, Cleveland restaurants and bars are chock-full of happy hour specials that are both delicious and affordable. You can thank us, too, as we've done all the laborious research and can confirm that the happy hour times and specials you see listed here are the ones you'll find when you walk in the door.

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Happy Dog
5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474
Hot dogs with wild toppings, live music and lots of beer: Happy Dog has you covered for a night out. During happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.), Happy Dog offers $7 vegan reubens, a $3.50 plate of mini corn dogs and select drinks ranging from $1 to $3.
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Happy Dog

5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474

Hot dogs with wild toppings, live music and lots of beer: Happy Dog has you covered for a night out. During happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.), Happy Dog offers $7 vegan reubens, a $3.50 plate of mini corn dogs and select drinks ranging from $1 to $3.

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Pier W
12700 Lake Ave., Lakewood, (216) 228-2250
What you might think of exclusively as a special occasion destination is actually home to one of the best happy hour deals in Cleveland. During happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays, prices are slashed on the bar menu from top to bottom. A full-list of $6 specialty drinks such as sangria, Kentucky lemonade and salted negroni. Deals on food include short rib pierogies ($7), salmon burgers ($7.50) and blue cod sandwiches priced ($7.75), among others.  
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Pier W

12700 Lake Ave., Lakewood, (216) 228-2250

What you might think of exclusively as a special occasion destination is actually home to one of the best happy hour deals in Cleveland. During happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays, prices are slashed on the bar menu from top to bottom. A full-list of $6 specialty drinks such as sangria, Kentucky lemonade and salted negroni. Deals on food include short rib pierogies ($7), salmon burgers ($7.50) and blue cod sandwiches priced ($7.75), among others.

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Crust Tremont
2258 Professor Ave., 216-583-0257
The land of one-pound pizza slices is also the land of beer and bites. Get deals on slices, wings, beer, cocktails and wine during happy hour (Tuesday through Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.).
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Crust Tremont

2258 Professor Ave., 216-583-0257

The land of one-pound pizza slices is also the land of beer and bites. Get deals on slices, wings, beer, cocktails and wine during happy hour (Tuesday through Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.).

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Barrio
Various locations
Barrio is a Cleveland staple, known for the classic combination of tacos and tequila. Happy hour (Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday 2 to 7 p.m.) offers deals so you can guiltlessly eat more tacos and drink more margaritas. Half-off margaritas, dollar-off tacos and dollar-off draft beers are available every weekday during happy hour. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday bring half-off tequila, and Wednesday is for half-off whiskey. Find Barrio in Cleveland Heights, Lakewood, Tremont, Willoughby, Gateway and Progressive Field.  
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Barrio

Various locations

Barrio is a Cleveland staple, known for the classic combination of tacos and tequila. Happy hour (Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday 2 to 7 p.m.) offers deals so you can guiltlessly eat more tacos and drink more margaritas. Half-off margaritas, dollar-off tacos and dollar-off draft beers are available every weekday during happy hour. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday bring half-off tequila, and Wednesday is for half-off whiskey. Find Barrio in Cleveland Heights, Lakewood, Tremont, Willoughby, Gateway and Progressive Field.

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Flat Iron Cafe
1114 Center St, 216-696-6968
It shouldn't be a surprise that one of the oldest bars in Cleveland is one of the last bastions of old-timey pricing. This Flats legend welcomes visitors in search of bargain-basement sudsy relief with $1 off select beers and well liquor during happy hour (Monday through Friday, 3 to 7 p.m.).  
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Flat Iron Cafe

1114 Center St, 216-696-6968

It shouldn't be a surprise that one of the oldest bars in Cleveland is one of the last bastions of old-timey pricing. This Flats legend welcomes visitors in search of bargain-basement sudsy relief with $1 off select beers and well liquor during happy hour (Monday through Friday, 3 to 7 p.m.).

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EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
13101 Shaker Square, 216-921-3333
By now you're probably familiar with the origins and mission of EDWINS, Brandon Chrostowski's Parisian bistro and training facility at Shaker Square that helps ex-cons learn, work and advance in the culinary field. And by now you also probably know that the execution matches the mission here, where the food shines and the service is impeccable. Happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.) at a fine French bistro? Absolutely. Treat yourself to some appetizers, special wine and a martini anyway you’d like it, without breaking the bank.
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EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute

13101 Shaker Square, 216-921-3333

By now you're probably familiar with the origins and mission of EDWINS, Brandon Chrostowski's Parisian bistro and training facility at Shaker Square that helps ex-cons learn, work and advance in the culinary field. And by now you also probably know that the execution matches the mission here, where the food shines and the service is impeccable. Happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.) at a fine French bistro? Absolutely. Treat yourself to some appetizers, special wine and a martini anyway you’d like it, without breaking the bank.

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Nora
2181 Murray Hill Rd., (216)-231-5977
Cloistered in Little Italy, Nora is consistently counted among the top-tier restaurants in Cleveland. During happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, eat at the bar and snag 20 percent off your final tab. On Wednesdays, take advantage of “flights & bites,” — three tasting portions of wine paired with three small apps — and on Thursdays enjoy one appetizer, two full size pastas and a bottle of house wine for a total of $65.  
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Nora

2181 Murray Hill Rd., (216)-231-5977

Cloistered in Little Italy, Nora is consistently counted among the top-tier restaurants in Cleveland. During happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, eat at the bar and snag 20 percent off your final tab. On Wednesdays, take advantage of “flights & bites,” — three tasting portions of wine paired with three small apps — and on Thursdays enjoy one appetizer, two full size pastas and a bottle of house wine for a total of $65.

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ABC the Tavern
Various locations
ABC the Tavern has been in Ohio City for over 20 years, and it opened a location in the Uptown Arts and Entertainment District in 2013. There’s plenty of space; the Ohio City spot has a mezzanine, and the Uptown bar has two patios. Happy hour (At the Uptown location, that's Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 12 to 9 p.m. At the Ohio City location, that's Monday through Friday, 4 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 9 p.m.) allows visitors to get select beer from $1.50 to $4.
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ABC the Tavern

Various locations

ABC the Tavern has been in Ohio City for over 20 years, and it opened a location in the Uptown Arts and Entertainment District in 2013. There’s plenty of space; the Ohio City spot has a mezzanine, and the Uptown bar has two patios. Happy hour (At the Uptown location, that's Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 12 to 9 p.m. At the Ohio City location, that's Monday through Friday, 4 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 9 p.m.) allows visitors to get select beer from $1.50 to $4.

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The Fairmount Cocktail Bar
2448 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-229-9463
The Fairmount Cocktail Bar strives to create a unique space, with its “signature recipes” and rotating art exhibits. During happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.), you can order some great food specials, which vary by the day. 
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The Fairmount Cocktail Bar

2448 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-229-9463

The Fairmount Cocktail Bar strives to create a unique space, with its “signature recipes” and rotating art exhibits. During happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.), you can order some great food specials, which vary by the day.

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L’Albatros
11401 Bellflower Rd., 216-791-7880
L’Albatros is a “traditional French brasserie” which features its food, wine, cheese and patio seating. During happy hour (Monday through Saturday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.), visitors can get food and drink deals at both the bar and lounge areas. Wine and beer are $5; select cocktails are $8; food plates such as arancini risotto balls are $8; pizza and burgers are $10 each.
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L’Albatros

11401 Bellflower Rd., 216-791-7880

L’Albatros is a “traditional French brasserie” which features its food, wine, cheese and patio seating. During happy hour (Monday through Saturday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.), visitors can get food and drink deals at both the bar and lounge areas. Wine and beer are $5; select cocktails are $8; food plates such as arancini risotto balls are $8; pizza and burgers are $10 each.

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