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Best Vegas Happy Hours



These are recommended for drink specialties or good food at a good price plus ambiance.  The casinos comp drinks to gamblers (even penny machine players) so Happy Hour crowds are not a major marketing strategy for them.  Off-strip places have to try harder and they do.

 

Days and times for Happy Hours change through the year so we have contact info to help you verify these specials.  Our former slam dunk, number one pick for best Happy Hour is no longer recommended.  Late last year, Red Square at Mandalay Bay changed their special from 2 drinks for a free, well-presented caviar special to 4 drinks minimum.  

Firefly (3900 Paradise Rd) and (Plaza Hotel)

This half-priced drink special includes all but their wine bottles and runs from 3-6 M-Th but an hour less, 3-5 pm, on Fridays. Very good Sangria pitchers are $12.00 and will pour up to 6 glasses and bottled high ends like Fat Tire are $2.50 or less.   

If you sit at the bar, they reward you with a free trio of: excellent bacon wrapped date; potato and egg tortilla; and a meatball. We rate this the best tapas in Las Vegas and the happy hour makes it even better. Good tapas include the dates, chocolate cake, duck rolls, calamari and diablo shrimp but everything goes well with the Sangria.  The outpost in the bubble at the Plaza Hotel in Downtown now has a menu that is very close to the original.  It is also recommended.

Kona Grill (750 S Rampart Blvd.)

This is well away from the Strip but very convenient for anyone staying at Suncoast or Rampart (JW Marriott) and a short cab ride from Red Rock. One of their happy hours runs from 3-7 M-F and on Saturday from 1 to 5 pm.  Their late night reverse happy hour runs from 10 to midnight M-Th and on Fri-Sa from 11 pm to 1 am.  The special is only for those sitting outside (heated) or in the bar.

 

Discounted beers are $3-4 with Margaritas at $4.50. Appetizers, pizzas and sushi rolls are half-priced as well. Their garlic shrimp pizza is a value at $5.50 and the satay and pot stickers are good quality too at about $4.50.

Although a chain restaurant, you get both food and drinks half off with a lot of hours during the day and an upscale lively crowd. They don't excel at any particular thing but perform well on all the factors that make a good happy hour.

Yard House (Town Square)

Over 100 beers on tap run through an overhead system to your waiting glass.  They also have some popular bottled beers.  During happy hour, appetizers run about $5-7 and beers start at $3.50 with martinis $6.00.  They have 2 happy hour periods on most days.  M-F is 3-6 pm and again Su-W from 10 pm to closing.

Yard House is very popular and can get crowded even though the bar itself is immense.  Average age is probably in the late 20s to 30s.  Although we don't rate this as the top beer joint in Vegas (unless you prefer draft) it is our second choice for beer fans and their food is better than Freakin Frog.

Especially good are the rings which will remind you of the famous onion rings at the now defunct Quark's at the Hilton except that the dipping sauces are even better here.  Lettuce wraps are good and the pizzas are decent sized for the reduced amount of money.

Freakin Frog (4700 S. Maryland Pkwy)

The crowd is not as upscale as Kona or Sedona but not all students as you might think given its UNLV location. Their 2 for 1 specials are offered from 3-7 daily. They have 15 beers on tap but they rotate them so you might get 2 Fat Tires for $5 one night but another worthy brew some other night.

Not all of their hundreds of beers are on the happy hour menu but you will usually have about 10 of the beers on tap and maybe 20 bottled beers at 2 for 1. Their selection is unrivaled at around 700 varieties--unfortunately just some qualify for 2 for 1.  The undiscounted price range is $5 to over $100.
Food is not a strength here but their wings are tolerable. If you love beer and especially variety, there is no finer bar in all of Vegas and 2 for 1 is the icing on the cake (or maybe the foam on the beer).

Triple 777 (Main Street Station)

This restuarant and microbrewery has a handfull of good microbrews that includes an outstanding pale ale. Their M-F specials run from 3 to 6 pm.

They have 7 food items at a discount including good shrimp and decent wings. The bread is not one of our favorites but at $4.50 all of them are good values. The 12 oz. microbrews are outstanding values at $1.50.

They don't have the variety of Freakin Frog, but the quality of the beer is great and the non-happy hour food is a good value as well. If you are downtown, this (and Firely at the Plaza Hotel) is where you get happy.

Pink Taco (Hard Rock)

The lively crowd at the Pink Taco (bar area only) happy hour is young and fun but varies a bit more in attendance than some other happy hours.  It can range from very packed to much less so.  However, the food is decent and drinks are discounted too.

Expect to pay about $5-6 for domestic and import beers with food the real bargain.  They offer 9 out of their usual 11 appetizers for their happy hour (tortilla soup and rock shrimp are omitted) and the $7 appetizer combo is a real bargain.  On their second happy hour they also have $2 tacos.

Their first happy hour runs M-Fr from 4 to 7 pm and their second is from M-F from 9 to 10 pm.

McCormick & Schmick's (335 Hughes Center Dr)

In a corporate park near Flamingo and Paradise is one of the best seafood restaurants in Vegas. The M-F happy hours run from 3:30 to 6:30 pm and again from 9:30 to 11 pm and has a special menu if you buy at least one $3.50+ beverage (formerly a 2 drink minimum!).


Beers run from $5-7 and variety is not that great with only about a dozen on hand. However, the special menu food starts at $1.95 and the cheeseburger (at the now increased price of $2.95) is good quality. The most expensive items are $4.95.


If you don't mind a standard fare of beers, the outstanding food values, especially the burger, make this one of the top though flawed happy hours in Vegas.

Blue Martini (Town Square)

The daily happy hour runs from 4-8 pm with trendy clients, high quality martinis and fairly good food the main draws.  This is a bit more upscale than most happy hours and they even have a smallish dance floor with live music kicking in after the happy hour.  It almost has a club feel to it.

Happy hour discount is almost 50% off with drinks dropping down to $7-8 from the $12-15 normal pricing.  They list 35 or so martinis and you get the shaker which might enable you to get 1 1/2 martinis per martini order.

 

The appetizers range from $4 flatbreads (pizza like) to the $10 range.  Their shrimp martini is a good choice at $7.00 during the discounted time with the fruit and cheese popular at $5.50.  If your happy hour taste runs more to the martinins, this is one of the better although more expensive happy hours in Vegas.  Blue Martini, opposite of what you might expect, is usually pretty quite until after Happy Hour is over and picks up as the night wears on.  Wednesdays is Ladies night with half off.

Sedona (9580 W Flamingo)

A solid food choice, this appeals to the upscale crowd who just got off work and are ready to unwind in a plush, modern setting. The 5-7 happy hour runs everyday now with drinks and food at least half off.

Fish tacos are excellent, and good satay, tuna chips and fondue are popular choices for the happy hour. Appetizers range from $8 to $12 with beers at $3 and well drinks $4.  Like Kona, this happy hour can get crowded.

Ra Sushi (Fashion Show Mall)

 

Although it is an Americanized sushi chain (25+ restaurants in the U.S.) the $1 sake is a big value and the sushi variety is strong if not as consistent quality as fine dining sushi restaurants.  Happy Hour runs from 3-7 (and again from 10 to midnight) everyday except Sunday.  The selection is unusually wide with 13 sushi items and 15 appetizers half-priced during the discount time. 

Although $1 sake is the star, beers start at $2 and go up to $4 for 22 oz. Kirin during the happy hours.  The gyozas are good and nigiri is only $2-$2.50 with rolls in the $3.50 up to $6.25 (Viva Las Vegas) range.  Ambiance is nice, especially if you like the color red.

 

 



 


Contact Information for Vegas Happy Hours

 

Here is the contact info for the top happy hours in Vegas. The happy hours are clickable and will take you to their website. By the way, Blue Martini is in the same building as Yard House but on the 2nd floor so the addresses are not a typo. Firefly and Ruth's Chris are almost next door neighbors.  The U.S. country code for international long distance is 00 1 and the Vegas area code is always 702 so you would dial 001 702-949-2583 to reach Blue Martini, for example.


Vegas Happy Hours Address Zip Phone Area
Blue Martini 6593 S. Las Vegas Blvd--Bldg. L 89119 949-2583 Town Square
Firefly 3900 Paradise Rd. Ste A 89169 369-3971 Near Strip
Freakin' Frog 4700 S. Maryland Pkwy 89119 597-9702 Off-Strip
Kona Grill 750 S. Rampart Blvd 89145 547-5552 Off-Strip
McCormick and Schmicks 335 Hughes Center Dr. 89169 836-9000 Near Strip
Pink Taco 4455 Paradise Road 89169 693-5000 Hard Rock
Ra Sushi 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. #1102 89109 997-8403 Fashion Show Mall
Sedona 9580 West Flamingo 89147 320-4700 Off-Strip
Triple 7 200 N. Main St 89101 387-1896 Downtown
Yard House 6593 S. Las Vegas Blvd--Bldg. L 89119 734-9273 Town Square


Here are the days and time frames for the happy hours. If there are 2 happy hours, look under 1st days and 1st hours for the first happy hour. The second happy hour or reverse happy hour would be under 2nd days and 2nd hours.  Food or Drink tells you what is on special with most offering both discounted.  Kona Grill does not neatly fit into these categories so please read the hours description.

Vegas Happy Hours 1st HH Days 1st HH Hours Food or Drink 2nd HH Days 2nd HH Hours
Blue Martini Daily 4-8 pm Food and Drinks
Firefly M-Th 3-6 pm Drinks Fr 3-5 pm
Freakin' Frog Daily 3-7 pm Drinks
Kona Grill M-Fr 3-7 pm Food and Drinks M-Th 10-midnight
McCormick and Schmicks M-Fr 3:30-6:30 pm Food M-Fr 9:30-11 pm
Pink Taco M-Fr 4-7 pm Food and Drinks M-Fr 9-10 pm
Ra Sushi M-Sa 3-7 pm Food and Drinks M-Sa 10-midnight
Sedona Daily 5-7 pm Food and Drinks Daily 11 pm-2 am
Triple 7 M-Fr 3-6 pm Food and Drinks
Yard House M-Fr 3-6 pm Drinks Su-W 10 pm-2 am





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