The Best of Happy Hour

10 choices for boozing on a budget

With hundreds of happy hours running all over town every day of the week, there’s simply no way to pick a single best. But providing a list of several top choices ought to result in a solid 99 percent satisfaction rate. Here are 10 of them.

Comme Ça. This high-end happy hour at Cosmo runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. daily (5 to 7 on Fridays and Saturdays). Half-price appetizers include a charcuterie plate for $11, steak tartare for $8 and oysters for $1.50 each. Beers start at $4, or try the “Penicillin” for just $7.50. 698-7910.

P.J. Clarke’s. Head to the Forum Shops at Caesars for dollar designer oysters (East and West Coasters) from 2:45 to 6 p.m. seven days a week, along with good sliders for $1.50. Coors Light draft is $3. 434-7900.

McCormick & Schmick’s. Formerly the unrivaled best happy hour in town, this is still a worthy one, running from 3 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays. Food selections are $2.95 to $5.95, with the best being a half-pound cheeseburger for $3.95. Corned beef sliders and fish tacos ($4.95 each) are also good choices. Beers are $3.75, well drinks $4 and wine by the glass $5. 335 Hughes Center Dr., 836-9000.

Rhythm Kitchen. This one’s a powerhouse, with discounts on more than 20 appetizers. Baby back ribs, shrimp brochette, a firecracker sushi roll, alligator tail, calamari, Kobe sliders, catfish chips, individual pizzas and steak bites are all $3-$8. Oysters are a dollar each, served on the half shell, charbroiled or baked. Beers, cocktails and wine by the glass are half price—a Red Stripe in the bottle is $3 and a draft PBR is $2. The happy hour runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and from 4 till close on Mondays. 6435 S. Decatur Blvd., 767-8438.

Todd’s Unique Dining. From 4:30 to 6 p.m. and again from 8:30 to 10 weekdays, a big selection of half-price appetizers includes tuna tartare, potstickers and an amazing short-rib “martini” for $5-$9 each. Drinks are also half price. 4350 E. Sunset Rd., Henderson, 259-8633.

Ferraro’s. Located across from the Hard Rock hotel, Ferraro’s offers the “Mezzanotte experience” every night from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., with 50 percent off all food items and 25 percent off drinks. On this deal you can get pizzas, appetizers and salads for under $10, pastas in the teens, and steaks or osso buco for under $25. 4480 Paradise Rd., 364-5300.

Other choices include the American Fish/Sirio tandem at Aria, where happy hours run in both restaurants from 5 to 7 p.m. weekdays; “Nickel F*cking Beer Night” at Fremont East’s Beauty Bar, with five-cent beers beginning at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays; and the “Gambler’s Happy Hour” at Bar 702, where video poker players can get up to 104 percent returns from 3 to 4 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. daily. And the drinks are free!


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