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The Best Happy Hour Spots In The Twin Cities

Happy Hour In Minneapolis

After a long day at work, it’s only natural to crave a refreshing drink, a slice of pizza, or a tasty afternoon snack. An excellent happy hour location should be easy on the pocket, yet great for your taste buds.

Selecting the right spot can be tricky at first, but a joy once you find the perfect match. To get you started, here are a few locations you can try while enjoying your happy hour in Minneapolis.

Kieran’s Irish Pub (85 N 6th St, Minneapolis)
If you get off work a bit early for happy hour in Minneapolis, Kieran’s Irish pub is waiting for you. They are open from 11 am and offer drink specials until 6 pm all week long. What makes Kieran’s stand out is that it’s one of the most generous happy hour locations in the area.

In addition to the extended happy hour time, the pub also offers $2 off beer drafts, house wines, and liquors. You can also enjoy this reduced price on cocktails and the appetizer menu. If you’re feeling hungry after a grueling day, try their hummus board and selection of various drips.

Brunson’s (956 Payne Ave, St. Paul)
Along Payne Avenue, you will stumble upon a gem of a St. Paul happy hour location. Brunson’s has an extended happy hour that starts early and also finishes off the last two hours of the night.

Craft beers and wine are $2 off, and you can get sips of high-end liquor choices at $4 each. Feeling hungry? The in-house restaurant $4 chips that come with a mouth-watering onion dip will fill you up even before you can think of ordering a burger/fries combo for only $5.

Hell’s Kitchen (80 S 9th St, Minneapolis)
As the name suggests, you’re in for a memorable experience at this unique location in downtown Minneapolis. It is a top location for a happy hour in Minneapolis that serves $2 mystery beers and $5 house wines.

In the mood for a cocktail? Grab yours at $6.99. They mix their cocktails with top-notch ingredients, such as fresh lemons, bubbly club soda, and quality vodka. And if you need something to fill your stomach, the appetizer menu contains cheese curds and tasty tater tots, among other selections.

Ray J’s (9854 Norma Ln, Woodbury)
If you’re leaving the office late, you can still enjoy a tasty happy hour treat at Ray J’s. With a Woodbury happy hour running from Monday to Sunday (10p-close), you can enjoy $2 off drinks and $3 off pizza for a late snack.

Ray J’s also has among the best wings in the city, leaving your mouth watering for more every time you try them. The appetizer menu contains much more than wings and pizza, so feel free to scroll the menu and try their amazing treats at exceptional prices.

Trail Stop Tavern (525 Diffley Rd, Eagan)
The Trail Stop Tavern is a top choice Eagan happy hour location. Every weekday from 3-6pm, and Saturday from 1-4pm, you can enjoy $1 off taps, bottled beers, wine, and mixed drinks.

And on weekdays, you can fill your stomach with their tasty pulled pork nachos, chicken satay, and BBQ pork flatbreads for only $5.

Bourbon Butcher (20700 Chippendale Ave, Farmington)
A South Metro happy hour honey hole. Bourbon Butcher hosts happy hour 2x per day in Farmington: 3 – 5:30 pm and 9 – close. Two for one on draft beer and wine. The happy hour menu features the signature Smokehouse Nachos, piled high with smoked brisket.

Bourbon Butcher has a unique and cozy atmosphere for a restaurant in Farmington that hosts a vast bourbon selection, craft cocktails, local draft beer and, vintage soda.