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11 happy hours with exceptional deals in St. Louis right now

While all happy hours are cause for celebration, some are extra noteworthy. Whether it’s discounted snacks, specialty cocktails or unusual hours, here are some of the happy hours around town putting extra-wide smiles on our faces.

Eleven Eleven Mississippi
The bar at this Lafayette Square landmark features something different each weeknight to keep you coming back. With half-price domestic beers and cocktails on Tuesdays, half-price bottles of wine on Wednesdays and Fridays, and half-price wine by the glass on Thursdays, there’s truly a deal for every drink preference. Half-off flatbread Tuesdays to Thursdays gives you something to munch on while you sip.
4 p.m. to close Tuesday to Thursday; 4 to 6 p.m. Friday
1111 Mississippi Ave., St. Louis, 314.241.9999,

1818 Chophouse
Those of us more concerned about the food aspect of happy hour will find a friend in 1818 Chophouse’s cheaper-than-gas happy hour snack menu, with $1.50 cocktail shrimp, $2 pork belly deviled eggs and $4 prime rib sliders, among other tasty snacks. Drink specials include $1 off beer, $2 off select wines and $5 bartender’s choice cocktails.
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday
6170 Bennett Drive, Suite A, Edwardsville, 618.307.9300,

Bar K
For the 9-to-5-ers among us, making it to happy hour can feel like a race against the clock. Bar K kindly offers a solution in the form of a later “reverse yappy hour” every Monday to Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. for those who may have missed out on their first round of deals from 4 to 6 p.m. Discounts include $2 off snacks and appetizers, $4 off pitchers and $2 off tapped cocktails. Bring your pup so they can partake in your good time, or just enjoy being surrounded by good boys and girls.
4 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday
4565 McRee Ave., St. Louis, 314.530.9990,

Clayton’s popular Italian mainstay offers happy hour deals every weekday. The drink specials are by no means shabby – $5 glass of wine? Yes, please! – but the food specials are especially appealing: With deals on the truffle fries, meatballs, margherita pizza and more, there’s no excuse not to add on the (also discounted) cannoli for dessert.
4 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday
7036 Clayton Ave., Clayton, 314.932.7820,

The Blue Duck
Rough day? The Blue Duck offers a vengeful twist to the happiest hours of the day, with $2 Burn it to the Ground shots and $1 Hamm’s. Other deals include $1 off drafts, $8 classic cocktails, $5 select wines and $1 off a selection of shareable dinner menu items.
3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday
2661 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.769.9940,

The Canteen at 9 Mile Garden
For the early birds and night owls among us, The Canteen at 9 Mile Garden flips the early evening happy hour norm with special pricing in two time slots during the week. Deals include select cocktails for $4, $3 off pitchers of craft beer and $6 beer flights.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight Monday to Friday
9355 Gravois Road, Affton, 314.390.2806,

Frisco Barroom
Frisco Barroom has something for everyone in its assorted happy hour specials, with our personal favorite being the $6 beer-and-brat combo. Other specials include $6 spritzes, $4 hard seltzer, $11 bar boards and a $6 snack flight with house-made beef jerky, smoked mixed nuts and pickled veggies. Bonus: It starts at 2 p.m., which, let’s face it, really should be the new 5 p.m.
2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday
8110 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.455.1090,

The Golden Hoosier
South City residents take their happy hours seriously, and The Golden Hoosier is no exception. Pair a margarita, Old-Fashioned or Blackberry Collins for $6 with queso and chips or French onion dip with Red Hot Riplets – both the cocktails and apps are priced at $6. $2 Busch drafts and $6 glasses of wine are also available. Doesn’t get much happier than that.
4 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday
3707 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, 314.354.8044,

The Great Grizzly Bear
Looking for a happy hour with an early start time? Soulard’s Great Grizzly Bear’s weekday special starts at 2 p.m. and includes $2.50 domestic beers, $3.50 rail drinks as well as deals on appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and more. Another unique weekly special is the Thursday-only Progressive Wells night: Well drinks start at $2 at 6 p.m., increase to $3 at 7 p.m. and $4 at 8 p.m. before rounding out at a whopping $5 from 9 p.m. to close.
2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday
1027 Geyer Ave., St. Louis, 314.256.1457,

Lazy Tiger
This hip Central West End cocktail bar’s “lazy hour” offers $9 Palomas and margaritas. Choose your own adventure when it comes to the drinks, with mezcal, tequila or sotol offered as Paloma bases. Margaritas come in classic, carrot-passion fruit or spicy mezcal varietals. Food deals include $5 beef fat hand-cut french fries, $8 Cuban black bean nachos, $8 for a mini Nashville hot chicken sandwich and a mini poké bowl for $10.
5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday

210 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, 314.925.8888,

Open Concept
Open Concept’s happy hour boasts the dual advantage of being both an even better deal on an already very good deal and the rare weekend-long special. The bar offers $22 all-you-can-drink premium options. Come thirsty!
5 to 8 p.m. Thursday to Sunday
4130 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.356.1286,