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Dining Guide: Food and drink deals for the happy hour enthusiast
April 8, 2011 at 7:00 am by Katie Machol
On a budget or just plain cheap? Here are some great happy hour (and after hours) food and drink deals around the Bay area.
BELLA BRAVA 204 Beach Drive, St. Pete, 727-895-5515, bellabrava.com. Boasting the “longest happy hour on Beach Drive,” Bella Brava’s daily deals include $1.99 Bud Light drafts, $2.99 wells and $4.79 sangria and house wines before 7 p.m.
CAFE ALMA 260 First Ave. S, St. Pete, 727-502-5002, cafealma.com. Two-for-one drinks and half-priced tapas every day from 4:30-6:30 p.m. On Tuesdays, happy hour starts at 4:30 p.m. and lasts until close, with half priced tapas and wine by the glass.
COOTERS RAW BAR 423 Poinsettia Ave., Clearwater Beach, 727-462-2668, cooters.com. Worth the trip to Clearwater Beach for 50-cent oysters, shrimp and wings, plus $1.25 drafts, and half-priced wells and house wines, from 4-6 p.m. daily. Late night happy hour consists of $7 pizza, $3 chips and salsa, $1.50 drafts and $3 wells, from 10 p.m. to close.
FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 4322 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-874-9463, flemingssteakhouse.com. Offering the “5 For $6 ’Til 7” bar menu, featuring 5 appetizers, 5 premium cocktails and 5 wines by the glass — each only $6 until 7 p.m. every day. Try the Bikinitini with the beef tenderloin carpaccio and sweet chili calamari.
GEORGIE’S ALIBI 3100 Third Ave. N, St. Pete, 727-321-2112, georgiesalibi.com/stpete. Whether you’re on the porch, in the sports bar or on the dance floor, you can imbibe to your heart’s content on the two-for-one cocktails and drafts from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Great nightly drink specials as well: Thursday’s $3 Long Island Iced Tea nights are not to be missed.
HOUSE OF BREWS TAVERN AND GRILLE 17683 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, 813-265-0300, houseofbrewstampa.com. $3 drafts, $4 you-call-its, $5 wines and specialty drinks and 1/2 off appetizers from 3-7 p.m. every day of the week and until midnight on Thursdays. Get a little hair of the dog on Sundays with $3 bloody marys and mimosas.
KON TIKI AT THE TAHITIAN INN 601 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, 813-877-6721, kontikitampa.com. Daily Happy Hour from 3-7 p.m offers $3 domestic beers, house wines and cocktails, as well as half-priced appetizers. Tuesdays, get $4 SKYY cocktails and burgers; Wednesdays lets “unescorted ladies” drink for half price all night; and on Thursdays, $5 SKYY martinis and half-priced bottles of wine are on the menu.
MACDINTON’S 405 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-251-8999, macdintons.com. How else do you think they attract the college crowds? By offering cheap drink specials every day of the week! $2 Tuesdays: $2 Sam Adams, $2.50 Three Olives Vodka and $4 Three Olives shots; Wednesdays: $10 open bar from 9-11 p.m. and $5 Patron cocktails; Thursdays: $1 Miller Lite drafts and $4 Jack Daniels; Friday: $10 open bar from 9-11 p.m. (see website for more weekly deals).
MALIO’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 400 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, 813-223-7746, maliosprime.com. Have a classy evening out on a budget with Malio’s $5 Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday 5-7 p.m. Everything is $5, including select cocktails, house wines by the glass and small plates, including the Malio’s Burger, shrimp any style and filet tips. Bonus: They serve bacon as a bar snack.
MARCHAND’S BAR AND GRILL Renaissance Vinoy, 501 5th Ave. NE, St. Pete, 727-894-1000, marchandsbarandgrill.com. Who says you have to spend a fortune to eat at a fancy restaurant? Marchand offers a discount sushi and sashimi bar menu with an array of sushi and maki rolls from 5-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, and 5-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
NEW WORLD BREWERY 1313 E. Eighth Ave., Tampa, newworldbrewery.net. Offering $1 off American microbrews and non-Belgian drafts every day from opening until 8 p.m. Wednesdays brings the infamous smoked chicken and/or ribs plates starting at $5 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. And of course, their gourmet, stone-seared pizzas are always on the menu.
PRIME BAR 2001 Piazza Ave., Wesley Chapel, 813-751-0374, primebaramerica.com. Offering $6 cocktails, $5 signature cocktails, $3 craft and import drafts and an array of small plates for $5, ever week day from 4-7 p.m. On Tuesdays until close, build-your-own burger for $5 (includes fries).
RED MESA CANTINA 128 Third St. S., St. Pete, 727-896-8226, redmesacantina.com. Partake in great drink deals at the Lucha bar, Mon.-Thurs., from 7 p.m. until close. Bring your loose change for “Flippin’ Wednesdays” where you flip a coin and if you call it, they buy it. Ladies, stop by on Thursdays for $3 martinis, mojitos, margaritas and Champagne.
SIDEBERN’S 2208 W. Morrison Ave., Tampa, 813-258-2233, sideberns.com. Yes, most people go to Sidebern’s and drop some serious dough for their fresh, artful cuisine (which is well worth it), but now you can dine there on a budget. From 5 until 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, indulge in $5 “bar bites” appetizers, $6 artisanal cheese plates, $5 wines by the glass and classic cocktails, like the Old Fashioned; and $3 craft and import beers on draft.
ST. PETE BRASSERIE 539 Central Ave., St. Pete, 727-823-3700, stpetebrasserie.com. On Tuesdays, happy hour prices, prix fixe deals and $5 apps all night.
TAMPA TAP ROOM 13150 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, 813-961-BEER. The Tampa Tap room aims to offset the rising gas prices with great drink deals. $1.50 Bud and Bud Light bottles on Monday; $5 liters until 2 a.m. Tuesday; $3 draft beers, Jim Beam and Svedka Vodka on Wednesday and from 12-7 p.m. Friday.
WOOD FIRED PIZZA WINE BAR 2822 E. Bearss Ave., Tampa, 813-341-2900, wood-firedpizza.com. Get two-for-one draft craft beers and wines from 4:30-7 p.m., Monday through Friday.