• Petty Cash Taqueria

  • Essex Restaurant New York City

  • SUSHISAMBA Las Vegas

  • Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

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Unwind with rowdy friends and coworkers at one of Gayot's favorite hot spots for happy hour across the country. Whether you’re in the mood for sushi, Spanish-style tapas or classic American cuisine, these bars and restaurants offer great deals on gourmet food and drinks. Check out our entire list to find your newest neighborhood hangout.

  • 1. Petty Cash Taqueria

    Petty Cash Taqueria

    Los Angeles, CA

    Self-described as a “semi-authentic taquería,” Petty Cash serves up a creative menu of small plates and border-hopping cocktails. Stop by during “hora feliz” Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. for ceviche, chicharones and drinks like the Three Amigos Old Fashioned — a South of the Border take on the classic cocktail.

  • 2. Essex

    Essex Restaurant New York City

    New York, NY

    This industrial-chic eatery stays true to its Lower East Side roots, offering Jewish and Latin-American-influenced dishes with a modern flair. Scenesters drop in for $1 oysters and half-price drinks Sunday through Friday from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., except Thursday when happy hour is extended until midnight.


    SUSHISAMBA Las Vegas

    Las Vegas, NV

    Take a stroll along an Italian-esque canal before sampling haute Asian-Latin American fusion at SUSHISAMBA, located at The Shoppes at The Palazzo. Happy hour happens twice nightly Sunday through Friday, meaning night owls can enjoy $6 sushi rolls, mojitos and caipirinhas from 11 p.m. - close.

  • 4. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

    Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

    Chicago, IL

    Small plates and sangria are the draw at this Lincoln Park hotspot. Stop by for some late-afternoon snacking with friends from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., when pintxos are $1 and tapas and Budweisers are both $3. We highly recommend indulging in a pitcher of the “Sangria del Día,” a tasty, fruity offering of the Spanish favorite.

  • 5. Amélie Le Bar à Vin


    San Francisco, CA

    This lively neighborhood wine bar is great for dates or a night out with friends thanks to its intimate vibe and charming, European-inspired ambience. Choosing from Amélie’s list of roughly 100 wines can be daunting; however the $10 pick-your-own flights from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. make the process easier. Pair your selection with an international assortment of cheeses, charcuterie or French tapas. We’re happy now. Are you?

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