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.




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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