Top 5 happy Hour Deals in Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota is known for elevated comfort food and the Minneapolis food scene is no different. There are dozens of restaurants and bars that offer great happy hours so we’ve sifted through them and come up with the top 5 happy hour deals in Minneapolis. At the end of the day you should be spending your happy hour being happy, so go get happy!


Nightingale works to deliver a superior guest experience by ‘embracing the social aspect of dining’ and creating an environment that fosters true connection. Their comfortable booths are welcoming after a long day and their happy hour menu seals the deal. Happy hour is served during the week, Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm and again from 11pm to 1am. Over the weekend, happy hour is served from 2:30pm to 6pm and also again later in the evening from 11pm to 1am. You’ll have the chance to enjoy deals on select beer, daily chosen rail drinks and cocktails and carefully selected wines by the glass or the bottle. During happy hour they offer deals on a number of food selections like their seasonal bruschetta, chicken wings, cheese/fish/meat or pickle plate and their Nightingale burger. Above and beyond being freshness forward, this eatery focuses on sourcing all of their ingredients (including their bar stock) locally. Enjoy happy hour at Nightingale for delicious food, thoughtfully put together at a great price.


Good beer and good times await at HopCat Minneapolis. This happy hour destination is for the people in our life passionate about all things beer. Their whole mission is to be a bar with knowledgeable staff that serves and spreads the word about beer worth drinking. From local crafts to ale brewed across the globe, they stock their taps and fridges with everything to tantalize your taste buds. Happy hour is offered at HopCat Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 6pm and again late in the evening, from 10pm all the way to closing. Their deals consist of $1.50 off draft beer, cocktails, wells and select wines in addition to $5 Tito’s, Jameson and Captain Morgan. Above and beyond the drink selection, during happy hour HopCat offers a menu of sharables starting at $3 and serve delicious food otherwise.

Red Rabbit

When you start talking about authentic Italian restaurants you have some expectations for what that should mean and this Minneapolis restaurant delivers. Not only does Red Rabbit have an exciting happy hour menu, the whole ambiance of this eatery is little Italy in the middle of the city. The exposed brick and romantically lit light fixtures set the mood for a relaxing evening with your family, coworkers or your special someone. Happy hour is served Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm and daily from 9pm to close and you can expect $2 off select draft beer, house cocktails and wine by the glass. As far as food items go, the happy our menu is loaded with authentic Italian small plates, bar bites and a couple mouthwatering entrees.

Lyon’s Pub

Lyon’s Pub pays homage to English taverns in the heart of Minneapolis. The friendly staff in this quaint eatery offer up tap beer and cocktails, traditional pub food, sports friendly televisions and a great dance floor on the weekend. Happy hour is served Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm and they offer $4 rail pours, Coors Light on tap and $5 Lyons Lager and craft beer on tap. If wine is a must have during your happy hour, enjoy Albertoni chardonnay and coastal vines cabernet for only $7 per glass. At Lyon’s Pub you can expect traditional pub fare on the happy hour menu like onion rings, quesadillas, chicken tenders, nachos and deep friend pickles all for under $9.

Smack Shack

Finally, with humble beginnings serving mouthwatering lobster rolls out of a food truck, Smack Shack is our last Minneapolis happy hour destination. As the food truck menu grew and matured so did the clientele and Smack Shack built a brick and mortar building to better serve its patrons the lobster rolls they knew and loved. Happy hour at the Smack Shack is a blast – the drink menu is very extensive including a variety of beer, wine, cocktails, shots and sangria all under $9. They also offer discounts on delicious classics like their lobster poutine, original lobster roll, bacon mac n cheese and Chesapeake Bay oysters – and then some! Enjoy Smack Shack for their incredible happy hour deals and seaside fare in the city.

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