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Tightwad Tuesday: Our Favorite Happy Hour Spots

What could be better for a Tightwad Tuesday than our favorite happy hour suggestions? Here are a few of our local favorites for the occasional after-work drink and appetizer. We’d love to hear about yours as well, so leave us a comment below if you’ve got one to share!

Christine Schunk – “My favorite is Bistro 33 in Davis – their daily usual happy hour only goes until 6:30, which is too early for this working girl. But, on Monday nights they have Pub Quiz nights where happy hour goes late into the evening and is pretty entertaining. Plus, some of my favorite menu items are on the half price happy hour menu, including the Salt & Pepper Calamari and the Sweet Potato Fries with Three Dipping Sauces.”

Kim Bedwell – “Il Fornaio because it fulfills two main requirements: 1) It’s walking distance from the office and 2) Free food!”

Liz Conant – “A good patio is the selling point for me. I like Capitol Garage for the beer selection and happy hour prices. And, both the Rubicon and the Tower Café have great patios and both happen to have their best specials on Tuesdays.”

Brittany Mohr – “Tokyo Fros and McCormick & Schmick’s are my favorites: Tokyo Fros has delicious, high-quality sushi rolls for half price, which honestly just can’t be beat. McCormick & Schmick’s (a client of ours) offers full meals at their happy hour and unbelievable prices. My personal favorite is the tasty $2.95 cheeseburger with fries!”

Cecily Fuller – “Fuzio is a definite favorite when I’m in the Italian mood. Their Universal Pastas (a long list, all of which look delish) are half off every Wednesday. Then on Thursdays, bottles of their featured wine are half off. Tonight’s special event is a Heringer Estates wine tasting where $10 buys you a tasting flight and one free appetizer from 6pm-8pm!”

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  • Kim | Jul 28, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Ok, so I’ve never actually dined here, but Z-Burger in D.C. has a 99-cent milkshake happy hour on Mondays and they have 75 milkshake flavors! So which Sacramento burger/milkshake joint will step up and bring some of that magic here? Whiteys? Nationwide Meats?


  • Christine | Jul 28, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I would attend a $0.99 milkshake happy hour on a weekly basis. Someone should make that happen.


  • Elle | Jul 30, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Fuzio’s happy hour appetizers are fantastically priced. We used to go and order several appetizers and make it dinner. I’ve only been to the one in Davis; I don’t know if it’s different in Sac.


  • Margaret (Nanny Goats) | Aug 2, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I’m so glad I stumbled onto your site. I haven’t been paying attention lately to the food you can get during Happy Hour and this is a good reminder. Plus, I could walk to Tokyo Fro’s, it’s so convenient. That is, of course, when it isn’t 100+ degrees outside!