It’s almost 5 p.m., and you can’t stop sneaking subtle glances at the clock. Your feet tap as you picture taking your triumphant last step out of the office for the evening. Calculating your remaining time in the office before clock-out time has become a personal talent of yours. Why all of the anxiousness? It’s almost time for happy hour, of course!
After a long hard day at work, happy hour is the most coveted and anticipated weekly event for hardworking adults worldwide. And we’re here to help you find your new favorite happy hour spot.
5. TGI Fridays, 20465 S. State Road 7, Boca Raton; 561/483-8443
Cue your best dance, because every day is Friday thanks to TGI Fridays’ all-day, everyday happy hour. Lucky for me, my bank account is finally doing a happy dance of its own with these special deals. Fill up on the restaurant’s $5 appetizers including mozzarella sticks, pot stickers (my favorite!) and spicy chicken sliders. Wash them down with the new $5 Pain Eraser, $5 Frozen Lava Flow and $5 Frozen Blue Hawaiian drinks, and feel your troubles of the week melt away.
4. Kabuki, 308 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/833-6349
Every sushi lover’s dream is to have incredibly fresh sushi at a killer price. Kabuki’s Happy Hour, from 3 to 7 p.m., offers an affordable menu of crispy tofu, crab rangoons, sushi rolls and dumplings. Word of advice: Try the Tokyo Mojito. It’s paradise in a glass, with the mint and cucumber creating a fresh flavor that is perfect for summertime. Do you like to get your party started late in the evening? Not a problem. All night owls are welcome to experience Kabuki’s Thursday-Sunday late-night happy hour menu from 11 p.m. to midnight.
3. Flanigan’s, 45 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561/395-4699
Green is officially my favorite color, and how could it not be with the signature bottomless green cups that have always made Flanigan’s the place to be? I have a theory that you don’t need to spend a bunch of money to have a good time, and Flanigan’s verifies that theory. This is a place you can always count on to be great. I experience pure temptation at its best with the restaurant’s delicious wings, burgers and snacks. Kick back with Flanigan’s from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday for up to 50 percent off all brands of beer, liquor and wine. The party continues with an All Night Happy Hour from 9 p.m. to close. Special Tip: Slide in anytime on Wednesday and enjoy 10 free wings with every pitcher of lemonade, tea, soda or beer.
2. Bar Louie, 1500 Gateway Blvd., No. 100, Boynton Beach; 561/853-0090
As a college student, I’ve become somewhat of a deal connoisseur. I spend most of my time searching for any and every deal I can get my hands on, and Bar Louie offers the deal of a lifetime. On Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to close, enjoy $1 burger night. In addition to this epic occasion, the restaurant serves a traditional happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with $3.25 Beers, $4.25 Wines, $5.25 Martinis and half-price appetizers.
1. Truluck’s, 351 W. Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/391-0755
Truluck’s exudes sophistication and taste—and there’s plenty to go around. It’s hard not to feel like a billionaire when you saunter through the front doors of Truluck’s as the jazz pianist plays a tune that makes you feel as dapper as James Bond. Visit from 4:30 to 7 p.m. for half-price cocktails and 25 percent off all bottles of wine. Don’t forget to munch on a pound of mussels for just $8 while you’re there.