TEN DELRAY HAPPY HOUR HOTSPOTS

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PROBLEM: The workweek can get pretty monotonous, especially if you’re a weekend warrior. SOLUTION: Break up the week by going to Happy Hour. Too many people save the party for Friday, but in Delray, with all the great food, what’s so wrong with getting some happy hour fare and a cocktail on a Tuesday or a Wednesday night? You’re home by 8pm just in time for all your prime time, must-see TV shows and it won’t cut into your beauty rest. Some of these Delray restaurants even offer a weekend happy hour, so if you can’t justify going out during the week, a weekend happy hour might just be up your alley.

With so many delicious Happy Hours to choose from on the Ave, your workweek can easily be made fun. These Delray restaurants have great appetizer choices, so if you’re into having a glass of wine or two and a light dinner, ordering a few apps from any of these menus makes a great dinner. Wanting genuine bar conversation or just some great service, City Oyster and Tryst are the places to be. Hands down, the best bartenders on the Avenue, City Oyster offers $1 off oysters and clams for their Happy Hour from 4 to 7 all week long. What better accompaniment to a beer or a shot of vodka than an oyster, especially on a Sunday. And from 4 to 7 Monday thru Friday, Tryst offers drinks ranging from $2 to $6 and a delicious bar menu sure to satisfy any dinner cravings, like chicken Pad Thai $13 or the local favorite, Fish Tacos for $7. If you are looking for something a little more intimate, maybe off the Ave, Brule in Pineapple Grove has a great Happy Hour weekly from 3 to 6. Three dollar beers and a $5 wine list paired with inexpensive tapas is a great way to spend a quiet evening. If you want more of a beachy feel, choose Luna Rosa or Deck 84 for the perfect fit. When you find yourself taking a half day from work to go to the beach, stop by Luna Rosa from 4 to 5:30 for half priced appetizers like Rosemary & Garlic Chicken Drumettes ($6) and the Pizza Margherita ($6.25). You can enjoy their half price cocktails from 3 to 6. With Deck 84 you’ve got this gorgeous outdoor bar looking over the intercoastal, the perfect chill spot for a weekday Happy Hour. Most appetizers are $7, like the Crispy Calamari with a Yuzu Soy Glaze and the Popcorn Shrimp served with a duo of sauces.

Saving the best mentions for last, here are the top 5 Delray Spots for Happy Hour. On Wednesdays from 4 to 7, go to Atlantic Grille. You’ve got Steel Drums to listen to, $4 appetizers like Asian Beef with Wasabi Ginger Aioli, $6 Martinis and awesome outdoor seating. This is the perfect place to get over hump day. Next on the list, Sundy House. Be there Tuesday thru Thursday for live music and $5 Cocktails. The reason Sundy House is on the top 5 list is their impressive 1⁄2 off Bar Menu, available 5 till close.  For the full Monty, the next three Delray spots offer the best Happy Hour. The Prime Hour at Prime is Monday thru Saturday from 4 to 7. The Menu is nice and big, ranging from Sushi to Wagyu Beef Sliders, all for $8. Plus $8 Martinis like The Spiked Pear will be sure to help you unwind. The Office boasts seven days a week from 3 to 7 offering 1⁄2 priced well drinks and appetizers like House-Smoked Fish Nachos for $6. Order the Sweet Potato chips when you’re there, you will be happy you did. The reason The Office is on the top 5 list is that Happy Hour begins again at 10pm.

And finally topping the list, Vic and Angelo’s! With 19 Half Off menu items paired with their drink specials Vic and Angelo’s has the best offerings for Happy Hour in town. Appetizers and starters like the Grilled Artichoke ($6.50) and the Old School Kobe Meatball ($8) are winners seven days a week from 3 to 7. Go ahead. Make your workweek more memorable. With no shortage of places to go, you don’t have to wait till the weekend to go out and wind down. Happy Hour in downtown Delray is the cure to break the monotony! Enjoy yourself… City Oyster  213 East Atlantic Avenue  Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 272-0220 Tryst 4 East Atlantic Avenue  Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 921-0201 Brule 200 NE 2nd Ave # 108  Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 274-2046 Deck 84 840 East Atlantic Avenue  Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561) 665-8484 Luna Rosa 34 S Ocean Blvd  Delray Beach, Florida 33483 (561) 274-9404 Prime 110 E Atlantic Ave Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561)865-5845 Sundy House 106 South Swinton Avenue  Delray Beach, FL 33444 (877) 439-9601 Vic and Angelo’s 290 East Atlantic Avenue  Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 278-9570