Guide to The Best Happy Hour Specials in The Elmwood Village

Beer, City Guide, Cocktails, Drink, Spirits, Wine


Written by Morgan Culhane

Published on May 10, 2018

Photo courtesy of The Kitchens at Hotel Henry

Happy hour is the best hour, and no one does it better than Buffalo. The toughest part – other than saying no to your friend who asks you to hit up a new HH every other day – is knowing when and where the best specials are happening. But don’t worry, there’s a Step Out Buffalo guide for that. If you find yourself drinking in the Elmwood Village, this one is for you!

Did we miss one? Email us at so we can add you to the list. Don’t @ us.

DISCLAIMER: Specials are subject to change (obviously), so you should definitely call ahead to confirm. If you experience something different from what’s posted here or you’re a bar and your specials have changed, please email us to let us know. Again, don’t @ us.


The Kitchens at Hotel Henry

Photo courtesy of The Kitchens at Hotel Henry

100 Acres

Drinking at 100 Acres feels fancy af… probably because it is. Happy houring here is the best because you get crafty cocktails for less and you’re drinking inside Hotel Henry.

Specials:  Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

$8 cocktails; $7 wine; $6 mixed drinks; $5 draft beer; $4 cans

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Mister Goodbar

With specials happening all day every day, Goodbar is always a solid happy hour pick. Pro Tip: Come hungry and come early on Thursdays and Fridays because when the free food is gone, it’s gone.

Specials: Drink specials are available all day.

  • Sunday Fundays: $6 for 10 wings; $6 double bloody marys; $6 double screwdrivers; $5 mimosas
    Mondays: $1 off all craft bottles and cans
  • Tallboy Tuesdays: $3 tallboys, $5 tallboy and a shot; $2 Goodbar koozies  
    Wednesdays (Hoppy Hump Day): $1 off all IPA & pale ales
  • Good Thursdays: $7 flights; $1 off all featured brewery pints
    Fridays: $1 off all micro & import pints until 10 p.m. only*
  • Saturdays (I Love NY Night): $1 off all NYS Pints
  • Everyday Specials: $6 double well drinks; $8 PBR pitchers
  • Prepaid Pint Card: $42.50 gets you 10 pints of craft beer
  • Late Night Specials: Monday – Wednesday from 10 p.m. to close: BOGO apps with any drink purchase

Free Specials:

  • Thursdays: Free nacho & taco bar at 8 p.m. & free featured brewery tasting at 10 p.m.
  • Fridays: Free food spread at 6 p.m.

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This dive bar has 25+ craft beers on tap, and daily drink deals. Saving $0.50 per drink adds up quick if this is your regular spot.

Specials: Daily from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., $0.50 off all drink

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Photo courtesy of Nine29


Specials start early and end late at Elmwood’s newest neighborhood bar. With different deals every night there’s always a good reason to drink and eat at Nine29.

Specials: Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Mondays: $0.50 wings; $10 pitchers of Coors Light
  • Tuesdays: $5 margaritas; $3 tacos
  • Wednesdays: $15 bottles of wine; $10 meat and cheese boards
  • Thursdays: (Ladies Night) ½ off cocktails; ½ off hummus for ladies only
  • Fridays: $3 draft beers; $12 fish fry

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JT’s // Photo x Christopher Lestak


JT’s Urban Italian

Pizza + wine = match made in heaven, especially when they’re both on special. Treat yourself by ordering a wood-fired pie and a drink or few.

Specials: Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – ½ off all pizzas and $2 off all drinks. Valid at the bar only.

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Tequila and tacos go together, and this Mexican place shakes up their own housemade margaritas. If you need a midweek pick-me-up, you can’t go wrong with this 2 for 1 special.

Specials: Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – 2 for 1 Margaritas

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Forth Thieves

Photo courtesy of Forty Thieves


Forty Thieves

Drinking at Forty Thieves somehow never gets old. Happy hour deals every weeknight totally helps. Craft beer drinkers and signature cocktails lovers can both find a reason to say yes to meeting here.

Specials: Monday – Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. – $5 mules; $2 off signature cocktails; beer specials; snack specials

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Milkie’s on Elmwood

Milkie’s is always supporting local talent from comedy to music, you’ll be entertained here. And hey with $2 drinks getting and keeping a buzz is cheap.

Specials: Daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – $2 well drinks and drafts (Molson + PBR)

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Thirsty Buffalo

Thirsty Buffalo is a bar with a hometown feel. When your favorite team is playing, this is an ideal spot to grab a beer and a bite. With specials almost every day, drinking here won’t empty your wallet.

Specials: Monday – Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. – $2.50 domestic draughts; drink specials

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Thin Man Brewery

Thin Man Brewery / Photo x @colin_patrick

Thin Man Brewery

Elmwood’s first brewery is clearly a hit. There’s a beer for every kind of drinker here, and when happy hour comes around there’s even more reasons to raise a glass and cheers to beers.

Specials: Daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – $5 house beers; $5 half order of wings; $5 bacon nubs; $5 single burger; $5 handcut fries

Reverse Happy Hour Specials: 

  • Friday & Saturday from 11 p.m. to close – $5 food specials (same as above)
  • Friday & Saturday from midnight. to close – $5 house beers

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Epic Restaurant and Lounge

Two-Fer Tuesdays are the move at Epic. All day every Tuesday, you can get 2 for 1 alcoholic beverages. That’s a BOGO deal we like to hear.

Specials: Tuesdays All Day – BOGO Drinks

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Trattoria Aroma

If you love to wine and dine, Trattoria is just the place. For an hour each day, *almost* everything is half off. Drinks, pizzas, and pastas for less is the right way to happy hour.

Specials: Daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – 50% off *almost* everything.

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Did we miss one? Email us at so we can add you to the list.

DISCLAIMER: Specials are subject to change (obviously), so customers should call ahead to confirm and understand that Step Out Buffalo is not responsible for changes made to specials after posting date. If you experience something different from what’s posted here, please let us know. Restaurants and bars can email SOB when specials change, and we will update this post. Don’t @ us.

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Morgan Culhane</a>

Written by Morgan Culhane

Morgan is a storyteller with a passion for exploring Buffalo's food and beverage scene. She enjoys drinking craft beer so much that she started a business dedicated to promoting this industry. As the co-founder of Content on Draft, she develops social media marketing strategies for craft beverage companies in Buffalo and beyond… and she loves it!
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