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 [email protected] 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.
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
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
- 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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Do you like it dirty, fruity, or dessert-y? There’s a martini for you at Cecelia’s, and when they are half-priced and served on the patio you really can’t say no.
- Monday Martini Mania: From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – 1/2 priced select appetizers; 1/2 priced martinis; $4 drafts
- ‘Cin – Cin!’ Happy Hour Tuesday- Friday: From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – 1/2 priced martinis; $4 drafts
Cocktails at Vera are always worth every penny. Thursday is the night to drink here because drinks are on special for three hours aka you can order more rounds for less.
Reverse Happy Hour Specials: Thursdays from 10 p.m to 1 a.m., $6 Drinks
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)
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
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
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
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.
Did we miss one? Email us at [email protected] 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.