Where to Have the Happiest Hour: A Happy Hour Patio Guide

What’s better than happy hour? Happy. Hour. Patios.

Listen, we love a good happy hour. But when it’s warm in Buffalo nothing makes us happier than being outside and soaking in the sun. So it only makes sense that we live for happy hours ON patios. Cheap drinks, cheap snacks, all your friends/your boo thang/your parents/some strangers you just met who are also enjoying happy hour, and sitting outside. It doesn’t get any better than that. So go on and treat yourself to a killer happy hour! Who knows how long this weather will last after all…

PS: Make sure to check each restaurant before you go. Restaurants change their days/hours/offerings all the time and we’ll try to keep this as updated as possible…but… you know.


Photo courtesy of Ebenezer Ale House

Ebenezer Ale House

PSA: They have something called a *Beer Cheese Burger*. Get the neighborhood atmosphere, a beer cheeseburger, and sit back for a while on their spacious patio.

Specials:  Every Weekday From 3-7pm: $4 Craft Beers, 1/2 price appetizers



The Burning Buffalo

This Buffalo-inspired place will curb your cravings the second you sit down. Drink in hand, your only problem will be deciding between a southern fried chicken sandwich or beer smothered mussels.

Specials: Monday – Friday 3pm – 7pm $3 well drinks $,1 off draft beers $1 off glasses of wine / Check out their website to see daily food specials



Deep South Taco 

No matter which one you go to (Hertel Ave or Ellicot St), your patio experience will be legen-wait for it-dary. Each colorful location is a chance for you to dine on half off appetizers and we cannot get over their nachos.

Specials: All chip appetizers are half off 4-7 p.m


Photo courtesy of Dos Amigos on the Lake

Dos Amigos on the Lake 

Waterfront dining and half off margaritas. I mean…..duh. With the best views and the best deals, it is literally impossible to leave unhappy.

Specials: Monday through Friday 4 PM to 7 PM half-off margaritas and $3.50 domestic beers



The Dapper Goose 

If you wanna be the cool friend of the group, bring your friends to The Dapper Goose. Trust us.

Specials: 5pm-7pm, they occasionally post what the specials are on Facebook




Thin Man Brewery

Elmwood is always a great choice, so its no wonder they have lots of restaurants with killer patios and some of the best happy hours. Thin Man never fails to hydrate us especially during happy hour, and you really can’t beat that rooftop.

Specials: Every day from 3pm-6pm: $5 House Beers, $5 apps changing daily. (Call ahead before to see what your options are)


Thin Man Brewery

Thin Man Brewery / Photo x @colin_patrick



Nothing will quench your thirst like a Moscow Mule during Buffalo summer. Savoy’s happy hour specials go beyond your basic “domestic bottles” to give us that good good – Mules, Wines, and Manhattans~

Specials: Tuesday-Saturday until 8pm: $5 Buffalo Mules , Manhattans, and house wines +flat-breads and other rotating apps


Buffalo Proper

At Buffalo Proper they’re taking mixology to the next level. So why not experienced that for their three hours of happiness? See what all the hype is about and enjoy with daily rotating drink specials of their infamous concoctions.

Specials: Everyday from 4pm-7pm, check out their Facebook to see what the daily specials are



Don’t see your fav Happy Hour spot? Email us at info@stepoutbuffalo.com so we can add yours to the list

DISCLAIMER: Specials are subject to change (obviously), so we advise customers to call ahead to confirm with the restaurant of choice. Please understand that Step Out Buffalo is not responsible for changes made to specials after the posting date. If you experience something different from what’s posted here, please let us know so we can make adjustments to our page! Restaurants and bars can email SOB when specials change, and we will update this post. Don’t @ us, we’re all friends here.

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