Much has changed in the past ten years in the RGV. Gone are the days when you’d visit the same go-to bar weekend after weekend looking at the same old faces and drinking the same sad domestic beer. Within these past few years, the mixologist, cocktail artist and foodie have become popular in the Valley – with good reason. Living close to the border means having one of the most exotic blends of food and drinks in the country.

With an attractive new selection of bars, restaurants, pubs and lounges to choose from, why stay home? Remember, this review is not for the homebody because we’re here to educate you about the eight best happy hour specials the Upper Valley has to offer.

Casa Petrides

“Casa P”, as locals refer it to, has happy hour from 3 PM – 7 PM every day with $2.50 beers. Saturday’s is an all day event with an ongoing happy hour and on Sunday, enjoy the same specials from 12 PM – 7 PM.

Bodega

Happy hour starts on Tuesdays at 4 PM when the restaurant opens and lasts into the night! Stop by for the house favorite “Chingadera” cocktail and dollar oysters. Regular happy hour is every day from 4 PM – 7 PM and features $2.00 Rolling Rock beer, $3.00 Stella Artois draft beer, $5.00 House Cabernet and Chardonnay wine, $4.00 made-to-order Sangria and $6.00 classic and house cocktails. Sounds legit to us!

Roosevelt’s at 7

Every day from 4 PM – 8 PM, all Texas beers are $2.00 off. Yeehaw buddy! Who doesn’t love Shiner Bock or Bombshell Blonde beer on a warm afternoon? On Thursday nights, you can enjoy live music from alternating local bands and musicians while the first Friday of every month kicks off the Art Walk with specials.

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Don’t let the name fool you. Here, you can find more than a great bottle of wine. Not quite feeling ready to tackle the reality of the workweek? Then stop by on a Monday to take advantage of all day happy hour: $2.00 Lonestars, $2.00 Lonestar Light, $2.00 Tecate, $5.00 Greystone Chardonnay, $5.00 Merlots and house Cabernet, and $5.00 wine cocktails such as Sangria and their famous strawberry Bellini. Regular happy hours are every day from 4 PM – 7 PM.

Blue Onion

Don’t be blue, just go to the Blue Onion during their “Fun Friday Club” and check out their selection of bottled craft beers for $2.50, their hand crafted wine selection for $2.50 a glass and $1.50 domestic beer specials from 4 PM – 6 PM.

The Quarter

Along with a variety of great cocktails, beer and wine specials, you can also choose from their eight-item lunch specials for $7.99. Every day from 11 AM – 4 PM, you can taste the NOLA cuisine from Shrimp Po Boy sandwiches to seafood gumbo and everything in between. All day Sunday and Monday you can enjoy their happy hour! Select craft beers are $3.00 and Lonestar/Lonestar Light beers are $2.00 while the house Hurricane Martini and other signature drinks and shots are $5.00. Regular happy hour is Tuesday through Saturday from 4 PM – 9 PM. On Wednesdays, you can get half off all wines by the glass or bottle!

University Drafthouse

Swing by after class or work to enjoy some Monday Night Football with your choice of Bud Light or Michelob Ultra for $2.75. Tuesday offers IPA all day with changing IPA beer specials. Wednesday is Ladies Day with half off all specialty cocktails all day. “Stay Thirsty” Thursday features Dos Equis for $3.00.

University Drafthouse brings in the weekend in the freakiest way possible. Let loose with a specialty shot for $4.00 and $5.00 on Fridays and Saturdays. Then on Sunday, you can build your own Bloody Mary for only $3.00, enjoy a refreshing mimosa for the same price or turn up the manliness with a “Man-Mosa”.

Infusions Eats & Drinks

Happy hour is every day, seven days a week from 4 PM – 7 PM. Reverse happy hour is from 10 PM – 2 AM on Sundays and Mondays. You can also look forward to $1.00 off domestic beers, house wines and well drinks, and $2.00 off Infusions handcrafted cocktails.

Cheers to Variety!

Wherever you go, know that you’ll be experiencing world-class drinks and cuisine at out-of-this-world prices! Everybody has to believe in something. We believe we’ll have another beer! Cheers! Stay tuned for our next segment of great happy hour specials in the mid and lower areas of the Valley.

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