12 Happy Hour Hot Spots to Hit Up in Metro Detroit

Whether you’ve had a mundane Monday, or you need a hump day pick-me-up, these restaurants have you covered
Metro Detroit happy hour
Firebird Tavern’s Grilled Fish Tacos // Photograph courtesy of Firebird Tavern

There’s no better way to close out a day in the office than with a trip to happy hour. These Metro Detroit restaurants have menus that pack a punch but will leave your wallet unfazed.


Firebird Tavern

From 3:30 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, Firebird Tavern offers a hefty happy hour. The Detroit hot spot offers seven different $5 shareable plates including Cauliflower Dip and Irish Nachos, as well as half-off American craft beers and wine. Firebird Tavern, 419 Monroe St. Detroit; 313-782-4189; firebirdtavern.com


Jim Brady’s

Offering different drink specials each day, Jim Brady’s Royal Oak location also offers a weekday happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, stop in for a $4 draft beer, $6 classic cocktail, or $6 appetizer. Can’t make it before 6? Late Night Happy Hour begins at 10 p.m. and runs until closing. Jim Brady’s, 1214 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-306-1954; jimbradysdetroit.com


Besa Detroit

Known for their extensive raw bar, Besa Detroit also offers a bar-only happy hour. This first-come, first-served dining experience takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Indulge in a $6 Pickle Plate or $12 Cheese Board or skip the snacks and go straight for a $7 handcrafted cocktail. Besa Detroit, 600 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-315-3000; besadetroit.com


Mootz Pizzeria and Bar

From Nonna’s Meatballs to the Truffled Bumblebee, Mootz offers delectable happy hour snacks for just $5. Pair these tasty treats with a $5 house red or white wine, $7 well pour, or take $2 off your favorite draft beer from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Mootz Pizzeria and Bar; 1230 Library St., Detroit; 313-243-1230; mootzpizzeria.com


The Morrie

Self-described as a “quintessential neighborhood gathering place, The Morrie’s happy hour runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with prices that mirror its times. Everything on the special Monday through Friday menu is either $4 or $6, including their smoked wings, potato skins, green room sliders, well cocktails, martini’s, and more. The Morrie, 511 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-216-1112; and 260 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-940-3260; themorrie.com


Bistro 82

Offered daily at their bar seating from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Bistro 82’s happy hour is one you won’t want to miss. Five-dollar draft beers and well drinks pair with snacks like Brandade Coquettes for $6 and French Onion Soup Dumplings for $5. Bistro 82, 401 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak; 248-542-0082; bistro82.com



HopCat’s happy hour, held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close, Monday through Thursday, includes $1.50 off draft beers, and $3 Tito’s, Jameson, house wine, and well cocktails. Hungry? Stop in for half off of their legendary fries, other shareable snacks, and a discount on burgers and pizza. HopCat, 311 Maynard St., Ann Arbor; 734-436-2875; and 208 Fifth Ave., Royal Oak; 248-556-2202; and 4265 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-769-8828; hopcat.com


Bobcat Bonnies

Bobcat Bonnies offers happy hour deals Monday through Friday at its three locations. The special includes discounts on cocktails, wine, and shareables, like Fried Pickles, Soft Pretzels, and Spinach Dip.  Other specials include an all-day happy hour on Thursdays, and Sunday night is Industry Night Happy Hour from 8 p.m. to closing. Bobcat Bonnies, 240 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; and 118 Sycamore St., Wyandotte; 734-530-1806; and 1800 Michigan Ave, Detroit; 313-962-1383; bobcatbonnies.com


Fort Street Galley

This happy hour, held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, has a twist. Enjoy Fort Street Galley‘s daily $6 specials on cocktails or take a chance and roll the dice. This game costs $9 and customers have a chance to win a well bourbon, a pint of beer, high-end spirit, and more. Fort Street Galley, 160 W. Fort St., Detroit; 313-230-0855; fortstreetgalley.org


Lady of the House

Kate Williams Corktown spot offers happy hour from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Select martinis, old fashioned, daiquiris, and red and white wines are all priced at $6. Their patio is open for business, offering these deals while you soak up the sun. Lady of The House, 1426 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-818-0218; ladyofthehousedetroit.com


Gather Detroit

Happy hour meets hoppy hour at Gather and Collect from Tuesday to Friday. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., $2 beers, $5 wine, and $5 boozy slushies can be paired with any of the restaurant’s delicious shareable plates. Gather, 1454 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 586-850-0205; gatherdetroit.com


Grand Tavern

Selling domestic pints for $2.50, and imported pints, well drinks, and house wines for $3.50, Grand Tavern has some of the best happy hour prices in metro Detroit. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, pair these drinks with their “Famous” Fried Dill Spears or Pulled Pork Sliders. Grand Tavern, 3512 Marketplace Circle, Rochester; 248-289-1350; grandtavernrochesterhills.com

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