11 New ATL Happy Hours You Can’t Miss

Between all the festivals you’ll be going to and all the road trips you’ll be taking this summer, you’re not gonna have many hours left over to spend at the bar. Make sure the ones you do have are happy, literally, thanks to the drink/food deals at these 11 new ATL happy hours...

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There’s a different drink special from Monday through Thursday starting at 5pm, starting with half off select bottles of wine on Mondays, $5 variously flavored Moscow mules on Tuesdays, $5 New Amsterdam martinis on Wednesdays, and Lincoln-priced margaritas and $3 shots on Thursdays. From Tuesday to Thursday, you can also enjoy the $5 food menu, which includes Taiwanese chicken, crunchy shrimp rolls, and shishito peppers.

From 4-6pm, as long as you’re dining in and it’s between Tuesday and Thursday, 521’s got daily selected beer for $2, and appetizers like boiled peanuts, crispy pickled okra, fried jalapeños, and pimento cheese deviled eggs at half the normal price point.


The mythical octo-monster-named seafood spot serves half-off oysters 5-7pm on weekdays, with rotating $5 drink pairings from Prosecco to cider, sake, beer, and specialty cocktails. During the same hours on Fri and Sat, you can hit the bar or raw bar for one of only 20 off-menu lobster rolls (w/ tomalley mayo and drawn butter), or double-patty cheeseburgers.

Its “B.A.D.A.S.S.” (Belvedere All Day And Saturday Sunday) Happy Hour, offers its bar bites menu (braised short rib sliders, Lil’ BRGs w/ truffle fries, tuna tartare...) for $7 on weekdays from 5:30-7pm. Pair such plates with an all-day-any-day $7 specialty Belvedere vodka cocktail.

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West Midtown
You’d almost understand if Ford Fry’s seafood house (named No. 7 on Bon Appetit’s best new restaurants in 2013 and No. 1 for the same period by Esquire) avoided discounting its high-quality bivalves. But sure enough, you can get chef-selected, half-shelled mollusks for $1 every day (5-6pm, weekdays; 3-4pm, weekends), plus $5 cups of super-boozy fish house punch.

During weekday “Ramen and Bun Happy Hour” you can get three types of ramen (miso, Korean spicy, and summer tonkotsu), and pork belly buns for half price. Other specials include half off whiskey on Monday, craft beer pints for $3 on Tuesday, and Korean soju or makgeolli for 50% off on Wednesdays.

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Get half-price pizza and appetizers (meatballs, clams, prosciutto, etc.) during “Apertivo Cocktail Hour” (5-7pm, Mon-Fri) at this Italian eatery tucked into the new-ish Avalon retail complex.

Inman Park (Krog St Market)
The raw bar at this Westernized French brasserie is said to be one of its main draws. Why it'd give away some of its best offerings -- oysters -- for half price Tuesday through Thursday from 5-7pm is anyone’s guess. But don’t ask questions; just eat, pay, and leave before anyone figures out their terrible error in judgment.

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Still kicking out great seafood, though still misspelling the word “catch,” TBK runs a weekday special from 4-6:30pm with half-price oysters.

Sandy Springs
All wine bottles are half off every Thursday at Sandy Springs’ sleek new steakhouse, and unless the owner suddenly stops drinking enough of his own wine to seriously cloud his judgment, that includes pricey vinos like Napa Valley’s Cakebread chardonnay (normally $94), and the Silver Oak cab from Alexander Valley, regularly priced at $160.

Sandy Springs
“Halfy Hour” runs from 3-6pm every weekday, and features $4.50-$10 selected dishes such as San Marzano tomato-sauced meatballs, Margherita pies, and wood-roasted, casino-style oysters, which means they’re like Joe Pesci: well-made but completely ruined if you introduce them to Ginger.

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