Rochester, it’s your time to shine and we know you love your happy hours! Known as the "Flour City", Rochester is the 3rd largest city in New York and is a melting pot of local restaurants, unique shops, and historical sites just waiting to be explored. If you’re living the WFH life or just need a break after your 9-5, happy hours are a great way to treat yourself after a long day’s work. We know you've been looking for a new spot to get your happy hour on.
That's where we come in. Checkle is your local happy hour finder that does all the work of finding the best deals in town so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy! Check out these Rochester happy hour spots to treat yourself without breaking the bank. To quote the famous Black Eyed Peas, "Let's get it started!"
Monday: Happy Hour @ Amore Italian Restaurant & Lounge
Monday called and happy hour answered! If you're anything like us, Mondays aren't exactly something we look forward to. Nonetheless, they are inevitable (unfortunately.) But 5 o'clock sure does come a little faster when we have a solid happy hour to luck forward to. Lucky for you, Amore Italian Restaurant & Lounge celebrates happy hour every weekday from 5-6 p.m. Enjoy select $12 appetizers like Fried Calamari or Margherita Pizza, $8 wine and cocktails like Margaritas or Old Fashioneds, and $5 draft beer! If these cheap eats and drinks don't get you through a long day, nothing will!
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday & Happy Hour @ Dorado
If you're not living for Taco Tuesday, then WYD? This Rochester Happy Hour is definitley one of our favorites. Located near Cobb's Hill Park, Dorado is a local Latin Fusion restaurant and bar famous for their beloved street tacos and margaritas. Every Tuesday, grab your crew and head to Dorado to enjoy $3.50 street tacos all day long! If you're feeling ~spicy~ you could stop in between 3-6 p.m. to score some sweet happy hour specials, too! Street Tacos pair perfectly with $3 beer and $7 margaritas. Need we say more?
Wednesday: Happy Hour @ Nosh
Woop, woop. Hump Day is here and there's no better way to celebrate than with a Rochester happy hour! Located in the Arts District, Nosh represents honest, hands-on, sociable food & drink served with an uncompromising commitment to industrial hospitality. Tuesday through Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at the bar, Nosh celebrates our favorite time of the day– happy hour! Enjoy select $5 beer, $6 wine, and $8 cocktails like Palomas, Old Fashioneds, and more. But wait, there's more! Nosh also serves up happy hour bites such as $8 Chips & Dips, $10 Pizzas, $10 Ahi Noshos, and $12 Korean Wings. If you're looking for after-work dinner and drinks, this Rochester favorite is calling your name.
Thursday: Happy Hour @ Edibles Restaurant and Bar
By the time Thursday rolls around, the week feels like it's dragging. A happy hour pick-me-up may be just what you need to finish the week strong. Edibles Restaurant and Bar offers guests happy hour specials every Thursday from 4-6 p.m. We're taking select $4 beer, $8 cocktails & wine, AND buy one get one free Truffle Tots! If you need something to get you to 5 o'clock, just imagine sipping on a nice glass of wine while you enjoy some tater tots doused in truffle oil, sea salt, and chipotle aioli. This Rochester happy hour is the perfect spot to treat yourself without breaking the bank!
Friday: Happy Hour @ TR@TA: The Restaurant at the Armory
There's nothing like happy hour at TR@TA to get your weekend started the right way. Weekdays from from 4-6 p.m., The Restaurant at the Armory offers guests happy hour specials! Score beer wall specials, $5 cocktails, $5 wine, and bar snacks! With snacks like house-made French Onion Dip & Chips, Lettuce Wraps, Soft Pretzles, and more– there's something for everyone! It's no wonder why this Rochester happy hour is a fan favorite to kickoff the weekend.
Saturday: BOGO Brunch Drinks @ Blu Wolf Bistro
Ready, set, BRUNCH! The weekend is finally upon us, you wake up, and the first thing on your mind... brunch. And what is brunch without mimosas? That's why Blu Wolf Bistro serves up BOGO Bloody Marys & Mimosas all weekend long! Saturdays from 9 a.m to 2 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With delicious brunch entrees like Chicken & Waffles, Cheesy Breakfast Pizza, Hangover Breakfast Bowls, and more, you can't go wrong with this beloved Rochester Brunch spot! When Bloody Marys & Mimosas are only BOGO, it would be a crime to only have one!
Sunday: $20 Mimosa Carafes/$3 Mimosas @ ROAM Cafe
Enjoy your Sunday at one of the best brunch spots in Rochester. Located in the heart of Park Avenue, ROAM is the perfect place for friends, both old and new. Every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., you can score $20 Mimosa Carafes and $3 Individual Mimosas! You already know a mimosa would pair perfectly with their delicious brunch entrees like Breakfast Pizzas, Croissant Sandwiches, Housemade Quiche, French Toast, and more! Unfortunately the Sunday Scaries are real BUUUUTTTT mimosa specials sound like just the cure. This Rochester Brunch Spot is just what you need before a rough Monday back at the office.
Sadly, our time has come to an end, Rochester. Now you must carry on and conquer all of the happy hour deals in our honor. We hope this list gave you and your crew a couple new places to try out around town. On a serious note, we know happy hours are a great way to treat yourself, but they're also a great way to reinvest in your community by supporting local businesses. Have a local favorite that we missed? Let us know becuase we definitley want to check it out. Until next time, Rochester. Cheers!
— Ashley, Food Lover & Pun Enthusiast