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 V.14 No.33 | August 18 - 24, 2005 

Cocktail Culture

C'mon—Get Happy!

Celebrate the end of your workday with booze at rock-bottom prices.

You work hard. You like to party. You're also a tightwad. (Sorry, someone had to say it.) Have you been introduced to our friend the happy hour? You know, the amber-colored window between 2 and 10 p.m. when liquor is cheap and things to snack on are abundant? No? Well here's just the push you'll need to get started. What we've got is a random cross section of the Duke City's "velvet hours;" a few places we head to when it's time to duck out of the office for a cocktail or two. Is it complete? Hell no! Other bars with better deals do exist out there. But, at least for now, we can personally vouch for the hours you see here. If you've got some favorites of your own, don't hesitate to e-mail 'em to We'll be more than happy to check out your suggestions.

Anodyne Pool Hall and Cocktails

409 Central NW • 244-1820

4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday
50 cents off every beer, $4 pints
Super Jukebox

Atomic Cantina

315 Gold SW • 242-2200

3 to 7 p.m. every day
$1 off well drinks, $2 domestic bottled beer
Weekly live music

Barley Room

5200 Eubank NE • 332-0800

4 to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday
Different drinks on special every day
Bloody Mary Bar 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

Billiard Palace

2288 Wyoming NE • 323-6800

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
50 cents off every beer except bottled and Budweiser
No special entertainment

Brian O' Brien's Pub

9620 Menaul NE • 293-1109

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day
$2 domestic beer, $2.75 well drinks
No special entertainment

The District

115 Fourth Street NW • 243-0003

5 to 8 p.m. every day
$2 Long Island iced teas
Live music Tuesday through Sunday

Downtown Distillery

406 Central SW • 765-1534

4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to midnight on Sunday
$2.50 yager shots, $2.75 domestic beer
No special entertainment


6132 Fourth Street NW • 342-0049

7 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
$1.75 domestic beers and well drinks
No special entertainment

Foxes Booze and Cruise

8521 Central NE • 255-3060

5 to 7 p.m. every day
$1.75 beer snacks, free chicken dinner Sunday
No special entertainment

Gin Mill Restaurant & Tavern

6300 San Mateo NE • 821-6300

4 to 7 p.m., 10 p.m. to midnight every day
25 cents off beer and 50 cents off mixed drinks
No special entertainment


3126 Central NE • 268-4729

4 to 7 p.m. every day
$1 off all drinks
Dance parties Monday and every other Wednesday, live DJs Tuesday, live music Saturday

II Bar (Scalo)

3500 Central SE • 255-8781

5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
$3 draft beer, $3 Corona
Live music Wednesday through Saturday

Joker's Pub

2509 San Mateo NE • 884-4151

4 to 7 p.m. every day, Friday free pizza
$3 margaritas, $2 domestic beer
Live music starting at 9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday

The Library Bar & Grill

312 Central SW • 242-2992

4 to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday
$2.50 Miller Light and $3 you-call-it except premiums Monday through Thursday, free food buffet Friday
No special entertainment

Lobby Bar at La Posada De Albuquerque

125 Second Street NW • 242-9090

5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
Free nachos
Live music Wednesday through Saturday

Misty's Hideaway

1522 Eubank NE • 271-9839

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day
Monday draft beer $1.50, Tuesday $1.75 draft, Wednesday $1.25 draft, Thursday $4 margaritas

Ned's Downtown

407 Central NW • 243-0364

4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
$1.75 domestic beer, $1.50 draft beer
College band night Wednesday, salsa night Thursday

Our Place II

9401 Coors NW • 890-6890

4 to 7 p.m. every day, free food 5 to 7 p.m. every day
$1.75 domestic beer and margaritas
Live entertainment every night

Pin Seekees Bar & Grill

5300 Sequoia NW • 831-4300

4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
$3.25 well drinks, $2.25 draft and bottle domestic beer
No special entertainment

Q-Bar At Sheraton Old Town

800 Rio Grande NW • 222-8714

4 to 6 p.m. every day
$3 draft beer, $5 well drinks
Live bands Wednesday through Saturday

Ralli's Fourth Street Pub & Grill

109 Fourth Street NW • 243-1093

4 to 7 p.m. every day
$2 domestic pints, $3 imported pints, free taco bar Friday
Live music Wednesday through Saturday

Ranch Bar

8900 Central NE • 275-1616

Noon to 8 p.m. every day
$2.75 well drinks, 2.25 domestic beer
No special entertainment

Retro's Bar

1410 B Wyoming NE • 292-2038

2 to 7 p.m. every day
50 cents off all drinks
No special entertainment

Sauce Liquid Lounge & Raw

405 Central NW • 242-5839

4 to 7 p.m., every day
$3 any drink with Red Bull
Live bands Wednesday through Friday

Season's Rotisserie

2031 Mountain NW • 766-5100

4 to 6:30 p.m., 9 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday
$3 well drinks, $3.50 wine, $5 martinis
No special entertainment


3211 Central NE • 265-7447

4 to 7 p.m. daily, 11 p.m. to midnight except Sunday
Daily specials, $2.50 on select beers
Live music Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m.

Uptown Sports Bar & Grill

6601 Uptown NE • 884 4714

4 to 7 p.m., 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday
$1 off everything but bottled beer
Fantasy football meetings Sunday, live music Monday through Saturday

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