Best Places for Happy Hour in Charlottesville
It’s getting close to the end of the workday. You need a place to grab a cheap drink, and maybe some tasty snacks. But, you don’t want to waste time deciding on the perfect place for you and your friends. So, we’ve done the dirty work for you and found the best happy hour spots in Charlottesville!
Find your Happy Hour…
Boylan Heights – 102 14th Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903
When you’re in the mood for a tasty gourmet burger, look no further than Boylan on the Corner. Along with the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs, tasty-fried food, grab a $2 draft from 4-7 p.m., Monday-Friday.
…with Mexican food:
El Puerto – 2042 Barracks Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904
El Puerto at Barracks combines authentic Mexican food with an extremely good set of happy hour deals, including a 16-ounce margarita for $4.99, 16-ounce margarita and a tequila shot for $6.99, 26-ounce margarita and a tequila shot for $10.99, or Mexican and domestic beer for $3.25. Not to mention, you can feast on a basket of chips or an order of El Puerto’s enchiladas while you’re there.
…in a place with history (but more importantly, cheap drinks):
The Virginian – 1521 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
The oldest restaurant on the Corner, “the Virg” has been a UVA fixture since 1923. Adding to its allure is a solid offering of happy hour specials. Specials include $3 Southern Belles, $2 off Maker’s Mark/Tito’s, and $1 off drafts or $2 PBR bottles from 4-7 p.m. Monday to Friday. It’s a cozy, comfortable environment for your after-work drinks.
…at a local brewery:
Kardinal Hall – 722 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Located in a former Coca-Cola bottling plant, Kardinal Hall sets the standard for Charlottesville rathskellers. Joyful voices coalesce with tasty flavors in a large, high-ceilinged interior where the Premier League takes precedence on-screen and there’s ping pong in the back. Enjoy the dog-friendly patio in the afternoon when it can be drenched with western light and bocce awaits.
…on the Downtown Mall:
Lucky Blue’s Bar – 223 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Position A on the West End of The Downtown Mall, smack-dab directly across the bricks from the new CODE Building. Led by impresario Patrick McClure, you’ll find this to be a great bar with great tunes, a great patio, and delicious cheesesteaks. Happy Hour Specials from 5-9pm Mon-Sat! $12 buckets of beer, $6 glasses of wine!