Happy Hour at Kyatchi: Japanese Small Plates and $5 Sake in Kingfield

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Tammy Kimbler
Nigori Sake and the tap beer selection at Kyatchi

Kyatchi is a fun little joint with particularly good food for happy hour. Warm, welcoming, with a little Japanese kitsch, plus tasty organic and sustainable small plates and drinks, this happy hour encourages you to linger, eat, and drink sake. And they have double happy hours daily, including weekends.

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Looking for a Happy Hour in Powderhorn? Everything's $4 at Tiny Diner's Happy Hours


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Marsha Trainer
Tiny Diner now has two happy hours a day Monday through Friday

Tiny Diner is all about doing and feeling good, what with its glistening blue solar array, locavore ethos, and tasty food and drink offerings. The place has woken up a stretch of 38th Street in the Powderhorn neighborhood whose previous claim to food fame was a Dairy Queen. So when they announced the addition of a late-night happy hour, Hot Dish decided it was time to check it out.

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Small Plates and Half-Price Bottles of the Good Stuff During Kings Wine Bar's Happy Hour


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A troika of Sauvignon Blancs at the bar

Everyone in Kingfield already knows how fab Kings Wine Bar is. If you sit at a table outside or inside, or belly up to the bar, you'll see three distinct seatings happen each evening -- and a whole lot of smiling eaters and drinkers, whether it's 5:30 p.m. or midnight. But what about happy hour? Is it worth it to make your way down to 46th and Grand?

Nah, don't bother, unless you like small plates and drinking tasty wines on the cheap...

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Enjoy the view and the rice balls at Louis Ristorante's happy hour

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Marsha Trainer
A range of happy hour dining options

If you ever worry that you're missing out on the charms of downtown St. Paul, we're here to help. Let us remind you of things like the roof deck at Louis Ristorante, an amazing spot where you can admire both the Cathedral of St. Paul and the rice balls and still get a deal on your drink.

During these fleeting days of summer, don't you deserve a happy hour that gives you a buzz with a view?

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World Street Kitchen's daily happy hour means two beers and guac for under $10

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Marsha Trainer
A beacon of cheap happy hour snacks and drafts in Lyn-Lake

It's great to sit out on the big picnic tables in front of World Street Kitchen and watch the cars whiz by on Lyndale Avenue. Why? Because there's tons of tasty grub a mere counter away and you know it's much wiser to stay put at Sameh Wadi's casual eatery than to speed off somewhere.

And with happy hour happening twice a day, there's even more reason to hit up WSK this summer.

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The unhappy tale of Chatterbox's happy hour lobster

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Chatterbox - Highland Park

The Chatterbox Pub unveiled a new happy hour menu two months ago. It included new food and drink specials, as well as $2 off everything on their regular beer and wine list.

Much of the new menu is familiar happy hour fare: chili cheese fries, pork sliders, pub pretzels. But at the Highland Park and Linden Hills locations, one new item stands out -- a whole live lobster for $14.99.

Yup. A whole live lobster. For happy hour. At the Chatterbox.

Too good to be true? We checked it out.

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Surly debuts new beer in its taproom today

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Since opening its gussied-up tasting room as an official taproom earlier this summer, Surly has been pouring pints of its flagship beers including Hell, Bender, and Furious alongside seasonal and special brews like the alarmingly titled Urine Trouble, an Imperial Brett IPA brewed with a big cat cause in mind

This afternoon when the taproom opens (3 p.m.) Surly will be tapping another new brew called Misanthrope. It was first unveiled at the Great Taste of the Midwest beer fest in Madison earlier this month to rave reviews. 

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Brewery round-up: Where to drink (and eat) this weekend

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Never a dull moment here in brew town
As always, there's lots to do this weekend if you are a fan of both beer and food. Top billing goes to the matchup of Butcher & the Boar and Pour Decisions Brewery in Roseville. Tonight B & the B is doing an in-house event there starting at 5:00 p.m. and going until food runs out, which might be like an hour later. The taproom opens at 4:30 p.m. with drafts and growlers are available for sale (cash or card) and lotsa meat (cash only).

Planning to stick more to Minneapolis? There's a whole lot happening there too:

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Weekday extended happy hours: a round-up

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Michelle Leon
Because happiness shouldn't end at 6 p.m.
Few things in life are more disappointing than arriving to a bar just in time to get your drink order in for the end of happy hour. Who can leave work, park, and order all before 6:00? Here's a roundup of some of our city's happy hours that last into the wee hours, and a few that are never-ending.


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Hell's Kitchen introduces Craft Cocktail Wednesdays

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Hell's Kitchen's creates cocktails personally designed for each patron
If you're looking for a new way to get over the midweek hump, Hell's Kitchen has recently created a new option. Hopping on the same bandwagon as other major Twin Cities restaurants, Hell's Kitchen is invading the craft cocktail scene: From 9 p.m. until close every Wednesday night, you can head down to the restaurant's back bar and experience Craft Cocktail Wednesday.


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