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The Best Happy Hour Spot in (Almost) Every State

Source: Courtesy of Bacchanal Wine

Louisiana: Bacchanal Wine
> Located: New Orleans

This stylish wine and cocktail bar, which promises “Mediterranean living / New Orleans style,” runs its happy hour all day long, from its 11 a.m. opening until 5 p.m. All wines by the glass are $5, beer at the bar is $1 off, and there are classic mixed drinks for $6.

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Maine: Tomaso’s Canteen
> Located: Portland

A bar serving a wide array of beers, wines, and cocktails, along with “elevated bar food,” Tomaso’s features not just a happy hour, but “7 Hours of Happiness,” every weekday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. That means $2.50 red hot dogs and $6 Italian sausage sandwiches, washed down with Narragansett or Miller Lite tallboys for $2.50, Sierra Nevada Torpedo tallboys for $3.50, or $5 Ice Pik Vodka drinks.

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Maryland: Clavel
> Located: Baltimore

At this family-owned taquería and mezcalería, happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, with $4 off what Food Network has called “their killer house margaritas,” and also on “the beyond-inhalable queso fundido.” One Yelp reviewer confessed, “We had a party of 5 and ended up ordering 4(!) queso fundidos during happy hour because we could not stop.”

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Michigan: Butcher’s Union
> Located: Grand Rapids

Butcher’s Union’s “happy hour is the best of any joint in the area,” one local customer wrote on Yelp. Food specials are hearty (candied bacon deviled eggs for $5, beef enchiladas for $7, etc.), and there are $6 cocktails, $4.50 wines, and $3.50 craft drafts.

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Minnesota: Emmett’s Public House
> Located: Saint Paul

“This place is great for a happy hour,” wrote one Yelp reviewer of this affable Irish pub. “They have good drink deals and decent deals on food.” Snacks like corned beef sliders and Jameson sticky wings are $3 off (they’re usually $12 and $11, respectively). Local beers are $4.50 a pint, house wines cost $5 a glass, and The Big E — a local pint and a shot of Tullamore Dew — is $7.50.

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