8 essential Tuscaloosa happy hours

8 essential Tuscaloosa happy hours
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While football season uplifts our spirits, it can drain our pockets. Each weekend and game presents ample opportunities for dining out, drinking out and (usually) celebrating the win. If you need a pick-me-up during the week, however, there are still ways to do so without running your wallet dry. Here is a list of Tuscaloosa’s essential happy hours to get you through the week.


Innisfree is easily one of the most popular happy hour restaurants in Tuscaloosa. From their $3 margaritas on Mondays to their $2 tall boys on Wednesday, Innisfree is a hot spot even on week nights.


Five has it all if you want yummy food and drinks that are also high quality. Five has happy hour everyday from 4 to 6 p.m. where all drinks are half price at the bar. On Wednesdays, Five also has half price off bottles of wine. If a night out is what you seek, Five is the place to go on Thursdays – ladies night features half price beers and wells, $2 off wine by the glass and $5 signature cocktails.

The Avenue Pub

Every Monday customers can stop by Avenue Pub for pint night, when any of their 12 local draft beers are $3. The Avenue Pub also has happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. which warrants $3 local draft beers and $5 Tito’s vodka cocktails.


Gallettes has been around for ages but still keeps the crowds coming. Gallettes boasts $1 signature Yellowhammers on Monday and $5 bottles of wine for Wine Wednesday.

Miss Dots

Miss Dots is known for their home style cooking, but they also mix $3 cocktails every day of the week. Stop by Miss Dots for craft beer, wine, screwdrivers or their seasonal margaritas.

Buffalo Phil’s

Every night of the week, you can count on Buffalo Phil’s for drink specials. If you’re ever in the mood to begin your week with a drink. Stop by B Phil’s on Sunday for their $2 mimosas, $3 bloody mary’s, $3 champagne and $5.50 philibusters.

The Side by Side

Feeling fancy? Swing by The Side by Side on University Boulevard. This restaurant has happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition to martini, wine and beer flights, their happy hour features $1 oysters.

Wilhagan’s Grille and Tap Room

If you’re looking for a restaurant with a relaxed vibe, Wilhagan’s is the place. Each Wednesday is pint night and customers can choose from a selection of more than 20 craft beers for just $3.

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