An American tradition like none other, the happy hour has helped bargoers save money on beer, cocktails and appetizers for years. It is the perfect respite after a long days work to congregate and complain about what else…work. Here we let you know some of the best happy hours taking place during the weekdays in Rochester. We also equip you with our recommendations for what to eat and drink at these fine establishments. Let us know your favorite happy hour spots in the comments or tweet us at @SeizeTheWeekday and we will add them to this list.
24 Winthrop St, Rochester, NY 14607
2vine.com – (585) 454-6020
Happy Hour: $1 oysters Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 7:00pm.
Menu Highlights: 2 Vine chicken cutlet, Faroe Island Salmon and pappardelle with prosciutto pasta.
ACME BAR AND PIZZA
495 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
facebook.com – (585) 271-2263
Happy Hour: Everyday until 7pm with two for one on bottled beer.
Menu Highlights: Pizza, Cajun tator tots and chicken finger sub. Excellent bottled beer selection.
1750 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610
wegmansamore.com – (585) 452-8780
Happy Hour: $1 off drafts, $2 off wines by the glass, $2 off wine cocktails; seasonal appetizer specials.
Menu Highlights: Margherita pizza, gnocchi alla melanzana and calamari fritti. Excellent wine selection.
2541 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
avvinorochester.com – (585) 270-5229
Happy Hour: Tuesday through Friday for $5 select wines, $5 hibiscus & rose sangria, $4 Cubans, $5 hummus with cauliflower & pita and $3 beer specials from 5pm – 6:30pm.
Menu Highlights: Octopus, Cuban sliders and homemade pastas.
BLU WOLF BISTRO
657 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
bluwolfbistro.com – (585) 270-4467
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday from 3 – 6pm with $5 cosmos, $5 mules, $3 domestic beers and buy one get one on 20 ounce drafts.
Menu Highlights: Burgers such as the royal with cheese, mac daddy burger and park avenue. Excellent craft beer selection.
80 N. Main St, Fairport, NY 14450
companebistro.com – (585) 678-4013
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm with two for one on select wine, beer, cocktails and apps.
Menu Highlights: Wood fired pizzas with the Church Street and the Main Street being most popular. Extensive wine list.
THE CUB ROOM
739 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
thecubroomroc.com – (585) 363-5694
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday from 4 – 7pm with $2 off beer/wine and $8 featured cocktails.
Menu Highlights: Pork chop, Amish chicken and pastas. Excellent cocktail bar.
50 Rochester Public Market, Rochester, NY 14609
curebar.net – (585) 563-7941
Happy Hour: every day they have $6 select cocktails and bar snacks until 7pm.
Menu Highlights: Banh mi, boudin blanc and bone marrow toast. Excellent cocktail selection.
690 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
doradoparkave.com – (585) 244-8560
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday from 3 – 6pm with $5 margaritas and $5 premium tequila shots.
Menu Highlights: Fish tacos, chorizo con queso, original enchilada and seared salmon. Remarkable tequila collection with a focus on margaritas.
704 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
ediblesrochester.com – (585) 271-4910
Happy Hour: $6 wines, $6 cocktails and $4 beers from on 5 – 10pm on Thursdays and 5 – 7pm on Fridays. They also have half priced apps at the bar on Tuesdays.
Menu Highlights: Truffle tots, steak and pierogi dinner.
41 N Main St, Pittsford, NY 14534
eriegrill.com – (585) 419-3032
Happy Hour: Everyday from 4pm – 7pm with $4 draught beer, $5 select wine by the glass and $6 select cocktails.
Menu Highlights: Duck meatballs, bison sliders and Erie Grill salad. Bar specializes in craft cocktails.
1308 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624
fiammarochester.com – (585) 270-4683
Happy Hour: Monday through Thursday from 5 – 7pm for 1/2 off bottles of wine, $10 pizzas and glasses of wine for $4 and $5.
Menu Highlights: Wood burning pizzas such as the margherita and four cheese. Great selection of wines.
50 Anderson Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
restaurantgoodluck.com – (585) 340-6161
Happy Hour: Wednesday through Friday with a dealers choice cocktail for $7 until 7pm.
Menu Highlights: Good Luck burger, fried chicken and pastas like gnocchi. Excellent cocktail selection.
30 Celebration Dr, Rochester, NY 14620
grapparoc.com – (585) 445-5770
Happy Hour: Everyday from 4 – 6pm for $4 bottled beer, $5 select wine by the glass, $6 select cocktails and 2 for $10 small plates.
Menu Highlights: Spicy meatball, linguini and clams, chicken cutlet and gnocchi. Remarkable wine selection.
289 Alexander St, Rochester, NY 14607
havanacabanaroc.com – (585) 232-1333
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday from 4pm – 6pm with buy one get one on select beer, wine and cocktails.
Menu Highlights: Paella, conch fritters and blue crab stuffed avocado. Vast selection of rums to choose from for cocktails.
50 State St, Pittsford, NY 14534
labelseven.com – (585) 267-7500
Happy Hour: everyday from 4 – 7pm with half priced select drinks and wine.
Menu Highlights: Chicken and waffles, grilled chicken wings, burger and angry ceasar salad.
3001 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
monroes3001.com – (585) 348-9103
Best Day: Monday through Saturday from 4 – 7pm with $3 domestic bottles, $4 well cocktails, $4house wines and $1 off draft beers.
Menu Highlights: Chicken French, lobster mac-n-cheese and homemade gnocchi. Wide selection of craft cocktails.
845 East Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14621
montealbangrill.com – (585) 697-0615
Happy Hour: Monday through Thursday from 2 – 6pm with 12 oz lime margaritas for only $3.99.
Menu Highlights: Enchiladas, carne asada tacos, and the panchos special (grilled shrimp, chicken strips and onions).
NEXT DOOR BY WEGMANS
3220 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
wegmansnextdoor.com – (585) 249-4575
Happy Hour: Everyday at the bar from 4 – 7pm for 2 for 1 signature cocktails, $3 select beer drafts, $6 select wine. Monday though Friday they offer $6 select sushi rolls at the bar.
Menu Highlights: Sushi, filet of beef, and salads. For drinks they have a creative cocktail menu.
758 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
orbsrestaurant.com – (585) 471-8569
Happy Hour: Wednesday through Saturday from 4 – 7pm that features $3 off house cocktails.
Menu Highlights: Buffalo balls starter, entre sliders and house burger.
OX AND STONE
282 Alexander St, Rochester, NY 14607
oxandstone.com – (585) 287-6933
Happy Hour: Weekdays from 4pm – 7pm featuring $3 & $5 tapas plates, $3 pints and $7 margaritas.
Menu Highlights: Paella, tacos and chips/salsa. Excellent place for a cocktail like the Lil Pip or Local Celebrity.
1290 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
mypomodoro.com – (585) 420-7201
Happy Hour: Monday -Friday from 4pm – 6pm with half off signature cocktails and $1 off wine by the glass and drafts.
Menu Highlights: Linguini limone, wood fired pizzas and cioppino.
302 Goodman St N #247, Rochester, NY 14607
salenas.com – (585) 256-5980
Happy Hour: Weekdays from 3 – 6pm at the bar with $1 off margaritas, $2.50 Dos Equis drafts and half-off select appetizers.
Menu Highlights: Fish tacos, chicken wings and Mexican flag (chicken enchilada, pork enchilada and one beef enchilada).
120 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604
victoirebar.com – (585) 325-3663
Happy Hour: Everyday for half priced appetizers from 2pm – 5pm.
Menu Highlights: Duck wings, mussels, and Belgian grilled cheese. Remarkable selection of Belgian beers on tap.
330 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604
wallstreetrochester.com – (585) 319-5696
Happy Hour: 3pm – 7pm with $3 wells, $3.50 drafts and $3.50 house wine.
Menu Highlights: Wall street burger, prime rib panini, steak fajita sandwich and Friday fish fry.
284 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14608
westedgerestaurant.com – (585) 319-3388
Happy Hour: Everyday from 3pm – 7pm with $1 off drinks and half price social plates.
Menu Highlights: Flank steak and truffle mac & cheese.