Jobless and need a place to take a cheap date? Or just craving a late night buzz (or total inebriation, that’s cool too, I guess)? Here’s how to get a little more bang for your buck (and maybe up your chance of getting Lucky’s… pun intended).
1. Pawpurr’s $1 drafts and PRIMETIME
Pawpurr’s is notorious for their popular PRIMETIME happy hour every day from 8 p.m. -9 p.m. (note: that’s about 7:50 p.m.-8:50 p.m. bar time) and $1 drafts (and that includes all drafts, except Blue Moon and Guinness) on Tuesdays following PRIMETIME. Even better, after buying the initial $1 draft/ cup, your choice of draft is only $.50. You aren’t a real Bobcat (or experienced mixed-drink connoisseur, for that matter) if you haven’t experienced a $2 Blackout at Primetime. There’s no better way to get (kind of) get iced.
2. Lucky’s $5 liquor pitchers
Only in Athens can rewarding yourself in the middle of the week by going out and getting slammed be considered a social norm, which is why most of the OU community congregates at Lucky’s for the $5 Liquor Pitchers.
“It’s Wednesday night and it’s a good midweek relief. It’s a lot of alcohol for $4-$5 (not that much), and it’s always crowded with a lot of people and always a good time,” said Alex Moneypenny, a senior Sports Management major.
3. Red Brick’s Brick Break
Brick Break is a daily happy hour and takes place from 8 p.m. -9 p.m. (note again the 7:50 p.m. -8:50 p.m. bar time), which includes the infamous $2.50 Mega Mug Sunday through Thursday ($3.25 on weekends, though). Cheap buzz, here you all come.
4. Cats Eye’s Progressive
Love the “high life”? Progressive begins at 3 p.m. on Friday’s with $.30 Miller High Life drafts and increases $.30 every half hour ’til 9. High life pitchers are also $2.25 until the 9 o’clock hour rolls around.
“Not many people do it but everyone who does loves it,” said Nate Freeman, a ’13 graduate.
5. Broney’s $2 Blue Moons
The $2 Blue Moon special is every Monday through Thursday. Try buying a Blue Moon anywhere else for that cheap. Not possible, not even in Athens.
P.S. May I also suggest trying a Champagne Slushie?
Check out these happy hours and enjoy the uplifting feeling of spending minimal cash (or that might just be your buzz) any night of the week. That is, if you can get in with your fake IDs… (cue frightening yet dramatic background music).