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Sharing the Best-Kept Secrets…To The Top Happy Hours

Going out to celebrate some great news? Or need somewhere to unwind after a long day of work? Sip, sip, hooray, does downtown Rochester have plenty of happy hour hangouts! Plan a happy hour get-together with friends at some of the best in downtown Rochester!

Bleu Duck Kitchen
Here’s a truly unique special: “Hog Dog” happy hour! From 4 to 6 p.m., head over to Bleu Duck Kitchen for gourmet hot dogs, coupled with a $2 Bradleys, $4 house wine or draft beer, or $8 featured cocktail. Looking to extend your culinary night out? Tuesdays are Date Night; get two entrees, a bottle of wine and dessert to share for just $45.

Chesters Kitchen & Bar
Every day from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, Chester’s provides an unforgettable happy hour experience. Gaze across Peace Plaza as the downtown city lights come alive with enjoying a refreshing $2-off cocktail, glass of wine or beer in the bar.

Kathy’s Pub
A staple on downtown Rochester’s Broadway Ave and a staple for happy hour drinks! Enjoy two for one domestic beers or mixed drinks 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday (hello, fun-day!). Don’t forget about pitcher night (Monday and Tuesdays at 7 p.m.) or bucket night (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) for great prices on ice cold beer.

Martini’s at the Kahler Grand
Watch the downtown Rochester hustle and bustle while sipping a nice adult beverage at Martini’s lounge inside the Kahler Grand. Daily happy hours from 3 to 6 p.m. feature half off all appetizers, house wine and rail drinks for $4, and $1 off all tap and domestic beers. And as its name suggests, Martini’s offers $1 off specialty martinis during happy hour.

Wait until you see what’s in store for you at Pescara’s happy hour! From 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. every day of the week, get a featured cocktail, house white or red wines for $5.50, or any tap beer for $4.50. You’ll also find all spirits are $2 off. Try any of your beverages with a happy hour appetizer for your dining pleasure. Sure to please is the smoked fish spread (Pescara is a seafood place, after all), red pepper hummus or Colorado lamb sliders.

Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse
One of Downtown Rochester’s newest restaurants—Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse—is jumping on the happy hour bandwagon and offering specials every day from 3 to 6 p.m. and a late-night option! Head in to the steakhouse connected to the new Hilton Downtown for $5 select brews, wines and cocktails. Try the bartender’s special lemonade (vodka, blackberry puree, and lemonade) for $7; it’s sure to make you reminisce about summer! Pair it with any of its $6 appetizers and you’re setting up yourself and friends for a fantastic happy hour!

The Tap House
Tuesdays at The Tap House is the place to be! Have yourself a Mexican fiesta with half-price tacos, $4 margaritas and live music. If a brew is more for you, head there on Wednesdays, when a pint is just $4 and burgers are half priced.

Terza Ristorante
Why limit your happy to just one hour? Terza offers happy hour times to fit your plans: come between 3 and 6 p.m. or 9 and 10 p.m. for half off pizza and other mouthwatering appetizers. (We’ve heard the calamari is to die for!)

The Half Barrel Bar & Kitchen
Serving exclusive drink specials is The Half Barrel’s specialty! Pair it with a tasty appetizer or turn happy hour into a full meal deal. Happy hours here last from 2 to 6 p.m. every weekday.

Victoria’s Ristorante and Wine Bar
Wine-not go to Victoria’s for happy hour? Every Wednesday, a bottomless glass of wine for $8 is the special of the day! Cozy up with friends and a good drink during its regular happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., seven days a week. House wine is $5 per glass, tap beer is $1 off, select cocktails are $4 and appetizers are $5.

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Disclaimer: Although every effort was made to provide accurate information, each establishment has a right to change its specials/offers without notice. Please ask your server, bartender, or manager prior to ordering to ensure the special is still being honored. If yours is an establishment listed in this blog and anything needs updating, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Thanks for reading and please remember to drink responsibly; cheers!