You’re here for a good time! It’s time for a Park City happy hour!
Unfortunately, state liquor laws prohibit Utahns from enjoying what you might call a “traditional” happy hour. Limited drink specials are strictly off limits, so bars and eateries across Park City have to get creative with their happy hour and apres-ski offerings if they want to stay within the confines of the law.
That doesn’t mean your Park City happy hour has to be stodgy or boring. There’s still more than enough happening on the scene to make your hour as happy as you want it to be. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites below.
- Day(s): Wed – Sat
- Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Special: $7 drinks and small plates
Tupelo simplifies your Park City happy hour book-keeping by offering 7 small plates for $7, accompanied by 7 varieties of $7 libations. Don’t worry about missing these deals—they are offered Wednesday to Saturday from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. You’ll have plenty of chances to try the whole menu with a return visit or two.
Photo credit: Tupelo Facebook
- Day(s): Sat – Sun
- Time: All Day
- Special: $2 Bloody Marys and Mimosas
Main Street isn’t the only place to indulge your Park City happy hour cravings. Out in Kimball Junction, Red Rock Junction offers a weekend deal on Bloody Marys and Mimosas. These specials are good all day (in accordance with the legal restrictions above), so feel free to drop in whenever you like. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, especially on Saturday and Sunday. For a weekday visit, try the excellent brunch menu.
Photo credit: Red Rock Junction Facebook
- Day(s): Tue
- Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Special: $2 Tacos and $5 Margaritas
Every Tuesday night can be a fiesta thanks to Windy Ridge Cafe’s Taco Tuesday specials. Fill up on tasty $2 tacos and sip $5 margaritas to your heart’s content. Happy hour lasts from 5– 9 p.m. There is plenty of comfort food on the menu, so make sure to come back for a breakfast sandwich or some baked mac-n-cheese.
Photo credit: Windy Ridge Cafe Facebook
- Day(s): Thu
- Time: 5:00 p.m. – Closing
- Special: $5 Wine and Discount Dishes
Make your Park City happy hour a classy one with a visit to Ghidotti’s on Thursday night. You get your choice of several pastas, pizzas, salads, and a variable desert—all accompanied by $5 glasses of wine. The comfortable surroundings and quieter-than-the-average-bar atmosphere help you keep your evening smooth and low-key. Take note that you can’t order off the normal menu during the Thursday-night specials, even if you want to.
Photo credit: Ghidotti’s Facebook
- Day(s): Daily (especially Tue)
- Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (all night on Tue)
- Special: Discount Apps (and more)
Not content to simply have a Park City happy hour, Blind Dog goes all out with the “Happiest of Hours.” Available daily from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. to VIP members (signups are here), these offers include deep, deep discounts on all kinds of tasty apps ranging from Bad Ass Tater Tots to Avocado Crostini to go with your drinks. Happy hour deals last all night on Tuesday in the bar area, and Wednesday comes with “Buck-a-Shuck” oysters in the bar.
Photo credit: Blind Dog Facebook
- Day(s): Wed
- Time: All Day
- Special: $25 Bottles and $5 Glasses
If the fruit of the vine is your preferred drink, Purple Sage has you covered on Wine Wednesday. In addition to the usual menu of delicious American fare, they offer a mean drink special for your hump day. Take your pick of 10 carefully selected bottles of wine for $25 or less. If you aren’t up to sharing a whole bottle, you can grab $5 glasses of wine, instead.
Photo credit: Purple Sage Facebook
- Day(s): Wed (Tue for Tacos)
- Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Tue)
- Special: $5 Burgers/Mimosas/Wings ($3 Tacos/$5 Margaritas on Tue)
You can have your happy hour any day of the week at the Spur. If you have $5 in your pocket, you can have a burger, a mimosa, or wings. The $5 specials are available from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on any day of the week. If you want to stack your happy hours, you can double your deals with their 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. taco Tuesday special. During those blessed Tuesday hours, you can load up on tacos for $3 a pop to accompany your $5 margaritas.
Photo credit: The Spur Bar and Grill Facebook
- Day(s): Sun/Mon/Thu
- Time: All Day
- Special: $3 Drafts
Are you ready for some football?! During the season, you’re invited to join Tekila for $3 drafts while you kick back and watch the game. Draft specials are available all day on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday throughout football season. Make sure to grab yourself some tacos or nachos while you’re there. You won’t regret it.
Photo credit: Tekila Mexican Grill and Cantina Facebook
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