HERE'S TO HAPPIER HOUR

Don't worry, there's no rush—these happy hours go far beyond your normal 6 o'clock crunch time.

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Maybe you're in town for a conference, or perhaps you're just a Twin Citian in need of an after-work beverage. Either way, making it to a weeknight happy hour on time is sometimes flat out unrealistic. Here is a tasty sampling of our favorite Twin Cities happy hours that go beyond 6 o’clock on weeknights—and in some cases all the way to midnight. (Cheers to that!)

Tongue in Cheek teasers

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Tongue in Cheek

For $20 pair five cocktail teasers (we recommend Mother of Dragons) with six food teasers for a well-rounded happy hour. Otherwise sip on a $4 chelada beer like Ginger & Mary-Ann or Passion of Cayenne and all will be well.

Weeknight & Weekend Happier Hour: Tuesday-Sunday from 4-7 p.m.

989 Payne Ave., St. Paul
651-888-6148
tongueincheek.biz

Kona Grill

Any happy hour that involves half-priced sushi is OK in our book. And when it also involves $5 margaritas and $7 sake sangria, you may as well reserve a table for the newest regulars. Not in the mood for fish? Fill the table with margherita flatbread, avocado egg rolls or cheeseburger sliders at less than $7 each.

Weeknight Happier Hour: Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m.
Weekend Happier Hour: Sundays all day

11997 Singletree Lane, Eden Prairie
952-941-3262

Ridgedale Center
12235 Wayzata Blvd. Space 1068, Minnetonka
952-955-9714
konagrill.com

Chino Latino

If you’re staying, playing or living in Uptown, you need to cross Chino Latino off your Twin Cities bucket list. You may blush at the cheeky drink names, but they are delicious and a total steal at $6 or less during happy hour. Fusing Asian and Mexican cuisine, the food menu offers up $2 tacos, a $6 tuna roll and $5 guac served with plantain chips.

Weeknight & Weekend Happier Hours: Sunday & Monday from 4:30 p.m.-midnight, Tuesday-Sunday from 4:30-7 p.m.

2916 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis
612-824-7878
chinolatino.com

Two bright cocktails on the Chino Latino bar

Image by Todd Buchanan/Greenspring Media

The Cherry Pit

This no-fuss sports bar in St. Paul loves its daily drink specials almost as much as its Tuesday and Friday meat raffles. (Tuesday nights also involve a free taco bar—need we say more?) Feel free to order a drink and “double it up” for $1.

Weeknight Happier Hour: Monday 3-9 p.m., Tuesday & Friday 3-7:30 p.m.

735 White Bear Ave., St. Paul
651-776-6676
cherrypitbar.com

Turf Club

Hands down one of the Twin Cities’ favorite dive-y music bars, the Turf Club offers $1 off already sinfully cheap drinks during happy hour. Indulge in guilty pleasure bar food like $5 cheese curds, loaded tots, and chips and queso with a side of live music.

Weeknight Happier Hour: Tuesday-Friday 5-7 p.m.
Weekend Happier Hour: Saturday & Sunday 3-7 p.m.

1601 University Ave., St. Paul
651-647-0486
turfclub.net

Turf Club sign

Image by Justin Sengly

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