On the rocks, neat, dirty, frozen, or zero proof — we’re spilling the Long Island iced tea on the best happy hours in Tampa Bay.
Get ready to drink up TBAY, here are 14 places lifting spirits with their sip-worthy specials.
Bar Louie | Mon.-Fri., 4-7p.m. | Great food, great drinks, and great people is this gastrobar’s secret formula.
Bernini | Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | $2 martinis and discounted pasta. Need we say more?
2nd & Second | Daily, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. | In this economy, popping in for a $2.50 Bud Light and some pancakes is fiscally responsible.
Tap Room at The Hollander | Monday, 3-6 p.m. | The historic hotel serves up a range of $6 martinis, from a Havana Special to a classic espresso martini.
Sapphire Lounge | Daily, 3-6 p.m | Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and Frank Sinatra drank here — you can too.
All day long
Five Bucks Drinkery | Daily, 11-3 a.m. | Happy hour goes all day and night long at this DTSP joint, which drinks in the five-dollar range just as the name suggests.
The Galley | 11:30-3 a.m. | Watch the game or just chill out at this lively, nautical-themed, dimly lit sports bar.
Fun in the sun
The Canopy at Birchwood | Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. | One of the only rooftops in DTSP offers views of the bay and stunning half-off signature cocktails.
Salt Shack | Mon.-Fri., 4-6:30 p.m. | Enjoy $1 off liquor drinks, house wine, and drafts daily, and $5.99 sushi rolls on Tuesdays.
M. Bird | Daily, 3 p.m.-12 a.m. | Try the Coconut Bali Hai Cocktail — it’s like your favorite coffee met up with your favorite pina colada and took a trip to Bali together.
Late night gems
MacDinton’s Irish Pub | Weds.-Sun., 4-7 p.m. | $10 all-you-drink well drinks, house wines, draft beers.
Bar HWRD | Fri., 5-8 p.m. | We highly recommend hitting up this sports bar on High Noon Saturdays or 50 Cent Wing Thursdays.
The Dubliner | Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. | Welcome to Ireland; please enjoy half-off all draft beers.
*If you hit all three of these on a Thursday in order, congratulations — you just described one helluva perfect night out in SoHo.
St. Pete Brewing Co. | Mon-Thurs 2-5:30 p.m., Daily late nights, 10:30 p.m.-12 a.m. | $1 off beers and ciders, and half-off during late nights.
Cigar City Brewing | Smoke a stogey and drink a freshly brewed and discounted Jai Alai India pale ale.
Off the vine
The Library | Tues, 9 a.m.- 10 p.m. | Regardless of whether you’re looking for a red, white, or something bubbly, you can get a bottle for half-off.
Rusty Pelican | Tues.-Fri., 4-6:30 p.m. | Blink, and you’ll miss their short $9 glasses of premium wines, $5 house wines, and half-off calamari deal.
Keep the Spirits Up
Ciro’s | Mon.-Thurs., 5-7 p.m. | All cocktails are $8 inside this hidden speakeasy.
EDGE Rooftop | Weds. and Thurs., 7-9 p.m. | Toast the sunset away with $7 handcrafted Cocktails.
W XYZ Bar | Thurs., 4-7 p.m. | Quench your Thirsty Thursday with the One Love or the Old Fashioned Redemption