happy hour


Definition of happy hour 

: a period of time during which the price of drinks (as at a bar) is reduced or hors d'oeuvres are served free

Examples of happy hour in a Sentence

Happy hour runs from 5:00 to 7:00.

Recent Examples on the Web

The party begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, with a happy hour featuring $1 PBR cans until 10 p.m. DJ Tarsis will handle the music and visuals for the evening. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do this weekend in Chicago," 5 July 2018 Some staffers held a happy hour before going out for drinks and dinner at the nearby Bubba Gump restaurant. Sam Stanton And Diana Lambert, sacbee, "Judge dismisses suit that blamed UC Davis for administrator suicide after boozy retreat," 29 June 2018 Anyone wearing Phoenix Suns gear will receive unlimited access to games Thursday afternoon, and a happy hour with half-price cocktails and $1-off 22-ounce draft beers is from 4:30-7 p.m. Details: 3 p.m Thursday, June 21. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "Here's where you can watch the 2018 NBA draft in Phoenix," 19 June 2018 Each dish is $15—or order all five from the very abbreviated weekly changing menu for $59—and there’s a daily happy hour, which offers a flight of three glasses for $16. Bon Appetit, "Ancestrale," 18 June 2018 The Euro-style happy hour will offer wine and small plates for two for $25. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Voyager wine bar (plus cocktails and beer) is in the works in Bay View," 11 July 2018 This mom-and-pop spot that opened in downtown Arlington not too long ago supports local musicians with a mix tape of open mic nights, concerts and happy hours. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "The DFW top 10: Rockin' the River keeps the fireworks going," 3 July 2018 The deal is not applicable to any Sky Harbor locations, Flower Child locations, happy hour or third-party delivery services. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Happy birthday, America! 35 restaurants celebrating with Fourth of July food, drink deals," 29 June 2018 When: 3-8 p.m. Friday Where: 3420 Rusk Details: turnupwithyourpup.com Yappy Hour A pet-friendly happy hour at Bagby Park that features treats, giveaways, contests and prizes. Houston Chronicle, "Family Fun: Fun with dogs and Rainbow on the Green," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of happy hour

1959, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of happy hour

: a time at a bar when drinks are sold at a lower price than usual

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