Whether you’ve just finished a day of conference sessions at Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center or spent the day exploring the Museums on the River, downtown-area bars and restaurants offer specials on delectable bites and tantalizing libations not to be missed. Check out these 15 centrally located spots to unwind.
Central Standard Brewing (Photo credit: Gavin Peters)
Alzavino Wine Tavern
Central Standard Brewing
Thirsty visitors can sip on discounted Wizard of Hops all day during “Wizard Wednesdays” or sangria at a reduced price on “Sangria Sundays” at Central Standard Brewing, an award-winning brewery located near downtown Wichita.
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GROW Giesen Plant Shop/Botanic
Go to GROW Giesen Plant Shop/Botanic, build a terrarium and sip on a cold cocktail, including $6 martinis (dirty, cosmos or lemon drop), $3 Miller Lite, $6 well cocktails or $3 house pours, during happy hour.
Head to The Kitchen after work Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and enjoy $6 select appetizers, $4 draft pints, $5 select cocktails and half-price bottles of wine.
Located at the turnabout in Delano, Monarch offers daily specials all day like $7 signature cocktails on Tuesday, $5 select bourbons on Wednesday and rotating specials Friday through Sunday.
Mort's Martini & Cigar Bar
Mort’s Martini & Cigar Bar
Mort’s Martini & Cigar Bar offers happy hour from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Guests can enjoy half-price drinks (minus what is already on special for the day) during these hours. They can also partake in half-price martinis (choose from more than 130) all day on Monday.
Nortons Brewing Co.
Sit inside or out on the spacious patio at Nortons Brewing Co. and enjoy $6 core beers (Polkadot Princess, LuvBug, Don’t Poke the Bear, Ozone: Hazy IPA, Deez Hops and Milos Sparkly Eyes) all day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They also feature enormous tacos and burritos on their menus every Tuesday for Taco Tuesday.
Old Chicago – Old Town
Enjoy early and late-night specials on drinks and select menu items at Old Chicago. Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. they offer drink specials including $1 off beer pints, $4 well drinks and OC Iced Tea and $5 mules. Discounts on menu items like boneless wings, pepperoni rolls and spinach and artichoke dip can also be enjoyed during that timeframe. Their late-night specials, offered nightly from 10 p.m. to close, include deals like $4 pints and well drinks and $5 “You Call It” drinks. Hungry patrons will enjoy the discounted pub cheeseburger and fries or boneless wings.
PourHouse by Walnut River Brewing Company
Catch happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday at PourHouse, where you’ll score half-price beers and appetizers, including their Irish Nachos, Spicy Fried Pickles and Smoked Soft Pretzels.
White Crow Cider Company
Visit Public, a farm-to-table restaurant nestled in Old Town, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for half-price beers, a $5 Lavender Lemonata or $6 house wines by the glass.
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Old Town on the patio or watch sports indoors at Pumphouse while taking in $3 domestic beers and well cocktails from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Or swing by and enjoy any drink at half price all day on Monday.
The Rusty Nail
Just a short drive south of Old Town, head to The Rusty Nail from 4 to 7 p.m. any day of the week for “Hammer Time” to sip on any drink at half price.
Sabor Latin Bar & Grille
Sip on refreshing happy hour drinks inside or out on the patio at Sabor Latin Bar & Grille during happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Specials include $6 sangria, margaritas and wines by the glass. On Sundays, enjoy half-price margaritas and sangria, including pitchers.
Sweet Allie B’s & Limestone Beer Co.
While Sweet Allie B’s & Limestone Beer Co. doesn’t have a designated happy hour, they do offer special pricing on beers at just $4 all day on Thursday and Saturday.
White Crow Cider Company
Happy hour at White Crow Cider Company, near Old Town, can be found from 3 to 7 p.m. every Thursday where patrons can enjoy $2 off pints of cider or $1 off half pints.