Happy Hour: The 9th Door's Spanish siesta is a snooze

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Chris Utterback
Call it the original happy hour. Though its been falling out of practice in modern Spain, the siesta has influenced the country's food culture over the centuries. Spanish restaurants often offer a prix fixe menu during the 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. lunch break, when office workers flee en masse to enjoy a nice meal or a quick nap. But while the siesta is in decline in Spain, almost every restaurant in Denver is expected to offer a happy hour. Can the Spanish flavors of the 9th Door stand out amongst all the noise?

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Happy Hour: The Populist keeps it simple and honest

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Chris Utterback
If you're an experienced happy-hour hustler, trolling the city for $3 wells and half-price burgers, you're used to the routine: meager pours of booze, undercooked and indifferently presented food, and the kind of service doldrums that seem to arrive with happy hour -- generally right around the end of everyone else's work day.

True to its proletarian name, The Populist doesn't indulge in any of these lowly tendencies. Simply presented and executed, the happy hour here comprises an immaculate bill of small plates and cocktails for times when discount appetizers won't cut it.

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The new happy hour at Trillium makes me ecstatic

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All photos by Lori Midson.

You can sink a cheap drink at just about every watering hole in Denver, a city that's indisputably obsessed with the ritual of happy hour. The bar at Interstate Kitchen & Bar features a late-night happy hour, wherein a cooler of cold beers in cans -- barkeep's choice -- are a mere $9; the duo of daily happy hours at Virgilio's results in 20 percent off every bottle of premium and reserve wines, plus twenty-ounce sangrias for just $5; "Study Hall" at Euclid Hall pimps $3 draft beers, wines and well drinks from 3 to 6 p.m. daily. And all of those deals are damn good.

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- Best Late-Night Happy Hour - 2013 Interstate Kitchen & Bar
- Best Late-Afternoon Happy Hour - 2013 Virgilio's Pizzeria & Wine Bar

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The pizza at Tony P's disappoints during happy hour

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Happy Place: Tony P's, 240 Milwaukee Street, 303-355-1177

The Hours: Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and again from 9 to 11 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 to 11 p.m.

The Deals: $5 domestic pitchers; $10 craft beer pitchers; $2 Coors Light or Schlitz pints; $3 craft beer pints; $3 margaritas, well drinks and house wine; $7 bottles of sangria; $1 pizza slices; $10 Neapolitan pizzas; $4 meatball sliders and eggplant rotoli.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

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- Pasquini's changes name of Cherry Creek spot to Tony P's
- Pasquini's plants its newest pizzeria in Cherry Creek

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Kona Grill: Not really our cup of vodka

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Happy Place: Kona Grill, 3000 East First Avenue, 720-974-1300.

The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11 p.m.

The Deals: $3-$4 beer speials; $4-$5 cocktail specials; $5 wines by the glass; $7.50 sake bombers; $4-$6 food specials.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

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- A stellar happy hour experience awaits at Bones
- Getting sauced with spicy snacks at Phat Thai

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Getting sauced with spicy snacks at Phat Thai

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Happy Place: Phat Thai, 2900 East Second Avenue, 303-388-7428.

The Hours: Monday through Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Deals: $3 draft beers; $5 specialty cocktails and wines by the glass; $1-$5 small plates.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

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Gumbo's delivers a delectable happy hour experience

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Happy Place: Gumbo's Louisiana Style Café, 1033 East Seventeenth Avenue, 720-266-5300.

The Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The Deals: $2 off specialty cocktails; $3.50 beer specials; $4 wines by the glass and martinis; $3-$4 small plates.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

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Fogo de Chao introduces its first happy hour

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Endless meats on a stick might be too much to hope for. But still, Fogo de Chão's new happy-hour menu offers a viable option for those who want to enjoy the traditional churrasco without overdosing on seared flesh.

With $8 dishes and $6 cocktails, this menu, which is only available at the bar, is also easier on the wallet than the restaurant's $24.50 lunch or $44.50 dinner.

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- Fogo de Chao sticks it to the steakhouse concept
- Behind the Bar with Caleb Whitmore of Fogo de Chao
- The opening party of Fogo de Chao


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The Wynkoop's happy hour is a boon for beer enthusiasts, but the food needs attention

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Happy Place: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 Eighteenth Street, 303-297-2700.

The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m to midnight.

The Deals: $3.50 select draft beers; $4 food specials.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

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Sipping and snacking at Sullivan's Steakhouse

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Happy Place: Sullivan's Steakhouse, 1745 Wazee Street, 303-295-2664.

The Hours: Monday through Wednesday, and Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Deals: $6 house cocktails and martinis; $6 wines by the glass; $6 appetizers.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.


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