Happy Hour at Central Bistro: Cheers to the View

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Chris Utterback
I was wandering the Highland neighborhood, hunting for that most rare of beasts: a happy hour that runs until 7 p.m. Once the clock hits six, it's time for most restaurants to put away the small menus, top off that happy hour sangria and roll out the red carpet for the folks who actually spend, you know, real money. Then I stumbled on Central Bistro & Bar's all-day Tuesday happy hour: seven hours of small plates, cheap cocktails and good times. I was there for at least two of them, just enjoying the food and the view.

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Happy Hour at the Horseshoe Lounge: It Must Be a Neighborhood Thing

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What's best about The Horseshoe Lounge is that it's competent and comfortable. What's worst is that it's competent and comfortable. It's almost unfair for an out-of-towner to judge this neighborhood bar on the basis of one quick-and-dirty happy hour, but the regulars here must feel something special that I didn't at this seven-year-old watering hole adjoined by Jonesy's Eat Bar. If you don't live in this booze-starved section of Uptown, it's hard to imagine what would bring you around here.

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Happy Hour at Vesper Lounge: A New Spin on an Old Favorite

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Chris Utterback
As the bars of your parents and grandparents slowly atrophy, the layers of paint and smoke are peeled off and the floorboards ripped up, no one is quite sure how to replace these one-time classics while maintaining their old-fashioned spirit. But Frank Bonnanno's Vesper Lounge found a way.

The former Lancer Lounge on Capitol Hill was mourned by many when it closed in 2012, but happy hour revelers have embraced it over the past two years. Turns out it doesn't take much to update the watering holes of yesterday -- except cheap drinks and really good food.

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Happy Hour at Charcoal: Cut-Rate Yet Refined

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Mark Manger
Charcoal's slogan is "Fine dining. Affordable prices," but I can recall being nearly bankrupt a couple of times after ordering too much at this Golden Triangle establishment. When I saw Charcoal's happy-hour menu, I was thrilled that I could pig out without having to make an uncomfortable phone call to my accountant.

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Happy Hour at the Rosa Mia Inn: That Warm and Fuzzy Feeling

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Chris Utterback
The Rosa Mia Inn could be the neighborhood bar on the corner that movies and TV always told you was out there. The service is as warm as the beer is cold, and there's a feeling of nostalgia and bonhomie that no amount of reclaimed lumber or restaurant consultants could provide. Almost as important -- the drinks are really cheap. The Inn's two happy hours, from 10 a.m. to noon and 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. are an ideal way to get a blast from the past.

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Chop Shop Introducing Happy Hour Today

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Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery, which opened last month on a stretch of East Colfax where residents were hungry for more dining options, has now given people yet another reason to stop by: a happy hour that starts today.

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Happy Hour at Bacco Trattoria: Gluttony, Italian Style

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Chris Utterback
North Boulder is now where folks weary of the yoga pants-squeezed bustle and hustle of downtown can still enjoy the Boulder lifestyle. Bacco Trattoria and Mozzarella Bar counts as its neighbors the delightful Pupusas Sabor Hispano, the neighborhood classic Restaurant 4580, and a non-delightful, non-classic Subway.

It's an odd space, but the restaurant itself is admirably single-minded. Executive Chef Marco Monnanni, who's behind the Bacco restaurants in Littleton and Fort Collins and a number of past and present pasta joints in Boulder, has a fixation on straightforward, white-tablecloth Italian -- with a happy hour menu that made my eyes bulge.

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Happy Hour at Bohemian Biergarten: Fun by the Liter and the Boot

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Danielle Lirette
With a population comprised mostly of day-trippers, folk musicians, and the selectively employed, Boulder's Pearl Street Mall is a fertile breeding ground for good happy hours. Even before a discounted menu became practically mandatory in Colorado restaurants, a veritable Murderer's Row of legendary happy hours on Walnut Street -- those at The Med, Brasserie Ten Ten, and the Rio Grande--set a high standard for nosh and booze.

Just a couple blocks away, the Bohemian Biergarten has been building a reputation as a hep late night hangout, where music, comedy, karaoke and trivia fuel Boulderites starved for activity after 11:00. But can a midday happy hour meal bring the same kind of wacky energy?

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Happy Hour at Charlie Brown's: Cheap Drinks and Secondhand Smoke

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Adam Roy
Now, this is more like it: a real happy hour at last. The legendary Charlie Brown's in Capitol Hill is well known to the city's bar-crawlers and chain-smokers, but also to a new generation of students and hipsters who appreciate a place with cheap drinks -- and food served all night.

Even with the force of decades of history behind it, this restaurant at the foot of the former Colburn Hotel is more casual than refined. The interior gives off a vibe of tarnished glamour, but the covered patio is where much of the action happens and where most of Charlie Brown's motley crew enjoys well-priced beverages. Its two happy hours, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., are a must for bargain-seekers.

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Happy Hour at Cuba Cuba: so good, it barely needs a discount

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Chris Utterback
If it weren't for that blasted Cuban embargo, I wonder if eateries like Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar wouldn't be everywhere. Thankfully, the delightful Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria shops appear to multiplying rapidly, and there are places like Frijoles and Buchi to satisfy any lechon craving, but an evening at Cuba Cuba's little paradise in the Golden Triangle is something else entirely. The happy hour menu is tiny, but Cuba Cuba manages to coast by on pure island charm.

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