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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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