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Norfolk, Virginia’s Top Happy Hours

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Norfolk, Virginia, and its neighbor to the east, Virginia Beach, weren’t always the destinations of choice for culinary-minded travelers. But the addition of downtown apartment buildings and the revitalization of the city’s prime historic districts have brought new flavors to the waterfront town. Expect more to the Hampton Roads experience than miles of white sand and waves.

Budget-conscious travelers don’t have to spend a fortune to take advantage of the area’s best food and drink. The selections include casual eateries where guests can stroll in shorts and sweats to the swanky and opulent Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, a dressier option. You’ll find happy hours that appeal to the beer, wine, and cocktail lovers in your group, and even include options for vegetarians.

If you need to escape the ordinary, head to these bars and restaurants to shake up your week. If it’s a $6 cocktail or a $5 bar bite at Bonefish Grill that you seek, you’re in the right place.

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Press 626 Wine Bar

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Wine lovers can head to the cozy row home in Norfolk’s historic Ghent district to find nearly three dozen (mostly) Old World wines served by the glass, some of which are sold at a discount during happy hour. Sip them in the upstairs speakeasy lounge, at the bar, or in the restaurant if you stay for dinner. The selections also include $4 well drinks and $6 sangria Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Buy one shrimp skewer and get the bacon-wrapped dates and other small plates half off. Press 626 offers several other specials during the week, including half off entrées and $4 cosmos on Mondays for ladies and 25 percent off wine bottles on Wednesdays.

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Luna Maya

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Billing itself as a hip Latin American and vegetarian restaurant, the casual, family-owned restaurant offers $5 vegetarian taquitos with cheese and onions or a $5 spinach quesadilla to appeal to plant eaters. The deals are served Tuesday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wash it down with a $5 sangria or a $6 margarita or mojito. There’s also a $5 caipirinha, a Brazilian drink with rum, lime, and sugar.

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Saltine

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The weekday happy hour runs Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and appeals to locals and travelers alike with $1 peel ‘n eat shrimp and 50-cent James River oysters. Pair the seafood with $4 sommelier-chosen wines, $3 draft beers, and $5 cocktails. Choose from a Moscow mule, Old Fashioned, daiquiri, and Tom Collins at the Hilton hotel restaurant.

Brick Anchor Brew House

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Outfitted with steampunk and nautical décor, the three-year-old gastropub rewards early drinkers and diners with a smorgasbord of food and drink options from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Mondays. The nearly dozen food items include $5 cheeseburgers, meatballs, and onion straws, while drink offerings range from $4 cocktails (including the house margarita) to a glass of house wine for only $3.50.

Saint Germain

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Enjoy $3 well drinks and buy-one-get-one-half-off bar snacks Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the vintage cocktail bar and restaurant. Get one of the 13 house cocktails like Beez in the Trap (gin, lemon, honey, orange blossom, and saffron bitters) or Banana Justino (rum with a coconut water ice cube) for $7. Beer fans can opt for the $5 boilermaker and pair it with the $4 foie gras torchon or $5 crispy pig ears.

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The Barrel Room

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The craft beer, bourbon, and whiskey and wine bar is a lively gastropub featuring 24 beers on tap, live music, and food fit for carnivores. Sunday guests get half off bottles of wine, $6 appetizers, and $4 premium spirits. On Thursdays, dig into $8 pulled pork sandwiches and fries and $2 bottled domestic beers all day. Check the calendar to unlock even more daily specials.

Tupelo Honey

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Though best known for its made-from-scratch Southern comfort food and weekend brunches, Tupelo Honey also offers competitive happy hour specials. Happy hour drinks are offered every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with $5 frozen cocktails, $6 glasses of select wine, and half off select bottles. Happy hour also brings $1 oysters, $2 tacos, and $4 mason jar dips with hummus or blue cheese. The restaurant also offers some all-day food specials, including $5 burgers on Mondays. Get more discounts at the regional chain by signing up for its social club online.

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Sloppy Seconds Bar & Grill

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The new Virginia Beach sports bar offers discounted food and drink every day Sunday through Thursday. On Mondays, bring your friends to share a $20 pitcher, served with 10 wings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, customers can enjoy $2 domestic beers and $2 Jäger shots. Bring the family on Wednesdays when kids eat free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and adults receive half-price wine by the glass. Come back on Thursdays for half off burgers and $1.50 canned beer.

Bonefish Grill

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Escape the ordinary (and your hectic workweek) and head to Bonefish Grill for happy hour, where you can indulge in $5 hand-crafted cocktails and $6 bar bites. Order a round of raspberry vodka Collinses, made with raspberries, fresh sour mix, and Tito’s, or go with a classic like a fresh margarita to shake up your week. Split the crispy calamari or share an order of the cod sliders or Waygu beef sliders with your crew.

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The Hunt Room

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Take a 20-minute drive east to see the beautifully restored Cavalier Hotel, which reopened last year following a $78 million renovation. It once hosted countless luminaries, including John F. Kennedy and F. Scott Fitzgerald, making it the poshest spot in the Hampton Roads area for happy hour. Ladies can sip $1 champagne Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the luxe lobby cocktail lounge, the Raleigh Room. Head to the more casual basement restaurant the Hunt Room for drink specials Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., while on Fridays guests get $3 off whiskey and bourbon.

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Press 626 Wine Bar

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Wine lovers can head to the cozy row home in Norfolk’s historic Ghent district to find nearly three dozen (mostly) Old World wines served by the glass, some of which are sold at a discount during happy hour. Sip them in the upstairs speakeasy lounge, at the bar, or in the restaurant if you stay for dinner. The selections also include $4 well drinks and $6 sangria Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Buy one shrimp skewer and get the bacon-wrapped dates and other small plates half off. Press 626 offers several other specials during the week, including half off entrées and $4 cosmos on Mondays for ladies and 25 percent off wine bottles on Wednesdays.

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Luna Maya

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Billing itself as a hip Latin American and vegetarian restaurant, the casual, family-owned restaurant offers $5 vegetarian taquitos with cheese and onions or a $5 spinach quesadilla to appeal to plant eaters. The deals are served Tuesday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wash it down with a $5 sangria or a $6 margarita or mojito. There’s also a $5 caipirinha, a Brazilian drink with rum, lime, and sugar.

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Saltine

The weekday happy hour runs Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and appeals to locals and travelers alike with $1 peel ‘n eat shrimp and 50-cent James River oysters. Pair the seafood with $4 sommelier-chosen wines, $3 draft beers, and $5 cocktails. Choose from a Moscow mule, Old Fashioned, daiquiri, and Tom Collins at the Hilton hotel restaurant.

Brick Anchor Brew House

Outfitted with steampunk and nautical décor, the three-year-old gastropub rewards early drinkers and diners with a smorgasbord of food and drink options from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Mondays. The nearly dozen food items include $5 cheeseburgers, meatballs, and onion straws, while drink offerings range from $4 cocktails (including the house margarita) to a glass of house wine for only $3.50.

Saint Germain

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Enjoy $3 well drinks and buy-one-get-one-half-off bar snacks Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the vintage cocktail bar and restaurant. Get one of the 13 house cocktails like Beez in the Trap (gin, lemon, honey, orange blossom, and saffron bitters) or Banana Justino (rum with a coconut water ice cube) for $7. Beer fans can opt for the $5 boilermaker and pair it with the $4 foie gras torchon or $5 crispy pig ears.

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The Barrel Room

The craft beer, bourbon, and whiskey and wine bar is a lively gastropub featuring 24 beers on tap, live music, and food fit for carnivores. Sunday guests get half off bottles of wine, $6 appetizers, and $4 premium spirits. On Thursdays, dig into $8 pulled pork sandwiches and fries and $2 bottled domestic beers all day. Check the calendar to unlock even more daily specials.

Tupelo Honey

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Though best known for its made-from-scratch Southern comfort food and weekend brunches, Tupelo Honey also offers competitive happy hour specials. Happy hour drinks are offered every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with $5 frozen cocktails, $6 glasses of select wine, and half off select bottles. Happy hour also brings $1 oysters, $2 tacos, and $4 mason jar dips with hummus or blue cheese. The restaurant also offers some all-day food specials, including $5 burgers on Mondays. Get more discounts at the regional chain by signing up for its social club online.

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Sloppy Seconds Bar & Grill

The new Virginia Beach sports bar offers discounted food and drink every day Sunday through Thursday. On Mondays, bring your friends to share a $20 pitcher, served with 10 wings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, customers can enjoy $2 domestic beers and $2 Jäger shots. Bring the family on Wednesdays when kids eat free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and adults receive half-price wine by the glass. Come back on Thursdays for half off burgers and $1.50 canned beer.

Bonefish Grill

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Escape the ordinary (and your hectic workweek) and head to Bonefish Grill for happy hour, where you can indulge in $5 hand-crafted cocktails and $6 bar bites. Order a round of raspberry vodka Collinses, made with raspberries, fresh sour mix, and Tito’s, or go with a classic like a fresh margarita to shake up your week. Split the crispy calamari or share an order of the cod sliders or Waygu beef sliders with your crew.

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The Hunt Room

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Take a 20-minute drive east to see the beautifully restored Cavalier Hotel, which reopened last year following a $78 million renovation. It once hosted countless luminaries, including John F. Kennedy and F. Scott Fitzgerald, making it the poshest spot in the Hampton Roads area for happy hour. Ladies can sip $1 champagne Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the luxe lobby cocktail lounge, the Raleigh Room. Head to the more casual basement restaurant the Hunt Room for drink specials Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., while on Fridays guests get $3 off whiskey and bourbon.

Marcus Holman Photography; Courtesy of The Hunt Room

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