On the rocks, neat, dirty, frozen, or zero proof — we’re spilling the Long Island iced tea on the best happy hours in Lakeland.
Get ready to #DrinkUpLakeland, here are 22 places we know we can rely on for their sip-worthy specials.
The Brass Tap | Mon.-Fri., 12-7 p.m. | There’s always something hoppening at The Brass Tap — try $5 select draft beer and pints, along with some killer food specials.
Ford’s Garage | Mon.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. | Cruise into this motor-inspired burger joint for $2 off all drafts and keep your beer ice cold with the built-in ice bar.
Brew Hub | Fri., all day | Sample this craft brewery’s wide selection with a beer flight. Wednesdays are for $3 drafts, Thursdays mean discounted growlers, and Fridays feature an all-day happy hour with $1 off all drafts.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux | Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m., Mon.-Thurs., 9-11 p.m., Tues., all day | Get domestic pints for $3 and enjoy $1 off all draft beers while you watch the game on the wall-to-wall TVs.
Keeping spirits up
Revival | Mon.-Fri., 1-7 p.m., Mon.-Thurs., 12-2 a.m. | Swing by Revival’s elegant downtown craft cocktail lounge for charming bookshelves, cleverly-named cocktails, and happy hour deals. Try the $5 Moscow Mule or $4 spirits and wines.
The Joinery | Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m. | We’re big fans of “Golden Hour” at the Joinery bar, featuring $2 off beer, $1 off wine, and $8 Old Fashioneds + Aperol Spritzes. Pro tip: Come in for Taco Tuesday and pair your drink with two for $6 street tacos from Gallito Taqueria.
Barrel 239 | Sun.-Mon., all day, Tues.-Sat., 12-4 p.m. | This bustling Winter Haven whiskey bar has $1 off all beer and BOGO wells and wines for happy hour. If you’re the betting type, stop by on Tuesday nights for the weekly Texas Hold’em Tournament.
Mojo Federal Swine & Spirits | Days vary | If the aroma of freshly-smoked brisket isn’t enough to lure you in, this full bar has over 200 whiskey varieties and daily specials like $7 cocktails on Mondays, half-priced wine bottles on Wednesdays, and more.
Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille | Every day, 2-7 p.m., Tues., all day | Add a discounted drink to your New Orleans-inspired meal — it’s $5 for premium cocktails, $6 for super-premium cocktails, and $7 for Harry’s Signature cocktails like the Harry’s Hurricane.
Rec Room | Tues.-Wed., 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | This arcade bar is the perfect nightcap. Drop by Wednesdays for Ladies’ Night — featuring $5 seltzers and Deep Eddy cocktails — and Thursdays to score BOGO wells, mules, and PONG Beer.
Cob & Pen | Every day, 4-6 p.m., 10 p.m.-12 a.m. | Happy hour runs late all week long with $5 select wines and well drinks. Law enforcement, fire fighters, EMTs, nurses, military members, and teachers get 20% off tabs on Wednesday nights. Pro tip: Slide in on a Monday for an extra hour of happy hour, starting at 3 p.m.
Off the vine
Red Door | Every day, 3-6 p.m. | Drop by for discounted wine at this upscale Lakeland classic’s daily happy hour. Pro tip: Check out their Somm Wine Club to receive artisan wine shipments and participate in special wine tastings.
Nineteen61 | Mon.-Sat., 3-5 p.m., Sun. 2:30-4 p.m. | This downtown staple offers imported wine — grab a glass for $6 during happy hour.
Fresco’s | Every day, 3-7 p.m. | From $13 bottomless mimosas to half-priced bottles of wine on Thursdays, Fresco’s has some pretty great wine specials. Stop by for happy hour every day to get BOGO glasses of wine.
Fun in the sun
The Yard on Mass | Mon.-Wed., all day | With food trucks and outdoor games, this is the backyard party we all need. Treat yourself to $6 Margarita Mondays, BOGO beer and wine Two-esdays, and Wine down Wednesdays at The Yard. Wine down Wednesdays feature half-priced bottles and $5 glasses.
Terrace Grille | Mon.-Fri., 4-6:30 p.m. | If you’re feeling outdoorsy but looking for an elevated experience, come out to Terrace Grille’s lush garden patio, where happy hour sports $3 house wine and domestic beer and $3.75 well liquor drinks.
Patio850 | Sun., all day, Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m. | Relax in Patio850’s iconic outdoor seating area — stop by on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. for a two-hour window of all-you-can-drink wine or sangria and all-you-can-eat small bites.
Happy hour but make it coffee
Ax-Caliber | Tues., 7-10 p.m. | College students can grab $1 off specialty coffees for a pick-me-up while studying — or ax-throwing.
Pressed Books and Coffee | Every day, 3-5 p.m. | Visit every day to find a new read and get BOGO 50% off coffee drinks.
Hillcrest Coffee | Mon.-Thurs., 1-3 p.m. | Make your afternoon more refreshing with $2 iced black tea and lemonade.
Quinteassence | Sat.-Sun., 4-6 p.m. | Soak in the peaceful atmosphere of Lakeland’s first ethnobotanical tea and kava bar with $1 off all drinks during happy hour. Plus, score BOGO Kratom tea on Tuesdays and BOGO kava on Thursdays.
HTeaO | Every day, 2-4 p.m. | Sample one of the 27 teas brewed here and choose your favorite for half-price each day. Pro tip: Southeastern University students can enjoy happy hour prices all day with a valid student ID.
Hungry for meal deals
Grillsmith | Every day, 4-7 p.m. | The $8 Margarita Flatbread is hard to beat, but we’ll give the $6 Spicy Thai Shrimp a close second — don’t forget to “Build Your Own Martini” for only $6 during happy hour as well.
Ovation Bistro & Bar | Every day, 3-6 p.m. | Order $7 small plates to share, like Smokehouse Potato Skins and Happy Cheese Fries, and enjoy two-for-one well drinks, beer, and wine.
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