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 – come in during happy hour after each workday and try $5 select draft beer + 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 and stop by on Wednesdays for $3 drafts, Thursdays for discounted growlers, and Fridays for all day happy hour to get $1 off all drafts.
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 + 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 2 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 + wines for happy hour. If you’re the betting type, stop by weekly on Tuesday nights for the weekly Texas Hold’em Tournament.
Mojo Federal Swine & Spirits | Mon, 7 p.m. | If the aroma of freshly-smoked brisket isn’t enough to lure you in, this full bar has over 200 whiskey varieties and a happy hour featuring $7 cocktails on Mondays.
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 Wednesday for Ladies’ Night, featuring $5 seltzers + Deep Eddy cocktails, and Thursday 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 + 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 happy hour every day at this upscale Lakeland classic. Pro tip: check out their Somm Wine Club to receive artisan wines shipments and participate in special wine tastings.
Nineteen61 | Mon.-Sat., 3-5 p.m. + Sun. 2:30-4 p.m. | Wine down from the week at this downtown staple with a glass of 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 + outdoor games, this is the backyard party we all need. Treat yourself to $6 Margarita Mondays, BOGO beer + wine Two-esdays, and Wine down Wednesdays at The Yard with 50% off bottles and $5 glasses on Wednesday nights.
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 + domestic beer, and $3.75 well liquor drinks.
Patio850 | Sun., all day + Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m. | We can’t think of a better way to wind down on a Sunday than relaxing on Patio850’s iconic outdoor seating area — complete with BOGO Sangrias, of course.
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 + get BOGO 50% off coffee drinks.
Hillcrest Coffee | Mon.-Thurs., 1-3 p.m. | Make your afternoon more refreshing with $2 iced black tea + 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 + 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
Craft + Kitchen | Tuesday, 3-9 p.m. | Florida’s first independent beer bottleshop and eatery known for their craft beers + irresistible menu — try coming in for their weekly Nacho Ordinary Tuesday, featuring $11 nachos.
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.
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