It’s that time of day again: happy hour! Our list of New Canaan, Darien and surrounding happy hour spots includes several new and classic staples to try. Why limit happy hour to an hour when you can stay a while with good drinks and even better company? Read on winos!
Happy Hour is from 4pm-7pm and features half-priced drinks. In addition, wines are half price on Sundays and Mondays.
102 Wall St, Norwalk; (203) 956-7134
Basso Café Restaurant
This Latin fusion restaurant serves Happy Hour at the bar and at its high-top tables. It includes a varied menu of small plates like roasted olives and iberico and fontina croquettes on top of half-price on select bottles of wine on Wednesdays and Sundays, seasonal cocktails and more. Happy Hour is 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT; (203) 354- 6566
Like at its other locations, Barcelona in South Norwalk features a “Wine Time Social Hour” during the week from 5pm-7pm with $5 select wines and well drinks, and $4 beers
63 N Main St, South Norwalk; (203) 899-0088
Bodega Taco Bar
This spot’s convenient proximity to the Darien train station and more than 80 Tequilas available at the bar make it a no-brainer. With a happy hour that spans from 4 p.m. until closing time at 11 on Monday, the beginning of your workweek just got a little less bleak. Come between 4 and 6 any other weekday for special drinks like the Bodegarita and other cocktails priced at $6 or less.
980 Post Rd, Darien; 203-655-8500
Burger Bar and Bistro
Enjoy an “All Day Happy Hour” Monday-Friday at Burger Bar and Bistro. Happy Hour is from 11am-7pm and features $3 premium drafts, $4 Smirnoff and $5 premium pours.
60 N Main St, South Norwalk; (203) 853-2037
Served in the lounge area, you and your friends can ease into sophistication and relaxation while sipping on one of its signature cocktails, like the “Hemingway Daquiri” made with white rum, cherry liquor and citrus. Well spirits are only $5. Happy Hour is 3 p.m – 6 p.m.
73 Elm St, New Canaan, CT; (203) 920-4994
Gates has been a staple in the community for years and has a special Monday through Friday of $4 select beers, $6 wines, $5 cocktails and $6 small plates. Happy Hour is from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and 2 p.m – 6 p.m. on the weekends.
10 Forest St, New Canaan, CT; (203) 966-8666
The Goose American Bistro & Bar
If you are looking to supplement your post-work happy hours, come to Reverse Happy Hour at this Darien favorite. Find select glasses of wine for $6, sangria for $5, and draft beer for $4 after 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through August. Plus, on August 28th, hear the band Barnstorm perform live.
972 Post Rd, Darien; (203)-656-2600
On Sunday and Monday nights (excluding holidays) Match offers 1/2 priced bottles of wine.
98 Washington St, South Norwalk; (203) 852-1088
Join Mediterraneao for their “Wine Appreciation Nights” each Tuesday. Bottles of wine under $100 are 50% and wines $100 and up are 25% off.
353 Main Ave, Norwalk; (203)229-0000
South End Uncorked
Locals rave about the bar scene at this comfy, cozy spot. Its handcrafted cocktail menu is sure to please, and they serve $3 Jameson shots on Whiskey Wednesdays. Happy Hour is 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
15 Elm St, New Canaan, CT; (203) 920-1212
Spiga Wine Bar & Salumeria
Book a happy hour for your business or family occasion at this recently new Italian restaurant. It offers half-off select wines by the glass, $6.95 select cocktails, $8.50 select martinis, $5.50 select tap beer, $6.95 select tapas/salumi and $1 little neck clams. Happy Hour is 3 p.m – 6 p.m.
134 Main St, New Canaan CT; (203) 920-1351
You can enjoy Happy Hour at The Spread Monday through Saturday from 4:30pm-7pm, and 50% off bottles of wine on Sunday and Monday. For a little added mid-week treat, there are $1 Bloom Brothers Oysters on Tuesdays.
70 N. Main Street, South Norwalk; (203) 939-1111
Ten Twenty Post Oyster Bar & Bistro
Sunday is Funday at this casual spot for classic New England comfort food. Come between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. and get any wine from their extensive wine list for half off.
1020 Post Rd, Darien; (203) 655-1020
Come Sunday through Friday between 3 and 6 and find plenty of specials at this town favorite. The famous House Margarita is $4.75, other house mixed drinks are $2.50, and premium mixed drinks are $3.00. Thursday Night, from 10 p.m. to closing time is Ladies Only at the Bar, with drinks sold for $5 or less.
6 Forest St, New Canaan; (203) 966-2222