Rochester MN Guide to Downtown Happy Hours


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This post was last updated March 23, 2021

Because we strongly believe in getting out and enjoying some adult time, we’ve put together a helpful guide to downtown Rochester, MN happy hours. From gourmet bites, to comfort foods and delicious cocktails, Rochester is home to many budget-friendly happy hours. So grab your favorite people and head downtown to one of these spots!


Here’s our comprehensive list, A-Z!


Bitter and Pour
Open Tuesday-Wednesday 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. and Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. | Extensive drink menu


Bleu Duck Kitchen
Tuesday-Saturday, 4-6 p.m. | 1/2 Off All Bleu Duck Dogs / $2 Busch Lattes / $4 House Wines-Red, White, Rose / $7 Old Fashioned


Cameo at the Castle
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 4 – 9 p.m. | Half off all draft beer , $5 glasses of wine, Half off bar food, and $5 slushies


Chester’s Kitchen and Bar
Daily, 3-6 p.m., 9-close | $2 off drinks at the bar, select appetizers available, bar only


CRAVE currently is not offering happy hour specials, but they have extensive drink, starters, and shareables menus.


Grand Grill
Daily, 3-6 p.m. | Half-off appetizers, half-off rail drinks, $1 off tap beers and house wines


The Half Barrel Bar and Kitchen
Tuesday-Saturday 4:30-6 p.m. | Half off draughts  


Hefe Rojo
Everyday 2-6  | Corona, Modelo or Pacifico $3.  Margaritas $7.


Kathy’s Pub
Daily, 2-7 p.m. | Drink specials


Daily, 3-6 p.m. | Drink and Snack specials


Nellie’s On Third
Monday-Saturday 3-6 p.m. and Sunday 4-6 p.m. |  $2 off tall beers, $1 off short beer and $2 off any appetizers or pizzas


Newt’s Downtown
4-6 p.m. |  $1 off tap beer, $2 off appetizers


Olde Brick House
All day Sunday, Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. until close, Saturday 9 p.m. until close | food and drink specials


Monday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. | Discounted food and drinks specials at the bar 


Pittsburgh Blue
Monday-Saturday 3-6 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m.- close, Monday-Thursday 9:00 p.m.-close and Friday-Saturday 10 p.m. – close | Happy Hour drink and food menu during specified times
Tuesday-Thursday, 3-6 p.m. |  $5 cocktails, 1/2 off 16 oz. beers


Salute! Wine Bar
Temporarily Closed 


The Tap House
$5 margaritas and half-priced tacos on Tuesdays only (all day)


Terza Ristorante
$2 off Rail and Call Drinks and Specialty Cocktails
Happy hour specials available in the Terza bar area, patio and chefs counter only,
3pm-6pm and 9pm-close


Victoria’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar
Daily, 3-6 p.m. (bar area only)  and all day Sunday |House Wine for $5 per glass, $1 off tap beer, $4 selected cocktails and $5 appetizers



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