Some Of The Best (And Most Surprising) Happy Hours At Chain Restaurants

All Office Space-esque reputations aside, sometimes it easier and cheaper just to go to happy hour at a chain restaurant. You know you already like the food, you're familiar with the atmosphere and, in all likelihood, the drinks will be less expensive than at a random watering hole (at least in metropolitan areas). 

While even some of the most ubiquitous chain restaurants have tried and failed at establishing a successful happy hour (cough,  Starbucks (SBUX - Get Report) , cough), some restaurants have surprisingly good or just surprisingly available ones. 

In honor of some of your less thought-out, post-work adventures, here are some of the more unexpected happy hours via chain restaurants. Prices of each respective happy hour may vary by location.

Cheesecake Factory
Cheesecake Factory

Do yourself a favor and don't look at Cheesecake Factory's (CAKE - Get Report) calorie counts for the appetizers or drinks.

Time: Monday through Friday, 4-6 p.m.

Deals: $4 beers, $6 cocktails, $6 appetizers

Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wing's (BWLD) happy hour seems appropriate given the restaurant's aesthetic and appreciation for one of the finer things in life. You guessed it, wings. 

Time: Monday-Friday from 4 - 7 p.m. and all day Wednesday 

Deals: $3 domestic drafts, $4 import drafts, $5 craft drafts, $5 select cocktails and an assortment of bar snacks including mozzarella sticks and onion rings for $3

Olive Garden
Olive Garden

Another Darden Restaurants (DRI - Get Report)  darling, Olive Garden serves up happy hour in addition to its beloved all-you-can-eat pasta

Time: Monday through Friday, 2-6 p.m.

Deals: 1/2 price special drinks menu, $4 small plates

Chili's
Chili's

The Brinker International (EAT - Get Report) owned Chilis is no stranger to happy hour promotions, offering an array of choices most days of the week. 

Time: Monday -Thursday: 3 - 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. - Close | Friday; 3 - 7 p.m. | Sunday: all day

Deals: $3 domestic craft beers and well drinks, $4 house wine and classic margarita, $5 Long Island iced tea and large premium drafts, $3 to $5 bar food specials

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