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.
Time: Monday through Friday, 4-6 p.m.
Deals: $4 beers, $6 cocktails, $6 appetizers
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
Time: Monday through Friday, 2-6 p.m.
Deals: 1/2 price special drinks menu, $4 small plates
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