After-work drink specials spell relief for the frequent bar-goer’s budget, but now restaurant loyalists can also take advantage of more happy hour deals at their favorite spots.
Casual dining establishments have been hurting as consumers wounded by the recession remain conservative with their cash, so major restaurant chains including The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang's and Ruby Tuesday have recently introduced happy hour drink specials, according to USA Today.
Here are some of the deals you may find in your area, according to USA Today.
• Ruby Tuesday deals could mean $5 drinks at the bar all day and $2 off appetizers during Happy Hour.
• Cheesecake Factory expects to introduce happy hours in most locations by March. They’ll be Monday to Friday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the bar. Specialty drinks like margaritas will be $5 instead of $8.95 and deals on appetizers will be available as well.
• P.F. Chang's locations nationwide offer happy hour drinks and appetizers priced at $3 to $6 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
• Even higher-end Morton's Steak House has a “Power Hour” during which beers cost $4 and bar foods, including sliders, cost $5.