Happy Hour Hot Spots
Here's the best drinks to *clink*
September 13, 2018
When the work is done, here are a few places to have some fun! From interesting cocktails to the local’s favorite spot, here is our list of happy hour places in Aurora.
2101 N Ursula St. Unit 10 | get directions
Situated right next to the University of Colorado at Anschutz medical campus, Ursula Brewery is a hub for after-work drinks. Locally brewed beer takes the spotlight as year-round favorites like the Passion Fruit Kolsch and New England Style IPA are enjoyed by casual and serious beer drinkers alike.
Peak to Peak Tap & Brew
16701 E Iliff Ave | get directions
Enjoy a local craft beer in a cozy taproom at Peak to Peak Tap & Brew. With a rotating beer menu that features seasonal Colorado creations like the Fire & ice Green Chile Ale and a casual food menu, it’s the perfect place for an after-work drink. Doors open at 11:30 AM. Check out the hours for their second location too
Haykin Family Cider
12001 E 33rd Ave | get directions
Craft doesn’t necessarily mean beer. Make your way over to Haykin Family Cider to try something that’s pressed, fermented, and bottled right here in Aurora. Their two-ingredient ciders are refreshing, bubbly, and bursting with unique flavor. They’re open Thursday and Friday at 5:30 PM. Check out their weekend hours here.
FANCY COCKTAILS & MORE
2501 Dallas St. | get directions
Comida is the ideal meet-in-the-middle type of happy hour. With excellent $5 Watermelon Jalapeno Margaritas and unique street snacks, diners can enjoy a nice Mexican-fare inside Stanley Marketplace. You can also try their other happy hour specials, like grilled tacos, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM!
2501 Dallas St. | get directions
Step up your weekday cocktail hour with a trip to Annette. This well-reviewed New American Gastropub specializes in unique cocktails, specialty wine, and cider, as well as handmade sodas. Open at 3:00 PM, it’s the ideal place for trying something a little different. Cheers!
6100 S Main St. | get directions
Warm days = patio beverages! Enjoy a variety of martini’s, hand-crafted cocktails, and craft beer. Try something out of the ordinary like the Me and Julio Margarita or go for something that’s a little more classic, like a Moscow Mule. Whatever you choose, their rooftop patio is the place to be.
Stanley Beer Hall
2501 N. Dallas St. | get directions
The newly redesigned Stanley Beer Hall has diner accessible taps for pouring your own drinks. Complete with beer, wine, cider, and house margaritas – it’s perfect for trying a little bit of everything. Bonus, they have an exceptional patio for watching the sunset!
LOVED BY LOCALS
The Hideaway Lounge
2626 S Parker Rd. | get directions
Coined as a “neighborhood bar” The Hideaway Lounge is well-off the beaten path for Aurora’s first-timers. With wild cocktails like the Backroad Punch and Hide-N-Seek, this place is perfect for the adventurous type. They also have apps and dinner if you’re sticking around.
Legends of Aurora Sports Bar
13680 E Iliff Ave | get directions
A staple in the Aurora community, Legends of Aurora Sports Bar is a local hangout. With reasonably priced drinks, tasty appetizers, and hand-tossed pizzas it has that classic hometown bar feel that keeps everyone coming back.
15352 E Ida Dr. | get directions
With happy hour specials six-days a week, you can’t really go wrong at the WildeFire Bistro. This locally owned and operated joint is a neighborhood favorite with casual drinks, sandwiches, and lots of live music. Happy hour is from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM!
12131 E Iliff Ave Suite D. | get directions
This place is perfect for a crew! Casa Gutierrez serves up pitchers and house margaritas during happy hour from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. From imported beer to flavored drinks, this Mexican restaurant and bar is great for during happy hour into dinner.
NEW & INTERESTING
5428 S Parker Rd | get directions
Newly opened in Aurora, WINGCHESTERS is a classic American-style wing hut. Their happy hour deals are great for anyone looking for domestic drafts and easy-going cocktails. Bonus their starters menu has a good variety of bar-food classics.
1930 S Havana St. Unit 13 | get directions
With a more than a dozen beers on tap and a variety of wine and cocktails, Angry Chicken is a lot more than just another fried chicken restaurant. Specializing in Korean-style fried chicken, this international sensation only has two U.S. locations (one in Aurora, CO and Los Angeles, CA). Open at 3:00 PM, they have a long list of happy hour specials.