In a culinary town like Memphis, it’s pretty much happy hour all the time. But that’s not what you’re after, right? You clicked this link because you want to know the best places to hang out with drinks, appetizers and friends between the hours of 4 to 7 p.m. So, we’ve hand-picked places across town with kickin’ happy hour specials, awesome atmospheres, fun people-watching and, in a few cases, great views.

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Memphis is a fun city to hang out in from 4 to 7 p.m. Who are we kidding? It’s fun here any time.

So no drum roll needed, and in no particular order … here’s the list:

South of Beale

Address: 361 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901)526-0388
More info: southofbeale.com
Happy hours: Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Deals: $2 off drafts, wells, wine, cocktails, bites
Why we love it: Great atmosphere, friendly people and fab views of South Main Street and the (still faux) Downtown trolley through the giant picture windows. It’s also great for Tigers and Grizz pregaming.

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SOB has it all at happy hour: good deals, drinks, bites, conversations … and a quick walk to FedExForum.

Catherine and Mary’s

Address: 272 South Main Street, Ste 105-A, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 254-8600
More info: catherineandmarys.com
Happy hours: Monday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Deals: A special happy hour menu of bites, discounted glasses of wine, aperitivos and spritzes
Why we love it: Authentic Italian dining in Memphis, TN, may sound strange, but Catherine and Mary’s is sure to appeal your taste buds. Located in the newly renovated Hotel Chisca, the atmosphere unites traditional Italian cuisine and rich Memphis history. Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, the owners and talented chefs, run several other local restaurants around town, including Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Hog & Hominy, Porcellino’s and The Gray Canary. We guarantee Catherine and Mary’s will become a frequent stop on your list.

Ciao Bella Italian Grill

Address: 565 Erin Dr, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: (901) 205-2500
More info: ciaobellamemphis.com
Happy hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Deals: $4 house wines, $2 off draft beer, $1 off bottled beer and well liquor, discounts on bar menu items
Why we love it: It’s a fun, casual hangout with yummy Italian and Greek cuisine, combined with great drink discounts in the bar. And its happy hour extends to Sunday Funday, so really, ’nuff said.

The Grove Grill

Address: 4550 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: (901) 818-9951
More info: thegrovegrill.com
Happy hours: Monday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Deals: $6 select wine, $5 well mixed drinks, $4 local draft beer and discounted snacks appetizers
Why we love it: One dollar oysters? Yes, please! If you’re cruising through East Memphis in the late afternoon, dip in here for the food and drink specials. And if you’re meeting friends, this place is as central as they come —right in the heart of Memphis.

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Alchemy

Address: 940 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 726-4444
More info: alchemymemphis.com
Happy hours: Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Deals: Half-priced food and drinks
Why we love it: The drinks are pretty, and they have great names like Floating Butterfly and Naughty Snowman. Plus, we love hanging out in Cooper-Young!

Alchemy is always buzzing, and happy hour features a solid selection, no matter your tastes. Image: Alchemy

Alchemy is always buzzing, and happy hour features a solid selection, no matter your tastes. Image: Alchemy

Brookhaven Pub & Grill

Address: 695 W Brookhaven Cir, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: (901) 680-8118
More info: brookhavenpubandgrill.com
Happy hours: Monday through Sunday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Deals: $1 off beer, well drinks and house wine
Why we love it: Big-screen TVs and a neighborhood vibe make Brookhaven Pub an always-fun, always-on spot. Plus, they have darts and live music nights!

Bayou Bar and Grill

Address: 2094 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 278-8626
More infobayoubarmemphis.com
Happy hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Deals: $1 off all wines, beers and spirits; $2 Bloody Mary and mimosa on Saturday and Sunday
Why we love it: Cajun food plus an amazing patio makes for a good time. Plus, with an amazing brunch on the weekends with $2 Bloody Marys and mimosas, it makes for the ultimate hangout.

Ecco on Overton Park

Address: 1585 Overton Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38112
Phone: (901) 410-8200
More info: eccoonovertonpark.com
Happy hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Drink specials on Tuesday last all night.
Deals: select wine for $6 a glass or $20 a bottle; house cocktails for $7; wells drinks for $5
Why we love it: They had us at rosé. Plus, as if deals on small plates weren’t enough to get us through the door, the atmosphere features modern lighting, exposed brick and intimate tables for an overall cozy and relaxing place to gather with friends or your sweetheart.

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A peek at the food and wine happy hour specials at Ecco on Overton Park

Lafayette’s Music Room

Address: 2119 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 207-5097
More info: lafayettes.com
Happy hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Deals: $1 off bottled beers, $3 domestic pints, $4 house wines, $5 well drinks
Why we love it: Live music seven nights a week keeps Lafayette’s a well known and well loved spot in Memphis.

Jim’s Place Grille

Address: 3660 S Houston Levee Rd, Collierville, TN 38017
Phone: (901) 861-5000
More info: jimsplacegrille.com
Happy hours: Monday and Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Deals: Monday half-price wine, and Tuesday $4.50 gin and vodka martinis
Why we love it: Because people in East Memphis deserve to have fun, too! Its spot on Houston Levee Road makes this outpost a convenient site for suburbanites, and the warm atmosphere and glam design give it a ’round-the-clock’ happy hour vibe.

Babalu Tapas & Tacos

East Memphis Address: 4882, 6450 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: (901) 410-8909
Overton Park Address: 2115 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 274-0100
More info: memphis.eatbabalu.com
Happy hours: Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Deals: $4 sangria (red, white, rosé), $5 wells and wine, $1 off draft beer and $3 tacos
Why we love it: Whether you are in Midtown or East Memphis, Babalu is the new happy hour hot spot. The lively atmosphere can keep any party going. Plus, who can turn down $2 tacos?

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Babalu has a creative variety of margaritas and other Latin-inspired cocktails. Image: Babalu Tapas & Tacos

Loflin Yard

Address: 7 W Carolina Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 290-1140
More infoloflinyard.com
Happy hours: Wednesday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Deals: $5 snacks, $4 draft beers, $4 well drinks, $3 off barrel-aged cocktails, and 1/2 price bottles of wine
Why we love it: If you’ve ever been to Loflin Yard, there is no need for explanation. Loflin is the perfect place to unwind with a friend after a long day. Grab a half-priced bottle, some of their delicious eats and kick back by one of the fire pits.

Maximo’s on Broad

Address: 2617 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112
Phone: (901) 452-1111
More info: maximosonbroad.com
Happy hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Deals: $3 house wine, sangria and draft beer, 1/2 priced bottles of wine on Wednesdays
Why we love it: We love Broad Avenue Arts District, and with a sleek space full of dark wood accented with bright colors, Maximo’s fits right in. Go for a quick drink with a girlfriend or with a colleague after a business meeting. It straddles the line between sophisticated and casual, making it the perfect stop on all occasions!

Libro at Laurelwood

Address: 387 Perkins Extd, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: (901) 800-2656
More info: libroatlaurelwood.com
Happy hours: Monday through Saturday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Deals: $4 glasses of wine, $12 carafes of wine, $7 martinis and house cocktails
Why we love it: A visit to Libro comes with a visit to Novel. Peruse the bookstore before you hit up happy hour at this thoughtfully modern bistro.

Cheers to happy hour in Memphis!

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