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9 places in Bangor to score post-work happy hour deals

Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
A chef prepares meals at Kobe Ninja House Japanese Grill in Bangor in November 2016.

It’s 4 p.m. The work day is inching closer to being over. You and your co-workers exchange conspiratorial glances and Facebook messages. A plan is agreed upon: happy hour after work. For those without a regular spot to unwind after a long day with a cheap drink and some snacks, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to do that in the Bangor area.

Seasons, 427 Main St.

Happy hour: 3-6 p.m., Monday-Friday

The deal: $2.79 Budweisers, $2.99 Bud Lights, $1 off single liquor well drinks, $5 appetizer menu. This place is generally packed for happy hour on most days. Twenty-six giant TVs broadcast sports games in the bar, and if there’s a weekday concert at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, which is directly across the street, watch out — it gets pretty crazy in there.

Kobe Ninja House, 829 Hogan Road

Happy hour: 4-8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays

The deal: There’s an entire happy hour menu featuring an array of half-off appetizers and $4 cocktails, as well as many more deals on beer and sushi. It does get pretty busy at this wildly popular Japanese restaurant — but then again, it’s always busy here.

Timber Kitchen & Bar, 22 Bass Park Boulevard

Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Patrons wait for their food at Timber Kitchen and Bar in Bangor in December 2015.

Happy hour: 4 to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday

The deal: $6 half jug wine, $5 well cocktails, $4 draft beer menu, $5 and $6 appetizer menu. Technically, Timber dubs this a “social hour,” but whatever you want to call it, it’s a pretty good deal — and in the cozy, atmospheric surroundings of one of Bangor’s prettiest restaurants.

Hero’s Sports Grill, 41 Main St. Bangor

Happy hour: 4-10 p.m., Mondays

The deal: Every Monday, there are two-for-$10 appetizers, $5 margaritas and 20-ounce beers for 16-ounce prices. Yet another massively popular sports joint, Hero’s is beloved among locals, and also boasts one of the best meal deals in town. It’s more of a happy day, rather than a happy hour, but you get the gist.

Blaze, 18 Broad St.

Happy hour: 4-6 p.m., Mondays-Fridays

The deal: $5 draft beer and wine by the glass, $1.75 oysters, 25 percent off appetizers, burgers and pizzas. Blaze has one of the most extensive craft beer lists in eastern Maine, so that $5 goes a long way, as does the 25 percent off meal deals. Sit outside on the patio on a warm day and you’ve got yourself a nice post-work relaxation session.

Bangor Beer Company, 330 Bangor Mall Boulevard

Happy hour: 4-6 p.m., Sundays-Thursdays

The deal: $2 egg rolls, $4 and $5 appetizers, $5 mai tais and $5 beers. One of the newest kids on the block in the Greater Bangor beer scene, Bangor Beer Company is a pretty good spot for snacks and drinks before a movie at Bangor Mall Cinemas — you can literally walk next door to the theater.

Happy Endings, 32 Main St.

Courtesy of Amanda Prouty
Courtesy of Amanda Prouty
Photos from the late September 2016 opening night of Happy Endings in downtown Bangor.

Happy hour: 5-6 p.m., Mondays-Fridays

The deal: $8 martinis, $5 glasses of wine, $4 draft beer. Sate your sweet tooth at this little downtown Bangor bar, which boasts lots of dessert-like cocktails themed to fairy tales and fantasy. Most martinis are regularly priced around $12, so you’re certainly getting your money’s worth during happy hour.

Evenrood’s, 25 Broad St.

Happy hour: 3-5:30 p.m., Mondays-Fridays

The deal: Half off draft beers and glasses of wine. Evenrood’s boasts a beautifully designed interior and extensive outdoor patio, so it’s a great choice for drinking outside in the summer.

Sea Dog Brewing Company, 26 Front St.

Happy hour: 3-7 p.m., Mondays-Friday

The deal: $3 Sea Dog beers, $4 house wine, $5 margaritas, $4-$6 appetizer menu. In the warmer months, find a seat on the huge outside deck and down a pint or two of the Sea Dog’s house-made beer.


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