I love food, cocktails, discounts, being social and trying new things. Basically, I love trying out different happy hours with my friends. We’ve recently started to pick a new place every Wednesday in the Short North to eat at, and let me tell you – I have yet to be disappointed.

The food is always great, and the company is even better. Happy hours give me something to look forward to after a long day. Most places in the Short North have some type of happy hour, whether it be discounted food, alcohol or both (my kind of happy hour). No matter what kind of food you like, I promise you’ll find something delicious at a Short North happy hour.

Here are the best Short North happy hours that I’ve tried.

Condado Tacos, Tequila, Margaritas


I am currently obsessed with Condado. I have always been a fan of Mexican food, and this restaurant is no exception. Condado offers $1 off of tacos and half-priced margaritas on weekdays from 4-7pm. If you’ve never been to Condado, well, what are you doing? It’s sort of like Chipotle, but better (I can’t believe I am saying that). I like my tacos with a side of queso and a strawberry margarita.

Arch City Tavern


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This happy hour is also one worth trying. Arch City offers half-priced beer, wine by the glass and pizzas on weekdays from 3-6pm. In addition to M-F happy hour, they also offer $5 burgers on Mondays (all day long). The pizza is to die for, and so are the parmesan truffle fries (not included with happy hour, but definitely worth the $6).



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Yum. I love their food, drinks, and especially brunch. Bodega offers half-priced drafts and $3 wells on weekdays from 4-8pm. Although their happy hour only consists of discounted alcohol, they offer a different food special every day of the week. My favorite? $2 tacos on Tuesdays.

Forno Kitchen + Bar


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In my opinion, Forno has the best happy hour. You can get half-priced bar snacks, shareables, pizzas, draft beer, cocktails and wine by the glass on weekdays from 4-6pm. The last time I went, I split a hawaiian pizza, meatballs and mini salmon cakes with my friends, and we each only spent $6. I can honestly saw that was the most quality meal I have ever gotten for $6.

Short North Pint House & Beer Garden

pint house happy hour

You haven’t lived until you’ve tried mac and cheese from Pint House, which is half-off during happy hour. Pint House offers half-priced select drafts, mac and cheese, house salads and fresh-cut fries. Happy hour is from 3-6pm on weekdays.

I still want to try so many places in the Short North, and what better time to do that than when the food is half-priced?

What is your go-to spot for happy hour? Comment below or tweet @ColumBUZZ614 to share!