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Enjoy Happy Hour all over Ames

January 12, 2024

In the heart of Ames, residents and visitors alike can enjoy the vibrant happy hour scenes scattered across the city. From the sizzling hibachi grills to the laid-back pub atmospheres, Ames offers a variety of options to unwind and indulge in delightful drinks and delectable bites.

Happy hour 


Wallaby’s Bar and Grille

Check out happy hour at Wallaby’s from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. everyday! They also have delicious weekly specials from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

If you’re craving a unique happy hour experience, look no further than Fuji Steakhouse. Their happy hour runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Sunday through Thursday. Picture this: You’re savoring mouthwatering hibachi creations while sipping on a delicious beverage. A perfect start to your evening!


Della Viti

Wine enthusiasts rejoice! Della Viti invites you to indulge in their happy hour specials every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Immerse yourself in the sophisticated world of wines, with a diverse selection that is sure to please everyone!

Still not convinced? Della Viti was voted Story County’s Best Bar, Best Wine Selection, and Best Happy Hour in 2023!

Brick City Grill

Monday through Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Brick City Grill opens its doors to happy hour enthusiasts. Dive into a menu of savory bites and refreshing drinks, all while enjoying the great atmosphere of this north Ames staple.


Whiskey River

Every weekday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Whiskey River has great happy hour offerings! Whether you’re a fan of classic cocktails or prefer a neat pour, this is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day.


Welch Ave Station

From opening until 8 p.m. daily, and all day on Sundays, Welch Ave Station offers a haven for happy hour seekers. With daily specials, this local gem promises a delicious menu that keeps Ames coming back for more.

The Angry Irishman

For those early risers or the evening crowd, The Angry Irishmen extends their happy hours from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Sip on Irish delights and let The Angry Irishman start or finish your day in a great way!


London Underground

For those seeking a British twist to their happy hour adventures, London Underground is the place to be. From Friday to Sunday, enjoy the happy hour vibes from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Raise a pint and savor the authentic pub experience in downtown Ames.

London Underground

Es Tas Bar & Grill

Enjoy happy hours at Es Tas from 3 p.m. until closing time, Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 5 p.m. until closing. With a diverse menu and a welcoming ambiance right in campustown, Es Tas is a delightful choice for happy hour aficionados.


Boulder Tap House

Unwind at Boulder Tap House with happy hour specials from Monday to Friday, running from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. until closing. Grab a seat, order your favorite brew and some fries, and let the good times roll.


Dublin Bay

Last but not least, Dublin Bay welcomes the Ames community for happy hour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Friday and Saturday, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dive into the Irish spirit with delicious food and drinks!


Written by Rachel Gantt, Marketing & Communications Intern


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