Happenin' and Hot: Happy Hour in Fort Myers

Happy hour is a fun and festive way to bridge the gap between the end of your day and the beginning of your evening. It is extremely popular in the Fort Myers area, with some of the best bars and restaurants offering unbelievable discounts on food and drinks. Happy Hour celebrations are casual, a great way to make new friends and business connections.

If you want to mingle with the downtown crowd, not just the lawyer types but every type, hunt down the new rooftop location of Spirits of Bacchus, now in Patio de Leon.

Centrally located a the Bell Tower Shops, Cru is known for it's festive and fun Happy Hour crowd; good food, drinks and people watching. 

Looking for beach scenery but not the beach grit? The Island View not only has the best view of Fort Myers beach but the new kitchen cranks out happy hour specials such as $5 flatbreads and plates of fish tacos. Wash them down with $5 cocktails and you’ve got a great combo.

Keep in mind that happy hour deals tend to change with the seasons, some of the most outstanding deals can be found during the summer months. Don’t be surprised if your happy hour morphs into late night at some of these 10Best spots.

Stillwater Grille
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Happy Hour starts at 3pm at Stillwater Grille, where you'll find great specials and a huge dose of Midwestern hospitality to boot. The bar has some 50-specialty martinis many of which are specially priced during the early evening hours, seven...  Read More

Spirits of Bacchus is a popular happy hour spot for the downtown crowd, the young professionals and the artsy bunch. Happy hour specials here last a little later than most spots, until 8pm. The discounts include domestic beer for $2.50,...  Read More

Island View Restaurant
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The beach is a great place to be for happy hour, as depending on the time of the year, you can catch the sunset while enjoying amazing deals on drinks and dining. The Island View is not a kick your shoes off kind of beach bar. This sophisticated...  Read More

The Edison Restaurant, Bar & Banquet Center
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The Edison Restaurant and Bar is one of the few places to dine along on the scenic section of McGregor Blvd. Centrally located, this spot has a view of the recently renovated Fort Myers Country Club Golf Course. Sit outside for the best views of...  Read More

Cape Coral

Rum Runners is just over the Caloosahatchee River, in Cape Coral, on a scenic canal with direct access to the river. The bar is rather large with enough seating for large parties and superb specials on both food and drink for happy hour. The $5...  Read More

South Fort Myers

This sexy sushi bar doesn't have a happy hour, it has a Hook Up Hour; a play on words as the menu sports a fish hook, rather than anything 'suggestive.' Blu is known for it's martinis and many of which are offered for $6, along with double tall...  Read More

Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill - Ft. Myers
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Blue Pointe specializes in seafood and has discounted prices on their fresh oysters each day for happy hour, order a combo of different species. The shrimp cocktail is another popular dish found on the list of happy hour specials. The staff is...  Read More

The Firestone is a four-story entertainment and restaurant complex in one of the historic buildings of downtown Fort Myers. Facing the newly renovated waterfront, the rooftop Sky Bar is one of the most popular happy hour spots downtown. The...  Read More

Angelina's Ristorante
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Angelina's is a premiere Italian dining establishment with an award winning wine selection. You can't help but notice the thirty foot wine tower in the center of the restaurant, filled with about 4000 bottles. The best part is the amazing deals...  Read More

CRU Restaurant
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Not only is Cru one of the places to see and be seen in Fort Myers, the crowd here is always friendly and fun. Socialites, businessmen and woman, and professional baseball players in town for Spring Training all frequent the bar, especially...  Read More


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