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10 Best Cheap Happy Hour Spots in The Niagara Region



The beauty of The Niagara Region is that whichever restaurant you choose to enjoy a featured menu at, you'll certainly dazzle in all the brilliance of decadent food and delicious drinks all in a days work. Venture off to any one of these restaurants, order up the feature of the night, and enjoy a cocktail or two that will accompany it. From fishbowl Fridays at Boston Pizza to $5 Tuesday nights at The Merchant Ale House. Fine food and fine drinks are served any day of the week at any one of these restaurants on this 10 list. As you peruse through the online menus before you venture off to a restaurant in Niagara, keep in mind that you're not going to get your traditional Happy Hour like the USA does, as we have strict alcohol laws here. So when you explore the mouthwatering features here, they will most likely be based around the beauty of food, with a drink or two added into the mix. Dazzle in all things wonderful about spending the night on the town with friend whom you haven't seen since your college days, and soon enough it won't matter if you're paying a few extra dollars for a pint of beer. You're having the time of your life, so it won't matter the cost of your meal tonight.


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Wild Wing St. Catharines


Wild Wing Restaurant, is located in the hustle and bustle area of St. Catharines. Close to The Pen Centre, and other restaurants and shops, this restaurant is a favorite among those who are looking to spend the night watching the game, or for those looking to grab a quick bite before they shop till they drop. No matter why you're at Wild Wing, you'll be amazed at the grande selection of all things wings. Take to the smokey, bbq or spicy wings and you'll find comfort in all things creative about drumming up some of these flavors. Wild Wing Restaurant is the place to be if you're a wing lover.

Melaina's expert tip: Every Monday get a 60oz pitcher and nacho's for $19.99!

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Margaritaville is the spot to go if you're looking to break free from all the hype of the sophisticated nature of the various fine dining restaurants located in Niagara Falls. This spot is the best place to be if you just want to sit back and relax, Island style. Located just around the corner to The Fallsview Casino, this restaurant is the place where all your worries will brush to the wayside. It certainly lives up to all the hype of being the best spot to catch a few margaritas, along with diving into perfectly crafted food unique to the islands. So if you're looking for a spot to chill out for the night, well Margaritaville is calling you!

Melaina's expert tip: Get a boat drink when you come to Margaritaville, if you get the 2oz fancy drinks, you can take the glass home with you.

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The Merchant Ale House
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If you're looking for somewhere with some of the best beers and pub fare in the city, well than you stumbled into the right spot. At The Merchant Ale House you will not only taste some of the most perfectly crafted beers, that are of course brewed right on-site, but you will also be able to kick back with your pals and enjoy a night on the town, all the while taking in a few orders a fish and chips. Located in the heart of Downtown St. Catharines, this pub is a favorite amongst tourists and locals alike. If you're looking for a pub like place in the Niagara Region, this is your best bet!

Melaina's expert tip: $5 Tuesdays. Come to The Merchant Ale House every Tuesday to get some glorious deals on drinks and food.

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This place is 'the' spot for all things sports bar like. If you're in the mood to watch a game or two, Boston Pizza is the place to be. Located on Clifton Hill you can indulge in all things glorious about eating and drinking at this restaurant and bar. The place has it all; everything from uniquely crafted pizzas to thai chicken and of course you'll taste buds will thank you after you gulp down a pint or two of beer on tap. At Boston Pizza you're not only walking into one of the best places on the hill, but you're taking in the beauty of sports, there certainly is not more that you could ask for.

Melaina's expert tip: Fishbowl Fridays, come any Friday night to get your fishbowl of a drink...you certainly will enjoy your stay in The Falls that much more.

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Milestone's
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Milestone's is where it's at if you're looking to watch the game at a more sophisticated sports bar. With wines from around the world, an extensive bar menu, and a decadent menu, there certainly is no wonder at all as to why locals and tourists flock here to enjoy a night out on the town, all in the name of sports. With a sophisticated appeal to Milestone's you'll want to minimize you're yelling match with the TV if the ref decided to go against a call that you knew wasn't intentional. But, that doesn't mean you can't get a little excited after your team shoots the winning basket.

Melaina's expert tip: 4 bellinis. 4 appetizers. $40 bucks. Really, what more can a girl want?

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Lina Linguini's Pasta & Grille is one of the best quick-Italian meals in town. With homemade dishes overflowing on the menu, their tomato sauce is perfect, the service is impeccable and the decor takes you back to the Old Country. The restaurant is massive and the food is certainly enjoyable anytime of the day you come. To beat the lunch rush, come early to ensure you're not cutting into your lunch hour. Enjoy a business lunch here, and soon enough this will be your new favorite lunch spot. The owners and staff at Lina Linguini's Pasta & Grille certainly can't wait to welcome you back.

Melaina's expert tip: Visit Lina Linguini's every Tuesday and Thursday for some of the cheapest tapas in town. The cost of a drink will certainly outweigh all the food you're getting.

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Chile & Agave Mexican Restaurant is one of the best Mexican restaurants in town. Located just shy of the 'tourist' area, this quaint Mexican restaurant is decked out in all the finest Mexican fair. With vibrant colors, and Mexican music strumming throughout it, you'll feel like you're apart of the family here. The restaurant serves authentic Mexican food, and with a menu created in Mexico, there really isn't a restaurant in the area that is more authentic then this. Take to the spicy side of things when visiting Chile & Agave, you'll love the tacos they serve.

Melaina's expert tip: Tuesdays, come for Fajita's and Margaritas for just $18.99, a deal you certainly won't want to pass up.

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Frescos is the spot to be on a Monday or Wednesday night. Why, you may ask, well that's because it's tapas night. Where you get these delectable small plates, and then get to fill your sweet tooth with a few drinks, with a whole party of friends you've missed. With an extensive cocktail menu, no matter which cocktail you order up, you'll be impressed at just how perfectly the bartender concocts your drink right in front of you. The lounge at Frescos is a great spot to come chill out for the night and as you sit by the toasty warm fire, you'll certainly fall in love with this place during those cold winter nights.

Melaina's expert tip: Shrimp and Martini's every Tuesday night. Be there or be square.

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Calling yourself 'Simply Perfect' is certainly a high order, but you see, at Canyon Creek, they can do just that. Not only do they boast impeccable service, a relaxed yet sophisticated decor but they serve up only the very best steaks you can imagine. The food at Canyon Creek is certainly top-notch and appeals to any steak-lovers senses as they have a variety of steaks perfectly cut and grilled and ready for you to enjoy the second you place your order. It's all about your quality ingredients and ensuring the guest is always looked after from the second you walk through the door.

Melaina's expert tip: Every Wednesday night it's $5 at 5. Come in for $5 appetizer and beverages from 5-11pm.

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Casa Mia Restaurant


Casa Mia Ristorante is a one of a kind restaurant in The Niagara Region. Serving delectable, authentic Italian dishes, the chefs truly create masterpieces on your plate each night. Visit Casa Mia's and feel as though you're miles and miles away back in The Old Country of Italy where everything is a little simpler, and the food tastes even better. No matter which dish you choose on this menu, you will be overjoyed by the simple, yet sophisticated nature of each dish. Explore Italy and back when you visit one of the best Italian restaurants in town.

Melaina's expert tip: Add Entoteca to your dinner. Enjoy up to 8 different wines that you wouldn't normally consider. Starting at $25 a card.

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Meet Melaina Gasbarrino

Melaina is a native to The Niagara Region. Though she's traveled the world, she loves coming home and experiencing the true beauty that The Niagara Region has to offer. From hikes through The...  More About Melaina

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