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 rooftop location of Firestone.

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. 

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



The Cigar Bar has been a hotspot in downtown Fort Myers for more than fifteen years. A family owned establishment, the bar was originally known for it's large humidor and masculine, yet cozy lounge. Happy Hour here is extended and is not limited...  Read More

Fort Myers Villas


A long time local favorite for both great food and service, Bistro 41 features a sophisticated setting with fine American cuisine and attention to its wine program. The bar is a friendly place to sample the numerous selections by the glass and...  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

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



An old favorite downtown location for locals, this space has a fresh coat of paint and a new name. The Downtown Social House, or SOHO for short, is punctuated by exposed brick, a fireplace and a wall of old speakers inside. The outdoor garden is...  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

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



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

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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