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Patch Picks: Happy Hour

This week we're telling you about local happy hours that range from gourmet to hot wings.

Happy hour is an excellent way to try Danville's eateries and bars relatively inexpensively, as well as mix and mingle.

This week, we are telling you about our picks for the best happy hours with something for everyone, from wine bar lovers to sports bar enthusiasts. 

1. 

44 Church St., Danville

925-820-7200

Happy Hour: Mon. to Fri., 5 p.m. to close

Full bar

What you will find: $7 small plates, $7 martinis and $5 wines.

View the menu here.

The buzz: Bridges happy hour consistently wins local 'best of' contests. The happy hour menu is huge, delectable and reasonably priced. The real clincher is that happy hour lasts all night long.

2. 

3540 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville

925-736-4295

Happy Hour: Mon. to Sat., 3 - 6 p.m. and 9 - 10:30 p.m.; Sun., 3 -6 p.m.

Full bar

What you will find: $4 beers in the bottle, $5 beers on tap, $5 house wines and $6 well cocktails. All food items are half price.

View the menu here.

The buzz: Blackhawk Grille earns high points from happy-hour fans for the great value and a relaxing location that can’t be beat.

3. 

3451 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville

925-309-4417

Happy Hour (in the bar only): Sun. to Thurs, 3-7 p.m.; Fri. to Sat., 3-6 p.m.

Wine and beer

What you will find: $5 wine selections, $2 off bottled beers and $2 to $5 small plates.

View the wine menu here, and dinner menu here.

The buzz: Patrons love the small plates, especially the cheeses, and give high marks for service. It has a generally quiet atmosphere, enhanced by the patio and outdoor fireplace. Live music Thursday nights from 6-10 p.m.

4. 

301 Hartz Ave., Danville

925-820-6996

Happy Hour: Daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Full bar

What you will find: Daily themed specials, including ‘Fresh Mex Mondays,’ featuring Cadillac margaritas for $5; two for one Tuesdays for all well drinks and BUD Light bottles; $1 Coors Light and Pabst Blue Ribbon Drafts on ‘Thirsty Thursdays.’

View the drink and food specials list here (scroll down).

The buzz: Patrons make a tradition of Tower Grille’s happy hour — many have been going for years. The spot is best suited for those who enjoy no frills grill food, inexpensive drinks and a sports bar atmosphere. If you are a sports enthusiast, there are no fewer than 10 TVs to watch the games.

5. 

356 Hartz Ave., Danville

925-552-6676

Happy Hour: Mon. to Fri., 3-6 p.m.

Full bar

What you will find: Traditional happy-hour food, including sliders and hot wings, $4 to $5. Daily beer and drink specials. Features Red Racer beer.

View the menu here.

The buzz: Known for its beers, pub grub and relaxed sports bar atmosphere.

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