Have you ever wondered what makes happy hour so happy? Like many drinking-related traditions in our culture, the history of happy hour stems from the Roaring Twenties, when Prohibition was the law of the land but not the way of the people. This term, "happy hour" was borrowed from old Navy slang that referred to scheduled activities.
After Prohibition ended, it was no longer necessary to talk about drinking using obscure euphemisms, but like many 1920s terms, "happy hour" stuck around: Somewhere around the 1950s "happy hour" started being used to describe the drinking one generally did to unwind right after work. These days, the idea of happy hour has been expanded to include discounts on both drinks and appetizers, as well as a second "happy hour," generally late in the evening before close.
Many local bars and pub-style restaurants offer great happy hours. If you're shopping for Mansfield, Ohio real estate, here are a few nearby happy hours worth checking out. Stop in after a day of house hunting, or make it a point to visit once you've moved into the neighborhood!
- City Grille & Bar - 37 East Fourth Street
Stop in for happy hour and stay for dinner at this local, family-owned favorite. City Grille & Bar offers $2 well drinks and domestic bottles Tuesday through Saturday, and has a list of great drink and food specials that change every day. Their menu is full of American favorites such as wings, flatbreads, homemade alfredo, sandwiches, and wraps. City Grille & Bar is located in the downtown carousel district in Mansfield , making a quick stop in after work that much more tempting.
- MVP's Sports Bar & Grille - 275 Park Avenue West
No one takes happy hour as seriously as MVP's Sports Bar & Grille. With a happy hour from 11am to 7pm daily, a pre-game favorites such as wings and potato skins, a menu with options like prime rib and half pound burgers, and screens playing all of your favorite games, you'll never want happy hour to end.
- Buck's Bar & Grill - 192 East Main Street
Located in Lexington, Buck's Bar & Grill gets its inspiration from the neighboring racetrack. In addition to their daily specials, their menu is full of American favorites and special dishes such as the Burn Out Burger, the build-your-own burger, and smokehouse specials.
- Martini's on Main - 108 North Main Street
If you're looking for a classier version of the typical happy hour, Martini's on Main is your place. They always offer a featured drink, a menu of gourmet pizzas, and a stellar selection of wines, beers, and mixed drinks. Stop in for happy hour, or call ahead to find out more about their schedule of live music.
- The Old Bag of Nails Pub - 625 Lexington Avenue
The name might not sound like much, but the Old Bag of Nails is a traditional Irish pub that will make you wonder why you didn't try it sooner. Stop in to its Mansfield location to try their award-winning fish and chips and enjoy their "$2 You" happy hour, weekdays from 2pm to 7pm.
Nothing welcomes you to the neighborhood quite like happy hour! Check out these great local haunts and get a feel for the sense of community we have to offer here. Contact us when you're ready to start your search for Mansfield homes for sale. Our REALTORS® can show you all the best homes and things to do our area has to offer.