PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Everybody’s working for the weekend, and many are ready to relax and celebrate after a long day at work. Here are some of the best happy hour deals in Peoria. (Note: this list is not exhaustive.)
Jack’s On Adams
The tavern in downtown Peoria, located at 107 SW. Adams St., is changing up the meaning of happy hour. Just three days ago, the pizza and cocktail bar announced on Facebook that happy hour will be Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.
Specials include $3 Busch Light, $3 Fireball and Menthol, and $4 well mixed drinks.
Martinis on Water Street
Formerly the Rock Island depot, walking into Martinis feels like walking into a speakeasy. It shares space with the Blue Duck Tavern on Peoria’s Riverfront, off Water Street.
The renovated train station has 35-foot ceilings and a mahogany bar.
Martinis hosts “Happy Hour Fridays” from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. where their signature drink– the martini– is marked down to $5.
Olympia Sports Bar + Grill
Known for its trivia and Greek cuisine, Olympia serves a happy hour from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is located off Pioneer Parkway near the intersection of N. Sommer Street.
Deals include $8.99 boneless wings and hummus, $2.50 domestics and Mighty Swell seltzers, $3 well mixed drinks, and $4 you-call-it.
Black Band Distillery
Just three days a week, Black Band offers happy hour Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The following cocktails are ringing in at just $8: Negroni, Boulevadier, Highballs, Miller High Life & Neat Pour.
The distillery and restaurant, located in Peoria’s Warehouse District on SW. Adams Street, also offers $4 fries, spiced pecans, and marinated olives. Deviled eggs are $5, cheese curds are $6, their patty melt is $12, and the breaded tenderloin sandwich is $13.
Water’s Edge Winery & Bistro of Peoria Heights
Water’s Edge is located directly above Brienzo’s Wood Fired Pizza in Peoria Heights’ Heritage Square.
Happy hour is Tuesday-Friday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. It includes $5 cocktails and $3 domestics and seltzers. Two wines– the house chardonnay and house California red blend– are half price.
But the biggest bang for your buck? The popular shareables are only $7 and flatbreads are $9.
Slow Hand Craft BBQ
Just six days ago, Slow Hand, located above Pour Bros in Peoria Heights’ Heritage Square, announced a “reverse happy hour” on Facebook.
Fridays and Saturdays, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., “boozy slushies” and “Bill’s Lemonade Shakeups” are $6, all cocktails are $1 off, and mix & match buckets are $5 off.
They will also offer bar bites from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., including loaded fries, mac & cheese, and smoked meats.
What are your favorite happy hour spots in Peoria? Message WMBD’s Annie Kate on Facebook or Twitter and let her know!