In a city with so many great hours of happy, it’s easy to never venture beyond the ones we know and love. Here are a few Happy Hours that have popped up in the last year that are worth breaking your routine for.

1) Char’d

A new spot In the Third Ward, Char’d offers Korean fusion fare, delivering “Good steak. Great vegetables.” That’s a promise we’d like to chew on over a reasonably-priced beverage.

A spot for a casual weekday lunch as well, Char’d serves up its full bar and grill menu at night. And in that sweet spot in between, during Happy Hour, enjoy delicious vegetarian snacks and shareables for bite-sized prices of $3-$5: kimchi salad, butternut squash soup and more.

Check out their Happy Hour specials Monday through Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m.

2) Fauntleroy

Fear not; French cuisine hasn’t left Milwaukee. In the former Coquette Café in the Third Ward, Fauntleroy comes to us from the owners of Dandan.

Happy Hour is served at the bar only from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Fauntleroy offers $2 off tap beers, a daily punch and rotating wine pours.

The goodness doesn’t stop there. For food: a Grande Royale with cheese or a Croque Madame, as well as raw oysters and shrimp cocktail by the piece. The dinner menu is also available during happy hour.

Oui oui, s’il vous plait.

3) Fuel Café

It might already seem a bit like a staple, thanks in part to the original location on Center Street in Riverwest. However, the 5th Street location of this local favorite only opened in 2017. This Milwaukee gem offers something all day long – coffee to fuel your mornings and food and spirits to fuel your evenings.

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Stop by the location in Walker’s Point between 3 and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for Happy Hour. Catch up with friends or coworkers over a wide selection of $3 taps – and, of course, $5 apps.

According to them: “Fuel Cafe 5th Street is part counter-service cafe and part full-service neighborhood restaurant and bar.” We’ll drink to that.

4) Glass + Griddle

This beer hall is one of the many fun new offerings to emerge in the development of the old Pabst Brewing Company grounds. Glass + Griddle and a new MKE Brewing Company location occupy a new space called The 42. The 42 bills itself as Milwaukee’s newest “destination,” offering event and office space.

Come to Glass + Griddle on weekdays between 4 and 6 p.m. for $3 domestic tallboys of Miller Lite, High Life, PBR and Bud Light. Plus, enjoy $4 rail $5 tap cocktails. And this might just become your destination for viewing your favorite Sconnie Sports: Get $1 off any Wisconsin can or draft beer during Packers and Badgers football games.

And when you’re there, try their “snacks and shares” like pork rinds, deviled eggs and pierogi.

5) Sport Club

On Jefferson Street, across from the former Watts Tea Room, might just be your new favorite sports bar. From the people who brought us Nomad World Pub – part of the Caravan Hospitality Group – this new spot has a sleek design but still serves up sports bar musts like shuffleboard, plenty of television screens and a nice, long Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m.

Enjoy $5 glass pours of bubbles, as well as two wines that come in at the five-dollar mark, $3 rails and $3 local draft beer (Miller Lite, Spotted Cow, Ale Asylum and Lakefront), as well as $5 Nomad Good City Ale.

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Munch on traditional apps and burgers. But be sure to check out their signature items like their Tailgater: a Milwaukee Pretzel company pretzel with fundido sauce, a brat, a hot dog, fried chicken and mustard – wow!

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