Grab a few bucks, head to local watering hole


    So you just finished a test, and could really use for a cold beer or smooth margarita, but where can you go for the best happy hour in town? Let’s break it down by the day.On Mondays, The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium seems to be the best bet as far as atmosphere and price are concerned.

    The Flying Saucer offers a variety of domestic and premium beers on draft for $2.50 all night long.

    Along with beer, they also have a full-fledged menu for those who might be hungry after that grueling test.

    But besides the low cost on drafts, the atmosphere and energy at The Flying Saucer are usually high and make for a welcoming scene.

    Tuesdays are a great night to travel down Camp Bowie Boulevard and settle in at 221B Baker Street Pub and Grill.

    Baker Street has a happy hour from 2-9 p.m. during the week and all day Sunday, when well drinks are $1.75.

    Now, it’s the middle of the week, and more than likely, you need to relax and just collect your thoughts. Look no farther than Finn MacCool’s Pub.

    MacCool’s is new into town, open for less than two years, and offers a quiet place to drink and play billiards and darts during their happy hour, which lasts from 3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    A domestic pint draft runs $2 while their well drinks are $2.75.

    But beware if you plan on visiting after happy hour because, while the drinks are still cheap, the atmosphere becomes quite a bit more noisy and the air gets smoky.

    Thursdays should be known as “Texadelphia Thursdays” because a domestic draft will cost you only 75 cents.

    Does it have the best atmosphere? No. But can you beat less than a buck for a glass of beer? No.

    Once the school week has come to an end, it’s time to celebrate the coming of the weekend at Blue Mesa.

    At $9.50 for a top-shelf margarita, Blue Mesa’s drink prices aren’t the cheapest, but you do get complimentary quesadillas from 4-7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    It can get a little crowded around the bar, so to ensure a good spot, get there close to 4 p.m.

    Bottoms up, and enjoy the rest of the week.