By: Anthony Brousseau
Whether you’re grabbing an after-work drink or looking for an affordable date night, Plymouth has plenty of great happy hour options. We’ve picked some standouts below, so grab a seat at the bar, order a drink and some apps and don't sweat the bill.
Call ahead or go online to check for menu and/or pricing updates at our suggested happy hour locations.
Sunshine Factory Bar & Grill
Monday – Friday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – midnight
Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
As generous a happy hour as we’ve seen, head to Sunshine Factory practically anytime on Saturday and Sunday for happy hour specials (they also run 2-6 p.m. and 8-11 p.m. on weekdays).
A $5 bill will get you a house margarita and change, domestic bottles and taps will cost $3 or less (if your tastes are more refined, other taps are $1 off) and rail drinks are only $3.
From the kitchen, some of the more intriguing options are Szechuan green beans, batter fried mushrooms and a buffalo chicken flatbread.
Late night happy hour belongs to the burger, with a turkey or beef option for only $5.75 (with chips on the side).
Our recommendation: For only $5.50, the onion rings are served in a portion large enough for sharing (or splurging if you’re dining solo). If you’re feeling thrifty, order a pint of something domestic for $3—if your pockets are full, grab a FAD New England Double IPA from Maple Grove’s OMNI Brewing. The name stands for “Freakin’ Awesome Delicious,” and it is—plus, it’s a dollar off during happy hour.
Rock Elm Tavern
3-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-close every day
It’s a festival of four at Rock Elm Tavern—$4 beers, $4 rail drinks, $4 off glasses of wine and $4 off appetizers. Twenty-five beers are on special during happy hour, many of them local, so there’s something for everyone.
Let’s not forget the eatables, though—mushroom toast, fresh guacamole and grilled oysters anchor a slate of solid offerings.
Our recommendation: If you think there's nothing new under the sun when it comes to tater tots, Rock Elm is here to surprise you with a unique take on the spongy spuds. Don’t expect a crispy, crunchy tot—these are like potato pillows, larger than bite-sized and much more flavorful than the average tot. Plus, they come with a bacon ketchup dipping sauce (it's definitely more bacon than ketchup, but it's delicious). Wash those starters down with one of the numerous Minnesota beers on special.
Other happy hour options in Plymouth
Jake’s City Grille
Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.
Select tap and bottle beer
House brand cocktails
Summit brand beer
House wines – Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi
Classic martini (Opulent or Tanqueray)
Monroe martini (made with Three Olives Strawberry Vodka)
Manhattan (E&J Brandy or Tin Cup Whiskey)
$1 off all other beer, wine and cocktails
Garlic cheese bread
Pulled pork minis
Beer battered mushrooms
Beer battered onion rings
Hummus dip & fresh pita
Jake mini burgers
Szechwan spicy green beans
Bruschetta (tomato & mozzarella)
Chicken lettuce wraps
Pork carnitas tacos
Spinach artichoke dip
Crispy Asian shrimp tacos
Panko crusted chicken strips
Dry rub wings
Beef short ribs tacos
Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m.
Saturday 2-5 p.m., Sunday all day
$2 off all apps, taps and wine
$3 domestics and rail drinks
$5 off any burger on Sundays
Lucky’s 13 Pub
Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 9 p.m.-midnight
$2 off tall domestic taps and house wine
$1.25 off all cocktails, craft taps and fine wines
$4 small plates: Cheese curds, frickles, boneless wings with choice of sauce and ranch or bleu cheese, rib tips, chicken pesto flatbread and buffalo chicken quesadilla