Top 10 Happy Hour Spots in Auburn-Opelika

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Top 10 Happy Hour Spots in Auburn-Opelika

Why limit happiness to just one hour? Auburn-Opelika is home to such a colorful array of happy hour hotspots, you might find a new favorite! Here’s a list of specials for every day of the week and popular places to grab a drink or two around Auburn-Opelika.

Hamilton’s on Magnolia

Hamilton's is an Auburn staple. Known for their Martini Mondays, it's an intimate, casual atmosphere located one block from Toomer's Corner in the heart of downtown Auburn. Even Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn have been spotted enjoying a post-filming meal there in the past, and they offer more than just martinis. Enjoy live music on Mondays, daily drink specials, and the food is fabulous. 

Monday: Half-price martinis from 5-9 p.m. Highly recommended. 

 

Avondale Bar and Tap Room

All who come thirsty are welcome! Spacious and stylish, downtown Auburn’s “grown-up” cocktail den features craft beers, superior wines, and serious libations in a relaxed environment. Enjoy a drink at the custom-built, hand-hewn bar or spread out among the luxurious and intimate booths for happy hour. Located on the second story above the University Barber Shop in the heart of downtown Auburn.

Monday-Friday: “Afternoon Andy Affirmations” from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy special prices on bartender Andy’s newest specialty cocktail!

 

Auburn Plaza Bar & Lounge

This student haunt offers cocktails, cold beer, late-night food, and the most amazing tater tots you’ll ever try. Located in Midtown, the Auburn Plaza Bar & Lounge features a laid-back atmosphere with loads of outdoor seating. It’s always a party at the Plaza, and drink specials are available just about daily - think Wine Wednesday, wells on Thursday, and frozen Fridays. They even have Jell-O shots and spiked popsicles from time to time. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Be sure to try the Cathead Basil Lemonade; we promise you won’t regret it.

Wednesday: $2.00 glasses of rosé, white, and red wine.

 

Amsterdam Café

Alive with conversation, music, and cool servers, Amsterdam will make you feel welcomed and comfortable in a relaxed and stylish setting. The drinks are delightful, and the terrace is one of our favorite spots to grab a drink with friends. The menu offers a plate for every palate and consists of soul-pleasing selections that include family favorites, seasonal highlights, and timeless classics. Order any of their daily specials, award-winning sandwiches, and market-fresh seafood, and you’ll find them full of flavor and just what you’re looking for!

Monday: Half off select wines all night

 

The Collegiate Hotel

Did somebody say Watermelon Mojitos? Enjoy the views and some fun drinks from the rooftop of the Collegiate Hotel in downtown Auburn. This colorful boutique hotel offers much more than just a room to stay in: it's a renovated, historic women's dormitory turned into a fabulous happy hour haven. The lobby is so stylish it'll make you question going to the rooftop! Enjoy their seasonal cocktails with the best view in Auburn.

 

The Depot

The Depot’s modern-industrial atmosphere brings a cozy feeling to an otherwise elegant setting. Some of the wood and finishings of the restaurant are originally from the old train depot, preserving the rich history of the space. Sunday brunch at The Depot is a must-do in Auburn as it features a specialty mimosa bar that pairs nicely with the french toast or conductor's breakfast.

Tuesday: Prince Edward Island mussels and grilled Asiago Toast for $12 and all draft beers $3 from 4-7 p.m.

Wednesday: $13 premium Sake Flights and fresh seafood including ceviche, tiradito, sashimi, and seared rare fish from 4-7 p.m. Menu changes weekly based on availability. 

Thursday: Glasses of Prosecco, sparkling wine, and sparkling rose $4 from 4-7 p.m.

Sunday: Sunday dinner and half-price bottles of wine from 4-7 p.m.

 

 

LiveOaks

LiveOaks is downtown Auburn's best spot for people-watching! LiveOaks is a full-service restaurant and year-round patio bar featuring a varied menu of delicious, continental cuisine, specialty cocktails, and beers on tap. The patio bar is the perfect place to enjoy their signature drinks and appetizers and is open Monday-Saturday. Try the Not Your Toomer's Lemonade!

 

John Emerald Distillery

John Emerald Distilling Company is a small-batch craft distillery producing award-winning whiskey, gin, and rum honoring their family in name and spirit. Stop by to taste test, tour the facility, or try one of their craft cocktails. Full cocktail bar service is offered Monday-Thursday from noon-11 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from noon-midnight, and distillery tours are offered all week long.

Monday: 25% off specialty cocktails

Wednesday: $3 pints

Thursday: $5 Highballs

 

Sneak and Dawdle

Brought to you by the owners of The Hound and The Depot in Auburn, Sneak & Dawdle is a cozy speakeasy located in historic downtown Opelika. The vintage-inspired hole in the wall offers a craft cocktail menu featuring as many as 20 specialty drinks. All syrups are made in-house from tried-and-true recipes. Sneak & Dawdle has eight beers on tap, as well as bottled and canned varieties, including seasonal beers from local breweries. Local craft spirits from John Emerald Distillery are also available.

Thursday: Daquiri deals all night

 

Tacorita

Tacorita is known for its delicious, made-from-scratch margaritas. The flavorful fruit juices are freshly hand-squeezed into every drink. From seasonal to traditional, they have a margarita for every occasion. Tacorita makes everything by hand and from scratch to create their own take on traditional Mexican cuisine. They offer a wide variety of handmade tacos including cheesy chicken, fish, brisket, tempeh, and more sure to compliment that salty cocktail.

Monday: $5 Moscow Mules from 4-9 p.m.
Tuesday: $2 tallboy beers, $2 off tequila shots, and $4 Mexican Mules. And don’t forget those $3 select tacos!
Thursday: $10 house beer pitchers and $13 seasonal beer pitchers from 4-9 p.m.

 

Looking for more? Check out our Music & Nightlife page for a full list of area bars and hangouts. 

 

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