There are lots of ways to celebrate summer (we’ve earned it!), but today we raise our glasses to the time-honored tradition of Happy Hour. Summer calls for refreshing, tropical, and delicious drinks, and we are lucky to have so many great spots in the neighborhood perfect for sipping your way through summer. Who’s ready for a cocktail?


The Last Mariachi

El Jimador Reposado, Leblon Cachaca, Pineapple, 5 Spice Honey, Lime

Where to Find It: KiKi Bistro, 1500 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood


The Painkiller

Aged Rum, Overproof Rum, Coconut Cream, Fresh Squeezed Orange, Pineapple, Lime, Nutmeg

Where to Find It: The Crunkleton, 1957 East 7th St. in Elizabeth



Pink Grapefruit Phosphate

Cocchi Americano, Grapefruit Hibiscus Syrup, Acid Phosphate, Soda

Where to Find It: Haberdish, 3106 North Davidson St. in NoDa



Bramble On

Gin, Lemon, Sparkling Wine, Blackberry Sorbet

Where to Find It: Billy Sunday, 1115 North Brevard St. in Optimist Hall



The Jeffrey

El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Aperol, Housemade Grapefruit Soda, Lime, and Salt

Where to Find It: Supperland, 1212 The Plaza in Plaza Midwood



Frozen Grapes with Seasonal Flavors for Adults

Where to Find It: The Goodyear House, 3032 North Davidson St. in NoDa



Jen N’ Juice

Tito’s Vodka, Muddled Strawberry & Mint, and Lime

Where to Find It: The Artisan’s Palate, 1218 East 36th St in NoDa



Reposado Zombie

Reposado Tequila, Agave Nectar, Passion Fruit, Pineapple Juice, Lime, and Absinthe

Where to Find It: Idlewild, 424 East 36th St. in NoDa


Do you have a favorite summer cocktail in the neighborhood? Share it in the comments below — we will meet you there at Happy Hour!