The happiest happy hours in Dayton

It's the end of your shift and you're ready to wash down the last eight hours' toil with a drink or two and maybe an appetizer. Where are the best places to unwind and get the biggest bang for your buck? Here are some suggestions for the next time you head out for happy hour.

Lily's Bistro329 E. Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402 | (937) 723-7637Happy hour: 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday
Snack-sized portions of dishes like deviled eggs and crab rangoon. Drafts are $1 off; one of each type of wine (white, red, rosé) is $5; a special cocktail of the night––something fun for $6.

King's Table2348 Grange Hall Rd., Dayton, OH 45431 I (937) 431-1700Happy hour: 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday
$1 off most beers. With over 50 beers on tap and over 200 in bottles, you'll have plenty to choose from. Oh, and be sure to get a bucket of their tots.

Ladder 11936 Brown St., Dayton, OH 45409 I (937) 424-1784Happy hour: 4-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday
$1 off select cocktails; 15% off appetizers; $1 off PBR, Fat Tire and other select beers.

Oregon Express336 E 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402 I (937) 223-9205Happy hour: 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday$3.75 Fat Tire and Stella pints, $2.50 domestic bottles, $4 wine, $3.50 well. On Monday, Tuesday,and Wednesday, specialty pizzas are 25% off all day and includes carry out. On Friday from 4-8 p.m., specialty pizzas are 25% off. I recommend the Ranchero Pizza––it's the pizza dreams are made of.

Century Bar10 S. Jefferson St., Dayton, OH 45423 I (937) 223-3382While there may not be specials in the form of discounts, The Century Bar is a great place to go to partake in some pre-prohibition cocktails and learn about bourbon and whiskey from their knowledgeable bartenders. And the 19th-century cherry and stained glass back bar is a beautiful backdrop for it all.

Figlio424 E Stroop Rd., Dayton, OH 45429 I (937) 534-0494Happy hour: 5-6 p.m. every day$3 select wine, $3 assortment of beer, $4 baby-martini (classic, Cosmo, Figlio Manhattan, pink grapefruit, pomegranate). Small artisan pizzas are $5 with the choice of shrimp pesto, truffle mushroom, Neapolitan, asparagus with prosciutto, goat cheese with honey-glazed bacon, or Italian prosciutto.

Bar Louie4492 Glengarry Dr., Beavercreek, OH 45440 I (937) 427-3900Happy hour: 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday$3.25 drafts, $4.25 wines, $5.25 martinis, half-price select appetizers and flatbreads. On Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to close, $1 deals for a burger (it's .50-$1 extra to add select toppings).

EO Burger4482 Glengarry Dr., Beavercreek, OH 45440 I (937) 431-1242Happy hour: 4-8 p.m. every day
$1.50 off all drafts, 30% bottles of wine, $5 specialty drinks, and $3 well drinks.

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