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The 5 Best Happy Hours in Berkeley

As Cal students, we face a two-fold dilemma: Fried foods are banned from GBC and good alcohol is expensive. So where can we go to get our gluttonous fixes on the cheap?

Let this list of five of the best happy hours in Berkeley be your guide to satiating your needs for a pick-me-up plate of fries and maybe a beer (or two). Even though your arteries and your liver might feel guilty, your wallet sure won’t.

1. Eureka

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WHEN’S HAPPY HOUR?

2 pm–6 pm, 9 pm to close. They also have 50% off wine every Tuesday and $5 Bloody Mary’s on weekends, all day.

WHAT’S GOOD?

Truffle cheese fries and corn dogs. If you’re 21 and over, make sure to get a beer — it’s $2 off.

2. Sliderbar

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WHEN’S HAPPY HOUR?

3 pm-7 pm, Monday through Friday.

WHAT’S GOOD?

BBQ Pork Bro Fries. If that’s a bit too heavy, the Dirty Fries are just as good and cost only $2.

3. Sliver

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WHEN’S HAPPY HOUR?

4 pm-7 pm, order from the bar.

WHAT’S GOOD?

A pint of beer and a slice of their pizza of the day costs only $5. If you’re not 21 yet, don’t worry: Their pizzas are always on-point and under budget.

4. Pappy’s Grill and Sports Bar

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WHEN’S HAPPY HOUR?

“Pappy Hour” is 4 pm-7 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. They also have Monday Madness for $5-$7 burger combos (with student ID); Taco Tuesdays from 4 pm til closing time; Wing Wednesdays for 50% off of wings when you purchase a drink; and Beat the Clock on Fridays for discounted pitchers of beer.

WHAT’S GOOD?

The burgers are actually really good and it’s a pretty sweet deal with the Monday Madness discount.

5. Beta Lounge

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WHEN’S HAPPY HOUR?

4 pm-close, Monday nights; 4 pm-9 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

WHAT’S GOOD?

Cocktails — they’re $2 off on Mondays.

With all this handy information now tucked up your sleeve, we leave you to it — go forth and enjoy! (Wisely though, please.)

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