happy hour

It’s a joke among parents that the day’s happiest hour is that brief window of solitude—preferably with a glass of wine and a favorite series from Netflix—between when the kids go to bed and adult heads hit the pillow.

For 40 years, the Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) has been a gathering spot for boat enthusiasts and wannabe sailors—and starting June 9, it will also become a place to meet old friends and new for drink

Exceptional cocktails soar on their own. The last thing you want to do is bring them down with an order of flabby fries or hockey-puck-heavy meatballs—even if the food is a bargain.

Oh, happy hour! That magical time of day when drinks and appetizers are half-off and worries seem to melt away. Read on to discover our favorite places to unwind after a long day at work.

A puny dish of sodden calamari, a sad plate of flabby, lukewarm wings, a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon—it’s the dreaded not-so-happy hour, wherein a restaurant offers you “bargains” like these if you get there early enough.