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Is it any coincidence that happy hour always has such impeccable timing? In Downtown Spokane, there’s a happy hour around every corner. And what makes them great is the perfect pairing of food and drink specials like you’ll find at TAVOLÁTA (221 N. Wall St., ethanstowellrestaurants.com). Between 4 and 6 pm, the discounted menu offers everything from light nibbles up to full dishes such as the Old World-style spaghetti. As for drinks, there are clever combos like the Assistant to the Regional Manager (bourbon, cassis, beet, black pepper, lemon), local brews like Brick West’s ‘Brick by Brick’ IPA and refreshing herb soda mocktails.

Sports fans won’t need to look much further than LORD STANLEY’S (108 N. Washington St., lordstanleysspokane.com), where happy hour can strike at almost any time — although usually when there’s a game on the massive 165-inch projector screen. Typical specials are $1 off draft beers and well drinks.

“We’re open for a lot of the famous sports events that take place during winter, like the NHL Winter Classic, so every once in a while, we’ll pick a hockey game and do some kind of special. And we’re proud to be a Seattle Kraken bar, so every time the team scores a goal, we do $3 shots,” says manager Travis Hill, of his establishment that’s named for the NHL championship trophy. “During the holidays, we also do seasonal shots that are festive and fun. Along with drinks like our hot buttered rum, we’ll have chocolate orange shots and candy cane shots.”

Based on the success of the original in Tracy, California, PURGATORY WHISKEY BAR (524 W. Main Ave., thepurgatory.com) opened a sister location in downtown Spokane just this past autumn. Their recently introduced “flight of the week” lets you sample a selection of three of Purgatory’s 180+ top-quality whiskies at a great price point. Word has it that they go down even smoother with the artisan bar food like brisket sliders or an elk burger.

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