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Rochester MN Guide to Downtown Happy Hours

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Bleu Duck Kitchen Old Fashioned

This post was last updated on August 10, 2023

Because we strongly believe in getting out and enjoying some adult time, we’ve put together a helpful guide to downtown Rochester, MN happy hours. From gourmet bites to comfort foods and delicious cocktails, Rochester is home to many budget-friendly happy hours. So grab your favorite people and head downtown to one of these spots!


Here’s our comprehensive list, A-Z!


Bitter and Pour
Open Monday-Saturday 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. | Extensive drink menu


Bleu Duck Kitchen
Monday-Saturday 4-10 pm, Brunch on Saturday 10 am – 1 pm | 1/2 Off All Gourmet Dogs 4 pm-6 pm / $2 Busch Lattes / $4 House Wines-Red, White, Rose / $7 Old Fashioned


Canadian Honker

Open daily 7-9 pm, Weekday breakfast served until 11 am, Weekend breakfast served until 12 pm | variety of signature Bloody Marys and an extensive beer and wine menu


Chester’s Kitchen and Bar
Monday – Thursday 10:30 am – 10 pm, Friday 10:30 am – 11 pm, Saturday 11 am – 11 pm, Sunday 10 am – 10 pm | $2 off all liquor 3-6 pm and 9 pm-close, $5 domestic taps, $8 Murphy-Goode Wines,  and select appetizers available 


Open daily, Monday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm, Friday 11 am-11 pm, Saturday-Sunday 9 am-10pm | Happy hour Monday-Friday 2-5 pm, select appetizers, beer, wine, and cocktails available


Kathy’s Pub
Daily, 2-7 p.m. | Drink specials


Lord Essex Tavern & Grill
Daily, 11 am-10 pm, Breakfast Monday-Friday 6:30-11 am and Saturday-Sunday 7-11 am | Extensive drink menu



Tuesday-Saturday 5-10 pm | Extensive drink menu


Olde Brick House
All day Sunday, Monday-Friday 3-6 pm and 9 pm-close, Saturday 9 pm-close | Happy hour food and drink specials


Red Cow

Tuesday-Friday 2-5:30 pm | Happy hour food and drink specials


Pittsburgh Blue
Monday-Saturday 4-6 pm and Sunday 4 pm- close | Happy Hour food and drink specials 


Saints on 2nd Bar & Grill

Open daily, 7 am-11 pm | Extensive beer and wine menu


Salute! Wine Bar
Monday-Thursday 6:30-10 am, 11 am-10 pm, Friday 6:30-10 am, 5-11 pm, Saturday-Sunday 7-10 am, 5-10 pm | Extensive wine menu


Thai Pop Cocktails & Cuisine

Monday 4-9 pm, Tuesday-Thursday 11 am-9 pm, Friday-Saturday 11 am-10 pm, Closed Sunday | Extensive cocktail, beer, wine, and mocktail lists


The Tap House on Historic 3rd Street

Monday-Friday 3-6 pm, select drinks | $5 margaritas and half-priced tacos on Tuesdays only (all day)


Terza Ristorante
Happy hour specials are available at the Terza bar area only, 3-6 pm


Victoria’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar
Daily, 3-6 pm and Sunday, all day, bar area and patio only | House wine for $6 per glass, half off tap beer, $6 Signature Red Sangria, and $8 appetizers


The Well

Monday – Saturday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM! Enjoy happy hour with $2 off select appetizers and drinks specials on tap beers, rail drinks, and house wine.  During the warm months, sit on the patio and overlook the comings and goings of downtown on 1st Ave.  Enjoy live music on Wednesdays from 5 – 8 PM and Saturdays 4 – 7 pm!



This guide was last updated in August 2023.

If you represent a downtown restaurant that would like to be added to this list, or you’d like your restaurant’s listing edited, please contact us directly. (haley@rochesterlocal.com)

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