t's the respite at the end of the day.
Sometimes, it's the only thing keeping you going through a busy work week.
It's called "la hora feliz"... the witching hour... the time to unwind.
Whatever you call it, one thing is plain: we Central Oregonians love us some happy hour—as evidenced by the vast number of happy hour listings we publish in our Happy Hour Guide, out every spring and fall.
But when it comes to las horas feliz, not all are created equal. In fact, in the case of this year's winner for Best Happy Hour, it's not "happy hour" at all, but happy "hours" plural.
Hard to miss in its location at—you guessed it, genius—900 Wall Street in downtown Bend, the modern American restaurant and bar serves up happy hour every day from 3 to 6 pm. Yes, that means three full hours of happy hour goodness, set against a backdrop of downtown-y bustle mixed with industrial-chic design.
Sit outside and watch the world go by while you sip on the specialty cocktails crafted with fresh juices, or cool off inside; either way you're getting a memorable upscale experience.
"I think it's a great value. There aren't many places in town where you can get oysters on the half shell for $1.75, and house made charcuterie for $5, fresh squeezed Greyhounds for $6... and the list goes on," says General Manager Katie Egge.
High on our list of beloved happy hour beverages: the Michelada—a souped-up, spicy version of the standard light beer. You can also nosh on the Vietnamese sandwich, pork belly sliders or a host of other yummy small plates.
Whatever your preferences, and whatever your nickname for happy hour, it's not tough to discern why the discerning residents of Central Oregon chose 900 Wall (yet again; it's won six times before) as Best Happy Hour.
900 NW Wall St., Bend
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