Most of us are always looking for the best deals on eats and drinks in Corvallis. More often than not, you’ll get the most bang for your buck during Happy Hour. So, here’s a list we’ve compiled from some of your favorite taverns, bars, and breweries in our boozy city, and what they offer during their happy hours:
4 Spirits Distillery
3405 SW Deschutes St.
Kicking off the list is 4 Spirits Distillery, which has recently expanded to include a large tasting room. Take your choice of the scenic outdoor seating or sit inside and enjoy the cool warehouse vibe. Happy Hour happens weekdays only here, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cocktails are $5 each, light beers are $3 each, and pints of craft beers and ciders are $4 each. Be sure to try their distillery flights, easily one of the best deals in town, always $5 each. For nibbles, Four Spirits offers a 6-slider sampler tray for just $10.
Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room
3415 SW Deschutes St.
Take a short walk next door to Block 15 Tap Room for your next stop. Happy Hour happens daily here, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. This location offers both outdoor and indoor seating. Happy hour prices are very simple at this location: $1 off beer and $1 off appetizers.
300 SW Jefferson Ave.
This downtown location of Block 15 is a local happy hour staple. Happy hour starts at 2 p.m. and ends promptly at 5 p.m. everyday. Here you’ll find the typical reduced-priced classic pub fare, such as beer battered fries for $2, wings of three for $3.29, and mini nachos for $3.99. Their delicious hand-crafted pints of Beer are $1 off during happy hour. Also offered is a House Margarita for $3.75, and wine is $.75 off a glass and $4 off a bottle.
The Crow Bar
214 SW 2nd St.
If you like cocktails, this back-alley bar should be your go-to joint for happy hour. Tim, Crow Bar manager, mixes tasty cocktails using house liquor infusions and fresh muddled juices. During the daily 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. happy hour, cocktails are $1.50 off and $1 off draft beers while house wine is only $3.50 a glass. On Thursdays and Sundays, they offer a $5.95 bonus deal called “slice-and-pint” from 6:30 p.m. to close.
160 NW Jackson Ave.
The sky is the limit at this multi-level brewery and restaurant. Happy hour goes from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. In nice weather, be sure to check out the rooftop scene and play a game of cornhole or two. Enjoy $1 off pints, cocktails, and ciders. Appetizers are offered at reduced prices. Choices include two tacos for $5.50, and chips and salsa, tots, or sweet potato fries for $3. Bring in your growler for a fill on Tuesdays, with prices reduced $4.
100 SW 2nd St.
This is as local as it gets, where everybody knows everybody, or at least somebody. The outdoor seating is full of friendly and familiar faces any day of the week. Squirrels weekday happy hour is 4 to 7 p.m. Grab a $1-off pint or glass of wine at the bar before heading upstairs for a game of pool or darts. Squirrels is cash-only, so don’t forget to hit the ATM when you walk in.
151 NW Monroe Ave
This is a rare gem, being one of the few true cocktail bars in Corvallis. You won’t find televisions loudly blaring sports games in this cozy space, as the atmosphere here is dim-lit and upscale-rustic. The artistic placement of a wooden canoe above the bar ties the whole feel of the place together. Happy hour takes place every day, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Offerings include $3.50 Pints, $5 house wine, $5 specialty cocktails, and a $6 goat cheese and candied almonds appetizer.
202 SW 1st St.
Relax at Flat Tail Brewing at one of their outside tables by the riverfront. This convenient location offers the opportunity for some great people-watching while enjoying the fresh air. Their daily happy hour happens from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring $1 off beer, wine, cider, and well drinks. Reduced-priced small plates such as nachos, frickles, chicken tamales, and roasted garlic and artichoke hummus are offered as well.
Cloud & Kelly’s
126 SW 1st St.
From Ireland to Hawaii then back again to Ireland – your favorite Irish Pub is back for good in its original location. Happy Hour will happen again from 4 to 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. to close. Specialty cocktails and locally crafted brews will be available, plus a changing menu of chef specials within the $5 to $10 range. Slainte!
The Downward Dog
130 SW 1st St.
Connected to Cloud & Kelly’s is another downtown favorite, The Downward Dog. Happy hour specials include $1.50 PBRs, $3.50 micros, $4 well drinks, $4.50 handcrafted libations, and $5.50 glasses of wine. Small plate food offerings include $5 ahi tacos, $3 Caesar salad, and $4 Frank’s hot wings. If you are a macaroni and cheese lover, this bar offers the best tasting bowl of gooey goodness in town for just $5 during happy hour. All of these specials are offered 4 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close every day. Drop by on a Whiskey Wednesday or Thirsty Thursday for extra special specials.
Suds & Suds, True Brew Paradise
1045 NW King’s Blvd.
Located on the backside of Woodstock’s Pizza on Kings Boulevard, this destination is worth the distance. Stop by from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday for a happy hour featuring $4 pints from a selection of over 30 rotating imports, domestics, and microbrews. Sop up the spirits in your stomach with a pizza and cozy up to the big screens. Attend a Thursday promo night, where visiting breweries give away freebies and merchandise.
2525 NW Monroe Ave.
Kick your happy hour into gear at The HandleBar. This Oregon State University campus bar is located in front of American Dream Pizza on Monroe. Appropriately decorated with customer created paper plate art and random bike parts, the HandleBar has a daily happy hour from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. Drinks are a dollar off, and weekday specials are also offered. Pay $2.75 per pint on Micro Mondays from 3:30 p.m. on, or $5.95 for a slice of pizza and a pint all day Saturdays. PBRs are $1 each on Sundays, with cheese pizza slices reduced to $2. Minty mojitos made with house-infused liquor are $4.50 on Wednesdays, starting at
Los 3 Reales
1110 NE 2nd St
This authentic Mexican Restaurant boasts having the best margaritas in town. After a little required research, the votes are in – we agree! Under new ownership and updated with brightly colored exterior paint, this bar is located right outside of downtown, on 2nd Street. Happy Hour is offered only in the bar portion of the restaurant from 3 to 6 p.m. where house margaritas are $5, and well drinks and draft beer are $3. If you are hungry, the $5 super nachos or taquitos rancheros are a fantastic deal.
See something we missed? Write in any suggestions for your favorite local happy hours to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!
By Jennifer Moreland