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5 places to go for happy (or yappy) hour
Happy hour
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Celebrate the end of a productive workday with friends, or your pup, at these local restaurants with tantalizing drink specials and mouthwatering appetizers.

Check out these five places around Forsyth County to get your happy hour fix.


Cattle Shed Wine & Steak Bar

Cattle Shed

Join Cattle Shed for happy hour featuring different salads, seafood or burgers. Ordering any food item off the happy hour menu will get you a sommelier-inspired wine selection for only $5 a glass.

When: 4-6 p.m., Monday-Wednesday; 2:30-6 p.m., Thursday-Sunday

Where: 6290 Halcyon Way Suite 610, Alpharetta

Contact: 770-680-2457, or visit Cattle Shed’s website here.

Visit them on Facebook here.

The Ridge: Great Steaks and Seafood

Stop by “Forsyth’s biggest after-work party” for margaritas, martinis, seafood appetizers, wings and more at The Ridge.

Try the fresh shucked oysters, peel and eat shrimp, large wings, shrimp Lanier, crab legs or blackened scallops.

When: 5 p.m. on Wednesdays; 5-7 p.m. on Fridays

Where: 1035 Turner Road, Cumming

Contact: 770-886-9003, or visit The Ridge’s website or Facebook.

Marlow’s Tavern

Marlows Tavern

Pick up a vodka cocktail at Marlow’s, like a Blueberry Buck featuring Smirnoff Blueberry Vodka, fresh lime, ginger beer and shaved nutmeg. Other fresh ingredients and flavors are available to help you relax and refresh after work.

Snack on some truffled parmesan fries with hand-cut tavern fries, truffle oil, parmesan. Or try tavern wings with crisp celery, carrots, house-made gorgonzola dressing.

When: 4-7 p.m., Monday through Friday

Where: 410 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming

Contact: 770-886-3666, or visit Marlow’s Tavern’s website or Facebook.


Kona Grill

Kona Grill

Kona Grill is giving you more reasons to “Krave Kona” this spring with their new cocktail and spring menu. Start your meal off the right way with new signature cocktail selections that include the Kona Kosmpolitian, The New Old Fashioned, Hendrick’s Paloma and a new wine list. Indulge in seasonal features like the Salmon Crudo, Wagyu filet surf and turf with lobster roll and lobster butter, and the new fire dragon roll (which is actually on fire). 

In the mood for meat instead? Compliment your filet, ribeye, and New York Strip with three new butter toppings added to the menu that includes Chipotle lime, Miso shishito, bacon and chive, and the lobster butter.  

When: 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 p.m. to close, Monday-Thursday

Where: 5100 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta

Contact: 470-226-1540, or visit Kona Grill’s website or Facebook.

Yappy Hour at Halcyon

yappy hour
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Halcyon invites furry friends and their owners to Yappy Hour on the Village Green, a doggy meet-up co-hosted by Dogtopia Halcyon and Unexpected Pooch. 

Activities vary monthly but often include free doggy swag, treats, adoptable pets from FurKids Animal Rescue and Shelters, and more. After the meet-up, stay and dine at one of Halcyon’s dog-friendly patios, including Cherry Street Brewpub with a special dog menu available. For more information, visit the Facebook event page here.

Where: 6365 Halcyon Way, Alpharetta

When: 4-6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month.