Monday, 24 March 2014 13:40

Spend Less, Drink More

Written by  Erica Horoky
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Your vice comes in the form of drinking to excess until your friends have to begrudgingly carry you home and tuck you into bed. Hey, we’re not here to judge, we’ll leave that to your pals.


You’re also cheap. You probably call it “frugal” or “thrifty” or “in control.” Whatever. If only all of the drinks you guzzled down were cheaper, right? We’re here to help by rounding up drinks you can get at West Michigan bars for less than $2.


If you’re in Grand Rapids, hanging around Wealthy Street will probably be the best for your wallet. Billy’s Lounge (1437 Wealthy St.) has happy hour from 3 p.m. to midnight on Mondays, and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. You’ll be able to snag some domestic bottles for $1.50, $1 Stroh’s bottles and $1 High Life bottles. Mulligans Pub (1518 Wealthy St.) has happy hour from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll get $1.50 well drinks and $1.50 domestic beers. Check out The Meanwhile (1005 Wealthy St.), where happy hour is everyday until 8 p.m. The cheapest deal is $.75 Black Label cans on Tuesdays.


Outside of Wealthy Street, check out Flanagan’s Irish Pub (139 Pearl St., Grand Rapids). Drink $2 domestic drafts on Monday, $2 calls on Tuesday, $2 calls and domestic drafts on Wednesday, $2 well and domestic drinks on Thursday, and $2 domestic drafts on Friday. Monarch’s Club (646 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids) has happy hour 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday with $1.50 retro beers.


If you’ve had your fair share of sloshy nights in Beer City and you’re looking for a change of scenery (until you forget where you are anyway), take a trip to Kalamazoo. Wayside West (3406 Stadium Dr., Kalamazoo) has a great happy hour special on Wednesdays, with pints of craft beer for $2.50 and $1.50 well drinks.


Wild Bull (139 S. Edwards, Kalamazoo) has One Dollar Fridays, perfect for your thrifty self. $1 wells from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., $2 wells and drafts from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. and $3 wells and drafts from 11 p.m. to close.


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