The warm weather is here and with it comes the need to stay hydrated. Some folks choose to wet their whistles with lively libations at their favorite watering holes. Others may be anxious to try a few new spots, so we scoured the area and asked readers for their favorites.
Here’s the top 10 list of the best daily Happy Hours of locally-owned establishments to make your search easier. Keep it handy for whenever you feel thirst coming on. Cheers! Olive Branch Mediterranean Grill & Bar 115 W. Third Ave., Mount Dora Happy Hours: Sunday - Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 p.m. - midnight. Specials:B.O.G.O. well drinks and house wine. More Happy Hours: Thursday and Friday, all night, starting at 5 p.m. Specials: $3 well drinks, house wines, and domestic beers. $3 mussels in red or garlic sauce. Las Palmas Cuban Restaurant 351 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora Happy Hours: All day, every day. Specials: B.O.G.O. well drinks, house mojitos, margaritas, house wines, and draft beers. Crazy Gator 402 N. Bay St., Eustis Happy Hours: Monday - Friday, 4-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. - close. Saturday and Sunday 9 p.m. - close. Specials: B.O.G.O. well drinks, wines and margaritas, plus $4 domestic draft pitchers, plus half off select appetizers. Jeremiah’s 500 N. Highland Street, Mount Dora Happy Hours: All day, every day. Specials: B.O.G.O. house margaritas and drafts (over 24 draft beers available). Tiki West 118 W. Ruby St., Tavares Happy Hours: All day, every day. Specials: $2.50 Bud Light drafts and $3 Yuengling, $3 wells, $4 house wines, margaritas, bloody marys $4 single or $7 doubles on Tito’s, Jim Beam, Bacardi, Captain Morgan and Exotica Tequila ($1 upcharge for margaritas and bloody marys). Mellow Mushroom 18221 U.S. 441, Mount Dora Happy Hours: Monday - Friday, 3-6 p.m., Sunday - Thursday 8-10 p.m. (bar only) Specials: $3 well drinks and house wines, $2 domestic bottled beer, $1 off drafts, $5 munchies and $8 medium cheese pizza, plus daily drink specials. Fiesta Grande 421 N. Baker St., Mount Dora Happy Hours: Every day, 2-7 p.m. Specials: B.O.G.O. house wine, draft beer, sangria and house margaritas.
Eduardo’s Lokos Tacos 226 W. Alfred St., Tavares Happy Hours: All day, every day in the bar. Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. in the rest of the restaurant. Specials: $3 well drinks, $3.50 house margaritas and sangrias, $8 domestic beer pitchers or $10 buckets, $12 imported beer pitchers or $15 buckets.
1884 12 E. Magnolia Ave., Eustis Happy Hours: Monday - Friday, 4-7 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., plus Late Night Happy Hour Monday-Thursday from 10 p.m. - midnight. Specials: $2 Bud Light draft, $3 house wine, $4 well drinks, plus $2 mimosas on Sundays.
Pineapple Place 322 Alexander St., Mount Dora Happy Hours: Every day, 4-7 p.m. Specials: B.O.G.O. margaritas, $1 off drafts and wine, $10 domestic beer buckets (5 bottles), plus $10 domestic buckets all day Thursday. Enjoy! Remember, please don’t drink and drive. For more news and events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, click here. Find out what's happening locally with just a tap on your phone by downloading the area's free mobile app. Monthly issues of Mount Dora Buzz are available here.
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