After a long day of work dealing with customers and co-workers, you want to unwind a bit before heading home. You want to maybe catch up with a couple of friends for a bit. So catching a happy hour sounds like a good plan but where do you go to do that in Tyler?

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Tyler has many great options to enjoy a good happy hour either alone or with some friends.

Alright, so what is a happy hour really?

'Happy Hour' is defined by Merriam-Webster as 'a period during which the price of drinks (as at a bar) are reduced along with some hors d'oeuvres, sometimes free.

So, when did happy hour originate?

It appears as if happy hour dates back to the prohibition era, according to Wikipedia. Also, the phrase happy hour has ties to the US Naval ship USS Arkansas and dates back to 1913 when a group of sailors would get together for smoke socials which they called 'happy hours'

When does happy hour happen in Tyler?

Happy hours vary by location but many happen usually between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. But some have morning happy hours, like Sonic. So not all happy hours involve alcoholic drinks.

Where do Tylerites go for happy hour?

Looking around Tyler alone, there's not a shortage of places to experience a happy hour event with some friends. Just like the definition above states, for a limited time, East Texas bars and restaurants will run specials to entice you and your friends to stop by for a bit. But it's not just alcoholic drinks that are on special, places like Sonic have happy hour too!

We've compiled a gallery of some of the places where Tylerites go for happy hour. If we've left off your favorites happy hour hang out, please let us know and we'll get them added to the list too. Unless, you want it to remain your quaint, private, happy hour place!

Celebrate happy hour responsibly.

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