Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.
Where: Capitol Pub, 2401 N. Henderson Ave. (at Capitol Avenue), 214-887-9330
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When: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 3 to 7 p.m. Friday
What: $1 off all drafts, domestic bottles, calls and wells, according to the menu; $1 off all drinks priced at $7.50 or less, according to our bartender. Additionally, today's three-year anniversary party also features $3 Guinnesses (regularly $5.50), $3 Jamesons (regularly $6) and $3 Pearl Plum Vodka. (Regularly -- who cares? If you're drinking sweetened vodka, a guy probably bought it for you.)
Why: Owned by the Dubliner's Peter Kenny, this Irish pub is a great hangout for those who love the other children of the partnership that also gave birth to The Old Monk, Blackfriar Pub and Idle Rich Pub. Whether or not you've visited before, tonight would be an especially great time to go for happy hour. Lube up with a couple of drinks before 7 p.m. and you'll be all set for the anniversary party featuring the aforementioned additional drink specials, some kind of Absolut promotion and a performance by Dallas honky-tonk supergroup The King Bucks.
Fans of the Old Monk and its siblings will find themselves right at home in this comfortable, beer- and whiskey-centric watering hole, as the selection of taps and bottles as well as Irish, scotch and American whiskeys is almost as extensive as that of the Monk. It's also just as reasonably priced, even before the happy hour discount. Just as familiar will be the food menu of cheese boards, burgers and classic pub fare like fish and chips and shepherd's pie.