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Broke and Boozy?

Campus Drink Specials for Every Day of the Week

We’ve all been in a pinch when it comes to booze money. Whether we are trying to save up, simply think bar drinks are overpriced (they are), or we’re waiting for payday, none of us want to miss out on the fun. Enter drink specials: they’ll save your night and your wallet. Every bar has them, but it’s a pain to search the inter- net for their menu and end up getting there too late for happy hour. Luckily, we’ve made a list of discounted drinks for you so you can plan your weekly festivities without worry—party away!

Monday

Cazuela’s – $4.99 Jumbo Lime Margaritas

It’s Monday, which means there is no better time for Margs, and Cazuela’s has you covered. Their Jumbo Lime Margaritas are only $4.99 and they are the perfect addition to your entree (you can find multiple specials in their menu) and your chips with guacamole. A couple of drinks out on their patio will help the Monday blues fade away without breaking the bank.

Tuesday

Fourth Street Bar and Grill – Half-Off Drinks 2-7 p.m.

Fourth Street is best known for its karaoke nights, but did you know about its Terrible Tuesdays deal? Their half-off drinks during Happy Hour— in this case Happy Five Hours—will no doubt help keep your wallet (and glass) full. You can choose the cheapest drink they have and make it cheaper, or get your favorite drink and buy two instead; either way you’re saving money and making memories.

Wednesday

Ugly Tuna 2 – $2 Wells & $5 Pitchers

Have you been to Ugly Tuna 2 yet? The artwork inside has us gagging with nostalgic memories of its original location at Gateway (RIP). Hump Day is not quite as iconic as Thirsty Thursday, but you deserve a drink nonetheless. Grab your friends and share cheap pitchers with some well drinks on the side. By the end of the evening, the rest of your week will be smooth sailing.

Thursday

Midway – Happy Hour All Day $1 Bombs

Alright, time for Thirsty Thursday, the ultimate weekend pregame. If you’re looking for a great start to your weekend but don’t wanna spend all of your money yet, Midway is the place to be. They have $1 bomb drinks all day long, so ordering about five of them should satisfy your Thursday partying needs. Dump your change in a Coinstar machine and you’re set.

Friday

Ethyl & Tank – Beat the Clock

Beat the Clock was the staple of The O bar, which is now defunct. But, if you’re looking for the same experience and deal in a new location, head to Ethyl & Tank to get the weekend celebration started. The rules are simple: the time equals the price of a pitcher. So if it’s 3pm, a pitcher is $3. Get there early to grab a table and snag the best deals before time runs out!

Saturday

Lucky’s Stout House – 7-9 p.m. Power Hour $1 Drinks

Lucky’s power hour is so iconic that they poke fun at customers who participate on their Twitter (think of The Hangover vodka beach party gif ). For two hours you can get pretty much any drink for $1, so if you’re low on your stash of pregame drinks, why not stop by before your big Saturday night outing? It’s a win-win situation; you get your favorite drinks for cheap and have more money for later.

Sunday

Union Cafe – Sunday Brunch $4.50 Mimosas and Bloody Marys

You’ll have to ride the COTA or Uber for a few minutes to reach the Union Cafe in the Short North, but their brunch is completely worth it. Even if you’re not in the mood for food after your weekend fun, you’ll at least have some leftover money to spend on helpful discounted recovery drinks—the classic Mimosa and Bloody Mary combo. With those savings, you’ll have enough for more alcohol antics next week.

Header photo by Julian Foglietti

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