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Sharks & Recreation is this Friday, and we want to prepare you well for the evening. Check out this roundup of happy hour destinations within walking distance of Nat Geo. This roundup will help you kill lots of time between work and Sharks & Recreation and will ensure that you’re sufficiently tipsy by the time you arrive. Cheers to pre-gaming this BYT extravaganza!


Blackfinn has got the All-American happy hour snack and drink game down. Enjoy $2 off all draft beers, $5 well drinks, plus $6 wines by the glass and sangria on tap. Grab some $5 chicken sliders or ahi poke street tacos or the $9 blackened brie to split between friends. Enjoy these sweet deals every weekday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., but especially on Friday night because the work week is over and Sharks & Recreation is almost here.

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Teddy & The Bully

Though Teddy’s happy hour appears a bit pricey at first, the quality of the drinks are well worth the cost. For just $9, you can enjoy 26-day barrel aged cocktails and handcrafted cocktails from the bar. If bourbon and whiskey are your spirits of choice, this is a must-attend happy hour. If clear liquor is more your thing, there are plenty of choices to pick from as well, plus a huge selection of $5 drafts and $8 wines by the glass. Teddy’s huge happy hour menu has something for everyone this Friday night.

Rural Society

If you’re looking for the ultimate snack and drink happy hour combo, look no further than Rural Society. They are serving up delicious Argentine bites, like cheesy fugazza (a foccacia-like bread) and cheese stuffed pork chorizo. Wash it all down with $5 red and white sangrias, $7 house cocktails, plus beers and wines ranging from $4 to $6. Round up your Sharks & Recreation crew this Friday, and head to Rural Society between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for a delicious South American happy hour.

Toro Toro

Richard Sandoval restaurants are always a party for happy hour, and Toro Toro is no exception. Enjoy $5 house cocktails and wines, $5 bottles and drafts, and an array of small bites between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily. Try the house made caiprinha with cachaca, fresh lime, and sugar with some yucca fries smothered in mojo and lemon sake aioli or chicken tacos with pico de gallo. Eat and drink your heart out, and then head to Sharks and Recreation to do it all over again.


Barcode offers half off all beverages during their 3:00pm to 7:00pm Friday happy hour. That means you can grab any of their nine house specialty cocktails for $6 or less. Try the always boozy Dew Drop, made with Belvedere, St. Germaine, Viognier, sparkling wine, house made melon syrup, and lemon. If wine is more your thing, they’ve got almost 20 to choose from by the glass, ranging from sparkling rosé to an array of reds and whites from around the world. Head to Barcode and get your drink on. Whatever you decide to get will undoubtedly be awesome.