Happy Hours in Fort WorthMonday blues got you down? One of my favorite things to do on a weekday when my friends and I get off work is to head over to our favorite Fort Worth restaurant for happy hour! From $4 drafts to a free quesadilla bar, Fort Worth offers tons of happy hour options on a college budget!

A fun bar to hit up if you're near Seventh Street is Bar Louie in the West 7th District. Monday through Friday, take advantage of happy hour specials from 4-7pm, where you can choose between $3 drafts, $4 wines or $5 martinis, plus delicious half-price select appetizers and flatbread. Just down the street from Bar Louie in West 7th is Brownstone which also offers happy hour,  Monday through Friday from 4-7pm, but with a little twist. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 9-10pm, check out their reverse happy hour and on Thursdays, don't miss ladies night out where the girls can enjoy $1 bubbles and half-price martinis 11am-11pm!

One of the best things about going to Blue Mesa for happy hour on the weekdays (besides sipping their delicious margaritas) is the complimentary quesadilla and nacho bar with purchase of a drink from 4-7:30pm. Prefer to grab soda? You can still take advantage of this deal for only $3.50. Down the road on University, across from TCU, you'll find Fort Worth favorite, Dutch’s Hamburgers. On Tuesdays, you can indulge for half the price and only spend $1.50 on a domestic draft, Wednesdays you can also get the $1.50 domestic draft but with a half price hot dog and on Thursdays you can sip on $4 domestic pitchers and $5 pitchers of Shiner.

Working in downtown this summer has made it very easy for me to try new restaurants that I might have overlooked living near TCU. One of my new favorites is Taverna by Lombardi. At Taverna, you can enjoy half-price appetizers and pizzas, plus $3 wells, draught beers, bellinis and house wines from 3-8pm in the bar and lounge. If you're looking for a chill place to relax with your friends and watch a game, T and P Tavern serves happy hour Monday through Friday from 4-7pm and all day on Sunday. T and P has some of the best deals in the city, where you can get $2.75 wells, $2 domestic drafts, $2.50 Rahr Blondes and $4 house wines.

-Haylie Jackson