The Dish on happy hour at Park Cafe

FANCY? Located in Sylvan Park, Park Cafe is one of the fancier restaurants in this neighborhood. It offers a seasonal menu that usually includes options like salmon, filet mignon, pork chop, and chicken breast with premium sides and decadent desserts (think pumpkin cheesecake through autumn). This is a great place to go for a romantic dinner date and is equally suitable for hosting larger groups on the back patio.

FUN? Park Cafe is a sister restaurant to Eastland Cafe and Pomodoro East— so it comes as no surprise that the outdoor space is sizable and exquisite. Park Cafe’s cobblestone-paved patio plays host to tables both in the open and under a large tent, giving customers the option to enjoy the sun or to take refuge in the shade.

FRUGAL? Heading over to Park Cafe on a Tuesday is one of your better decisions when it comes to happy hour. On Tuesdays, the restaurant offers its burger with fries for only $7 (usually $12). The regular happy hour menu runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. This menu features $6 cocktails, $5 wines, $3 drafts and an assortment of food items (listed below). The Cabernet Sauvignon was the Dark Horse brand, which did not disappoint for $5/glass! We ended up getting a margherita pizza, the burger, two glasses of Cabernet and two Jackalope Red Rye Ales– and only spent $30. Now that is a deal! And the best part is that Park Cafe doesn’t restrict happy hour specials to its bar area. You can enjoy these same deals on the patio, too.

The Husband Bourbon Rating: N/A

Bourbon isn’t one of Park Cafe’s specialties. Instead, go with a $3 draft and spend the money you save at Park Cafe on high-end bourbon elsewhere.

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