By: Joseph Smith
Happy Hour or Steak Hour?
After being in Charlotte for a while you have to notice that we have some really nice steakhouse options. As a young professional these places aren’t always on my radar as a food option. If you’re like me you might visit them on special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, job promotions, restaurant week, etc… Well most of these Steak Houses actually have really good and affordable happy hour specials, everything from drinks, food, and even live music. The key to these happy hours is to stay in the bar area…. I repeat stay in the bar area, otherwise you may end up with a bill you weren’t expecting to pay on a Tuesday.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse in South End
On Wednesday and Thursday starting at 5 PM in the bar area Sullivan’s offers up their bar menu (excluding the Sliced Steak and Salmon) items and signature cocktails for $7. They have live music starting at 7PM and complimentary valet parking.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar at the Epicenter
Monday through Friday in the bar area Fleming’s offers their 5 for $6 ‘til 7pm (5 Signature cocktails, 5 Wines by the Glass, and 5 Appetizers) each item is $6. If you can’t make it before 7pm they also offer 8 for $9 ‘til 10 PM ( 8 Wines & Cocktails and 8 Bar menu items) each Item is $9.
Morton’s The Steakhouse on Trade St.
Morton’s calls their happy hour the “Power Hour”. Select beers are $5.50, Select Wines are $7.50, and Select Cocktails are $8.50. For food they offer their bar bites menu and items are $7 or $8.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on Tryon St.
Monday through Friday in the bar area from 4:30-6:30 PM, Ruth’s Chris offers a select bar menu with items for only $8. Their offering of cocktails includes a Cosmo, Grasshopper, Manhattan, and Martini for $8 and they have select beer and wine specials.
With these prices you and your friends can enjoy a few rounds of drinks and appetizers. These are steakhouses and not Applebee’s so I would still suggest wearing business casual attire.
Enjoy Charlotte's amazing steakhouses!
Joseph EWP’s resident happy hour consultant @JSmithiii