Happy Hour of the Day: The Scottish Arms



In this week's print edition, we're rolling out the Riverfront Times' comprehensive list of the best happy hours in St. Louis. (And no, this isn't only being done as a public service to you, dear reader -- we're also promoting the very cool free smart-phone app that includes our fascinating finds.)

In conjunction with the just-unveiled print feature, we've chosen one truly terrific happy hour for each day of the week. So be sure to stop back at Daily RFT as the week continues; we've got five more happy hours to describe in glorious, saliva-inducing detail.

Wednesday Happy Hour of the Day: The Scottish Arms

What's the best night to drink at the Scottish Arms? Wednesday!
  • What's the best night to drink at the Scottish Arms? Wednesday!

This bewitchingly dim Central West End eatery is always a great place to go to, especially if you love Scotch. (And did we happen to mention that we love Scotch?)

But only on Wednesdays is the Scottish Arms also a steal: On that night, not only does the Arms host its normal 3 to 6 p.m. happy hour, but there's also a late-night version beginning all over again at 9 p.m. During Wednesday's late-night festivities, cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon are only $1, and so are bottles of Budweiser, Bud Light and Budweiser Select. Domestic drafts check in at just $3.

It's pretty close to perfect: You can start drinking at 3 p.m. and take advantage of the Arms' regular happy hour deals ($1 off glasses of wine; $2 off draft beers). Pause for dinner at 6 p.m. and fortify with some haggis or cock-a-leekie pie, and then head back to the bar and start drinking again. No, the Scotch isn't on discount -- but once you've been drinking for six hours, you may not even care.

Monday's happy hour of the day: Herbie's Vintage 72
Tuesday's happy hour of the day: Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant


Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.