According to HUFFPOST we can thank the prohibition era for the “boozy practice as we know it today and the US Navy for the upbeat name.” As reported by HUFFPOST, “Navy sailors during the first World War, a ‘Happy Hour’ was a weekly entertainment program held to help alleviate the boredom that comes with life at sea,” and it had “very little to do with alcohol.” By 1920 during the prohibition era, “Americans began using the term specifically for drinking.” And for “those law-breaking Americans who wanted to imbibe in secrecy, a kind of a 20th century pre-game emerged. Friends would meet at speakeasies or someone’s home before going out for dinner, thus creating the cocktail hour.
Eventually, civilians adopted ‘happy hour’ as a euphemism for that secret and festive hour.”
Today we use the coined “happy hour” term to denote discounted drinks that will help us unwind or blow off steam in today’s busy and hectic world. Cheers to the US Navy and failed prohibition era for paving the way for reasonably priced drinks and appies.
Join us for happy hour Mondays thru Saturdays from 3pm to 6pm and Sundays from 11am to closing.