Happy Hour Crawl: Canton

When it’s time for a happy hour bar crawl, we think it’s important to have more of the “happy” and less of the “crawl.” That’s why Canton is the perfect neighborhood for a bar crawl. This beloved Charm City community houses a fairly large quantity of bars and restaurants with a huge variety of ambiance, all within close walking distance of each other.

Lighthouse Tavern (1226 South Clinton St.; 410-342-9105)
Start your crawl off the Square at this always welcoming corner joint. Large enough to accommodate all of those in your crawl, you can dive into their nightly drink specials right away or line your belly with some of their amazing house made buffalo chicken or crab dips, served with house made chips.

Tuesday: Three beef or chicken tacos for $5.50 and $4 Margaritas
Wednesday: $2 off Canton's wings and $4 glasses off wine
Thursday: Chicken Dinner Night - $13 for two pieces of delicious fried chicken, housemade macaroni ‘n cheese, and the veggie of the day.
Friday: Locals night - those in the 21224 zip code get happy hour prices all night long.

Jack’s Bistro (3123 Elliott St.; 410-878-6542)
Also off the Square, Jack’s Bistro is run by renowned local chef Ted Stelzenmuller. If your bar crawl crowd consists of food lovers, this is the place to pop into for some apps like mac ‘n cheese and chocolate or poutine. The bar continually builds upon its innovative cocktail program and the beer list is admirable. The wine list is varied and even features sake. If you’re looking to class up your bar crawl in Canton, this is the place to stop.

Daily: Half price bottles of wine; 5 to 7 PM, and $2 off beer, wine, cocktails and appetizers from 11 PM to 1 AM.

Tavern on the Square (2903 O’Donnell St.; 410-675-1880)
Travel over to Tavern on the Square for some of the most discounted drinks and food in Canton during happy hour. This spacious bar and restaurant boasts large opening windows that overlook the small park in the center of the Square, giving the feel of al fresco dining and drinking. With an impressive wine and craft beer list, and a large selection of liquor, this is the place to really get your happy hour going.

Monday - Friday: 25 percent off all food and half off drinks from 4 - 7 PM
Monday: Two drinks for the price of one
Tuesday: $8 pizzas from 5 to 10 PM
Wednesday: Half price fish tacos and bottles of wine from 5 - 10 PM
Thursday: Happy hour all night

Mama’s on the Half Shell (2901 O’Donnell St.; 410-276-3160)
When you are finished at Tavern on the Square, pop right down the block to Mama’s on the Half Shell for some amazing Orange Crushes, an exceptional wine list or any of their several beers on tap. Or, get the party started at this seafood focused restaurant and bar by throwing back one of their many varieties of oyster shooters.

Daily Happy Hour:
$1 off all beer and wine, $2.50 rails, $1 oysters, $6 for 1.5lbs of mussels from 3 - 7 PM

Plug Ugly’s Publick House (2908 O’Donnell St.; 410-563-8459)
Known for their Pirate Juice, this large bar and restaurant not only houses two levels inside, but an upstairs outdoor space for those who want to imbibe outside — without the noisiness at ground level. When it’s cool, space heaters are switched on to warm the deck and its drinkers. With plenty of space, and lots of specials, Plug Ugly’s is one of the best spots to stop on a crowded Canton evening.

Happy hour 4 - 7 PM daily:
All rail drinks $3; House specialty drinks $5; $2 off wines by the glass; $1 off all beers; $1 selected oysters (1/2 or full dozen only); $8 half lb. steamed shrimp and $15 for a full lb.

Shiso Tavern (2933 O’Donnell St.; 410-276-8800)
While a sushi joint doesn’t always pop to mind as the destination for happy hour bar crawling, Shiso has all of the makings of a perfect stop. There are plenty of food specials to help soak up all of the delicious beverages you’ve already enjoyed, and their drink list is an interesting one. With eight different wine offerings by the glass (plus three different types of sangria, including a sake sangria), vino lovers in the group will be pleased, while beer drinkers can enjoy any of 12 bottled beers at very reasonable costs. There is also a sake list and creative cocktail and “fishbowl” lists. But if you’re a true lover of all things Charm City, you’ll have to try the Shiso Bomb - a cocktail made with a half pint of Natty Boh mixed with house sake.

Happy Hours run Tuesday - Friday, 4 - 7 PM and Sunday, 3 - 9 PM
$5 House specialty cocktails
$3 Draft and bottle beers
$5 Glasses of wine
$3 Off all sushi rolls
$9 All woks

JD’s Smokehouse (3000 O’Donnell St.; 410-675-4029)
With snacks like sliders and fried mac and cheese, or full sized sandwiches with brisket or pulled pork and any number of other meat filled delicious bites, JD’s is a perfect stop for top notch food, but it also offers one of the widest beer selections in all of Canton. Constantly rotating, JD’s beer lists features craft beers to meet the drinking needs of any beer aficionado.

Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3 to 7 PM
Domestic beer $2.00
Craft beer $1.00 off
$5.00 Red Bull Bombs
Monday - $2 off craft beer, Half priced pulled pork sandwiches
Wednesday - Half price burger night
Thursday - Bucket of Miller Lite or Bud Lite (5 bottles) for $9, 10 wings $11.99



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