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B Square Presents the History of Happy Hour
Aug 7 2019

Raise your hand if you enjoy happy hour! Like many of the best restaurants in Las Olas, B Square offers a special happy hour menu with featured drinks and bites. If you are looking to enjoy a drink after work, happy hours are a great time to relax without breaking the bank. Check out the history of happy hour from our burgers and cocktails restaurant in Las Olas!

What Is Happy Hour?

Happy hour is a specific time of day for bars, cafes, or restaurants that offer deals or specials on drinks, including beer, wine, and cocktails. Typically, although each restaurant is different, happy hour falls between 4 pm and 8 pm. This festive time is a perfect way to relax after a workday or catch up with friends.  

Happy Hour History  Happy Hour at B Square

Shakespeare liked to enjoy a glass of wine, too! The first mention of “happy hour” is in Henry V, detailing a time of entertainment and fun. However, the term has evolved since World War I, when Navy officers used happy hours to relax and have fun when stationed.

After the roaring twenties, prohibition outlawed the production, transportation, and sale of all alcohol. Did that stop the party? NO! Americans started celebrating “cocktail hours” or happy hours in secret at speakeasies and private get-togethers. While prohibition came and went, happy hours remained. Bars, cafes, and restaurants started offering happy hours as a marketing strategy to get patrons to visit after work. Our burger joint in Fort Lauderdale even celebrates National Happy Hour Day on November 12th with specialty cocktails and menu items.

While happy hour has remained a cultural staple, eight states currently prohibit happy hour. These eight states are Alaska, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont. While these states do not indulge in cocktail hours, our Las Olas Happy Hour is thriving. Come stop by and enjoy one of our happy hour menu items.   

The Best Happy Hour in Fort Lauderdale

Want to spend the evening at the best happy hour in Fort Lauderdale? Kick-off happy hour the right way at B Square + Booze! Our Las Olas Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday from 4 pm – 7 pm. Not only do we have the best dinner deals in Fort Lauderdale, but the best happy hour menu featuring artisan burgers and cocktails. For more information about our happy hours times or menus, please call (954) 999-5216 or stop by 1021 E Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

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Originally Published August 2019

Updated September 2021 

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