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Happy hour appetizer and drink deals make after-work outings a cheaper affair.

Best of Food results are in, which got us to thinking---where are good spots to go for budget-friendly happy hours when you want to both eat and drink? The four spots below boast decent deals, but if you know of any more, put your typing where your mouth is and let us know at thecoast.ca.

Elephant & Castle (pictured)
This pub hosts an appetizer happy hour every day, from 5-7pm, in conjunction with the bar’s happy hour---a special called Pints ’n’ Plates. Any of the “sharing plates” on the menu are $5, including finger foods like spring rolls and sweet potato fries, and a pint of domestic beer is $4. A new special starting this week: From 6-7pm you can buy 50 centilitre glasses of Stella for $5.25.
5171 George Street, 405-8875

Morris East
When it comes to food, Morris East plans a daily charcuterie board of appetizers to go with happy hour drinks. The gourmet pizza restaurant hosts its drink happy hours from Tuesday to Sunday, 5-6pm, with a choice of a revolving drink each week, the house red and white or a beer for five bucks. This week’s cocktail: white peach bellini, mixed with sparkling wine and white peach puree.
5212 Morris Street, 444-7663

No need to remember what day Victor’s has a half-price appetizer happy hour: It’s every day, from 4:30-6:30pm, and then again from 9-10pm. As for drink specials, you can buy a martini for $5 no matter what day, or what hour. Easy peasy.
5657 Spring Garden Road, 405-4060

Niche’s half-price appetizer happy hour is Fridays, from 4:30-6pm, including all salads on the menu. Its drink happy hour runs at the same time, with the house red and white wines going for $4 a glass, domestic beer for $3.25 and double cocktails for $6.50. From 10pm to close on Fridays and Saturdays, you can also get two-ounce martinis for $5, taxes included.
Maritime Centre, 1505 Barrington Street, 423-6632

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