My favorite thing about writing these reviews is that I get recommendations for places I never would have thought had a good happy hour. Case and point: McCormick and Schmick’s. My brilliant friend Matt told me about their killer happy hour specials and they really are incredible. Where else could you get an entire meal at a nice seafood restaurant including drinks for $22?
Here’s how it goes: cheap food, daily drink specials, and a crowded bar. I tried the following: a “marvelous” mojito (which it was!), red sangria, a ZiegenBock fish taco, sweet potato fries (delic.), a beef dumpling, and the McCormick’s half pound cheeseburger. Everything was wonderful except for the burger which needed a little more spice – but for $2.95 I can reach for the pepper shaker.
The people in the bar area are varied, our waitress was nice, drinks were decently strong, and the music was incredible. This place was quite the nice happy hour, a definite recommendation for a more chill evening.
McCormick and Schmick’s
307 NorthPark Center (on the south side beside P.F. Chang)
Monday-Friday (4-6:30, 9-10 p.m.) and Sunday (4-9 p.m.) | food specials, sangria $5
Monday | peach margaritas $6
Tuesday | Captain Morgan punch $5
Wednesday | mojitos $6
Thursday | martinis $5.95
Friday | Simi Rose wine $6
Saturday | Franconia $4
Sunday | bloody marys $4
$1.95: ZiegenBock fish tacos, tempura vegetables, sweet potato fries, hummus
$2.95: McCormick’s half pound cheeseburger and fries
$3.95: buffalo chicken wings, beef dumplings, grill bratwurst, chile con queso
$4.95: buffalo shrimp, PEI steamed mussels, shucked oysters, BBQ ribs