When's the best time to enjoy a cocktail? For some, it might be the end of the week. Others might wait until payday before splashing out. Or, you might simply enjoy them on a day with a 'y' in it. Whichever of those camps you fall into, what's better than unwinding with an expertly mixed drink? Why, two of them, of course.
We've scoured the menus of cocktail bars across Birmingham to find the best happy hour and drink promotions. So, raise your glasses to these great offers...
Island Bar's Happy Hour takes place Monday-Saturday, from 5-8pm. Cocktails are priced at £4.50. Later in the evening is the Tiki Happy Hour, which is 8-11pm on Thursday and 8-10pm Friday and Saturday. Cocktails are priced at £4.
Island Bar, 14-16 Suffolk Street, Birmingham, B1 1LT
At Bodega, Thursdays are better known as Thirsty Thursdays. All cocktails from the Sugarloaf Bar are priced at £4.50, from 6pm until late.
Bodega, 12 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS
French cuisine and colourful cocktails are made even more desirable by Le Truc's cocktail happy hour, which takes place every day from 3-7pm. Selected cocktails are priced at £4.50.
Le Truc, 21 Ladywell Way, Birmingham, B5 4ST
Not just Thai fine dining, but the chance for cheaper cocktails, too. Chaophraya is running a two-for-one offer on its cocktail of the week until October 31. You can catch it Sunday-Friday, 3-7pm.
Chaophraya, St Martins Square, Bullring Shopping Centre, Spiceal Street, Bullring, Birmingham B5 4BW.
The Turtle Bay happy hour offer is incredibly popular - and for good reason. Its two-for-one cocktail hour is in effect every day, from midday-7pm and 10pm-close. Which, basically, means only three hours a day are unhappy!
Turtle Bay, 81-91 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BL
Sobar at the Arcadian Centre has a two for one offer on its premium cocktails taking place Sunday-Friday, all day and night.
Sobar, Arcadian Centre, Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TD.
The Lost and Found
This Victorian-inspired drinking den has an extensive cocktail menu. However, if you want a little more booze for your buck, all cocktails from its 'Found' menu are £5, Monday-Friday, 5-8pm.
The Lost and Found, 8 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS
The 19th century Victoria pub claims to have its own ghost. While we can't confirm or deny that, you'll certainly welcome its spirits (sorry). The Victoria's two-for-one cocktail offer is in effect Monday-Friday, from 4-7pm. On Sunday, the happiness lasts all day.
The Victoria, 48 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN
If you want to enjoy cheaper drinks at the swanky Nuvo, its Cocktail Club takes place on Thursday until 11pm. During this time, signature cocktails are two for one, while classic cocktails will cost you £5.
Nuvo, 11 Brindleyplace, Brindley Place, 2 Brunswick Square, Birmingham, B1 2LP
Alfie Bird's likes to keep the happiness going throughout the week. From Sunday-Friday you'll find two-for-one offers on cocktails from midday-9pm. Sunday is Cocktail Club, when cocktails are £5 all day.
Alfie Bird's, 78 Gibb Street, The Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AA
Bar Opus's location makes it a popular spot for city slickers to enjoy a drink. Even if you aren't a high-flying businessperson, you can enjoy the 5 at 5 offer, which operates Monday-Friday, from 5pm until close and all day on Saturday. Here, cocktails will cost you £5 a time.
Bar Opus, One Snow Hill, Birmingham, B4 6GH
Gas Street Social
If you're in the Mailbox, head to Gas Street Social for its After Work Social offer. In effect Monday-Friday, from 4-7pm, Classic and Gas Street Cocktails will cost you £5.
Gas Street Social, The Mailbox, 61 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RE
The Church Inn
While this Cajun and Creole restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter has a substantial cocktail menu, if you want to save a bit of money then you'll want to go The Church for Whisky Wednesday, where you'll get 20% off whisky cocktails all day.
The Church Inn, 22 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham, B18 6AQ
Last but not least we have the Chameleon Bar and Restaurant. There are several promotions that cocktail drinkers can enjoy here. The two for one offer takes place Monday-Wednesday, from 5-10pm. On Thursday, it's in effect from 5pm-midnight. On Saturday and Sunday, you can get two cocktails for one from Midday until 8pm.
The Chameleon Restaurant and Bar, 1 Victoria Square, Hill Street, Birmingham, B1 1BD
Have we missed any off the list? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that all these offers could be subject to change.
Check our round-up of some of the best cocktail bars in Birmingham.