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Can Happy Hour Save America's Top Tier Restaurants?

At a time when restaurant traffic is slowing down, bargain drinks and snacks are providing powerful support.
Source: Union Square Hospitality Group

Way back when, the phrase "happy hour" was a guaranteed way to get my attention. Two-for-one drinks! Snacks! Party! Countless unfortunate cocktails and lame chicken wings later, and that phrase lost its power to draw me to a seat at the bar.

Or so I thought. Recently, there’s been a happy hour renaissance with several leading restaurants across the country serving a terrific array of discounted cocktails and small, and not so small, plates.