The Happiest Hour

At Uvaggio, a Classier Approach to Happy Hour

December 2018

If you’re looking for inexpensive eats and drinks, but not in the mood to deal with the cacophony of a regular happy hour, Uvaggio should be first on your list. Taking a classier approach to the traditional happy hour, Uvaggio serves fine wines and fancy snacks for half the price. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on any Tuesday through Friday evenings, guests can indulge in whites, reds or bubbles for only $6 a glass. They have vinos from all over the world, including Portugal, Chile and India. 

The wine bar bites include pickled shrimp for $7 and mixed olives and nuts for $4. This petite restaurant on the Mile also has draft beers for $4 and “frothers” for $5, like the “Blueberry Jito,” made from prosecco, blueberry and mint.  

In our opinion, the best deal is the bottle of wine plus meat and cheese board for $35. You pick the wine; the chef picks the cheese. Adding to the experience is the quiet atmosphere; you can actually hear the person next to you, and no one is throwing elbows to get at that half-off craft IPA. 

– Lizzie Wilcox