By BROOKE WANSER
Want to save money while sipping, but don’t know where to look for the best drink deals?
After countless times missing happy hour or going to a restaurant on the wrong night, we’ve decided to compile a comprehensive list of the best drink specials in Franklin.
From libations to food and even coffee, there’s something for everyone on this list. Click on the name of the restaurant or bar to see their website.
Benchmark Sports Pub and Eatery
5000 Hughes Crossing, Suite 115
Owned by the same family as the downtown Nashville location, this family-friendly version features an extensive happy hour, from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Well mixed drinks and house wines are $5, with $1 off draft and craft beers.
3010A Mallory Lane
This seafood chain offers specials several nights of the week, but you won’t want to miss out on Monday’s $5 martini special, beginning at 4 p.m.
1576 W McEwen Drive, # 37067
Monday through Friday, Bricktop’s in Cool Springs offers $5 beers, $8 classic martinis and $7 well drinks from 4 – 6 p.m.
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
1550 W. McEwen Drive, Suite 10
Patrons can take advantage of different specials at this pizza place each day of the week. Happy hour runs from 3 – 7 p.m. on weekdays, and from 3 – 6 p.m. on weekends, with $2 off draft beers, $4 house wines, $5 specialty cocktails and $4 bottled beers.
The Casual Pint
1110 Hillsboro Road #260
Monday through Friday, 3 – 6 p.m. $2 off 16-ounce pints, $1 off high gravity pours. Tuesday is also $1 off all drafts all day. $2 off growler fills on Mondays.
3061 Mallory Lane
This casual Tex-Mex sit-down holds happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. party with us. Get a fully-loaded nacho car for free, house ritas for $4.95, grande house ritas for $7.95, domestic beers for $3.50, $1.00 off glasses of wine and more.
Coffee and Coconuts
4000 Hughes Crossing #120
This beachy coffee shop offers half off drinks from 7 – 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and from 3 – 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Cool Springs Brewery
600A Frazier Drive
From 4 – 7 p.m. each day, this local restaurant offers well liquors, house wines and craft beer each for $4.
Dolan’s Bar and Grill
4140 Carothers Pkwy 2
Dolan’s, a late night dive in Cool Springs open until 3 a.m., has a daily happy hour from in 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Specials include $2.50 domestic beers, $3.50 well drinks and $5 doubles.
Drake’s Cool Springs
553 Cool Springs Blvd.
With a tagline like “Come Play,” Drake’s isn’t messing around with their drink specials.
Saturday and Sunday: $4 mimosas and a $4 Bloody Mary bar.
Monday: Half off table taps (beer towers).
Takeaway Tuesday: When you order a craft beer, you get to take a free pint home.
Whiskey Wednesday: $5 and $6 select whiskeys.
Thirsty Thursday: $1 PBR, $2 well liquor drinks, $3 craft bottled beer, $4 house wine and $5 pixie sticks martini
Friday: $4 fireball, $5 cinnamon toast crunch shots and $6 “angry balls” (Fireball and Angry Orchard beer) shots.
603 Hillsboro Road
There’s no happy hour at this low-key Mexican joint, but it’s hard to beat $3 margaritas, Monday through Friday.
Franklin Chop House
1101 Murfreesboro Road
A beloved, old Franklin joint, the Chop House has a daily special for drinks.
Monday: $1 off martinis
Tuesday: $1 off all bottles and cans of beer
Wednesday: $1 off house wines by the glass
Thursday: $5 well margaritas
Friday: Jack Daniels or Jim Beam and a mixer for $5
Saturday: $1 off all pints
Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant
1709 Galleria Blvd.
House margaritas at this new Mexican eatery in Cool Springs (not to be confused with the Williamson Square favorite) are $5 from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.
Granite City Food and Brewery
1864 West McEwen Drive
Located inside the Drury Plaza Hotel, Granite City holds happy hour from 3 – 6 p.m., and from 9 p.m. to close from Monday to Friday, on Saturday from 12 – 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. Drinks include $4 premium house cocktails, $4 house-brewed beers, $5 handcrafted cocktails, and $5 wines. A word of warning: those who frequent this watering hole note that liquor tax is applied on top of the list price.
JJ’s Wine Bar
206 E. Main St.
Take 25 percent off the signature wine dispensing machines at this charming house in downtown Franklin from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. They are closed Monday and Sunday.
7135 S Springs Drive
Located next to the Cool Springs Galleria Mall, this lively spot has a daily happy hour, from 10 p.m. to close. Two-for-one draft and bottled beer, $6 spinach dip, queso, fried pickles, pepperoni pizza rolls, and margherita flatbreads, and $6 12 -inch pizzas are on the menu. Wednesday is ladies’ night, with two for one beers, double pour house wines and single liquor drinks from 3 – 7 p.m., and $6 select wine and martinis from 4 – 7 p.m.
1910 Galleria Blvd. Suite 120
A bowling venue at Cool Springs Galleria Mall, King’s Bowl has much more to offer. Their happy hour includes drink specials and half-priced appetizers and pizzas from 3 – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 p.m. to close Monday through Thursday.
1914 Galleria Blvd.
Another Cool Springs Galleria pick, this popular sushi restaurant has a happy hour that runs from 3 – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A secondary happy hour is Monday through Thursday, from 9 – 10 p.m., and all day Sunday. Popular drinks are the Kona mai tai for $6.50, Moscow, London and Kentucky mules for $7.50, a gin cocktail called the Bee’s Knees for $7, and a saki sangria for $7.
MAFIoZA’s Pizzeria and Neighborhood Pub
230 Franklin Road, Building 1
Located adjacent to the Factory at Franklin, Mafioza’s offers two-for-one all day and night on Tuesdays: two-for-one draft and bottled beers. double pours of liquor from 4 – 10 p.m., and two for one slices of pizza from 4 – 9 p.m. Their regular happy hour on Wednesday through Friday includes two-for-one drafts from 4 – 7 p.m., with the same happy hour deal running all day Sunday.
Mantra Artisan Ales
216 Noah Drive, #140
This local craft brewery offers two-for-one pints on Tuesdays and $5 growler fills on Mondays (bring your own). Check out their selection on their website.
McCreary’s Irish Pub
414 Main St.
This Main Street stalwart has a happy hour from 3 – 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 12 – 3 p.m. on Sundays; draft beers is two-for-one, with $2 off glasses of house wine.
440 Cool Springs Blvd.
This chain beer-focused restaurant serves late night specials beginning at 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and on Sunday from 10 to 11:30 p.m. PBR is $2, most pints are $3, and wines and call drinks for $4, along with appetizers beginning at $2.
439 Cool Springs Blvd.
This chain Asian-fusion restaurant has happy hour from 3 – 6 Monday through Friday 3 – 7 at the bar. Street fare and appetizers are $6, while craft beers are $4 and cocktails and wine are $6.
595 Hillsboro Road, #321
Happy hour is held at this dive bar daily from 3 – 7 p.m., with $1 off all beers and $1 off well drinks.
Puckett’s Boat House
94 E Main St.
The seafood-centric Boat House offers half off draft beer and $2 off cocktails and wine by the glass from 3 – 6 p.m., Sunday through Thursday
Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant
120 4th Ave S.
Similar to their sister up the street, the grocery holds a happy hour Monday through Friday, from 3 – 6 p.m., with $2 off draft beers, wine by the glass, and cocktails, and $2 off appetizers. “Tennessee Tuesdays” mean half off local beers and spirits and half off bottles of Tennessee wines all day each Tuesday.
1340 W. Main St.
Pueblo Real offers an extended happy hour, with bottled beer Monday, half off house margaritas Tuesday, and half off draft beer Thursday, from 5 to 9 p.m. each night.
Quinn’s Neighbourhood Pub and Eatery
1010 Murfreesboro Road, Ste 118
Near the Forrest Crossing neighborhood, this pub offers $1 off well drinks, $1 off draft beer and $2 off house wines from 3 to 6 p.m. every day, and all day on Thursday.
2000 Meridian Blvd., Ste 110
Monday through Friday from 3 – 7 p.m., new Southern restaurant Tupelo Honey offers $2 off draft beers, $3 off signature cocktails, and half off select bottles of wine. They also offer food specials.
158 Front St., Ste. 120.
A Westhaven favorite, this A. Marshall Hospitality restaurant has drink specials from 4 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and from 4 p.m. to close on Wednesday. Take $2 off all house & specialty cocktails, $2 off wine by the glass, and $1 off all drafts. Sundays and Tuesdays are half off bottles of wine $45 and less.
1109 Davenport Blvd.
This New Mexican eatery has a different special for each day of the week.
Monday: $5 house margaritas all day
Tuesday: $2.50 Dos Equis and Pacifico beer
Wednesday: $5 house wine, half price bottles
Thursday: Ladies happy hour all day, $5 house margaritas and sangrias
Friday: $5 house margaritas and sangria, $2.50 select beers on tap, $5 glasses of wine, from 3 – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Happy hour all day, same drink specials as Friday.
650 Frazier Drive
From 3 – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, sip $5 glasses of house wine, $3 domestic brews, $4 import and microbrew beer, and $7 well drinks, along with discounted appetizers, at the bar. Take heed: the parking lot and bar area fill up fast for happy hour, so be sure to reserve a table or get there before the crowd.
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill
1726 Galleria Blvd.
This fine dining steakhouse chain hosts happy hours from 5 – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the bar top only. Well drinks are $5, a rotating featured cocktail is $8, house wines and beers are $5, with discounts on appetizers, too.
403 Main St.
With locations in Brentwood and Spring Hill, this Main Street restaurant’s bar can become quite crowded in the evenings. Happy hour is 4 – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, with $6 house wine, cocktails and sangria and $3.50 draft beer. Tuesday is half priced bottles of wine, and Thursday is $6 sol margaritas. They even have a happy hour special for oysters!
4001 Hughes Crossing #111
With draft beer specials on Monday and Wednesday, the day to go to this Berry Farms haunt is Tuesday, when you can get $4 house margaritas and $5.50 gold margaritas from 3 to 7 p.m. you can also get $4 house margaritas in during that window on Thursdays.