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This week, the Indy is introducing the addition of weekly (paid) happy hour listings. Included with the listings each week will be drink-centric Indy content ranging from archived cocktail recipes, news, updates and more. For help planning your after-work beverages and bites on a budget, look for it every Wednesday.

For this first installment we went back to 2016, when then-bartender Nate Windham shared his "Not Your Mother's Appletini" recipe from Brooklyn's on Boulder with us.  The Appletini alone is satisfying enough, calling for 1 ½ oz. infused Lee Spirits Dry Gin; ¾ oz. Schonauer Apfel Apple Schnapps; ¾ oz. cranberry juice; and apple slice for garnish. But it's the spiced syrup and sugar that sets this apart from your mother's cocktail.

"I don't usually do many spicy cocktails, as I am not a spicy kind of guy, and especially not in gin. I just never think about putting something spicy into such a delicate liquor," Windham told the Indy at the time. "That being said, one of the good things about working at Brooklyn's on Boulder is that having only one spirit to serve challenges me to do things I wouldn't normally try."

But if you're one to leave the experimenting to experts, here's this week's Happy Hour lineup:

Happy Tails Happy Hours are happening at local breweries throughout the summer and $1 of each beer sold goes right back to the homeless pets at HSPPR. Plus, our popular 2018 collectible pint glasses will be available for $10 each! Join us this summer by drinking a beer for a great paw-se!

The Public House has been voted “Best Of” South Neighborhood Bar 4 years running (2014-2017)! Happy hour M-F 3-6pm and All day Wednesday. Featuring specials on our always rotating Colorado tap selection, house wines, wells and pizzas. Locally Owned and Operated. Our House is Your House!
Location Details The Public House
445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.
Cheyenne Mountain
Colorado Springs, CO
Bar Food and Bar/Club

Smiling Toad Brewery offers IPAs galore and more craft brews Monday - Thursday 4pm-6pm
Location Details Smiling Toad Brewery
1757 S. 8th St., #100
Cheyenne Mountain
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Single Barrel Craft Burgers & Brews, The Eastside's BEST Happy Hour! Enjoy daily 2 for 1 handcrafted cocktails, beers and wines from 3p-6p. Blistered Shishito peppers, Fresh Oysters and Carolina Nachos make the perfect pairing! Patio & Rooftop Fireplace Lounge are open!
Location Details Single Barrel Craft Burgers & Brews
5885 Stetson Hills Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Bar Food
Brewer’s Republic is a craft beer tap house featuring specialty pizzas & bar bites. We offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Tues: Craft Can Night, Thurs: 8pm Trivia, Fri evenings for special tappings & $1 off full pours every M-F 4pm-7pm.
Location Details Brewer's Republic
112 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO

Bar-K, Downtown’s best Happy Hour is at Bar-K! Enjoy $2 Mooseheads/Monday, $2 Tecates/Tuesday, 1/2 price bottles on “Wine Down” Wednesday & $3.50 Jameson on Thirsty Thursday. Free ping pong 24/7!
Location Details Bar-K
124 E. Costilla St.
Colorado Springs, CO
Enjoy responsibly!
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