An after-work drink with friends doesn’t have to break the bank. Several local bars and restaurants offer weekday happy hours, with food and drink specials that fit nearly every budget. You can wait out downtown traffic at The Mockingbird in The Gulch with $5 cocktails or hit up Von Elrod’s before taking in a Sounds game and get $1 off their enormous pretzels. Whether you just want something light before dinner or a big ol’ messy burger and beer that’ll keep you full all night, here’s where to go when you want to treat yourself to a bargain too.