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Where (and When) to Find Half-Priced Wine in Metro Detroit

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Some say a fine wine gets better with age. Others might say the flavor improves when it's half the price. With that mentality, a small assemblage of bars and restaurants in the metro Detroit area regularly offer up half priced wine nights and discount pours. Wednesdays are particularly popular for — well you probably know why.

Some spots specialize in catering to the everyday oenophile, some serve up bubbly, and others are simply here to satisfy that occasional need for an after-work inexpensive glass of adult grape juice. Here are seven spots around town to spare some of your precious drinking money with a half-off glass or bottle.

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1. Fort Street Galley

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160 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 230-0855
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The Fort Street Galley food offers a solid weekday happy hour in downtown Detroit with half-off specials on all of its beers, cocktails, and — most importantly — wines between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Communal are surrounded by white walls with rainbow colored paintings at Fort Street Galley.

2. Firebird Tavern

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419 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 782-4189
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Head to Greektown's Firebird Tavern for half-priced American wine and beer pours from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The pub also serves snacks like Irish nachos and pancetta-artichoke flatbread for $5.

3. Seva

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66 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 974-6661
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Known for its excellent vegetarian offerings, Seva's happy hour caters to wine lovers and beer tipplers alike with half-priced deals on wine by the glass or bottle, and draft beers by the glass and the pitcher. Bonus: the appetizers are also 50 percent off so you can soak up your adult grape juice with haloumi bites and yam fries. The specials run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the bar-only.

4. Bierkeller Tavern & Eatery

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20085 Goddard Rd
Taylor, MI 48180
(734) 250-7358
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This Downriver tavern is mostly known for its beers, but on Thursdays (the thirstiest day of the week) customers can sip half-off glasses of wine all day long.

5. Bigalora Cucina

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711 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 544-2442
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Casual metro Detroit pizza chain Bigalora offers 50 percent-off bottles of Baia Estate wine and Arbor Brewing Company beer, in addition to $2 off draft beers and glasses of other wines during its happy hour. The special runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. For a different wine deal, check out one of the Biga’s many pizzeria outposts on Tuesdays, when all wines go on special at 50 percent off.

6. Mesa Tacos and Tequila

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312 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 545-1940
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Downtown Royal Oak taqueria Mesa has a reliable happy hour on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with $4 margaritas, $3 wine pours, and $2 tacos. But on Wednesday, customers can purchase half-priced bottles of wine and pitchers of sangria all day long.

7. Bistro 82

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401 S Lafayette Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 542-0082
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On Wednesdays, Bistro 82 in Royal Oak offers half-off glasses and bottles of select wine. It’s a nice complement to a platter of escargot and puff pastry or a pot of French onion soup.

8. D'Amato's Restaurant

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222 S Sherman Dr
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 584-7400
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This Italian eatery in Royal Oak satisfies an wine cravings with half-priced bottles of wine and champagne on Wednesdays as well as $12 bottomless bowls of pasta at the bar.

9. Vinotecca Birmingham

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210 S Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 203-6600
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Hustle down to Vinotecca between the hours of 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily for 50 percent off deals on pours by the glass as well as draft beers. The wine-centric restaurant also serves happy hour snacks such as beef tenderloin with chimichurri, truffle fries, chicken satay, and sliders.

1. Fort Street Galley

160 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226
Communal are surrounded by white walls with rainbow colored paintings at Fort Street Galley.

The Fort Street Galley food offers a solid weekday happy hour in downtown Detroit with half-off specials on all of its beers, cocktails, and — most importantly — wines between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

160 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Firebird Tavern

419 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226

Head to Greektown's Firebird Tavern for half-priced American wine and beer pours from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The pub also serves snacks like Irish nachos and pancetta-artichoke flatbread for $5.

419 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226

3. Seva

66 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Known for its excellent vegetarian offerings, Seva's happy hour caters to wine lovers and beer tipplers alike with half-priced deals on wine by the glass or bottle, and draft beers by the glass and the pitcher. Bonus: the appetizers are also 50 percent off so you can soak up your adult grape juice with haloumi bites and yam fries. The specials run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the bar-only.

66 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

4. Bierkeller Tavern & Eatery

20085 Goddard Rd, Taylor, MI 48180

This Downriver tavern is mostly known for its beers, but on Thursdays (the thirstiest day of the week) customers can sip half-off glasses of wine all day long.

20085 Goddard Rd
Taylor, MI 48180

5. Bigalora Cucina

711 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Casual metro Detroit pizza chain Bigalora offers 50 percent-off bottles of Baia Estate wine and Arbor Brewing Company beer, in addition to $2 off draft beers and glasses of other wines during its happy hour. The special runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. For a different wine deal, check out one of the Biga’s many pizzeria outposts on Tuesdays, when all wines go on special at 50 percent off.

711 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

6. Mesa Tacos and Tequila

312 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Downtown Royal Oak taqueria Mesa has a reliable happy hour on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with $4 margaritas, $3 wine pours, and $2 tacos. But on Wednesday, customers can purchase half-priced bottles of wine and pitchers of sangria all day long.

312 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

7. Bistro 82

401 S Lafayette Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

On Wednesdays, Bistro 82 in Royal Oak offers half-off glasses and bottles of select wine. It’s a nice complement to a platter of escargot and puff pastry or a pot of French onion soup.

401 S Lafayette Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067

8. D'Amato's Restaurant

222 S Sherman Dr, Royal Oak, MI 48067

This Italian eatery in Royal Oak satisfies an wine cravings with half-priced bottles of wine and champagne on Wednesdays as well as $12 bottomless bowls of pasta at the bar.

222 S Sherman Dr
Royal Oak, MI 48067

9. Vinotecca Birmingham

210 S Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009

Hustle down to Vinotecca between the hours of 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily for 50 percent off deals on pours by the glass as well as draft beers. The wine-centric restaurant also serves happy hour snacks such as beef tenderloin with chimichurri, truffle fries, chicken satay, and sliders.

210 S Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009

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