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

Save your precious drinking money

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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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Fort Street Galley

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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.

Firebird Tavern

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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.

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.

Bierkeller Tavern & Eatery

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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.

Bigalora Cucina

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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.

Mesa Tacos and Tequila

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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.

Bistro 82

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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.

D'Amato's Restaurant

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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.

Vinotecca Birmingham

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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.

Fort Street Galley

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.

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

Firebird Tavern

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.

Seva

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.

Bierkeller Tavern & Eatery

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.

Bigalora Cucina

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.

Mesa Tacos and Tequila

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.

Bistro 82

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.

D'Amato's Restaurant

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.

Vinotecca Birmingham

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.

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