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** Happy hour **

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"Happy Hour" sign on a pub in Jerusalem. (in Hebrew: all draught beers, 1 +
1 free)

*Happy hour* is a marketing term for a period of time in which a public
venue, such as a restaurant, bar, bowling alley, stadium, or state/county
fair, offers discounts on alcoholic drinks, such as beer, wine, and


· 1 Basic information
· 2 Origin
· 3 Regulations

· 3.1 United States
· 3.2 Canada
· 3.3 Ireland
· 3.4 United Kingdom
· 3.5 Netherlands

· 4 See also
· 5 References

*Basic information[edit]*

Typically, it is in the late afternoon Monday through Thursday, usually
taking place at some period between 4 PM and 8 PM. Many bars also have a
late night happy hour for afternoon shift workers from 10 PM-1 AM. This
promotion is intended to boost business on what may otherwise be a slow
day. In most cases the "happy hour" lasts longer than a single hour.

The term also is commonly used to describe the gathering of work colleagues
at a restaurant or bar after work hours, possibly outside the usual
period.^[/citation needed/] or vice versa.

The specifics usually differ from country to country. In some European
countries like the Netherlands, the price of an alcoholic drink is
regulated, and selling them at half price is prohibited. During happy hour,
a customer gets double the amount of drinks instead. In Italy, a customer
often pays the same price or even more for the drink but is offered free

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_hour

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