Regional Neighborhoods: Metro East
Hanley's Grille & Tap
315 St. Clair Square, Highway 64 and North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, Illinois; 618-632-6500 or click here for more info and a map
Happy Hour: Weekdays 4 to 7 p.m.; select discounted appetizers, daily all-day drink specials
Sometimes it's easy for St. Louisans to forget that there's an entire world east of the Mississippi, a world with yummy food and potent drinks to discover. Illinois law actually prohibits happy-hour drink specials, but Hanley's Grille & Tap, located in Fairview Heights, has made the best of a bad situation by having great drink specials, such as $3 fishbowl margaritas and $5 martinis, that last all day long. The restaurant has a casual sleekness to it, and with a variety of microbrews on tap and a deliciously creamy, cheesy spinach-and-artichoke dip, Hanley's is a great reason to head across the river. (KK)
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