Thai Elephant: Happy Hour Report Card
|Mekong cola and a cold Asahi at Thai Elephant's happy hour.|
The Hours: Thai Elephant offers Happy Hour every day of the week between 5 and 7 pm. Alas, they no longer offer reverse happy hour. (The website was incorrect when we checked it.)
The Details: Domestic beer for $2, imports for $3, wine by the glass for $5, and their entire menu of specialty cocktails (not just the short list) for between 4 and 5 bucks. Also, about nine appetizers are available at a discounted price ($3-5) to keep your hunger at bay.
(the happy hour break down after the jump)
|Satay chicken with sauces at Thai Elephant's happy hour.|
The Cost: One Mekong (Thai whiskey) and cola, one imported beer, and two appetizers came to $16 before tax and tip.
The Conclusion: Thai Elephant is a welcome departure from the standard fried and true bar food that characterizes most happy hours. For five bucks or less can score you corn cakes, spring rolls, or a variety of tempura battered meat and veggies. Every appetizer on the happy hour menu is done well!
|Corn cakes with tasty dipping sauce.|
The cocktails are a very strong pour as well, with the Ginger Binger and Mekong and Cola delivering a surprising kick. The ginger flavor in the Ginger Binger was sinus clearing, but in a good way, and the Mekong was a whiskey kick to the shorts.
If you're looking to spice up the happy hour rotation (quite literally with some of their offerings!), Thai Elephant provides an affordable and delicious alternative.
Overall Grade: A-