National Beer Day won’t be back until April 7, 2024. However, we’re pretty sure restaurants are already gearing up to celebrate the occasion with discounts and happy hour deals. If you’re looking forward to observing this food holiday, you’ll be happy to hear we’ve picked out the best deals we expect to see next year.
Plus we have some interesting ways to use beer and tips on how to get discounted beer so you can celebrate in the comfort of your home.
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National Beer Day is on April 7 every year
Each year, National Beer Day is on April 7, and in 2024 it’ll be on a Friday. It was created to raise a glass and celebrate the end of Prohibition and the relegalization of alcohol in the U.S.
Year-Round Happy Hour Deals
If you like celebrating National Beer Day, wait till you see how you can honor the holiday year round. Most major restaurant chains that serve alcohol offer Happy Hour deals almost every day of the week. Here are a few of our favorite Happy Hour deals that you can enjoy now.
Note: Happy hour times and prices may vary.
Applebee’s Happy Hour Deal
Head to your local Applebee’s from 3 – 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. – midnight, you’ll get access to the Applebee’s happy hour menu. With the menu, beer becomes $4 – $5 instead of $6.50 — that’s up to a 38% discount.
Plus we have even more ways to save at Applebee’s.
Cheesecake Factory Happy Hour Deal
The Cheesecake Factory happy hour is from 4 – 6 p.m. every Monday – Friday. You’ll get half-off appetizers as well as beer for as low as $3.50 (regularly $6.75).
We have even more ways you can save and get a free cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.
Chili’s Happy Hour Deal
Monday through Saturday from 3 – 7 p.m. (and again from 9 p.m. to close Monday – Thursday) and all day Sunday at Chili’s, get a Small Domestic Draft Beer for just $3.
And if you’re a member of Chili’s Rewards, you get free chips and salsa every time you visit. Just one of the many other Chili’s hacks you need to know before ordering.
Red Lobster Happy Hour Deal
Every weekday at Red Lobster from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., take advantage of $3 draft beers (regularly $5.99), plus grab $5 appetizers.
And this is just one of the many ways you can save at Red Lobster.
Red Robin Happy Hour Deal
You can get $2 domestic beer (regularly $6.59) and half-priced appetizers at Red Robin daily from 3 – 6 p.m. and again from 8 – 10 p.m.
Here are some more ways to save and get free burgers at Red Robin.
Texas Roadhouse Happy Hour Deal
Get a $2.99 beer (regularly $5.25) any day of the week at Texas Roadhouse between 4 and 6 p.m.
You just need to make a food purchase to get the beer deal.
National Beer Day Restaurant Deals
There aren’t a lot of restaurants that celebrate National Beer Day, but we’ve collected deals from those that do.
Yard House: Save over 30% on Half-Yards all day on National Beer Day.
- Courtesy of Yard House | Facebook
On National Beer Day 2023, Yard House offered $10 Half Yards all day long. That’s a 32.8% discount from their original price.
Best Ways to Save on Beer
Staying home with your brew? If so, you must know how to save the most money possible.
Save up to $6 on select beers with Ibotta.
Rebate app Ibotta always has a few beer offers available, and the best we found right now is $5 off select beers. Unfortunately, Ibotta beer offers aren’t available in AL, AR, HI, IN, LA, MO, NC, PA, TX, UT, or WV.
Check the Ibotta app and find them.
If you don’t know how Ibotta works, we’ve got you covered.
Invest in a growler at your local gas station or Kroger store.
You’ll spend a bit extra up front to purchase the growler itself, but then you’ll reuse it every time you want more beer. You can typically get growlers at your local gas station or Kroger.
The draw here is that you can get local craft beers for up to 75% less when you buy it in a growler compared to buying it bottled or in a can.
We know all the best ways to coupon at Kroger.
Buy Trader Joe’s brand beer instead of brand-name craft beer.
Instead of spending close to $9 per 6-pack of a craft beer like Fat Tire, why not spend more like $6.49 for a 6-pack or $9.99 on a 12-pack of Trader Joe’s craft beers?
Trader Joe’s beers — especially the Simpler Times Lager — get great reviews, with most people saying they can’t tell the difference between TJ’s and brand-name beers.
We have even more genius ways to save at Trader Joe’s.
Shop Costco for domestic beers.
This is a no-brainer because you’ll save about $6 on 36 cans of a beer like Coors Light at Costco compared to buying it at the grocery store.
We have more ways you can beat Costo pricing so you know you’re getting the best deal.
What can I do with leftover beer?
With all those stock-up deals on beer, you’re bound to have a few leftovers. Here’s how to use leftover beer (besides drinking it):
Wash your hair with beer for shinier hair.
Put a cup of beer into a small saucepan and boil it down to 1/4 cup. Let it cool and then apply it to your hair for lots of shine without drying it out.
Put beer to work catching fruit flies.
Fill a shallow bowl or jar with beer, cover it with cling wrap, and create a small hole for fruit flies to get in (they won’t be able to get out).
Get rid of brown spots on your lawn.
Fermented sugar in beer is good for lawn growth, and the acid kills off anything you don’t want growing on your lawn.