Whether you need to vent about a bad day at work or you just want to catch up with your friends, happy hour is the perfect time to do it.

Fortunately, Schertz is full of delicious, affordable and thirst-quenching happy hour spots that are perfect for catching up with the girls, drowning away your sorrows or just celebrating the end of a busy work week.

Here are just a few of our favorite places:

3 Double-0 9 Restaurant

One of the absolute best spots for a good, stiff (and affordable) drink is the 3 Double-0 9 Restaurant, located at 17460 IH 35 N. Though happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., the restaurant also has other daily specials that can’t be missed. Stop by for Mixed Drink Monday, when specialty cocktails are all 25 percent off, or try Wine Down Wednesday ($5 off select glasses of wine), Whiskey Saturday (25 percent off select whiskeys and bourbons) or Sunday Brunch ($3 prosecco mimosas). There’s even a trivia game on Tuesdays and live music throughout the week.

Make sure to grab a bite to eat while you’re there, too. With pizzas, sliders, tostadas, sandwiches and more, you can’t beat the food!

Mama Margie’s Mexican Café

Feeling like a good margarita to cool down with? Try Mama Margie’s Mexican Café at IH 35 N at FM 3009. During Happy Hour, the restaurant offers up top-shelf margaritas and hand-made pina coladas for just $3.99. The best part? Happy hour runs from noon to 10 p.m. every weekday! If you have the chance, try Mama Margie’s for brunch, too. They’ve got some of the best breakfast nosh in the area; you won’t want to miss it.

Longshotz Sports Bar

Though Longshotz doesn’t have any specific happy hour prices, this one-of-a-kind local bar serves up daily specials every night of the week. Specials vary by the week, but you can expect discounted shots, beer, wine, cocktails, mixed drinks and more every weekday. There’s even a karaoke on Tuesday nights. Make sure you check out their Facebook page at Facebook.com/LongshotzSportzBar to get this week’s specials.

Mattenga’s Pizzeria

Do you want great drink specials plus great food? Then head to Mattenga’s Pizzeria. This family-owned spot offers delicious wings, bread sticks, pasta and, of course, pizza. Mattenga’s also has wine tasting nights, as well as BYOP events (build your own pizza.) These let you stretch, sauce and top your own pizza – then cook and eat it right away. Perfect for the kiddos, it makes Mattenga’s a great place for the whole family.

Fox’s Pizza Den

Fox’s Pizza Den is a local favorite when it comes to post-commute drinks. With great food, cold beer and plenty of affordable specials, it’s Schertz spot every resident knows about. In addition to great happy hours, Fox’s also hosts pint nights with local breweries, as well as trivia nights and Wino Wednesdays, when you can purchase half-price bottles or $1 off select glasses of wine. It’s easy on the pocketbook … and the taste buds.

Thirsty Joez Tavern

Another top local spot, Thirsty Joez Tavern is located right of main street in downtown Schertz. Family owned, it offers cheap, cold beer and loads of drink specials on the daily. They also have live music, karaoke nights and BBQ from time to time, so be sure to stay tuned to their Facebook (www.Facebook.com/pages/Thirsty-Joez-Tavern) for weekly updates.

Other Nearby Happy Hour Spots

Want to venture outside Schertz for a good happy hour? Try one of these spots: Clicks Billiards (San Antonio), Houlihan’s (Live Oak), 54th Street (Live Oak), Bubba’s 33 (Universal City), Noy’s Bistro (Cibolo), The Lion & Rose (Live Oak), Capparelli’s Pizza & Italian Food (San Antonio), Blue Bonnet Palace (Selma), Pawn Pub (Universal City), Buffalo Wild Wings (San Antonio) and Knuckleheads (San Antonio.).

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