Chili’s Grill & Bar

4609 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117

Parking: Free lotDays: Monday-Friday
Times: Monday-Thursday, 3-6pm, 9pm-close; Friday, 3-6pm, & During All Professional Football Games for Food DealsDrink Deals: 2-for-1 Draft Beer, Margaritas, Well, Call, & Premium Cocktails, & House Wine – ALL DAY, EVERY DAYFood Deals: $2.99-$4.99 Select Appetizers

When covering Happy Hours in Memphis, one might expect me to hit up the infamous
Beale Street for a true Memphis experience. However, my family prefers the comfort of old favorites like TGIFridays and Chili’s and since I find going to the bar alone creepy (seriously – don’t do that), I am happy to follow wherever the family may take me. And happy, I was!

My niece, Amber, had to miss out on
last year’s Christmas happy hours, but this year she was of age, so she couldn’t wait and put on her weekend’s finest. Amber, my sister, Tracey, and I headed out to their preferred Chili’s location. Like a lot of restaurants, happy hour only takes place in the bar area. That’s more than fine since there are plenty of bar stools, high top tables, & booths to accommodate happy hour patrons.

Amber, Tracey, & me

Upon settling in at a high top table, we learned that this particular Chili’s location has happy hour all day, every day on drink deals! The 2-for-1 drink deals at this location turned out to be better than the ones I had found on-line. For $3.99 each, we ordered frozen margaritas (strawberry & mango) that were served in frosty mugs. For those that don’t like their margarita glasses lined with salt, Chili’s lines the glasses of the flavored drinks with sugar. Like salt, it might not be for everyone, but it was a nice surprise.

All appetizers are priced from $2.99-$4.99! Thanks to the prices, we were sure to fill up our table with goodies. We had 2 orders of the famous boneless buffalo wings, southwestern egg rolls, burger bites, & fries. It was until I had the boneless buffalo wings that I forget how truly amazing they are. How they get the wings to be crispy and juicy, I’ll never know. Too bad the nearest Chili’s in LA is a bit of a drive from the Happy Hour Tour headquarters.

Yes, we ordered a lot.

Another welcome surprise about Chili’s happy hour is that happy hour takes place during all professional football games. More and more bars are expanding their happy hour to inlcude sporting events since games often start when happy hour is already half over and people are sure to be there for hours in need of food & drink. It’s nice to see a chain restaurant see the importance in happy hour during football. Hopefully, the deals expand to basketball and baseball games, too. Regardless of the sport deals, I will be sure to be back for happy hour whenever I find one in the neighborhood.

Rating: 4 Martinis
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