This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick.

After a long day at work, it’s fun to escape for a drink or two with friends and colleagues. If you’re headed to the Short North, check out these great happy hours!

1. Bodega: half off all drafts Monday-Friday, 4-8pm, plus $3 well drinks. Weekly specials include $1 grilled cheese on Mondays, $2 tacos on Tuesdays, and $2 gourmet PB&J on Wednesdays.

2. Rigsby’s Kitchen runs happy hour Monday-Saturday, 3:30-7 pm with select $5 wine quartinos, $2 beers, and half off well cocktails. Monday is their $1 raw oyster special, starting at 4pm until they run out!

happy hour 33. Philco offers half off their Favorites menu items between 3-7pm, Monday-Friday. This includes fried cheese curds, coney dogs, and Nutella grilled cheese sandwiches. Select wines are $5, and all local beer taps are half off.

4. Condado Tacos has half off margaritas and $1 off tacos from 4-7pm Monday-Friday.

5. The Rossi serves specials on pizzas, the Rossi burger, and their Yukon Gold French fries to go with wine, beer, and well cocktail specials. Happy hour runs 4-7pm, Monday-Friday.

6. The Pearl discounts draft beers to half price, as well as offering discounts on select wines, canned beers, spirits, and specialty cocktails, all from 4-6pm, Monday-Friday. There’s also a special happy hour snack menu!

happy hour 17. The Pint House runs happy hours specials Monday-Friday, 3-6pm, with half off selected draft beers and food items.

8. Martini and Marcella’s both run happy hour 4-6pm Monday-Friday in their bars and cocktail lounges. Select food and drink items are half off.

9. Forno Kitchen + Bar offers happy hour Monday-Friday, 4-6pm, with half off bar snacks, shareable items, and pizzas. Draft beers, house cocktails, and glasses of wine are half off, too!

There are lots of other happy hour specials in Short North – Bakersfield, The Guild House, Press Grill, many more – so get exploring!