The Great Recession is tightening everyone's purse strings—so we've tracked down tasty bargains for each and every day of the week. Who says you can't afford to eat out? With these amazing deals, you can't afford not to.
Catch a deal at the Brown Palace Hotel's venerable Ship Tavern. From 2 to 4:30 p.m., enjoy $3 wine and well drinks and half-price apps. Don't miss the crab cakes or the fresh-fried potato chips with truffle oil and Parmesan. Daily, 321 17th St., 303-297-3111
Discover unbeatable deals on Dixon's Downtown Grill's spacious patio. From 3 to 6 p.m. daily, the downtown restaurant is the home of $3 drinks—Ketel One John Dalys (Arnold Palmer with a shot of vodka), margaritas, and Coronas—and cheapo eats. A host of dishes, including happy hour nachos, mini Philly cheesesteaks, chicken wings, and artichoke dip, run just $3. Daily, 1610 16th St., 303-573-6100
Make reservations for Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria's family-style Sunday dinner. The $9.95 per person price tag buys platters of Caesar salad, bruschetta, spaghetti, and pizza. 3 p.m. to close, 410 E. Seventh Ave., 303-861-9463
Take advantage of Bloom's happy hour (3 to 6 p.m.), where apps and entrées—think grilled artichoke and Paris mustard aïoli or oven-roasted meatloaf and mashed potatoes—are $5, and select wine and well drinks cost $4. Daily, 1 W. Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield, 720-887-2800