Gulf Shores, Alabama
101 W 6th Ave
Gulf Shores, AL 36535
(251) 948-7262

The History of Happy Hour, As Told by the Best Bar in Gulf Shores December 21, 2016

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The History of Happy Hour, As Told by the Best Bar in Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, Alabama

We all love a good happy hour, but have you ever wondered where the term itself originates? Papa Rocco's is here to tell you more about the fascinating history behind one of America’s most beloved drinking pastimes. Serving Gulf Shores, AL, for over 30 years, this local pizza place offers everything from Italian dishes and oysters to live music and tasty cocktails. When you want to kick back and unwind with excellent food, drinks, and entertainment, head to this celebrated bar and restaurant for their happy hour specials every weekday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

happy hourThe term “happy hour” began as naval slang after World War I. Originally, “happy hour” was a designated time slot during which sailors would gather on their ships to enjoy entertainment and respite from seafaring. During that same era, the United States was in the midst of Prohibition, but that didn’t stop anyone from imbibing and merrymaking. The term “happy hour” was soon adopted by speakeasies that served illegal cocktails to patrons before dinnertime. Even today, long after the end of Prohibition, the term “happy hour” remains in popular use and is a time when people come together during the day to enjoy delicious cocktails at reduced prices.

For the best happy hour specials, pizza, live music, and more, make Papa Rocco's in Gulf Shores your go-to restaurant. Give them a call at (251) 948-7262 to speak with a staff member about happy hour specials, and visit them online to find out more information about their menu, their entertainment calendar, and their oyster bar.

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