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These rankings are based on which happy hours Cowtown Eats readers are clicking on.
15. Shady Lady Saloon
Named as one of the "best bars in America" by Esquire Magazine, Shady Lady is filled with happy hour goers looking to get one of their craft cocktails at a slight discount. 1409 R Street, Sacramento.
14. Buffalo Wild Wings
Sometimes, you just want to grab a Coors Light, eat some wings and watch a game. Or maybe you want to meet a friend before going to a Kings game. That's what Buffalo Wild Wings excels at, and why they've made it on the list for the second year in a row. 3635 N Freeway Blvd., Sacramento.
13. Hook & Ladder
Hook & Ladder, the heralded restaurant who shares owners with the popular midtown spot Golden Bear, opened late in 2012 and has hit its stride as both a restaurant and bar. The restaurant's popular happy hour is just another sign of that. 1630 S St, Sacramento.
12. Chevy's Fresh Mex - On The River
One of the best things about Sacramento is the river, and nothing is better than sipping on a margarita, snacking on a basket of chips and people watching at Chevy's. That's why people continue to flock to this restaurant - and its happy hour - year after year. 1369 Garden Hwy., Sacramento.
11. Burgers & Brew
Situated on a revitalized portion of R street, Burgers & Brew continues to draw in the crowds with its patio seating and diverse tap list. 1409 R St, Sacramento.
10. 33rd St. Bistro
A great neighborhood standby, 33rd St. Bistro is popular with those who live and work in East Sacramento. With their recently-remodeled bar, now's a perfect time to check out this happy hour. 3301 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento.
9. Lucca Restaurant
Nestled on a stretch of J street without many other restaurants and bars, it's easy to forget about Lucca. But apparently, Cowtown Eats readers haven't forgotten about the place (especially its popular all night happy hour on Thursdays), giving it the ninth place ranking. 1615 J St., Sacramento.
8. The Cheesecake Factory
Sure it's a chain restaurant, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have a following and a good happy hour. The Cheesecake Factory makes the top 15 list in for the second year in a row. 1771 Arden Way, Sacramento.
7. Firestone Public House
Firestone Public House continues to be the most popular single location happy hour and considered by many to be the best place to watch a sporting event on The Grid. 1132 16th Street, Sacramento.
6. Fat's Asia Bistro (Roseville & Folsom)
In 2014, the Fat Family's Frank Fats restaurant was named an America's Classic by the James Beard Foundation for its timeless appeal. If you've eaten at their restaurants, it's no surprise why their Fat's Asian Bistro happy hour is so popular. 2585 Iron Point Rd in Folsom and 1500 Eureka Road in Roseville.
5. Chicago Fire
With its four locations in midtown, Roseville and two Folsom locations, it's no wonder why the region's popular deep dish pizza joint has such a popular happy hour. Watch out for a location coming to Elk Grove Soon. 2416 J St, Sacramento.
4. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse's happy hour is a great way to get normally-pricey food at an affordable price. with locations on Fair Oaks and in Roseville, this steakhouse with an awesome happy hour really packs the people in. 501 Pavillions Ln, Sacramento.
Zocalo, the Sacramento restaurant that's been serving regional Mexican cuisine for the past decade, has a following that extends from its fabulous happy hour to its great weekend brunch. In 2012, they added a second location in Roseville. My favorite time of the year at Zocalo is hitting up happy hour on their great patio during the summer. 1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento.
2. Bento Box
Bento Box added a midtown location in 2013, and its happy hour has been a hit with nearby office-goers. It's competition is stiff along that stretch of 16th Street, but it's been holding its own. 1101 16th St., Sacramento.
1. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Ranked No. 1 for the fourth year in a row, this chain brewhouse with multiple locations in the Sacramento area, including Natomas, Arden Fair Mall, Elk Grove & Roseville, continues to provide a consistent experience pleasing to the crowds.