Happy Hours & After Work Cocktails Near Wakefield MA

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Whether you’re looking for a place to grab a drink after a long day at the office, or you’re searching for a local bar where you can host a happy hour with your team, you have quite a few options to choose from in the Wakefield area. 

From popular chains to unique local establishments, we’ve put together a list of 5 local places that are fun happy hour destinations convenient to Wakefield.

5 Great Bars Near Wakefield Where You Can Grab a Drink After Work

Boston is hopping with bars and restaurants, but if you’re looking for a place to gather for beverages outside the hustle and bustle of downtown (or if you’re looking for a place just minutes from The Lakeside Park), there are quite a few great options to choose from! 

Here are five of our favorites in the Wakefield MA area: 

Public Kitchen

Located right in Wakefield, Public Kitchen is a local favorite. It has a great atmosphere, an extensive menu (for both food and drinks), and excellent service from friendly waitstaff. Whether you’re going out for drinks, appetizers or a full meal, Public Kitchen is a great (and super convenient) option. 

Looking for a place to host a private work function or event? They can help you with that as well! Their back room is available for rent and can host up to 30 guests. 

You can learn more about Public Kitchen in downtown Wakefield here.

Yard House

Yardhouse is a popular eatery with a couple of locations, one of which is located on Market Street in Lynnfield – just minutes from Wakefield. They feature happy hour every weekday from 3pm until 6pm (with food specials included), plus they have tons of draft beers on tap and an extensive beverage menu.

They have take-out if you’d like to get something to go. If you’re staying and the weather is nice, you can enjoy their patio seating. 

If you’re looking for a fun, casual atmosphere where you can enjoy food and drinks with your colleagues, Yard House is definitely a restaurant to consider. Learn more about Yard House, find directions, and join their waitlist for seating here.

Bellino’s Trattoria

Bellino’s in Wakefield is another restaurant that’s popular with the locals. They have experienced, courteous staff serving up delicious homemade Italian food and creative drink specials.

If you’re a fan of Italian food, the Bellino’s menu will make your mouth water. As for beverages, from shots to wine to specialty drinks, they’ve got you covered. They also offer takeout and can accommodate up to 50 people for private events.

Learn more about Bellino’s Trattoria in Wakefield.


If you’re looking for a popular chain restaurant that you can rely on for a delightful happy hour, Chili’s is a terrific option. Located in Reading, which is just a mile or so from Wakefield, Chili’s features happy hour specials all day every day at the bar. 

They have an extensive food and drink menu, and they are open every day.

Get the details on the Chili’s Reading location here.

T’Ahpas 529

T’Ahpas 529 in Melrose, MA – just a few minutes from Wakefield – is the place to go if you’re looking for a unique happy hour experience. 

Offering sophisticated Spanish and mediterranean cuisine and small plates along with local microbrews, T’Ahpas 529 is highly recommended by satisfied customers! The food is delicious and creative, the atmosphere is cozy and casual, and the bar is well stocked with beverages. 

Check out the menu and find out more about T’Ahpas here.

Head Out For Happy Hour Near Wakefield!

Wakefield is a great place to work if you’re a fan of happy hour. There are dozens of places to choose from, all just minutes away. 

Looking for other local restaurants to check out? See our list of fine dining restaurants near Wakefield here for recommendations on where to wine and dine clients or celebrate special occasions. 

Wondering where to go on your lunch break? There are a bunch of great lunch places in Wakefield, serving up everything from sandwiches and wraps to pizza and burgers.

Looking for alternative ideas, besides happy hour, to get the team out of the office? Here are a handful of team building ideas in the Boston area you might want to take advantage of!