I was able to check out the new happy hour the other night and was pleasantly surprised. First off, the renovated space, in the old Dutch Connection location in Harbor East, is beautiful. There's exposed brick, plush leather furniture, and a lit-up bar all in a cozy, candlelit atmosphere.
I sampled the Derby Hat (bourbon, sweet vermouth, Buckwheat honey, and grapefruit), a delightfully tart cocktail garnished with a caramelized orange slice. The $5 rotating cocktail that night was a well-balanced version of an Arnold Palmer, made with TEN TEN's house-made sweet tea and lemonade. Additionally, the food on the happy hour menu is tasty, with options like bacon-wrapped dates, duck fat fries, and a beet salad.
You can enjoy TEN TEN's happy hour every weekday from 3-7 p.m. in the bar.
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