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The Importance of Happy Hour (It Does a Body Good!)

Taking a break from work stress and home responsibilities every once in a while is important for maintaining good mental health. That’s what the best Happy Hour in Des Moines is here to help you do! As a matter of fact, studies have shown that enjoying Happy Hour can be good for your physical health in some ways too.

Happy Hour Origins

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse didn’t create the concept of Happy Hour (although we have done a good job perfecting it!) “Happy Hours” were originally created as a form of entertainment to distract men out at sea from the day to day workings on the ship and keep them in good spirits. Rather than drinking, they would box, wrestle, enjoy music, or watch movies. During Prohibition, the term “Happy Hour” was picked up to describe the time when people would secretly meet for a few pre-dinner cocktails in private homes or speakeasies before heading out to the restaurants that couldn’t serve alcohol.

Today, we don’t have to sneak around to enjoy a few cocktails together. (Thank goodness!) We are free to enjoy a drink anytime that we want. There are a few benefits to meeting up with friends and co-workers during Happy Hour though. Please keep in mind that these benefits only hold up when you drink responsibly and in moderation.


Happy Hour…

Improves Life at the Office
Having a drink with your co-workers after the work day is over is a great way to de-stress and get to know each other in a more relaxed atmosphere. Getting the chance to form relationships outside of the pressure of work and deadlines can help everyone to work together better once you get back to the office.

Lowers Depression
Studies have shown that spending time enjoying the company of others relieves built-up tension and lowers the risk of depression. Both of those things are excellent for improving your overall mental health at work and at home.

Improves Heart Health
We covered the many surprising health benefits of beer, when consumed in moderation, in a past blog. One of those benefits is boosting your “good” cholesterol by 10-20%, which aids in reducing the chances of heart disease, stroke, and heart attacks.

Makes the Weekend Come Faster
Well, technically you don’t get to Friday any faster, but time flies when you’re having fun so it will seem that way! As the old song goes, “Everybody’s working for the weekend!” Well, taking part in Happy Hour at ourĀ Des Moines BBQ restaurant & bar is a great way to make that weekend seem not so far away. All work and no play is no fun at all. Invite the office, and your friends outside of the office, to join you for a mid-week break. You all deserve it!


Happy Hour at the Boot

Every Monday-Friday (5 glorious days a week) from 3-6 pm, our BBQ restaurant & bar in Des Moines hosts an incredible Happy Hour. We offer some fantastic drink specials so you can enjoy yourself without spending all of that hard-earned money you made at the job you’re taking a break from!

All of our 18 draft beers, including many of your favorite Iowa brews, are only $3 each. We also have a few specialty cocktails specially-priced for you during Happy Hour. Pair any one of those drinks with some of our awesome appetizers and your time here gets even better!

Join us soon at the Boot for the best Happy Hour in the Des Moines area and be sure to invite a few co-workers and friends to join you. We’ve got plenty of room for everyone and we can’t wait to welcome you all to our place!

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