Foolish Craig’s is a quirky restaurant and bakery between 16th and 17th Street on Pearl Street. This place has been thriving since 1998 and if you visit, you’ll understand why. Foolish Craig’s is best known for their extensive breakfast and lunch menu, including their famous savory and sweet crepes, creative three-egg omelets and long list of hot sandwiches and burgers. If you’re a bacon-lover, this is the restaurant for you. “Yummy Bacon” is written as a subliminal message behind the main text on the menu. If you have only been to Foolish Craig’s for weekend brunch or for an early morning breakfast during the weekday, then you are certainly missing out on their happy hour specials!


Happy hour starts at 3pm from Monday through Friday and runs until 6pm. On Sunday, happy hour begins when the dinner menus are laid out (5pm) and lasts until close! I was surprised to find that Foolish Craig’s had such a great happy hour, because I had only known it for its breakfast. They don’t have a huge selection of beer on draft, but what is offered is local and well-s  elected. They offer O’Dell’s 90 Shilling, Great Divide Colette Farmhouse Ale, and Dale’s Pale Ale for $3 a pint. Right now, the seasonal draft is the Avery Maharaja, a mouth-watering imperial IPA that comes as 10-ounce pour. They also offer bottles of Session Lager and Coors Light for an even lower price of $2. If you’re not interested in getting a beer, then you can order a well cocktail (sorry, no Bloody Mary’s during happy hour) for $3 or a glass of house wine for $4.


If you’ve happened to make it to Foolish Craig’s for their happy hour, then you should probably try some of their small bites that they offer. My favorite dish is their warm brie served with pear apple marmalade and slices of their homemade baguette—it is available all day, but is a great steal for only $5 during their happy hour. Another spread to enjoy with their homemade baguette is their spinach artichoke dip, coming in at $4. A great companion with a beer would be an order of tortilla chips with either their house made hummus ($4) or house made guacamole and salsa ($5). Probably most unique to Foolish Craig’s are their crab and sweet corn cakes as well as their boneless wings, perfect for those who hate getting too messy but love the tanginess of buffalo sauce.


There is really no going wrong with Foolish Craig’s happy hour. With local beer, house made bread and spreads, and healthy serving sizes, you are guaranteed to leave with a satisfied tummy and a smile on your face!