Bricco Happy Hour in Harrisburg
My wife and I ventured to the Bricco happy hour in downtown Harrisburg. Bricco is one of my wife’s favorite restaurants in the area. It is warm, inviting, peaceful and tastefully designed. The overall service is good and the food is gourmet style and excellent. I am not sure but I have been told the food is prepared by culinary students from the area.
While we have eaten at Bricco for dinner we had never been there for a happy hour specifically. We have had friends recommend it to us so we thought we would try it out. There is one major thing you must remember about the Bricco happy hour. You must be sitting at the bar or ordering directly from the bar to get the specials on the drinks. If you are there for dinner and sitting in the dining room, no special prices. If you are sitting at a high top table in the bar area, no special prices. Remember this one rule and you should enjoy a nice time at this refined happy hour.
We found the bar staff to be friendly but maybe not quite as attentive to the bar counter customers as I would have liked. I had to flag our bartender down several times in order to get him to notice that we needed a refill on our drinks. I even had to get the manager to wait on us once. Maybe they were busy but it didn’t seem like it was that crowded last evening. Also keep in mind that the special pricing is not on all drinks. It is only on select beverages. The select beverage list can be found on the bar top. Look for it before ordering. One advantage of this is they can change the drinks on special from time to time.
We also tried two of the happy hour food items. We had the Bricco meatballs which were very good and the roasted beets. I must admit I did not like the beets at all but I am guessing they are an acquired taste. The atmosphere was very warm, quiet and inviting. The other guests were cordial as we struck up a conversation with a patron sitting to the left of us. The overall value was good for this style of restaurant. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing style of happy hour then I suggest Bricco.