So I love McFadden's but mostly because of their free happy hours. I've already gotten 2 free nights and my boyfriend won a free night as well! You see, all you have to do is sign up on their main site to receive their emails, and about a couple of weeks later they'll either call or send you an email telling you you've won a free night of drinks. I don't know if this promotion makes them money or not, but the place is always packed and there are literally about 5-10 winners per night it seems (me, my boyfriend, and 2 classmates all won on the same night one time). The deal is that your free happy hour (which is actually 2 hours) lasts from 6pm-8pm so you better get there on time, and you can order any mixed drink that's not top shelf but you can only get Coors Light, Bud Light, or Miller Lights for beer free. You are also encouraged to bring as many friends as you like, and they can all drink the same mentioned drinks but all at $3 each (not free, but still way better than paying the usual $7-$12 mixed drink). Sliders are also really popular at $1 each for everyone in the party (including the winners, no food for free).
So, would I come here on a regular night without winning their happy hour/having one of my friends win so I don't have to pay full price? Probably not, only because the place is too crowded and I don't frequent the other bars in that area. However if you want to check it out, the downstairs area is my favorite. It's much quieter and the lights are always dimmed with weird but cool/""artsy"" vintage steel lockers and like, velvet cushioned seating for decoration. Yeah, just check it out for yourself. Oh but the downstairs area has weird times, I think they open it around 8pm but then close it up early at 10 or 11pm. The main floor is open until 1am I believe.
Pros: they give about 10 free happy hours a day
Cons: the place gets packed