The Progress pop up team’s brick-and-mortar restaurant has only been open since October, but the sleek culinary destination is already becoming a favorite on Springfield’s south side. Progress happy hour is a great way to sample your way through the restaurant’s menu, which includes wines between $5 and $6 per glass, $6 Old Fashioneds and daiquiris, plus a rotating selection of mostly organic juices. Don’t hesitate to help yourself to the small plates like polenta and Progress’s signature chicken sandwich, both of which are under $9. (Photo by Ana Elliott)

Progress offers happy hour Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 6pm.

Progress, 2144 E. Republic Road, Suite B101, Springfield, Missouri, 417.799.9388,