Definition of beer o'clock in US English:

beer o'clock

noun

humorous
  • An appropriate time of day to start drinking beer.

    ‘we went to find a bar as it was almost beer o'clock’
    • ‘When you hit 14/18 greens and shoot +6 on some of the best greens in the world, its beer o'clock.’
    • ‘The sun's shining, weather's sweet and beer o'clock approaches rapidly during this glorious four-day bank holiday week.’
    • ‘Thousands of Welsh students are set for their earliest start of the year today as varsity day reaches beer o'clock.’
    • ‘The incident took place at around beer o'clock, or 2 p.m., on Friday afternoon.’
    • ‘It's beer o'clock in camp and after discovering several cans the group return back and share their goods.’
    • ‘The hotel is in a nice beachside town, so now it is beer o'clock and off to the night markets tonight.’
    • ‘Oh, who am I kidding, it's beer o'clock and reminiscing will just make you all cry.’
    • ‘After the castle and before beer o'clock we went to the museum.’
    • ‘Their infamous beer o'clock singalong Don't Stop Believing was announced as the top-selling digital classic rock song in history by Nielsen SoundScan.’
    • ‘Early afternoon must be "beer o'clock" in Tuscaloosa, AL.’