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Happy Hour

The happiest hour of the day is cocktail hour. Findthe best happy hour deals in your area, talk about how to host a happy hour, and weigh in on your favorite happy hours at local restaurants and bars.

Throw an Italian Aperitivo That Will Put Summer Happy Hours to Shame

The tradition of Italian aperitivo is, by its very nature, a civilized affair. Drinks are light, lively, and low in alcohol. Snacks are simple, artful, and typically nibbly bites intended to be eaten...
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Winston's Hour @ Camden Spit & Larder | Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

Wow, color me impressed by the cuisine and the high standards for service at Camden Spit & Larder in its fifth week of operation. And this was just for happy hour in the lounge when the restaurant ...

Happy Hour @ Sur Burger | Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

Today is National Cheeseburger Day. So let me report on the happy hour cheeseburger at Sur Burger in downtown Monterey. I was there in May when it had been open for two months by local icon Bill...

Happy Hour @ Mezcalito | Russian Hill - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

At Mezcalito, happy hour runs 5 to 6:30pm each day, Tuesday through Sunday. A few months ago I was walking by at the right time and decided to stop for a bite and libation. The Mezcalito burger...

Harumama Noodles & Buns: AVOID | Little Italy - San Diego

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

On the way to the airport in May, I stopped at Harumama Noodles & Buns for happy hour. What a mistake! How do I loathe thee. Let me count the ways. 1) Seaweed salad is coated with slimy, st...

Golden Tee @ Monterey Airport (MRY)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

For those of you looking for a “something for everyone” old school kitchen type of place for visiting kin during the holidays, I thought I’d post about the Golden Tee restaurant, an old-timer compl...

Corzetti | Sabin - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After Pok Pok Noi https://www.chowhound.com/post/pok-pok-noi-sabin-ne-portland-1076020 , I walked a few steps to Corzetti for the third happy hour stop of the day. Opened three months ago by the te...

Buena Vida in Clarendon, Happy Hour

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by Steve 5 months ago

The new Mexican place in Clarendon, from the owners of Ambar, opened recently and has some nice Happy Hour deals. I went for only one item, the shrimp soup. It normally costs $5, but is $4 at Hap...

Fugetsu | Santa Clara - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

In November, William joined me for a first visit to Osaka-style okonomiyaki specialist, Fugetsu. A branch of a Japanese chain, we'd heard the lines can be long here. I guess we lucked out stopping ...

Happy Hour @ The Parish Publick House • Aptos, Santa Cruz County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

A year ago, I picked Parish Publick House for a business meeting. On a bright and sunny day, the outdoor patio was a wonderful spot to chill out with a couple of beers and the happy hour menu. I...

SD - What's Been in Your Rotation - 2018

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by cstr 1 year ago

Hey guys, been thinking about this lately, so here we go ! What are your favorite places to get a quick bite, happy hour, full on dining? Lately, I've been haunting: Sang Dao for Thai Ly ...

Hilton Head Help

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by usmcbrutus 1 year ago

Looking for restaurant recommendations for Hilton Head. Favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Might as well mention Happy Hours as well. Thanks.

Kachka Happy Hour | Buckman - SE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After Coco Donuts https://www.chowhound.com/post/coco-donuts-coffee-boise-ne-portland-1076552 and final packing back at the house, we squeezed in one more happy hour before leaving town, the ritual...

Olympic Provisions Northwest | NW Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After the performance at Lan Su Chinese Garden https://www.chowhound.com/post/tower-cosmic-reflections-teahouse-lan-su-chinese-garden-nw-1076092 , I checked out happy hour at Olympic Provisions Nor...

Pok Pok Noi | Sabin - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

From Olympic Oyster Bar https://www.chowhound.com/post/olympia-oyster-bar-boise-ne-portland-1075993 , I headed over to Pok Pok Noi for a second happy hour on Friday afternoon. I had actually intend...

Olympia Oyster Bar | Boise - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Olympia Oyster Bar has been on my radar to try since seeing a shellfish demo in Ensenada by Chef-owner Maylin Chavez who hails from Tijuana. I headed there post-Proud Mary nap, https://www.chowhoun...

Happy Hour @ Valle Eatery & Bar | Lompoc

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Valle Eatery & Bar opened in a few months ago in Lompoc's Hilton Garden Inn. It's an offshoot of the popular Valle Fresh in Los Alamos. https://www.chowhound.com/post/valle-fresh-los-alamos-1070559...

Fueling Station | Russian Hill - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

A couple months ago I trudged up Russian Hill in search of working wi-fi to Fueling Station. It opened late last year. The space has been transformed from the dark cafe that used to be here to a br...

Sunset Sessions @ Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette in Marina (Monterey Bay)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In May a visiting friend joined us for happy hour, dubbed Sunset Sessions, at Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette in Marina's Sanctuary Beach Resort.

Non-touristy drinks and/or bites in northern SF

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by Hilla 1 year ago

This Sunday, I'm going on a birthday outing with 7 friends in the touristy part of San Francisco, near the Embarcadero (Jefferson & Mason), and then I'd like to go out for pre-dinner drinks and/or ...

Daily Happy Hour @ La Mar Cebicheria | The Embarcadero - SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last month La Mar Cebicheria made sense for meeting a friend for a drink before a function nearby. Happy hour is from 3pm to 6pm in the bar daily. https://lamarsf.com/wp-content/uploads/HAPPY-HOU...