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130+ Happy Hour Spots in North County San Diego

130+ Happy Hour Spots in North County San Diego

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A long scenic coast and beautiful inland make North County San Diego a prime location for some of the best restaurants that feature Happy Hour. Meet your friends at a local spot, have a light dinner at a restaurant you’ve always wanted to try, or pick a favorite sunset view, North County has all the options.*

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Ruth’s Chris Del Mar

Ruth’s Chris is a traditional steakhouse with a classic atmosphere. The bar has the same impeccable service as the main restaurant, but with a more casual feel. In the bar, the Sizzle, Swizzle, Swirl Menu offers delicious drinks and entrees for only $9!

Eat: Prime Burger, Spicy Shrimp

Drink: Gin Basil Smash, Pomegranate Martini

Happy Hour Time:

  • Sunday-Friday: 4 pm – 6:30pm

Happy Hour Details:


Located at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Amaya is an upscale restaurant with great service. With stunning views of the Grand Del Mar’s architecture and golf course, Amaya serves California Cuisine with Italian influences. The menu is enhanced by Happy Hour specials every Sunday-Thursday. Happy Hour served on the Terrace or in the bar only.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 5 pm-6:30 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • $7 Cocktails
  • $6 Wines
  • $4 Beers

Westroot Tavern

Westroot Tavern is a neighborhood bar with a modern twist. Westroot is spacious, with tons of TVs and live Music on Wednesday nights. Weekday Happy Hour features half off drinks and nightly specials.

Drink: Doctor’s Orders (Absolut Pear, cucumber, lime juice, orgeat, cinnamon)

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Nightly Specials: Monday-Thursday: Starting at 5 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • Half Off Drinks (M-F: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday: $12 Burger and a Beer
  • Tuesday: $3.75 Tacos, $7 House Margaritas, $5 Mexican Beer, $6 Espolon Shots
  • Wednesday: Half Off All Wine, $5 House Sangria
  • Thursday: $5 Draft Beer, Braised Specials

Casa Sol Y Mar

Casa Sol Y Mar is all about the ambiance. The restaurant and patio are spacious, colorful and inviting. The menu offers traditional and contemporary Mexican dishes. In the Cantina, Happy Hour is generous with a variety of drink and menu specials, including a bucket of 5 Mexican beers for $24.95 and a Tequila Flight for $21.95.

Eat: Guacamole & Chips, Ceviche Tostada

Drink: Sangarita (Margarita & Red Sangria)

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 3 pm –  7 pm

Happy Hour Details:

Seasalt Del Mar

Seasalt Del Mar is a Seafood Bistro that is focused on using responsibly sourced local seafood. Happy Hour can be enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere with a perfect view of Los Penasquitos Lagoon. During Football Season, Sunday Happy Hour is extended from 1pm-8pm.  Daily specials also available. Gluten-free items available. All cocktails made with HAN Spirits.

Eat: Golden Calamari, Fresh Oysters

Drink: Salty Dog (house-made Gin, ginger beer, fresh lime, bitters)

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Sunday: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • Happy Hour Menu
  • $1 Off Beer
  • $2 Off Cocktails
  • $5 House Wine
  • Monday: 50% off Dinner Sushi
  • Tuesday: 1¢ Beverage with Taco Plate
  • Wednesday: Half Off Select Wine
  • Thursday: $8 Martini

Iris Food and Spirits

Overlooking Los Penasquitos Lagoon, Iris Food and Spirits interprets comfort food from around the globe. Enjoy food and drink specials, in a casual atmosphere, Monday through Friday during Happy Hour.

Eat: Braised Pork Tostadas, Beet Homefries

Drink: No-Makase (Japanese Whiskey, Kombu, Ginger Juice, Lemon)

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 4pm-6pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • 20% Off Starters
  • 20% Off Cocktails
  • 50% Off Select Wines
  • 20-50% Off Select Beer

En Fuego Cantina & Grill

En Fuego is a Mexican Cantina just off Hwy 101 in Del Mar. Serving traditional Mexican and Seafood for over 20 years, En Fuego preserves Del Mar history while expanding to meet the needs of today.

Eat: Nachos, Calamari Taco

Drink: Margaritas

Happy Hour Time:

  • Daily: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • $5-$8 Happy Hour Menu
  • $5 House Margarita
  • $4 Well Cocktails
  • $5 Mexican Drafts

Pacifica Del Mar

Serving New American Seafood, Pacifica has a great location with ocean views. The Vodka Bar features the best Vodkas from around the world. In the bar, not only is the Happy Hour Menu extensive, but there are additional Nightly Specials, too.

Eat: Peppered Ahi Takoshimi, Blackened Fish Taco, Pacifica Oyster Shooter

Drink: Martini

Happy Hour Time:

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday & Monday: 4:00 p.m. – Close

Happy Hour Details:

  • 1/2 Off Small Plates
  • $2 Off Ocean Bar Bites
  • $2 Off Beers & Featured Cocktails
  • $2 Off Wines by the Glass
  • Tuesday: Two Fish Tacos – enjoy two tacos with a corona for $9, $3 Fish or Pork Tacos
  • Wednesday: Martini & Oyster Night – $7 Vodka and Gin, Oysters on the Half Shell: 3 for $6, 6 for $12,12 for $24
  • Thursday: Half Off Wine Night

Del Mar Rendezvous

Del Mar Rendezvous serves a wide array of Chinese dishes which are complemented by other Asian Fusion items. The interior is newly remodeled, and Happy Buddha Hour reduces your second beer or wine to just 88¢.  Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free items available.

Happy Buddha Hour:

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 4 pm – 6 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • By one Draft Beer or  House wine and the second is only 88¢
  • Half Off Dim Sum (with the purchase of 2 dinner entrees)
  • Monday: No corkage fee on wine/beer
  • Tuesday: Second Draft Beer for 88¢ (4 pm -8:30 pm)
  • Wednesday: Up to $8 Off Select Bottles of Wine
  • Thursday: Second Glass of Wine for 88¢ (4 pm – 8:30 pm)

Zel’s Del Mar

Good food, an easy-going atmosphere, and live music make Zel’s is a great Del Mar find.  Zel’s generously offers daily Brunch, Happy Hour and Late Night menus. Dog-friendly patio, Gluten-free options available.

Eat: Mexican Corn, Flatbreads, Oysters on the Half Shell

Drink: Rosemary Gimlet (Bombay Sapphire Gin, agave nectar, lime, rosemary), The Diablo (Pelegroso Reposado Tequila, muddled jalapenos, agave, ginger beer)

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Saturday: 3 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Sunday: 3 pm – 10 pm
  • Happy Hour Food Starts at 4 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • Happy Hour Menu
  • $2 Off WIne by the Glass, Call Drinks and Specialty Cocktails
  • $1 Off Draft Beer
  • $4 Well Drinks

Prepkitchen Del Mar

At Prepkitchen Del Mar you’ll find artisanal farm-to-table cuisine in a relaxed setting. With some indoor seating, the focus is on the patio which overlooks Hwy 101 towards the coast. Gluten Free (or Dishes that can be made GF) are clearly annotated. Dog-friendly patio. 3.75% Surcharge added to all checks.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Daily: 3 pm – 6 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • $5.95 Select Wine, Beer, & Sangria
  • $25 Sangria Pitchers

Bully’s Del Mar

Bully’s is a Del Mar institution. Established in 1969, this English Pub is known for it’s Prime Rib.

Red-lined booths, bar stool, and race decor set the mood.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Daily: 3 pm – 6 pm
  • Late Night: Sunday-Thursday: 10 pm – Close

Happy Hour Details:

  • Happy Hour Menu
  • $5 Well Drinks
  • $3 Domestic Drafts
  • $1 Off Craft Draft Beer
  • $5 Select Wine by the Glass


In the heart of Del Mar, Americana is a cozy cafe with a great patio. Known for breakfast, Americana is open all day and has a Happy Hour with drink specials and a great menu! Happy Hour cannot be combined with other promotions or coupons.

Eat: Baja Fish Tacos, Caprese Salad

Happy Hour Time:

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 4 pm – 6:30 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • Happy Hour Menu
  • $6 Select Wine by the Glass, Bloody Mary, Dirty Martini, Margarita, Mojito
  • $5-$6 Local Draft Beer
  • $5 Select Bottled Beer

Jimmy O’s

Jimmy O’s has a comfortable Boston Pub feel. With sports on the wall of TV’s and an American bar menu, it’s a great choice for your traditional Happy Hour.

Eat: Nachitos

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 4 pm – 6 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • Happy Hour Menu
  • $1 Off All Beer
  • $5 Well Drinks
  • $5 House Wines
  • $6 Margaritas

Sbicca Del Mar

Just up from the beach, Sbicca serves California Cuisine using organic, sustainable, antibiotic/hormone free ingredients (when possible). With patios, indoor seating and an upstairs view deck, Sbicca is a great choice for Happy Hour (especially if you wanna get away from the beach crowd).

Eat: Jidori Chicken Wings, Grilled Steak Tacos

Drink: Cucumber Crush (vodka, elderflower liqueur, lemon, muddled cucumber, grapefruit juice & simple syrup)

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday & Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • Happy Hour Menu
  • $7-$9 Happy Hour Craft Cocktails
  • $6-9 Wine By the Glass
  • $3-7 Beer and Craft Brews

Shimbashi Izakaya

Shimbashi Izakaya brings sushi with a view of the ocean to Del Mar. Popular, especially out on the patio, this is one of the go-to Del Mar Happy Hour spots. Happy Hour includes drinks specials, Appetizers, and various sushi specials.

Eat: Salmon Skin Salad, Sushi

Drink: Ginger Sake (fresh ginger, sake, soda)

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 4 pm – 6 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • Happy Hour Menu
  • $3.50 Sapporo Light
  • $4 Sapporo Draft, $4.50 Asahi Draft
  • $6 Hot Sake & House Wine by the Glass
  • $6 Select Cocktails
  • $4 Happy Hour Hand Rolls
  • $5 Sushi
  • $6 Happy Hour Rolls

Poseidon Del Mar

Right next to Del Mar’s Main Lifeguard Tower, Poseidon has the perfect location, right on the sand. Poseidon is a local favorite for Happy Hour, expect a busy crowd and lively atmosphere.Happy Hour inside bar and lounge only.

Eat: Blackened Salmon Sliders, Pistachio Crusted Brie

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • (not available holidays)

Happy Hour Details:

  • $8 Appetizers
  • $4 Michelob Ultra & Budweiser
  • $5 Well Margarita
  • $6 Well Cosmopolitan
  • $6 Glass of House Wine: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot

Jake’s Del Mar

Right on the beach, Jake’s Del Mar has a casual feel and serves Coastal California Cuisine. A large bar area and beautiful view make this location popular. Waikiki Wednesdays include Island favorites: Duroq BBQ Rib and Ahi plates with steamed Jasmine Rice and Macaroni Salad. Valet parking. Gluten Free options clearly marked.

Eat: Crusted Calamari

Drink: Duke’s Maitai

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday: All Night
  • Tuesday-Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • $2 Off Starters
  • $2 Off Sea Drinks & Draft Beers
  • $6 William Hill Chardonnay or Cabernet
  • Monday: All Night Happy Hour plus $2 Off Local Favorites
  • Tuesday: $4 Baja Fish Taco, $2 Off Draft Beer
  • Wednesday: Waikiki inspired night with $13 Duroq BBQ Rib or Ahi plate; $7 Duke’s Mai Tai

Davanti Enoteca Del Mar

Davanti Enoteca is a rustic Italian restaurant that walks the line between casual and elegant. Davanti is a great place for date night or a casual weekend hangout. The Happy Hour menu offers several small bite selections including Pizza, Crispy Pork Ribs and Fritto Misto (shrimp calamari, oysters, meyer lemon).

Eat: Glazed Pork Belly + Frito Misto

Drink: Davanti Spritz, Martini

Happy Hour Time:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • $5 Davanti Spritz, Select Wine, Prosecco
  • $5 Well Drinks, Draft Beer
  • $6 Classic Vodka or Gin Martini
  • $8 Premium Wine and Sangria

Brigantine Seafood Restaurant (Del Mar)

Overlooking the Del Mar Racetrack, this Brigantine location is always popular. Valet parking, great patio view, and a loyal following, the Brig is a quintessential North Del Mar spot. Happy Hour is in the lounge and don’t miss the popular Taco Tuesdays.

Eat: Tacos!

Happy Hour Time:

  • Daily: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • $1 Off Wells and Draft Beers
  • $1 Off Brigantine Margarita
  • Taco Tuesday Menu

Searsucker Del Mar

Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey (Top Chef) set out to have a restaurant with a casual dining experience, New American food, and a great social environment. He succeeded. A popular inland Del Mar spot, Searsucker is designed to be the place where you want to hang out with friends, listen to live music and stay.

Eat: Duck Fat Fries, Mussels with Chorizo

Drink: El Niño Stormy (Appleton Rum, lime juice, bitters, ginger beer), Jalaberry Strawpeño (strawberry jalapeno tequila, pressed lime, agave nectar)

Happy Hour Time:

  • Everyday: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • All night Wednesday

Happy Hour Details:

  • Up to half off Small Plates
  • $7 House Infusions
  • $5 Draft Beer
  • $6 Wine
  • $8 Cocktails

Cucina Enoteca

Cucina Enoteca is a popular Del Mar spot, with a modern space and lots of seating. Serving Italian favorites with a modern twist, Cucina Enoteca is dedicated to using locally sourced, organic produce and sustainable ingredients. The Happy Hour menu is small, but there are daily deals such as $10 any pizza on Thursdays. Happy Hour served in Bar & Community area only.

Eat: Margherita Pizza, Burnt Brussel Sprouts

Drink: Seasonal Sangria

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • $7 Happy Hour Red/White, Bar Whim Cocktail
  • $4.50 Moretti Draft
  • $6 Seasonal Sangria
  • Monday: Meatball Pizza $10, Giant Meatball $6
  • Tuesday: Burger and Moretti Beer $19
  • Wednesday: Half Price Polenta and Ragu
  • Thursday: Any Pizza $10
  • Sunday: No corkage fee for wine purchased in shop

Coastal Kitchen

At the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, the Coastal Kitchen uses a combination of indoor and outdoor dining to set the stage for its seasonal farm-to-table menu. The relaxed setting features a cozy fireplace and two outdoor firepits to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Drink: Ginger Crisp (cK Infused Citrus Vodka, lemon, lavender bitters, Green Bar Ginger Liquor)

Happy Hour Time:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 3 pm -6 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • $2 Off Craft Cocktails
  • $5 Well Cocktails, Draft Beer, & Select Wine by the Glass

Pamplemousse Grille

If High-End dining is what you like (but not what you can afford), Pamplemousse Happy Hour is the place for you. With a French Country, casual atmosphere, you can have your own fine-dining experience for half the price in the lounge.A 3.5% surcharge is added to all checks.

Eat: Kobe Sliders, Truffle Fries

Drink: Breeder’s Lemonade (Tito’s vodka, muddled berries, lemon, simple syrup, soda)

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • $5 Well Drinks
  • 40% Off All Wines by the Glass, Specialty Cocktails

Crush Solana Beach

Near the beach, ample parking, friendly staff and good food, what else could you want? Solana Beach Crush believes that Happy Hour should include delicious cocktails and excellent food, add a great atmosphere and it’s a wonderful choice. Late Night specials include $10 Pizza and $5 draft beer.

Eat: Brick Oven Meatballs, Crispy Squash Blossoms

Drink: Wine

Happy Hour Time:

  • Daily 3 pm – 6 pm
  • Late Night: 10 pm – Midnight

Happy Hour Details:

Claire’s on Cedros

Claire’s, a friendly cafe in the heart of Solana Beach, specializes in California comfort food and offers a variety of freshly baked bread, pastries, and desserts. On Fridays and Saturdays, Claire’s offers unique Happy Hour Specials for food and drinks. Dog-friendly. Gluten Free Friendly.

Happy Hour:

  • Fridays & Saturdays: 3 pm – 6 pm

Station Sushi

In a prime location on the 101, just up from Fletcher’s Cove, Station Sushi has a consistent crowd. Happy Hour features several rolls, appetizers and beer and Sake.

Eat: Monkey Stick

Happy Hour:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • Happy Hour Menu
  • $3-$6 Appetizers
  • $4-$12 Sushi Rolls
  • $3.50 Draft Beer
  • $4.50 Large Hot Sake or Large Bottle of Beer
  • $1 Off Any Glass of Wine
  • $12.50 Sapporo Pitcher
  • $15.00 Hot Sake & Pitcher Combo

The Fish Market

The Fish Market is a classic seafood restaurant in Solana Beach. Situated between the beach, I-5 and Del Mar Racetrack, this place is ever popular. A real fish market with a restaurant attached you can expect a good menu and casual atmosphere. Happy Hour in Lounge only.

Eat: Bay Scallop Ceviche, Ginger Lime Prawns

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday: 3:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Friday: 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • $1.50 Miyagi Oysters
  • $6.25 Draft Beer, Select Wine, Well Drinks
  • $6.50 Well Margarita and Bloody Mary

Fidel's Little Mexico

In the 60’s, Fidel Montanez decided to sell Tacos at his existing business, eventually, the tacos took over, and he transformed his 2-story house in Solana Beach into a Mexican Hacienda. Today you can visit this catacomb of landscaped patios and rooms and eat some of the most popular Mexican Food in North County.

Eat: Taco Bar

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Thursday: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • Discounted Well Drinks
  • Appetizer and Taco Bar Specials

The Saddle Bar

Booze & Rock n’ Roll – that sums up this bar pretty well. Located just East of Fletcher’s Cove, Saddle Bar is a great place for music, Happy Hour, and Goldfish Races!

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • $1 Off Drinks and Draft Beer

Pillbox Tavern

Right next to Fletcher’s Cove, Pillbox is a retro-modern beach bar that serves Coastal American Cuisine. Welcoming to locals and visitors, Pillbox Tavern is a refreshing place to unwind after a day on the beach.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • $1 Off Drafts, Wine and Specialty Drinks
  • $5 Select Appetizers and Plates
  • Monday: Burger and Brew $12 (restrictions apply), 5pm-Close
  • Tuesday: Taco Specials, $4 XX Lager, $6 House Margarita
  • Wednesday: 20% Off All Wing Orders, 5pm-Close

Pizza Nova Solana Beach

East of Interstate 5, Pizza Nova in Solana Beach avoids the beach crowds and is a neighborhood favorite. Happy Hour is offered daily and features menu selections as well as drink specials.

Eat: Thai Chicken Mini Pizza

Happy Hour Time:

  • Daily: 3 pm – 6 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • $4 Beer of the Month
  • $2 Off All Appetizers, Drafts, House Wine, Well Drinks
  • Mini Pizza Specials
  • Monday: $15 Burger and Beer
  • Wednesday: Half Off Select Bottles of Wine

Chart House

On lovely days the Chart House will open all the windows and let the ocean breeze flow through the space. The bar could be all about the view, but also offers a superb Happy Hour with many options. Happy Hour available only in bar and lounge. Valet service.

Eat: Prime Rib Sliders and Shrimp Tacos

Drink: Blood Orange Paloma Martini, Pomegranate Mojito

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • $4-$7 Small plate specials
  • $7 Select Martinis
  • $6 Select Cocktails
  • $6 Select Wine by Glass
  • $4 Well Spirits
  • $4 Select Drafts and Beer

Ki’s Restaurant

Right across from the beach, Ki’s has a great view and an extensive menu. A local favorite, Ki’s offers a great Happy Hour with drink and food specials. Dedicated Gluten Free Menu.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Daily: 4:30 pm  – 6 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • $5 Well Drinks
  • $5 Draft Beer
  • $6 House Wine
  • Wednesday & Thursday: Sushi Happy Hour Prices All Night

Cardiff Beach Bar @ Tower 13

A laid-back atmosphere right across the street from the beach. A local hangout with live music most nights. Late night Happy Hour Friday and Saturday!

Eat: Gnarly Nachos

Drink: House Margarita

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday all day
  • Tuesday-Friday: 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 10:30 p.m. – Close
  • (not valid holidays)

Happy Hour Details:

  • $6 Happy Hour Menu
  • $5 Draft Beer
  • $3.50 Well Drinks
  • $5 House Margaritas
  • $2 off Specialty Cocktails

Casa del Q’ero

This hidden gem serves Peruvian food in lush surroundings. At the bar, Happy Hour is limited but delicious.

Eat: Pizza, Anticuchos

Drink: Sangria

Happy Hour Time:

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 4 pm – 6 pm

Happy Hour Details:

Wine Steals Cardiff

A quaint little-hidden spot in Cardiff, Wine Steals is a local fave. Happy Hour $2 off ANY wine by the glass. In addition, Wine Steals also has daily specials and $5 casual WIne Tastings on Wednesday nights. Saturday evening features $10 Tastings from 4pm-6pm, taste 10 wines from around the globe.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Tuesday-Friday: 4 pm – 7 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • $5 Cask Wine
  • $2 Off ALL Wine by the Glass
  • $4 Draft Beer
  • Tuesday: $4 Sangria by the Glass (after 7 pm)
  • Wednesday: $5 Wine Tasting (5:30pm-7pm)
  • Saturday: $5 Mimosa Pint (11am-4pm);  $10 Tasting (4pm-6pm)
  • Sunday: $5 Mimosa Pint (11am-4pm); $10 Wine Flights (11am-until out), No corkage after 4pm


Cicciotti’s is an authentic Italian restaurant with ocean views and a casual atmosphere. The interior is warm and inviting and the patio is pet-friendly with a firepit. Dog-friendly patio.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Friday: 3 pm – 6 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • $4 Select Beer
  • $5 Select Cocktails
  • $8 Martinis

Las Olas

Mexican Food across from the beach! Las Olas is a local favorite and supports local, sustainable and organic practices whenever possible. Happy Hour specials include discounts on menu favorites and drinks.

Eat: Fish Tacos, Nachos de Salva

Drink: Pineapple N’ Chile Margarita

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • Taco Tuesdays: 4pm-Close
  • $2 Off Select Beer and Wine
    $2 Off House Margarita and Pineapple N’ Chile Margarita

Besta-Wan Pizza House & Big House

Besta-Wan is an eclectic place in decor and menu. Serving more than pizza, you’ll find sandwiches, Mexican and American fare. A neighborhood staple, Besta-Wan is just up from the Cardiff Kook.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday & Tuesday: All Day
  • Wednesday-Sunday: Open-6pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • Happy Hour Menu
  • $1 Off Beer, Wine & Cocktails
  • $3 Off Pitchers & Bottles of Wine

The 3rd Corner

Just off Hwy 101 in Encinitas, The Third Corner is a quaint little bistro with the wine shop integrated into the ambiance. The Happy Hour Menu here is extensive, and it’s offered late night as well! Expect great food, service, and plenty of parking.

Eat: Pei Mussels

Drink: Spicy Watermelon Martini

Happy Hour Time:

  • Tuesday- Saturday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Late Night: 10:00 p.m. – Close

Happy Hour Details:

  • $5 Select Draft Beer and Wine
  • $4 Select Local Bottled Beer and Sangria
  • $7 Select Cocktail Menu
  • Flight Specials

D Street Bar & Grill

D Street is the quintessential neighborhood bar. The place you go to watch the game, have a beer and snack on something. Just up from Moonlight beach, it’s a popular spot year round. Happy Hour and Daily Specials offered.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Weekly Specials: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • $4 Beer of the Month
  • $5 Wine Specials
  • $4 Well Drinks
  • Monday: Half Off Burgers, $2 Off All Draft Beers
  • Tuesday: $2.00 Beer Battered Fish Tacos, $3.00 Pacifico Drafts, $4.00 House Margaritas
  • Wednesday: 50 cent Buffalo Wings
  • Thursday: Half Off Nachos, $4 Pacifico Drafts
  • Whiskey Friday: Half Off 4pm-7pm

Encinitas Ale House

This local favorite is cozy and casual. A TV for the game, bar seating, some tables, and a small patio, this place is friendly and intimate. Happy Hour at this bar, plus Weekday Specials.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday-Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • $2 Off Select Draft Beer and Wine
  • Half Off Appetizers
  • Tuesday 4pm-8pm: Two for One Angus or Veggie Burgers with purchase of Two Drinks
  • Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm: Endless Mimosa with Brunch Purchase

GoodOnYa Organic Cafe

GoodOnYa serves organic, local, non-GMO food, with Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, and Paleo options. Daily Happy Hour mixes cocktails that are uniquely blended from wine-based aperitifs and Prosecco. The resulting drinks are low proof, low sugar, organic, Non-GMO, and herbal. They also feature a selection of Gluten reduced beer on tap, Ciders, and Organic WIne. Organic. Gluten Free. Paleo. Vegan.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Daily: 4pm-6pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • $1 Off Drinks & Appetizers

The Crack Shack - Encinitas

From Top Chef Winner, Richard Blais, The Crack Shack has come to North County! Elevating Fried Chicken, the Crack Shack has become a local favorite. Large open space with a patio, it is Family friendly and Pet-friendly.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Details:

  • $3 Off Select Cocktails
  • $2 Off Beer and Wine

Sushi Lounge

A neighborhood favorite, Sushi Lounge is a casual sushi bar just West of Hwy 5. Their Happy Hour not only features drink specials but small plate and sushi rolls. Dine-In Only.

Eat: Unagi Roll, California Roll

Drink: Sake

Happy Hour Time:

  • Tuesday-Sunday 4pm-6pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • Happy Hour Menu
  • $3 Small House Sake and Nigori
  • $5 Calina Chardonnay and Cabernet
  • $1 Off Drafts, 6oz Wine, Bellinis, Saketinis

Beachside Bar & Grill

Beachside is a family-run neighborhood bar that has a prime location on the 101 in Encinitas. The American Menu is straightforward and expect to find sports on the TVs or hear live music. The large back patio has a firepit, ping-pong, corn hole and giant Jenga.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • Happy Hour Menu
  • $4 14oz & 22oz Select Beers
  • $3 Well Drinks
  • $1 Off Select Wine by the Glass
  • Cocktail Specials
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 2-for-1 Burgers (dine-in only)

Late Night Time:

  • Friday-Saturday: 10 pm – 2 am

Late Night Details:

  • $5 U-Call-Its (Excluding Top Shelf)

Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria

Located in the Encinitas Lumberyard, Blue Ribbon Pizza has been a local favorite for years. Happy Hour features small plates, pizza and dessert (Monday-Friday), or try a pizza and wine, late nights (Monday-Saturday). Dine-In Only.

Eat: Heirloom Wisconsin Black Seed Popcorn, Butterscotch Pudding

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 2:30 pm – 6 pm
  • Late Night Menu: Monday-Saturday: 9 pm – Close

Happy Hour Details:

  • Happy Hour Menu
  • $5-$6 Local Craft Beers
  • $7 House Wine
  • Late Night: Pizza & Bottle of Wine $24
  • Monday: Margherita Pizza & 24oz PBR $15
  • Tuesday: $5 Pints of Beer
  • Wednesday: 50% Off Select Bottles of Wine

Bier Garden Encinitas

This vibrant space, in the shape of a T-Bone, has been around since the 40’s. Originally a Steakhouse, the owners have kept the original integrity of this historic building, while updating the menu and vibe for now. Inspired by beer, the Bier Garden not only has 32 tap handles from SoCal, but also infuses beer into their dishes.

Happy Hour Time:

  • Monday-Friday: 4 pm – 6 pm

Happy Hour Details:

  • $2 Off All Drafts & House Wine
  • $2 Off Wells & Specialty Libations
  • $2 Off Smalls

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