Is the typical 5:00pm to 7:00pm happy hour bringing you down because you can never make it after work? Happy Hour has gotten much happier-- introducing the late-night happy hour! The beloved reverse happy hour is popping up in restaurants across the county. Behold the top ten late night happy hour specials that are ideal for empty stomachs and thirsty mouths!
1. Yard House
Bring your appetite with you to Yard House for a late night feast offering cheap food and drink Sundays through Wednesdays from 10:00pm to close. Engorge on a wide array of half-priced appetizers and pizzas including Chinese Garlic Noodles, and Spinach Cheese Dip. Imbibe on the generous menu of discounted drinks including domestic pints for $3.50, House Martinis for $6.00, and $2.00 off wine by the glass.
Located in the Gaslamp, Taste & Thirst offers happy hour seven days a week from 3:00pm until 8:00pm. With these specials, be prepared to drink untill to sunrise with half-off of drinks and $6.00 specialty cocktails. Additionally, Taste & Thirst offers daily specials including $2.00 Thursdays offered after 8:00pm until closing, where you guessed it-- well drinks, house wines, domestic drafts, and a selection of appetizers including chips & salsa, onion rings, and French fries are only $2.00 each!
3. La Fiesta
Margarita Mondays are no longer exclusive to Mondays thanks to La Fiesta's happy hour offered Monday through Thursday from 10:00pm until close. Drown your stress away and get the party started with $3.00 Margaritas, and $5.00 Top Shelf Margaritas at this Gaslamp hot spot. Still thirsty? Enjoy Draft beers and Domestic bottles for $2.50. With appetizers at half-off, sate your appetite with the Cancun Shrimp Ceviche or Ostiones en su Concha (half- dozen oysters on the half shell with tequila cocktail sauce).
Happy hour is no longer just for the work week thanks to Urban Bar and Grill's happy hour specials served from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and from 9:00pm until closing every day! It gets even better with happy hour lasting all night long on Wednesdays-- perfect for lifting the mid-week work blues. Munch on select appetizers at half-off while sipping on $3.00 draft beers, $4.00 well drinks, $5.00 house wine, and $5.00 signature cocktails.
Truluck's is the destination for a lazy Sunday evening by featuring happy hour specials all night long. Enjoy half price off of their lively cocktails and martinis such as the Tiramisu Martini with Vincent Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka or the Grand Smash made with Grand Marnier, fresh lemons, and mint. Winos take note of their discounted wine featuring 25% off all bottles of wine. Eat guilt-free by sampling the half-price appetizers like the Scottish Salmon Burger. You can also enjoy these specials Monday through Saturday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
6. The Prado
Hidden amongst the statuesque museums in the beautiful Balboa Park, The Prado offers a romantic setting to enjoy happy hour Tuesday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and 8:00pm until 10:00pm. House well drinks, draft beer pale ale, house wine, house margaritas, and passion fruit margaritas are available for a wallet-friendly $3.50 each. Also included are the “Happy Hour Bites” all priced under $5.00 with dishes such as the 5 Spice Pulled Pork Slider with cabbage slaw, ciabatta roll, and house made taro chips or the Piquillo Pepper with rosemary truffle chicken salad, and arugula.
7. Crab Catcher
Who said that dining seaside late at night was a bad thing? Although the sun has set, enjoy the salty breeze and listen to the waves crash on the shore as you sip on a delicious beverage. With $3.00 Margaritas, Domestic Beers, Champagne, and half-priced selected menu items served daily from 3:00pm to 9:00pm aren’t you getting thirsty for these happy hour specials?
Oceanside's destination for game night, Q Restaurant and Sports Bar offers drink specials nightly from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, and 9:00pm until closing, with $3.25 well drinks, $3.25 Q-ritas, $2.75 Domestic small beers, $4.75 Domestic Large beers, and $3.00 House White or Red wine. Fill up on discounted appetizers like Buffalo Wings and Deep Fried Zucchini with ranch as you unwind from a hard day at work and watch you root for your favorite sports team.
9. Bully’s East
Imagine diving into a Classic Prime while watching the game…a beautiful pairing that seems almost too good to be true? Enter Bully’s East, a classic Prime Rib Mecca where patrons can watch the game on one of their many flat screen televisions while enjoying their happy hour specials from 4:30pm-7:00pm and 10:00pm to 12:15am. Sip on discounted wines for $5.00 per glass, $2.50 beers, and $3.50 Well Drinks.
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