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Santa Cruz Happy Hour Directory

happy hour logoSanta Cruz Happy Hour Directory
In good times or bad, who can resist happy hour?  Check out our Santa Cruz area happy hour directory, where you'll find a list of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs that offer specials on food and drink. Know of something we missed?  Add a comment below or contact Good Times.


 

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The Appleton Grill and Event Lounge
Happy Hour from 3-6PM Monday-Friday
$1 off all beer and wine, Half-off all appetizers

The Avenue
Pitchers $6, Well drinks $3.50, 4-7 p.m. every day
INFO: 711 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-426-3434
 
Aquarius - Jack O'Neill Lounge
4-7pm Monday-Friday
$6 well drinks
$4 domestic beer
25% off appetizers
INFO: 175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 831-460-5012

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Betty’s Eat Inn
Pitcher of beer/margaritas/mojitos $11. Well drinks/tap beer/appetizers $4 3-6 Monday-Friday
INFO: 1222 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-600-7056

Blue Lagoon
Happy Hour Every Day from 4-9pm! $3.50 for Well Drinks, Anchor Steam and Corona!
923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz 831-423-7117

Boulder Creek Brewery
Pints of beer $3, Specialty pints $3.50, House wine $3.50, House cocktail $3.75, Pitchers $10, Specialty pitchers $12. 4-6PM everyday besides Wednesday 2-6PM
INFO: 13040 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, 831-338-7882

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Café Mare
Draft beer $3, Well drinks $5, appetizers including calamari, pizza, pasta, fried chicken wings $4-$8, no takeout for happy hour. 5-7pm Sunday-Thursday
INFO: 740 Front St., Santa Cruz, 831-458-1212

Cafe Cruz
$4 wines, well drinks and draft beers 3-6 p.m Monday-Friday
2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073 (831) 476-3801 cafecruz.com

The Catalyst
Monday Industry night (only for those who work in service industry such as waitresses, bartenders...) 8:00pm-12:00am 1/2 off everything
INFO: 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-423-1338

Castaways
Beers and wells $1 off, 3-6 p.m everyday
INFO: 3623 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, 831-465-8200
 

Chaminade Resort & Spa
Seasonally inspired appetizers, specialty drink and small plate specials, five firepits for outdoor patio seating overlooking the Monterey Bay. Tues.-Thurs. 4-6p.m.
INFO:  1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 831-475-5600 chaminade.com
Dining view
Crow’s Nest
House wine-pints-well drinks $3.75, appetizers half price Monday-Friday 3:30-6PM, Wednesday 3:30-close
Deal With a View various menu choices $7.95 Sept.-May 25. M-F 6pm on.
INFO: 2218 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 831-476-4560 Harbor dining on beach with ocean view in Santa Cruz.

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El Jardin
Half-off all appetizers, $ 4 house margaritas, Sangria, wine and well drinks. $1 off beer. Everyday 3–6 p.m.
INFO: 655 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 477-9384 eljardinrestaurant.net

El Palomar
At Main Bar: Margaritas $4.50, appetizers half off, beer $3
At Taco Bar: Burritos $3, Beer $3, $4.50 margaritas M-Th until 7
INFO: 1336 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-425-7575

El Palomar - at the marina
Margaritas $3.50, beer $3, tacos $1.50, flautas $4 M-F 2-6 p.m.
INFO: 2222 E Cliff Dr, CA 95062 (831) 477-0371

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515 Kitchen and Cocktails
Appetizers, rolls, wine, cocktails and beer $3-$5 4-7p.m. daily
INFO: 515 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 831-425-5051

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Henfling’s Tavern
Draft beer $2.50-$3.50, well drinks $3. 3-close on Mondays and 5-7 p.m Tuesday-Friday
INFO: 9450 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond, 831-336-9318.

Hindquarter Bar & Grille
House wine and draft beer $1 off Monday and Friday 4:30-6:00PM
Wine, appetizers, well drinks and drafts 1/2 price Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 4:30-6:30PM
INFO: 303 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-426-7770

Hoffman’s
House wine Chardonnay or Cabernet $4, Oyster shooters $3, all night every night 4-close
INFO:1102 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. (831) 420-0135

hulas button Hula's Island Grill
Pupus, Wines by the Glass and Tiki Drink specials.
Monday 4:30-6:00 p.m. Happy Hour all night on Tiki Tuesday. Wed.-Sun. from 2:00-6:00 p.m.
INFO: 221 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831-426-4852

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Ideal Bar and Grill
Coors, Coors Lights, MGD, Cuervos, Lemondrops $4, appetizers $5 3-6 PM weekdays.
INFO: 106 Beach St, Santa Cruz, 831-423-5271, Dine, drink, bar, brunch idealbarandgrill.com.

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Johnny’s Haborside
Artichoke Hearts, Tempura Green Beans $3, Calamari, Quesadilla $4, Shrimp Cocktail, Chicken Skewers $5 & more
Margaritas & House Wine $4 Select Draft Beers $3. 3-6PM weekdays INFO: 493 Lake avenue, CA 95062. (831) 479-3430

Jury Room Wednesday 6am to 2am $2.50 beer and well drinks. Friday: 10pm to midnight pbr for a buck.
INFO: 712 Ocean St Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 426-7120

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Kianti’s Pizza and Pasta Bar
Spicy breadsticks, pizza rolls $4, homemade meatballs, chicken wings $5, well coctails, drafts $3, wine $4, 3-6 weekdays, Only applies in bar area
INFO: 1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-469-4400

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Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar. After Hours Lounge 9 p.m. –12 a.m. Saturdays
DJ Sparkle, DJ Beebo, DJ Jahi spinning Soul, Funk and Hip-Hop Grooves
INFO: 8017 Soquel Dr. Aptos
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Linwood’s Bar and Grill at Chaminade
Seasonly inspired small plates 1/2  off, well drinks and beer $5. 4-6 p.m Tuesdays/Thursdays.
INFO: 1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, 831-475-5600

Little Shanghai
Happy Hour $2 beers: Tsingtao, Sapporo and Sierra Nevada. All day Thursdays
INFO: 1010 Cedar St. Downtown Santa Cruz

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Margaritaville
Beers $3, House Margaritas $4. 3-6 p.m and 9 p.m –CLOSING weekdays
INFO: 231 Esplanade no. 101, Capitola, 831-476-2263 Dog-friendly patio.

Motiv
Downstairs all draft beers and well drinks $4 Canyon Road cab. $4
Upstairs Rotating selection of three different specialty cocktails for $6 each
Food deals up and down-Fish tacos $5, Skirt steak tacos $5, Grass-fed burger $5
4-7:30 seven days a week. INFO: 1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

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99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall
wine cheeseCALL FOR MORE INFO!! 4-6 p.m Monday-Friday, all day Thursday, 10 a.m to close Tuesday and Wednesday. Dog-friendly patio.
INFO: 110 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-459-9999

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Olitas Cantina and Grille
Taco and Margarita $6, Tuesdays and Thursdays and happy hour deals Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m
INFO: 49B Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, 831-458-9393

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Pacific Thai Santa Cruz
Fresh Spring Rolls, Fried Sweet Potatoes, and Fried Tofu are $3 OFF. Beers are discounted; they range from $2-$2.75 for regular sizes. Large Singha is $5.50. Every Sunday through Thursday, from 4 to 7pm.
INFO: 1319 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 420-1700

The Parish Publick House
Selected drafts $3, appetizers ½ price. 4-6 p.m and 11 p.m-12 a.m everyday. All day Sunday
INFO: 841 Almar Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-421-0507

The Pocket
Well drinks $3, Domestic draft beer $2.50,  Premium draft $3.50 4-7 daily
INFO: 3102 Portola Dr. Santa Cruz 831-475-9819

The Poet and the Patriot
Anything on tap $3.75, 3-7 p.m on weekdays
INFO: 320 E Cedar St, Santa Cruz, 831-426-8620

The Point Chophouse
$1 off draft beer, well drinks/ house wine.  Half off selected appetizers.
Monday- Friday 4-6 p.m. Sunday 4 p.m.-close.
INFO: 3326 Portola Drive • Santa Cruz • Phone: (831) 476-2733
Great neighborhood restaurant & bar thepointchophouse.com.

Paradise Beach Grille
Bar menu/ food half off, pintos of beer $3, house wine $4, well drinks $4.50, 4-6 p.m Monday-Friday
INFO: 215 Esplanade, Capitola, paradisebrachgrille.com 831-476-4900
crowsnest beachparty
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Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
beer $2 off, well drinks 1$ off, select appetizers 1/2 off (calamari, garlic fries, nachos) 3:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday
INFO: 1220 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-426-9930

The Red Restaurant and Bar (upstairs)
Special drink and appetizer menu until 6 p.m.
INFO: 200 Locus Street, Santa Cruz, 831-425-1913

The Red Room (downstairs)
$1 off beer and well cocktails 4-7p.m.
INFO: 200 Locus Street, Santa Cruz

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Seabright Brewery Pub and Restaurant
Pints and well drinks $3.50, pitchers $7. 3-6 p.m Monday-Friday and 3 p.m-closing on Tuesday. Appetizers ½ off Monday-Wednesday,
INFO: 519 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-426-2739

Severnio’s bar and Grill
Coors Light Draft $2, Premium Draft $3, Well Drinks $3, Margaritas $4, House Wine $4. $6 Happy-Tizers - Blackened Chicken Quesadilla, Cheeseburger with Fries, Chicken Caesar Salad, Calamari, Ceviche and Chips, Carnitas Nachos and Buffalo Wings. Served Daily from 3-6pm, Sunday & Monday 3-9pm.
INFO: 7500 Old Dominion court, Aptos, 831-688-8987
Shadowbrook joe
Shadowbrook
Tuesday: “Two for One” appetizers and pizzas, drinks $4.95. All night
Wednesday: Local wines 50% off, winemaker presence and wine-flights available.
Fridays: Half-priced pizzas and appetizers, drinks $4.95. Until 6:00pm. Live Music at 6:30pm
INFO: 1750 Wharf Rd Capitola, CA 95010 831-475-1511

Surf City Billiards
Sweet potato fries, curry fries, $3.99, chicken and pork potstickers, $4.99, cheeseburger and fries, super slider and fries $5.99, microbrews, house wines, well drinks $4.  $3, well drinks $4.95 4-6PM Sunday-Thursday
INFO: 931 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-423-7665

Solaire
$5 appetizers and Soju cocktails, wine and beers. Sun.-Thursday 4-7 p.m.
INFO: 611 Ocean St  Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 600-4545 thehotelparadox.com

Surfrider Café
Brews range from $2.75-4, 3-6 p.m weekdays
INFO: 429 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831-713-5258

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Takara Japanese Restaurant b Sushi Bar and Grill
California roll/unage/edaname… $3.50, Beer $3, cocktails $4, 1 liter beer $8 3:30-5:30 weekdays.
INFO: 3775 Capitola Road, Capitola, 831-464-1818

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West End Tap & Kitchen
$3 west end brews, $3 house wines, $2 olives, $2 duck fat popcorn w smoked paprika, $4 pastrami bites, $5 calamari, $5 small caesar salad, $5 mozzarella flat-bread, $8 meat & cheese board. Monday-Friday 3-6 PM. All day Tuesday $3 Pints $10 Pitchers
INFO: 334D Ingalls Street, West Side Santa Cruz, 831-471-8115 westendtap.com

Woodstocks Pizza
Pints $3, liters $5.50, pints of coors light $2.50, liters of coors light $4.50, 4-6 p.m everyday and when NFL games play.
INFO: 710 Front Street, Santa Cruz, 831-427-4444
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Zelda’s
Cuervo Margarita $3.99, House wine $4, House margarita $1.99, 2:30-5:30 p.m Monday-Friday except on holidays. Dog-friendly patio.
INFO: 203 Esplanade, Capitola, 831-475-4900
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Open the GT Spring 2012 Food and Wine Dining Guide PDF and dig in!


Note: Things change so we recommend calling ahead or checking onloine to confirm specials.
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Comments (18)Add Comment
Bartender @ The Blue Lounge on Seabright
written by Jennifer Zeanah, July 06, 2014
The Blue Lounge has Happy Hour every weekday from 4pm til 9pm! $4 well drinks, $4 pints of Guinness, Sierra Nevada, Blue Moon, and Anchor Steam, and $6 for a shot of Jameson and a Pabst Blue Ribbon all day, everyday! 529 Seabright Ave
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written by Lia, January 17, 2014
This list is not at all up-to-date. The Blue Lagoon has been closed for ages, Hoffman's features sliders @ Happy Hour, not oyster shooters, and many other inaccuracies. Most comments here are from 2012! So it looks like I have to call each establishment to find their specials. You'd think they would contact Good Times to make corrections, as it is a form of free advertising for them.
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written by frugal drinker, January 10, 2014
This is great!
Happy Hour
written by Mal, October 23, 2013
Props Restaurant at the Watsonville Airport is a nice get away. Happy hour is the 3pm to 6 pm deal.
Happy Hour times
written by Happy Hour wanna be, June 28, 2013
I work in an office full of people who would love to do happy hour, however we all work until 5 like most people. That would give us maybe 1/2 hour of "happy". Listen up resturants and bars alike; extend the time until 7 and you would probably get a lot more business! Just sayin............
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written by J & J's Santa Cruz Happy Hour Buzz, May 23, 2013
Love this directory thanks GT. My friend and i have started our own Happy Hour blog. See our reviews of Solaire, El Jardin and others on J & J's Santa Cruz Happy Hour Buzz. http://santacruzhappyhour.blogspot.com/ More to come, Cheers
owner
written by jim beam, May 21, 2013
most of use work intill 5:00 pm so what up with 90 % of bars in santa cruz have happy from 3:00 too 6:00 pm not too much happy in a hour
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written by M Dubz, April 11, 2013
El Palomar Happy Hour until 9 at the taco bar
Happy Hr Matrix needed
written by HappyTimes, January 03, 2013
Great list! Any chance we could get a matrix showing what time everyone has happy hour until each day?---so say you can't leave the office until 7pm on a Wednesday---places with HH all night on Wed would be easy to find. Thanks!
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written by Ivet, October 19, 2012
El Palomars happy hour at the main bar is from 5-9pm!
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written by Elizabeth B, October 03, 2012
Thank you for this!!! Pretty stoked to have a checklist now haha
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written by a guest, June 18, 2012
Sid's Smokehouse in Aptos has Happy Hour Mon-Fri from 4-6pm, Half Price Bar Apps, $3 Drafts, $3 Wine!
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written by Hodgie, April 29, 2012
Super fun, thanks so much GT! Is it cocktail hour yet?
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written by Blaze, April 17, 2012
I do happy hour at home and man do we get happy!
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written by Phil R., February 28, 2012
Canton on 41st Ave.has
$3 pints of Big Daddy IPA and others from 3-6 pm.
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written by DougP, February 27, 2012
SO how about a ranked order list of where its really happening? Categories I would suggest are:
Best Live Music, Best Singles Crowd, Best Appetizers, Best Drink List
GT: Great idea Doug, all readers please add comments here about specific venues and we will add them to the descriptions.
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written by Theresa T., February 27, 2012
This is great! Thank you Good Times, will help put a little weekend in my week:-)
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written by lateworker, February 23, 2012
happy hour needs to be longer...I can't get anywhere by 6pm.

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