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Santa Cruz Happy Hour Directory

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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
INFO: 30 W Beach St, Watsonville, (831)724-5555


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! $4 for Well Drinks and Anchor Steam! Nightly Drink Specials
All Day Everyday Specials: $2 Tecate, Olympia, Hamms, Rolling Rock and PBR. $5 Jameson Whiskey, $4 Jagermeister, $4 Frozen Strawberry Margharitas, $6 Jager Bombs
INFO: 
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 $4, Well drinks $4, Ruby Red Cosmo, Berry Lemon Drop, Ginger Island, Old Fashioned $7, 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
INFO: 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



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



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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 



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
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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

Mondays 2pm-close
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 
Tuesdays – Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm ½ off all wine, bar appetizers, well drinks and drafts Mondays and Fridays 4:30-6:30pm $1 off all house wines, beers, well drnks, and appetizers Friday nights are Karaoke with $1 off all beers and $1 off all house wine

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 $3 “bar bites” appetizers
Free bar bite with any cocktail Monday-Friday 3-6pm

INFO:1102 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. (831) 420-0135



Hula's Island Grill

Pupus, Wines by the Glass and Tiki Drink specials.
$5 all drinks Sun-Mon 4:00-6:00 p.m., all night on Tiki Tuesday., Wed.-Sat. 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 

3-6 PM weekdays $3 Cuervo Gold Margharitas, $3 Domestic Beers, $4 Mai Tais, $4.95 appetizers in bar

INFO: 106 Beach St, Santa Cruz, 831-423-5271, Dine, drink, bar, brunch idealbarandgrill.com.

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



The Jury Room
Everyday: 12-6pm $2.50 beer and well liquors
All Day Wednesdays: 6am to 2am $2.50 beer and well drinks
Fridays: 10pm to midnight $1 PBR
Sat: 6pm-2am $2 Bud, $6 pitcher, $3 draft, $9 pitcher

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, homemade meatballs $4, chicken wings $5, well cocktails, drafts $3, wine $4, 3-6 weekdays, Only applies in bar area

INFO: 1100 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-469-4400

Kauboi 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 on tap $3, House Margaritas or any Well Drink $4. 3-6 p.m Mon.-Fri. and all night Thursdays
New Happy Hour food menu all items $3-$5

INFO: 231 Esplanade no. 101, Capitola, 831-476-2263



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
4-7:30pm daily
INFO: 1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

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99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall
$3 off pitchers, $1 off pints, $1.50 off 25oz. mugs, $1 off wine by glass, $2 off most appetizers
4-6 p.m Monday-Friday, all day Thursday, 10 a.m to close Tuesday and Wednesday
INFO: 110 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-459-9999

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Olitas Cantina and Grille

$6 Taco and Margarita 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 excluding holidays

INFO: 1319 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 420-1700 



The Parish Publick House

Selected drafts $3, 4-6 p.m and 11 p.m-12 a.m daily
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.  ½ off selected appetizers.
Happy hour food: calamari, wine sautéed mushrooms, coconut prawns, garlic fries, chicken wings, onion rings 
Monday- Friday 4-6 p.m. Sunday 4 p.m.-close.

INFO: 3326 Portola Drive • Santa Cruz • Phone: (831) 476-2733
 thepointchophouse.com.


Paradise Beach Grille

4-6pm Mon-Fri. in bar area, ½ special bar menu, $3 draft beers, $4 well drinks, $4.50 house wine

INFO: 215 Esplanade, Capitola, paradisebrachgrille.com 831-476-4900

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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 happy hour drink menu Fri. through Wed. 3-6 p.m., all day Thursday, special appetizer menu everyday 3-6pm, $2 off all glasses of wine, $4 all well drinks, $3 PBR, Corona, and Red Stripe, $5 select Belgian draft beers

INFO: 200 Locust Street, Santa Cruz, 831-425-1913



The Reef/Ponos
3-6pm everyday, all day Mondays, $5 Mai Tais, Margaritas, and Dark and Stormy; $2 Bud; $1 off beer, wine, and cocktails
“Power Hour”: Thurs, Fri, Sat 10-11pm, $3 well cocktails, $2 bud & coors light, bartender specials
INFO: 120 Union St, Santa Cruz

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Seabright Brewery Pub and Restaurant

Monday-Friday 3-6pm, $4 pints and well drinks, $9 pitchers, ½ off appetizers
INFO: 519 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-426-2739



Severino’s Bar and Grill

Coors Light Draft $3, Premium Draft $4, Well Drinks $4, Margaritas $5, 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

All night Tuesdays: “Two-Fer”-one appetizers and pizzas; select cocktails, beer, and wine $5.95
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


Solaire Restaurant and Bar
4-7pm daily
INFO: 611 Ocean St  Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 600-4545 thehotelparadox.com

Surf City Billiards

4-6pm, Sun-Thurs Appetizers up to $6, Beer and Wine $4
INFO: 931 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 831-423-7665

Surfrider Café

3-6pm daily $2.75 local pints and $9 pitchers
INFO: 429 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831-713-5258

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Takara Japanese Restaurant Sushi Bar and Grill

Happy Hour Menu daily 3-6pm, all day Saturday $4 draft beers, $4.50 large hot sake, $5 wines, $6 mimosas, various appetizers from $3.50-$8

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 9pm-close and when NFL games play.

INFO: 710 Front Street, Santa Cruz, 831-427-4444
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Zelda’s on the Beach

Mondays-Fridays 2:30-5:30pm, $4 glass of house wine, $2.99 house margaritas, $1 off ALL beers, $3.99 Mai Tais, $4.99 Cuervo Gold Margaritas
INFO: 203 Esplanade, Capitola, 831-475-4900
 zeldasonthebeach.com


Note: Things change so we recommend calling ahead or checking online to confirm specials.
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Comments (19)Add Comment
Happy hour suggestions
written by Erin Warren, September 13, 2014
How about also categorizing the happy hours by price and location if you decide to make a matrix of them.
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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