Orange County is an area full of culture, energy, and provides a place to indulge in different cuisine and drink. Explore the depths of what Orange County has to offer, and check out these places for the best happy hour.
Located in the heart of Irvine, Red Bar & Lounge is tucked away in the Hotel Irvine, but provides the corporate world a chance to wind down after a long day in the office. Try some Kobe beef sliders and wash that down with a refreshing Honey Mule. Or stop by for live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday starting at 9:00 p.m.
Hours: 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (DAILY)
Address: 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614
Known for their beautiful ambiance and breathtaking location, Bluegold is a Coastal California eatery, where they integrate and implement the new and old-world style of cooking. Based on locally-sourced ingredients, Bluegold offers a diverse and well-balanced menu. Watch the sunset and join them for an amazing happy hour from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Or visit them for brunch and start your Sunday Funday off right. Hours: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (DAILY)
Hey industry friends! After a long week of work, serving customers and slinging drinks, we all need a moment to unwind ourselves, what better way then a cocktail and some fresh sushi. Starfish is located in the heart of Laguna Beach. Not only do they offer an amazing happy hour, but every Monday nights are HALF OFF for those who work in the food and beverage industry. What are you waiting for? Hours: 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (DAILY)
Address: 30832 South Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
On The Rocks
On the Rocks is an All-American sports bar that caters to their local community offering customers a special almost everyday of the week! Visit them for Mason-Jar Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays, and even Thirsty Thursdays! On Fridays and Saturdays, they even offer live entertainment. Come on down to catch the game and have a fun time!
Happy Hours: 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
Address: 12752 Valley View St, Garden Grove, CA 92845
After a long day at Disneyland, I’m sure we all need something to take the edge off. The Fifth is a trendy, rooftop bar located in Anaheim California and offers a wide range of craft cocktails, local beers, and a beautiful rooftop view. Join them for their amazing happy hour from Tuesday-Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Fifth also hosts, “Tiki Tuesday”, where they offer a wide assortment of tropical drinks and small bites. Stay long enough and you might be able to see the firework show, from Disneyland. Happy Hours: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday)
Toast Kitchen and Bakery, is a newly, quaint café located in Costa Mesa. Known for their boozy warm donut bites and Thai chile chilaquiles, Toast also offers a reasonably priced happy hour from Tuesday to Friday. Come down and try a “Lazy Sunday Cocktail” or a “Tequila Mockingbird” to help kick start your afternoon.
Happy Hours: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday)
Address: 1767 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Fleenors On 4th
With all the bars and restaurants in Downtown Santa Ana, Fleenor’s on 4th is a standout and offers some of the most delicious food/drink the city has to offer. Happy Hour runs every Tuesday-Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stop by and try their delicious tempura fried cauliflower, devil eggs, or some crispy fried chicken bites.
Happy Hours: 3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday)
Address: 400 W 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701