After a long, hard day of work it’s time to relax and kick back. When the clock hits 5 o’clock, what’s your plan? Grab your co-workers, take off your suit jacket and head out to happy hour. It’s the perfect time to sample different food and try new places in town. Here is a guide to the best happy hour spots in La Jolla. Bottoms up!
When: 3 to 6:30 p.m. daily.
Specials: Micro-craft drafts $5, Mules $5, Mojitos $5, Margaritas $5, Hand crafted specialty cocktails $3 off, House wine (pinot grigio or cabernet) $5, S’Well Cocktails $4 and Pacifico $3. Food items are Blistered Shishito Peppers $4, Beaumont’s Slider $4, Short Dip $6, White Pizza $5, Ceviche $5 for one or $12 to share, Chips & Guaca”Mame” $6, House Made Wild Boar Sausage Flatbread $6, Pork Belly Street Tacos $7, Pistachio Crusted Fondue $9.
When: Social Hour is from 3-4 p.m. daily.
Specials: Menu items include Mediterranean Chopped Salad $13, Arrogant Mussels and Clams $16, Artisan Cheese Board $15, Fire Grilled Artichoke $10.50, ½ Pound Angus Beef Burgers $12.50, Grecian Pita Dippers $11, Grilled Fish Tacos $13, Shrimp Butter Leaf Wraps $16.50, Soup Of The Day Cup $4 or Bowl $8, Organic Baby Kale and Golden Fig $9, Daily Oysters on a Half Shell $15 and Brockton Villa’s “Epic Chowder” Cup $4 or Bowl $8.
When: Monday through Friday 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday all night (Bar and Patio only).
Specials: Large Hot Sake $4, Well Drinks $5, Draft Beers $4, Wines by the Glass $7, Tengu’s Specials $8. Food Menu Items include California Roll $3.50, Hawaiian Roll $7, Crunchy Roll $6, Vegetable Roll $3.50, Oyster Trio $5, Truffle Nori French Fries $6, Grilled Beef Yakitori $6, Curry Dusted Calamari $ 7, Fried Chicken Pot Stickers $6, Shishito Peppers $6.
When: 3 to 9 p.m. daily.
Specials: Margaritas $4, Domestic Beers, Wine by the Glass and Champagne. Oyster Shooters $2. Food menu includes Pacific Oyster Shooter $3, Baja Fish Taco $4, Smoked Pulled Pork Quesadilla $10, Calamari $10, Flatbread Pizzas $14, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms $10, Cheese Plate $12, Olive Tray $8, Mac and 5 Cheese $10, Local Organic Field Greens $8, Caesar Salad $8 and Cove Nachos Grande $10. Martini Thursdays feature 15 martini’s at $5.
Manhattan of La Jolla
When: Sunday through Friday 4 to 6 p.m. in the lounge.
Specials: Sample some award winning appetizers at half price and enjoy specially priced wines and cocktails.
When: Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Specials: ½ priced bar food menu,$5 select glasses of red and white wine and $2 off all beers. Bar food menu includes Hearts of Romaine, House Smoked Salmon Toast, Taste of Four Cheeses, Charcuterie Plate, Hamachi Sashimi, Lamb Meatballs, Prosciutto & Manchego Cheese Croquettes, Short Rib Panini, NINE-TEN Burger and Lamb Sugo.
The Marine Room
When: Sunday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Specials: Dan’s Daily Drink $8, Well Cocktails $8, Lisa’s Select Glasses of Wine $8 and All Bar Appetizers $10. Appetizers include Lemon Thyme Scented Avocado Fritters, Signature Lobster Bisque, Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog Brûlée , Five Mushroom Casserole, Maine Diver Scallop and Wild Prawns, Verbena Star Anise Ocean Gravlax, Blue Crab Cake, and American Farmstead Cheese.
When: 3 to 6 p.m. daily.
Specials: ½ off wines by the glass, cocktails and draft beer. Smaller bites Butternut Squash Arancini $6, Garlic Frites $5, Lobster Corn Dogs $10, Miso-Marinated Scallops $ 9, Pork Rillette $7 and Hummus Trio $8. Bigger bites include Beef & Blue Flatbread $17, Spicy Pepperoni Flatbread $15, Vegetarian Flatbread $ 15, 8 oz. Kobe Burger $14, Four Selections of Venissimo Cheese $17and Four Selections of Venissimo Cheese $22.
When: Sunday to Friday 4 to 6 p.m.
Specials: Drinks are Bubbly On The Bay $6, Shaken Or Stirred $6, Cool Craft Can $4, Sensational Sauvignon $6, Creative Cocktails $8 and Whimsical Whites $6. Happy Hour Food includes Loaded Potato Skins $7 , Baja Fish Tacos $9, Pineapple Teriyaki Glazed Drumettes $8, Artisan Sausage $8, Mediterranean Black Mussels $7, Ahi Tuna Tartare $8.
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