It’s the Happiest Hour of All!

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It’s 5 O’Clock somewhere! Here are some of our favorite places to grab a cold one in La Jolla.

La Jolla Brewing Company

Some days you just wanna go, where everybody knows your name … wait, never mind the TV show refrain. If you’re considering a quality local spot that sports a fantastic ambiance, along with tasty grub and refreshing drinks to chill at the end of the work day, look no further than the La Jolla Brewing Company. You’re sure to revel in a relaxed and yet exhilarating atmosphere that permeates the restaurant. First of all, the La Jolla Brewing Company does not play around when it comes to making the highest quality craft beers. A simple stride through the welcoming doors will reveal their in-house beer selection features five signature styles: Pale Ale, IPA, Pub Ale, Dry Stout, and Brown Ale. Aye, and they also include a rotating (roll that r!) 24 tap selection of local San Diego County craft beers. In short, the La Jolla Brewing Company provides nothing short of outstanding customer service. The entire staff is knowledgeable, affable, and welcoming thus creating a stimulating and incomparable hospitality during every visit. La Jolla Brewing Company seeks to gain a prominent prestige in the midst of many of the elite breweries throughout the San Diego County area and are gaining on that bucket of gold at the end of the rainbow like nobody’s business. Be sure to head over to this pleasant neighborhood bar located on Fay Ave, between Kline and Pearl St, and right next to Rubio’s. Ya can’t miss the place, laddies and lassies!

Public House

Who’s hunrgy? The burgers and specialty ales at The Public House La Jolla your home away from home! You’d be remiss not to breeze through the friendly doors into a welcoming atmosphere to delight in their rotating taps of Belgian and German beers, local San Diego beers, as well as many difficult to locate craft beers and microbrews from all around the world. Besides a fantastic selection of bottled beers, many of which are specialty and limited release beers, locals and visitors alike are sure to find something simply amazing at The Public House La Jolla.

The Public House Bar & Grill is located in the very heart of historic La Jolla Village on Kline Street, between Fay & Eads Street.

The Rooftop La Jolla

This splendid, recently remodeled ocean view lounge provides a spirited and enjoyable atmosphere with more than a wee bit of tranquility and class that everyone can certainly enjoy. It is conveniently located on Prospect Street in the very heart of downtown La Jolla. Rooftop is acknowledged for its consummate fine dining, extraordinary live entertainment, and you have to experience to believe it, truly outstanding service. The Rooftop La Jolla is just what the doctor ordered for one and all!

And don’t forget to stop by Karl Strauss in La Jolla, or their main brewery in Pacific Beach, San Diego. St.

And as always, don’t push your luck – drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

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La Jolla Happy Hour: La Jolla Brewing Company

This week I found myself at another great La Jolla Happy Hour spot, The La Jolla Brewing Company. The open layout and soft lighting made for the perfect spot to relax with a drink after a long days work. Happy hour is offered Monday thru Friday from 3-6PM. Luckily for me, it was Wednesday and that means all day happy hour at the La Jolla Brewing Company!
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La Jolla Happy Hour: The Crab Catcher

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry: La Jolla’s Best Happy Hour Guide

Group Of Happy Young Friends Toasting Wine Glass Outdoor While HAfter 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! Continue reading

La Jolla Happy Hour Specials

After a long day of work, you need a place to unwind, preferably with a drink. Toss in some inexpensive appetizers and you’re instantly in a better mood. Lucky for you, a number of La Jolla Restaurants have extended their menus to include happy hour on most nights of the week.

Prepkitchen, located on Fay Avenue, offers happy hour from 3-6 PM everyday. Alcohol wise, they offer $5 glasses of wine, $25 pitchers of Sangria, and 25% off all bottles of wine. Top that off with an extensive tapas menu filled with Italian meats, cheeses and other Mediterranean delicacies, and you have yourself the perfect combination.

Nine-Ten, right in the heart of downtown La Jolla on Prospect, similarly offers happy hour Monday thru Friday from 3:30-6:30 PM. They have a half-priced bar menu for snacks, $2 off all beers on their extensive beer list, and $5 glasses of wine.

For a more upscale, city feel, go to Manhattan of La Jolla inside the Empress Hotel on Fay. Sit in the lounge and enjoy half price appetizers and a delicious cocktail from 4-6 PM Sunday thru Friday. Come for the happy hour and stay for the live music starting at 7 PM.

For fun and unique eats, visit Beaumont’s located on La Jolla Blvd. from 3-6:30 daily. Munch on blistered shishito peppers, crispy pork belly bites, or crunchy flat bread and wash it all down with $5 margaritas, mojitos and mules.

If you’re searching for a classic La Jolla restaurant in the Shores, visit Marine Room from 4-6 PM Sunday thru Friday. Enjoy blue crab cakes, signature lobster bisque and crispy avocado fritters. Well drinks, glasses of wine and Dan’s daily drink, all $8.

For an Asian persuasion, go to Roppongi on Prospect. Roppongi was voted San Diego’s best happy hour. It’s offered daily from 3-6 PM, leaving out special holidays. Half-priced tapas and $9 specialty drinks are the best way to spend time with friends while enjoying yourself on their outdoor patio.

If you happen to be visiting and staying at La Valencia Hotel, visit the Aprés La V daily from 4-6. Not only will you enjoy their signature cocktails and yummy appetizers, there is also live entertainment nightly from 5-8 PM.

We all know sushi can be expensive, but what better way to enjoy it than with 50% off all sushi rolls at Zenbu on Fay from 5-6 PM daily? Not only is it half-off all sushi rolls, it’s also half-off all beer, wine, sake, cocktails and appetizers. Wind down after that workday with some sake and a fresh sushi roll without feeling bad about the price.

What is your favorite place to go for happy hour in La Jolla? Share below with a comment!

Photo taken from Prepkitchen