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.

3 Reasons to Check Out Happy Hour at Chedi Thai Bistro

Chedi Thai Bistro La Jolla RestaurantNot many Thai restaurants do Happy Hour, but La Jolla’s Chedi Thai Bistro does—and does it right. Each night from 5 – 7pm, the Chedi Thai Bistro Happy Hour serves select menu favorites, $5 wine and $3 beer and mixed drinks for an affordable and flavorful experience you won’t forget.
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La Jolla Happy Hour: La Jolla Brewing Company

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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

This past week a couple of my co-workers and myself found ourselves at Crab Catcher’s Happy Hour. Their Happy Hour takes place in the Ocean Tapas Bar adjacent to the restaurant. It still encompasses the gorgeous view of the ocean near the Cove. We were sure to snag a spot near the window so we could enjoy the view with our cocktails. While the name is “Happy Hour,” it is really three hours, starting at 3pm and ending at 6pm.

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Pacific Beach Happy Hour Specials

We’ve told you all about La Jolla happy hour and Del Mar, but we’ve decided to help out our friends a little further south and talk about the great happy hours in Pacific Beach. With practically every restaurant offering great food and drink specials, we narrowed it down to a few local favorites that cover a wide range of food interests.

beer For a classic pub feel, visit Brewley’s Pint, a traditional Irish pub located right on Garnet. Happy hour is offered daily until 7 PM and all night on Sundays. Monday thru Thursday it begins at 4 PM with $3 domestic beers, $4 premium beers and $3 house wines. On Fridays it starts at 2 PM and on Saturday and Sunday it starts as early as 12 PM! Enjoy an assortment of pizzas, wings, tater tots and salads. Stop by Brewley’s Pint anyday for a new drink special that is sure to keep you coming back.

If you’re searching for more of an upscale feel with a perfect view of the ocean, JRDN at Tower23 Hotel on Felspar is just the place for you. Monday thru Friday from 4-7 PM, order $4 wells and draft beers and $5 select wines. Enjoy a range of delicious appetizers from potato gnocchi to steak tartar and steamed mussels cooked in a broth of chardonnay and herb butter, all for $8! On Saturdays and Sundays, happy hour is from 7-10 PM with the same drink specials, but unfortunately without the $8 appetizers.

If you want a sophisticated club feel for your happy hour, Johnny V’s on Garnet actually boasts different happy hour deals Thursday thru Sunday. On Thursdays from 4-8 PM, enjoy $3 wells, drafts, house wines and margaritas as well as $3 off all appetizers. Not only do they offer these specials, Thursdays are also international college nights, which means ½ price drinks all night with a $5 cover! Fridays are $2 drafts, wells, $3 house wines and ½ off all other drinks. You also get a free appetizer with every drink until 10 PM. Choose from fish tacos, hummus and pita to donut holes and French fries and you have yourself an awesome deal. Saturdays offer drink and food specials from 11 AM until closing! Street tacos for a dollar, $4 drinks of whatever you want and other assorted drink specials make this the place to go on your weekend.Last, Sundays boast happy hour from 4 PM until closing! Half-off all appetizers and industry tabs! For some yummy sushi rolls, go to Zen 5, also on Garnet. Happy Hour is from 4-7 PM and includes 20% off all sushi rolls, 50% off select appetizers and a drink special, 1 large beer and a small hot sake for only $6.50. Enjoy the chill atmosphere and explore creative rolls like the Kamikaze roll, the Rock n’ Roll, amongst countless others. If you’re craving a margarita, visit Cabo Cantina on Garnet. All drinks are 2 for 1 prices from 4-8 PM, 7 days a week. They offer cool new margarita flavors from watermelon, raspberry banana to apple! Sip on these while enjoying muchos nachos, surf & turf tacos or a simple cabo burrito!

margarita And finally, if you’re craving fresh Thai but didn’t think there was a place to go to enjoy good Thai food and drinks without spending your entire paycheck, think again. Ra-Ka-De-Ka on Cass offers happy hour from 3-6 PM Monday thru Friday. 20% off everything, so long as you spend $15, which will be easy to do at this restaurant! Try chicken satays, Panang curry chicken and some fried spring rolls and you’ll leave feeling satisfied, especially because of the money you save! Do these happy hour specials sound good to you? Will you be going to any of them soon? Let us know below. Look out for an article about happy hour in Point Loma in the next coming weeks!