There's nothing better than going to grab a drink or two with some friends and realizing it's happy hour! With all the different happy hours offered today for not only drinks, but oysters, finger foods, and even discounts on meals, it's hard to choose where to go. Here are seven uniquely great happy hours that we think are worth your buck in Sonoma County:
Stark’s Steak and Seafood, Santa Rosa
Stark’s has an impressive Happy Hour menu, featuring oysters, truffle fries, buttermilk onion rings, calamari, and more. Not to mention the drinks, ranging from $2.75/beer, $3.50/martini and $5/classic cocktail. Insider Tip: The martini is amazing!
Happy Hour: Monday-Saturday 3-6 p.m.
Jaded Toad & BBQ, Windsor
One of the cutest outdoor patios in Sonoma County, the Jaded Toad in Windsor offers $4 draft beers, $5 specialty drinks (think spritzers, micheladas, and margaritas), and 25 percent off starters for your meal. Insider Tip: Grab a seat with your own personal fireplace.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3-5 p.m.
The Front Room at John Ash & Co, Santa Rosa
I’m sure when you hear happy hour at Josh Ash & Co, you are not picturing one you can afford. But rest assured – their happy hour is AMAZING! So amazing, it fills up within 10 minutes of starting, so get there right on time for a seat. Insider Tip: Every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm, their Crush the Rush Happy Hour features drink specials and four complimentary small bite plates.
Happy Hour: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4-6 p.m., Wednesday 4-6:30 p.m., Friday 3-6 p.m., Saturday 3-9 p.m., Sunday (Burger Happy Hour) 3-5 p.m.
Bravas Bar de Tapas, Healdsburg
The Spanish influence of Sonoma County, Bravas has exactly what you were looking for: Sangria! With their “Locals 420 Hour,” everything on their happy hour menu is $4.20, including sangria, their Vino de la Casa, beer, and gin & tonics. They’ve also got some delicious tapas (small plates) from the kitchen for $4.20, including Spanish favorites like goat cheese tostadas, chorizo, ham and bocadillos. Not to mention their outdoor seating is great to enjoy in summer.
Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday 3-5 p.m.
Belly: Left Coast Kitchen & Tap Room, Santa Rosa
Belly Left Coast Kitchen & Tap Room in Santa Rosa takes the term “Taco Tuesday” to a whole new level, featuring 5 different types of tacos at $1 each on Tuesdays, matched with a beer for $2-4. They also offer a normal happy hour during every weekday, with sliders, wings, pizza, and bacon delights matched with beer, wine, and sangria. Insider Tip: Want a taco and a sangria? Head to Belly during Happy hour times, on Taco Tuesday.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m., Taco Tuesday (2 p.m.-close), Sunday Funday (all day)
One of the newest restaurants on this roundup, Handline is unique in that it offers happy hour daily from 3-5 p.m. and again for a late-night happy hour at 8:30-10 p.m. With $4 beers and $6 wines, oysters, tostaditos, empanadas, and their amazing fish tacos, you can’t miss this late-night delight!
Happy Hour: Daily 3-5 p.m., 8:30-10 p.m.
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Jackson's Bar & Oven, Santa Rosa
Head down to the famous Railroad Square in Santa Rosa for this great happy hour, will all tap beers $2 off and $5 house margaritas, vodka/gin martini’s, all well drinks, wines and the happy hour cocktail special. You can also add some delicious wings, oysters, prawn tacos, or a margherita pizza to your happy hour order at a great price.
Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m. (at the bar only)
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Written by Sonoma Insider Mariah Harkey