Friday, February 10, 2017

Happy Hour - Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

hap·py hour /ˈhapē ˌou(ə)r/ noun - a period of the day when drinks and appetizers are sold at reduced prices.

So many options, each with their own charm. The following (listed in alphabetical order) are a selection of Carmel-by-the-Sea's best Happy Hour options that my family and I have enjoyed, more than once!!  Salud! 

Brophy's Tavern 

Brophy's Tavern 831/586-5566 (4th and San Carlos) Happy Hour is Monday to Friday 4 to 6pm, $1 off any beverage.  This pricing is also available during prime time NFL games, Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Menu 

The Forge  

The Forge 831/624-2233 (SW Corner 5th and Junipero) Happy Hour everyday 3 to 5pm.  Most of the items on the appetizer menu as well as their house wines and beers are 50% off. Dog friendly patio.  Lunch menu, dinner menu, libations.

Hog's Breath Inn 

Hog's Breath Inn 831/625-1044 (San Carlos between 5th and 6th - look for the famous "Hog Head") Happy Hour Sunday - Friday (not Saturday) from 3:30 to 5:30pm Bar and Patio ONLY.  10 appetizers to choose from starting at $5.  Draft beer $5, house wine $5, and well drinks $6.  Patio is pet-friendly. Menu

Il Fornaio 

Il Fornaio at the Pine Inn 831/622-5100 (Ocean and Monte Verde) Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4 to 6pm.  $6 antipasti and pizza, $6 artisan cocktails, and $6 wines by the glass. 

La Playa Hotel Bar 

La Playa Hotel Bar 831/624-7966 (Camino Real at 8th) Happy Hour is Sunday Only from 5:00 to 5:10pm. One local red and one local white wine, a few beers, and well drinks with only two ingredients are available for $.10.  Yes that is a dime.  And it must be paid with a dime. This is a tradition that was started years ago by a former owner, Bud Allen. A small bar menu is available daily from 2 to 9pm.  

Mulligan Public House 

Mulligan Public House 831/250-5910 (Dolores between Ocean and 7th) Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4 to 6pm and all night on Wednesday.  $1 off draft beer, wine, and well cocktails.  Menu

Restaurant at Mission Ranch 

Restaurant at Mission Ranch 831/625-9040 (26270 Dolores Street) Technically there is no official Happy Hour, but from 4 to 5pm one may sit on the restaurant patio and take in the spectacular view while enjoying Items off the bar menu.  And of course the bar is open!  

Terry's Lounge at Cypress Inn 

Terry's Lounge at the Cypress Inn 831/620-7454 (Lincoln & 7th) Happy Hour Monday - Friday, 15% off all drinks from 4:30 to 6pm. Cocktail menu, lunch menu, dinner menu. Patio is pet-friendly.


Vesuvio 831/625-1766 (Junipero & 6th)  Happy Hour 4 to 6pm daily in the main bar and rooftop Starlight Lounge. $6 well cocktails, $6 house wine and Prosecco as well as $7.50 for well Martini.  They also have a great, and quite lengthy, Happy Hour menu including antipasti, burgers, and pizza.  


Well that is about it for now - Until next time - Salud and Happy Adventures! 

Above menus, times, and prices are subject to change. 
Photography by L.A. Momboisse unless listed below: 
Two interior of Brophy's Tavern courtesy of Brophy's 

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