Main Street in Santa Monica is home to some of the best happy hour bars and restaurants in the city. At each of these friendly, laid-back restaurants, you can expect a happening scene, discount-priced drinks, and noteworthy eats.
The best happy hour restaurants below were chosen because they can be counted on to serve up a laid-back vibe, creative cocktails and appetizers at reasonable prices - night after night. Enjoy!
This intimate, subterranean hotspot has happy hour pricing daily (through Saturday), from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. And is home to an all day (almost) happy hour Sundays: from 3 p.m. - 2 a.m.
During happy hour at The Basement, look for drink specials including $5 well cocktails and wine by the glass; as well as house-infused sangria with seasonal fruits and berries.
Appetizer specials include $5 deviled eggs with prosciutto, green onion, and mayo; $4 mac and cheese balls with spicy ketchup; and $7 tuna tartare. 2640 Main Street, Santa Monica; (310) 396-2469.
Located in the heart of Main Street tucked away in the Edgemar Center for the Arts, Brick + Mortar has been a local favorite since opening in February 2012.
Here you'll find Modern American Fare that surprises with little twists added to the simplest of dishes served up with a unique, artistic presentation in a chic, exciting atmosphere.
Weekday happy hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 7 p.m, and feature $2 off all draft beer; $5 House red or white wine by the glass, and $5 to $6 food specials beginning at 3 p.m. 2435 Main Street, Santa Monica; (310) 450-3434.
This Santa Monica seafood hotspot is a local favorite, offering happy hour picking on drinks and seafood specials from 4 - 7 p.m. daily (with late night happy hours Friday and Saturday 9 - 11 p.m.).
Specials include $6 spirits and $1.50 oysters on the half-shell, and $8 - $16 premium small plates including lime-marinated fish ceviche, hamachi, and lobster rolls. 174 Kinney Street, Santa Monica; (310) 392-8366.
Inside one of Santa Monica's best-loved restaurants, the seaworthy drinks and eats are happy-hour priced 5 - 7 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, and all day Sunday at the South Seas Bar and on the patio. Best of all you'll find food and drinks are half-off during this two-hour sailing. 2442 Main Street, Santa Monica; (310) 452-1934.
Need a 'study break' (as the Library Ale House euphemistically deems happy hour)? Then ditch class - or work - from 3 - 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday in favor of sipping half-priced beer, $3 wines, and some seriously studious-priced eats: such as $3 pulled-pork sliders, $6 calamari, and $7 beer-braised mussels. Hall passes not required. 2911 Main Street, Santa Monica; (310) 314-4855.