Best Happy Hour Spots on Main Street

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 bars and 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!

Main Street's Best Happy Hour Restaurants & Bars 

Jameson's Irish Pub & Sports Grill

Jameson's Irish Pub & Sports Grill at the corner of Main and Hill streets is the new kid on the happy hour block for 2019.

It replaces the venerable Finn McCools in name while retaining its laid-back style, Irish roots. Catch all the big games here in HD.

Daily from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., all regular priced drinks are 2-for-1 - or you can get a double for the same price. Not enough for you? Jameson's does it all over again for the late-night 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. 

Specials include Irish nachos with crispy hand-cut fries topped with your choice of prime rib or chicken - or try it with a fried egg on top; and slow-roasted prime rib specialties.

Chase it with a shot of Jameson Irish whiskey on tap, or a $5.89 peanut butter Jameson shot. Sip your fill of bottomless mimosas, bellinis, and Bloody Marys on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until 3 p.m.

Come for the Irish-strong drinks and friendly vibe and a mostly locals crowd. 2702 Main Street, (424) 330-0069

Basement Tavern

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.

Brick + Mortar Santa Monica

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.

Enterprise Fish Company Santa Monica

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.

The Galley

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.

 Library Bar Santa Monica

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.

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