Santa Monica Happy Hours   

To Help You Forget It's Only Monday

Did you just land that big client you've been working long and hard for? Is it your best bud's birthday? Maybe it's simply time for a night out?

Happy hour is always a reason to celebrate. And in Santa Monica, we're truly blessed with some stellar weeklong options to get out and get happy. 

From chill ambiances and tasty appetizers to ocean views and half-price margaritas, you can make any workday feel like a weekend at one of these Santa Monica happy hours.

Jameson's Pub

WHEN: 2-4-1 drinks daily 3-8pm; + late-night happy hour Sunday - Thursday 10:30 pm - 12:30 am.

Jameson's Irish Pub & Sports Grill at the corner of Main and Hill streets is the new kid on the happy hour block. It replaced the venerable Finn McCools in 2019 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. Follow 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 the laid-back local crowd.

Jameson's Pub, 2702 Main Street, 424. 330.0069.

The Misfit

WHEN:  12 - 7pm daily; half off all drinks

The Misfit is just off the Third Street Promenade, making for a convenient post-shopping happy hour pitstop.

Grab a seat at the curved zinc bar and drink in the timeless hipness of the two-story restaurant on the ground floor of the iconic Clock Tower Building, along with handcrafted cocktails at 50 percent off. A favorite of sun-lovers, locals, and tourists alike.

The Misfit, 225 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.656.9800

Cameo Bar at the Viceroy

WHEN: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m Monday - Friday

The upscale Cameo Bar at The Viceroy features cozy couches indoors and poolside chairs and tables outside. Relax by the pool after a long (or short) day at work or on the beach with $10 craft cocktails and $5 beer while nibbling $6 lamb kefta meatballs and $7 BLT sliders on Hawaiian bread, and more savory fare.

Cameo Bar, 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica; 310.260.7511

The Penthouse

WHEN:  4 - 6 pm Tuesday - Friday

Drink in the panoramic city and ocean views from the Penthouse's rooftop bar and lounge.

One of the few rooftop bars in Santa Monica, The Penthouse offers an elegant, relaxed vibe and a delectable happy hour, with food specials under $10, including crispy rock shrimp with Tabasco aioli, halibut ceviche tostadas, and short rib tacos, and handcrafted cocktails.

The Penthouse, 1111 2nd Street, Santa Monica; 310.394.5454

Rusty's Surf Ranch

WHEN: Monday - Saturday 3-6 pm

Come for the killer views from Rusty's Surf Ranch's prime location on the Santa Monica Pier, and stay for happy hour:  Monday - Saturday 3-6 pm featuring $1 off draft beer and wines by the glass;  and tasty bites including $7 calamari, $7 nacho fries and $5 cup of clam chowder.  

Rusty's Surf Ranch, 256 Santa Monica Pier; Santa Monica; 310. 393.7437.

The Lobster

WHEN:  Monday - Friday 4:30- 6:30 pm   

The Lobster does happy hours weekdays from 4:30 - 6:3- p.m., with drinks $4-$6 $6 draft beers, Appetizer specials from $2-$12, including crab taquitos, $2 oysters of the day, and $7 crispy calamari. Fresh seafood and discount-priced drinks at the historic Santa Monica Pier - does it get any better than this? 

The Lobster, 1602 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica; 310.458.9294.

Sushi Roku

WHEN:  Monday - Friday 5- 6:30pm; Saturday and Sunday, 4pm - 6:30m

Drink Specials include $5 Roku fusion martini, fuji apple martini, Japanese beers, hot sake, sparkling sake, and on. From there, move on to $5 sushi rolls (spicy tuna, California, or vegetable), wasabi bloody Mary oyster shooters, and tuna tatami with mizore ponzu. 

Sushi Roku, 1401 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica; 310.458.4771

Wrapping Up on Santa Monica Happy Hours

Hungry for more happy hour spots to peruse? Check out the Best Happy Hours on Main Street in Santa Monica. Cheers!

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