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8 Delicious Happy Hour Deals You’ll Love

August 31, 2021

Whether it’s a special occasion or just a long day at work, happy hour is always a good idea! And whether you’re a local or you’re visiting from out of town, the assortment of delicious deals in Newport Beach is sure to please your palate. From sustainable seafood deals to discounted Baja-style bites, here are eight restaurants sure to cure your weekday woes.

The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific

Happy Hour: Wednesday-Saturday from 4-6 p.m. and Sunday from 3:30-6:00 p.m. (upstairs in the Jellyfish Lounge)

With some of the freshest seafood in Newport Beach, it’s no wonder The Cannery is a local favorite! This historic restaurant and bar sits on the harbor’s edge, offering sea-to-table delicacies like sushi rolls, nigiri, shrimp tempura, fish and chips, and more! Head upstairs to the Jellyfish Lounge for happy hour, Wednesday through Sunday, where you can sip on cocktails and feast on a variety of appetizers and sushi at a great price.

SOL Mexican Cocina

Happy Hour: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 3-6 p.m.

Nothing beats Baja-style eats and marina views! Gather your coworkers, family, or friends and head to SOL Mexican Cocina’s flagship location just off Mariner’s Mile. This Mexican restaurant serves up south-of-the-border bites and specialty cocktails in an upscale setting. Indulge in happy hour bites like SOL’s Naked Guacamole, Firecracker Quesadilla, and Hot & Raw Ceviche—all under $10!

Bluewater Grill

Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Another seafood haven in Newport Beach, Bluewater Grill not only boasts gorgeous harbor views but also features a sweet happy hour menu that’ll have you hooked. Grab a seat in the bar to enjoy discounted bites, ranging in price from $6 to $8, like oysters on the half shell, crispy calamari, grilled fish tacos, steamed clams, and more! You can also order well drinks, house wine and champagne for $7 or draft beers for $6.

Louie’s by the Bay

Happy Hour: All night Wednesdays and Thursday-Sunday from 4-6 p.m.

An Italian-style steak house on the harbor, Louie’s by the Bay offers cuts of meat sourced from some of the most renowned farms in the world. This local spot offers a mean happy hour with discounted drinks of all types and a range of small plates (offered after 4:30 p.m.). Snack on plates like the Fritto Misto, Charcuterie il Duetto or Petit Chopped Salad, and cheers to an evening well-spent!

Newport Landing Restaurant

Happy Hour: Every day from 12-6 p.m.

Newport Landing is a great bayside spot if you’re looking for a casual place to grab sunset drinks and bites! This time-honored establishment keeps it simple with fresh seafood and classic drinks. Happy hour eats range from $5 to $8 and includes everything from fish tacos and fries to clam chowder, ceviche, oysters, steamed clams and more. The Outside Lanai Patio is pet-friendly, so bring your pup!

The Bungalow Restaurant

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m.

Tucked in the charming neighborhood of Corona del Mar, The Bungalow Restaurant is a chic spot for a weekday dinner or drinks with your significant other. The happy hour menu is chock-full of shareable small plates like Lamb Lollipops, Pulled Pork Sliders, Brussels Sprouts, Bruschetta, and more. Snag a seat on the cozy patio by the stone fireplace for a romantic midweek date night.

Helmsman Ale House

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 2-6 p.m.

Grab a cold one at Helmsman Ale HouseNewport Beach’s only craft beer brewery! This beer and pub grub hotspot is always a great place to blow off a little midweek steam. The brewhouse’s happy hour features $2 off all starters, which includes their tasty Bavarian Pretzel prepared with fried thyme, IPA cheese sauce, and spicy mustard—a must-try! Gather your crew, grab a picnic table outside and sip the afternoon away.

Gracias Madre

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 2-6 p.m.

For those in search of some delicious discounts but who want to keep it healthy, Newport Beach’s Gracias Madre offers a stellar selection of plant-based Mexican dishes. Each one is made from scratch using local and organic ingredients! On the happy hour menu, small plates and tacos range from $6 to $9, and drinks (like the zesty Pusita Margarita) hover around $9.

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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