10 Delicious Happy Hour Deals You’ll Love
Newport Beach’s local restaurants feature some of the best happy hour deals around! From handcrafted cocktails and fine wines to fresh seafood and mouthwatering appetizers, there’s something for every palate and budget. So sit back, relax and get ready to embark on a journey of happy hour bliss! These 10 restaurants have the best happy hour in Newport Beach.
Happy Hour: Every day 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, where you can sip on cocktails and feast on a variety of appetizers and sushi at a great price.
Happy Hour: Monday, Wednesday-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 $11!
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 $12, like oysters on the half shell, crispy calamari, grilled fish tacos, steamed clams and more! You can also order well drinks and wine for $8 or draft beers for $6.50.
Happy Hour: Every day from 4-6 p.m. and all night Wednesdays
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. But despite the shi shi ambiance, this local spot offers a great happy hour with discounted drinks of all types and a range of small plates. Snack on dishes like the Fritto Misto ($11), Charcuterie il Duetto($14) or Petit Chopped Salad ($10), and cheers to an evening well-spent!
Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
Perched on the bay in Lido Marina Village, the two-story Nobu Newport Beach boasts a stunning setting for happy hour drinks and bites. Take in views as the boats cruise by and take advantage of their Tanoshi Hour on weekdays from 5-7 p.m., where you can enjoy discounted hot and cold appetizers like oysters, crispy rice cakes, salt and pepper squid and sushi. Nobu also offers a selection of cocktails that range between $14-16, like their Lychee Martini and Nobu Old Fashioned.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-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 $10 and include 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!
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, Beef Sliders, Brussels Sprouts, Bruschetta and more. Snag a seat on the cozy patio by the stone fireplace for a romantic midweek date night.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 2-6 p.m.
Grab a cold one at Helmsman Ale House—Newport 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.
Happy Hour: Monday, Wednesday-Friday from 3-6 p.m.
For those in search of some delicious discounts but 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 $11 and drinks (like the zesty Pusita Margarita) hover around $9.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m.
Level up your weeknights at Zinqué in Lido Marina Village! This French-inspired restaurant’s rustic ambiance, bay views and happy hour deals make for the perfect midweek meal. Enjoy $10 wines by the glass, $7 beers and a selection of small bites for under $12! Start with the fried artichokes or burrata pizza fries, then move on to dishes like spicy chicken wings or Ratatouille Quesadilla. Zinqué’s happy hour does not disappoint!
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger