Just as there are plenty of things to do, there are also great happy hours in Newport Beach. Whether you’re looking to start early at 7:30a, looking for late night happy hour until 9p, or want delicious food at half the price – you’ll have plenty of spots to choose from. Oh, and don’t forget the spots with gorgeous views of the bay.
1: The Cannery
With views of the bay, an assortment of delicious food options, and great drinks, it’s no wonder The Cannery is one of the most popular restaurants in Newport Beach. While the main dining options can be on the pricier side, The Cannery offers one of the best happy hours in Newport Beach upstairs in its Jellyfish Lounge (first-come-first serve seating). Their happy hour has 50% off select appetizers, sushi, sushi rolls, & sliders + $2 off beer, wine, and speciality cocktails. The garlic fries, Cannery Roll, and Popcorn Shrimp Roll are a must.
2: Louie’s by the Bay
Daily 4PM to 6PM
Wednesdays all night
Louie’s by the Bay is another spot if you’re looking for a great happy hour with a view. If you couldn’t tell by the name, Louie’s looks out on the bay and offers a great variety of happy hour items in the bar area. You can make a full meal at a fraction of the price with their $8 Meatballs & $10 Cacio e Pepe & Petit Chopped Salad. They also offer $8 wine, champagne & well cocktails.
3: Lido Bottle Works
mon – fri 4PM to 6PM
Lido Bottle Works is another happy hour spot if you’re looking for a place on the water. Located in Lido Village, Lido Bottle works offers discounted beer/wine and specials on some of their popular menu items. Their menu is “California Coastal” with local and sustainable ingredients.
4: Red O
Daily 3pm to 6pm
Located in Fashion Island, Red O is a Mexican restaurant offering delicious, upscale dishes and great cocktails. Their happy hour menu offers a few of their signature items such as their goat cheese tamales, duck taquitos, and tacos, ranging from $5-$10.
5: Gracias Madre
Mon-Fri 3pm to 6pm (Excluding Taco Tuesday)
Happy hour, but make it healthy. At Gracias Madre, they offer plant-based traditional Mexican dishes using organic ingredients, and their happy hour is no exception. With over half their happy hour food items being Gluten-Free & Nut-Free, and ranging from $6-$10, you can indulge, guilt-free. They also offer $7-$9 drinks. And don’t let the name fool you, the $8 Mini Chimichanga is anything but mini.
6: Sol Mexican Cocina
mon & Wed – fri 3pm to 6pm
Sol Mexican Cocina offers delicious dishes inspired by Coastal Mexico. If you’re looking for a more lively happy hour spot, Sol is a great choice. Their happy hour specials include 6 popular menu items, beers, wines, and margaritas. Be sure to try the Guacamole and the Grilled Sweet Corn.
Mon-thurs 11:30am to 9pm
Fri, Sat, Sun 11:30am to 6pm
Known for the longest happy hour in Newport Beach, Harborside offers 30 happy hour food items ranging from $5-$8 and drinks from $5-$9. Harborside is another spot that offers waterfront views of the bay (all indoor seating). There are also TVs so you can enjoy your favorite sports teams while you indulge in great priced food.
8: Malarky’s Irish Pub
Mon-Fri 7:30am to 6pm
Known for having the earliest happy hours in Newport Beach, Malarky’s Irish Pub offers $5-$6 drinks from open to 6PM. Their food items are also decently priced, whether you’re looking for a $10 breakfast burrito for your first meal of the day or a $9.50 pub burger for dinner.
9: Snipe Island Crafthouse
Mon-Fri 2pm to 6pm
Snipe Island Crafthouse is located on the main street of Balboa Island. They offer delicious burgers, oven roasted pizzas, and craft beers. Happy hour starts on the earlier side, and includes $2 off their draft beers and house wine, and $7 select appetizers. They also offer a Wine Wednesday special of 1/2 bottles of wine.
10: Tavern House Kitchen + Bar
mon – fri 4PM to 6PM
Sat & Sun 3pm to 5pm
Tavern House offers a little bit of everything on their happy hour menu and is another spot with weekend specials too. Items include sliders & flatbreads, an assortment of appetizers and salads, + a burger, fries, and beer special. For drinks, they offer specials on beer, wine, and speciality cocktails.
**There are no affiliations with any of the restaurants mentioned in this post.**