Cheers to the Bay!
Happy hour is a great excuse to get out of the house and try a new restaurant, or to make a trip out to your favorite neighborhood haunt. San Francisco has plenty of happy hours to enjoy, and as the weather warms up going into the summer it’s the perfect time to check out some beautiful patios while you’re at it! Here is a list of some must-try happy hours in the City to put on your to-do list.
When: 2pm-5pm daily
What: $1.05 oysters, $5 beer, $8 wine, $10 cocktails
Where: 399 The Embarcadero
This stylish restaurant has delicious fresh seafood on a spacious patio next to the Bay Bridge. Enjoy panoramic views of the Bay and browse a sustainable seafood menu. They also put on Oysterfest events that have raised over $120,000 in the last 11 years.
2. El Techo
When: 4pm-6pm Monday-Friday
What: $5 beer, $7 margarita, $18 sangria pitcher, $4 tacos, $7 guacamole, and more.
Where: 2516 Mission St
This breezy rooftop restaurant in the Mission has incredible views, plus a wide variety of Latin American street food. In addition to their fabulous margaritas, consider trying other mouthwatering cocktails including pisco punch, sangria, and more.
3. Bar Crudo
When: 4pm-6pm Tuesday-Friday
What: $2 oysters, $2 mussels, $5 beer, $7 wine
Where: 655 Divisadero St
Bar Crudo has been serving sustainable, raw seafood preparations since 2005. They are active in the Western Addition and Divisadero Corridor communities. Their happy hour specials include a variety of inventive seafood including oysters, chowder, and chile toreados.
When: 4-5:30pm Tuesday-Friday
What: Discounted prices on select hand rolls and cocktails
Where: 101 California St
Chef Ken Tominaga and Chef Michael Mina helm this exciting Japanese izakaya restaurant, featuring select seafood from the famous Toyosu Market in Japan. Enjoy delicious cocktails and handrolls on their enormous heated patio.
5. La Mar
When: 3pm-5pm Monday-Friday
What: $4 beer, $6 wine, $7 cocktails, $5 empanadas, and more
Where: Pier 1 1/2 The Embarcadero
This upscale Peruvian restaurant has a beautiful patio right on the waterfront where you can enjoy fresh ceviche, grilled skewers, and incredible empanadas. Signature cocktails include a prickly pear margarita and the classic pisco sour.
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