No matter the time of year, it’s always nice to take a trip from The Sanctuary Beach Resort to Monterey for some sunset bites and drinks. Offering discounted seafood, craft cocktails, and wine, these are the best happy hours in Monterey.
The happy hour at Melville Tavern offers deals for drinkers and foodies. Specials include $5 for select wines, and $3 for select beers. There are also discounts on the tavern’s many favorite bar bites like fries, spinach artichoke dip, shrimp tostadas, and mini pizzas. The restaurant also has a charming outdoor patio and many critically-acclaimed burgers.
A dim-lit and comfortable British pub, The Crown and Anchor keeps a consistent and competitive happy hour by offering pints of beer and well drinks for $3.50 a pop. Complete with a bar, dining room, and heated outdoor patio, it’s a fun dining destination for everyone in the family. Keep it classic with some fish and chips, or delve into some other UK favorites like corned beef and cabbage.
The Crown and Anchor. 150 W Franklin St. Monterey, CA
Lallapalooza is a hip New American and Italian restaurant with contemporary cocktails and happy hour every night of the week. The extensive deals include $2 steak bites, $3 fries, two-for-one on select specialty martinis, and $8 for select drafts. The best of the special martinis has to be the Spa-TIni—Hendrick’s gin, Hpnotiq, mint leaves, cucumbers, and limeade. Diners should try one of the specialty pizzas like the herb and artichoke with kalamata olives.
Lallapalooza. 474 Alvarado St. Monterey, CA
Located right in Cannery Row on Monterey Harbor, Schooners has breathtaking patios and views. Four times a week, this upscale seafood restaurant offers great discounts for their “Coastal Hour.” The expansive discount menu covers a wide range of exciting options, including $3 chowder, $4 fish tacos, and $5 poke tacos. Discount drinks include a special sangria and the Orange Diablo, which consists of tequila, spicy cinnamon syrup, orange juice, and grapefruit juice.
Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar. 400 Cannery Row. Monterey, CA
The happy hour at Hula’s Island Grill celebrates beach culture with a long list of large, fruity cocktails priced at just $6 a piece. The Hula’s Hurricane and Blue Hawaiian are bright, sweet concoctions that will bring about a strong buzz, while the Blood Orange Martini is a delicious, refreshing drink. There are also discounts on special dishes like crispy coconut shrimp rolls, and bahn mi bao sliders.
Hula’s Island Grill. 622 Lighthouse Ave. Monterey, CA