Besides the SCV Wine Calendar for events, we also have compiled a list of local Happy Hours taken from website pages or via email. Some of our hyperlinks go straight to the Happy Hour menus! (We have not visited all of these, so this is not a list of Eve Wine 101 recommended Happy Hours, it’s just a list of all the ones you can check out in Santa Clarita that we now know about!) If you know of any others please email them to us, as you see a pal emailed us a couple outside of SCV that we shared at the bottom of our list:
Azul Tequila: Monday through Friday 3pm until 7pm, $3.75 House Margaritas, $3.50 wine by the glass, $3.50 well drinks, $.99 Coors light draft, (All other draft beers $3.50) and $5 appetizers.
Bier Academy, Beer Bar and Grill: From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $1 off pints and appetizers. Pints can range from $3.50 to $7 depending on the type of beer. Always have 16 ounce $3 Rolling Rocks or PBR.
BJ’s Brewhouse: Monday through Friday 3-7pm, Sunday through Thursday 10pm until closing and all day Tuesday is half off wines by the glass or bottle. $4 craft beers and call drinks, $5 Mojitos and Martinis, $6 select wines by the glass, Happy Hour food menu.
Black Angus Steakhouse: Monday through Friday from 3pm until 7pm in the bar, Tuesdays and Sundays all day long, $3.50 well drinks, $4.50 16 ounce bottled and draft beers, $5.50 select wines by the glass and reduced prices on full sized appetizers.
Claim Jumper Valencia: Monday through Friday from 3pm until 6:30pm, Saturday 11am until 3pm, in the saloon only. Select menu of items priced between $2 and $8, $4 pints of draft beer, $5 to $8 select cocktails and $5 select wines by the glass.
NEW 2015: Cuvée Bistro & Raw Bar: 2-7pm every day with $2 Taco Bar from 2-5pm. (Though at press time I was just there on a Tuesday and we were offered but one get one drinks until 7pm.)
Don Cuco Newhall: Daily from 4pm until 7pm, select beers between $3.00 and 4.50, $5.95 Margaritas and $5.25 well drinks, half price on all appetizers, in the bar only.
Gyi-Kaku Sushi Bar: After 8:30 p.m. you can get house sake for $2.95, a mug of Sapporo for $3, a pitcher for $6.50, 50% off all cocktails.
Islands: Monday through Friday from 4pm until 7pm, select appetizers and drinks under $5. (A perusal of their website no longer shows pricing only the Happy Hour time.)
Kabuki: Monday through Friday 3pm until 6pm, Monday through Thursdays 9pm until closing and 8 pm until closing on Sundays. Select cocktails $5.95 to $6.50, lowered prices on select hot and cold Sakes, select wines are $3.50 a glass and lowered prices on select beers.
Lazy Dog: Monday through Friday 3pm until 6pm, Sunday through Thursday 9pm until closing in the bar and patio only, drinks priced from $3 to $7 and Happy Hour portioned appetizers between $3 and $6.
Le Chene: 4:30pm until 7pm every day except Saturday. No specifics on website.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que: In the bar only from 3 until 7 pm Monday through Friday and 9pm until closing every day. Happy Hour menu, select 22 ounce draft beers between $4 and $5, $5.50 – $7.50 select wines by the glass, $4.25 well drinks, $6.50 – $7.25 Martinis, featured cocktails between $4.75 and $7.50.
Margaritas Mexican Grill: Monday through Friday from 3pm-7pm in bar area only. No drink specials listed on website.
Marston’s Valencia: Tuesday through Sunday 5pm to 7pm. $1 off Marston’s specialty drinks and Martinis, $4 select glasses of wine, $4 all draft beer, $3.25 bottled beer, $5 well drinks, $6 well martinis and Cosmopolitans. Happy Hour Appetizer menu.
Newhall Refinery: Available Tuesday – Friday 3:00pm-5:00pm: House Wine – Cabernet or Chardonnay $4, Specialty Beer Flight – Bartender’s Choice (3) 4oz. Draught $4, Custom Beer Flight – your choice of (3) 4oz. Draught $6, Brown Bag Special – 12oz. Bottle, Bartender’s Choice $4 (Guess brown bag style beer for additional comp), Wine Flights – your choice of (3) 2oz wine by the glass from $6, $2 off small bottled beer, $4 off large bottled beer, $2 off wine flights, $2 off wine by the glass, HAPPY HOUR BITES Available Tuesday – Sunday 4:00pm-5:00pm – Chipotle wings, lime cream, peanuts & cilantro $6, Chicharones, house yuzu kosho hot sauce, celery greens, radish $4, Pickled beets and cherries, frisee, warm goat crostini $5, Mini refiners fries $5, Warm olives $3 and Chili lime bar nuts $3.
New Moon Valencia: In the bar and lounge weekdays from 5pm until closing and all day long on weekends. Cocktails from $5 to $6, beer $3.75 to $5.50, wine $5 and appetizers from $3 to $6 (most are $4).
The Oaks Grille (inside TPC, Tournament Players Club): 4:30-6:30 Wednesdays and Thursday.
Presidente Santa Clarita: Monday through Friday from 2:30pm until 6pm in the cantina only, small bites starting at $2.50, all draft beer $3.25 for 14 ounce and $5.50 for 22 ounce, $4 plain and $4.50 flavored16 ounce house Margaritas, $5 to $6.75 for 16 ounce premium Margaritas, $3.50 to $4.25 tequilas, $3 well drinks, $4 house wine by the glass.
Rattler’s Bar B Que: Monday to Friday 3-7 p.m. bar only, food priced between $1.50 and $5.50, 16 oz. draft beer $4.99, 20 oz. draft beer $5.99, specialty cocktails $7 to $9.
Route 66 Classic Grill: Happy Hour in the bar and patio only and not during special events, Monday through Friday 3pm until 6pm and again from 9pm until closing, Saturday 9pm until closing and Sunday 7pm until closing. $1 off draft beer and $1 off well drinks.
Sabor Cocina Mexicana: Monday to Friday 2pm until 6pm $6 margaritas, $4 beer, $4 well drinks and $6 appetizers.
Salt Creek Grille Valencia: Monday through Friday 4-6:30 pm in the bar only, well drinks $4, draft and bottled beers $4 and house wines by the glass $4. Bites ranging from $4 (soup of the day) to $10 (jumbo shrimp cocktail).
Sisley Italian Kitchen Valencia: Monday through Friday 3-7pm, Saturday 8-10pm and all day Sunday well drinks between $3 and $5, several appetizers between $3 and $4.95.
NEW 2015: Solita Tacos and Margaritas: Two Wood Grilled Chicken, Crispy Fish and Tofu tacos for $4.00, Oak-Roasted Chicken, Pork Carnitas, Chorizo Sweet Potato and Black Bean or the Chicken Taquitos are $5. Guacamole $6. House, Frozen or Skinny Margarita for $6. Well drinks and wines $5.00. (solita Tacos & Margaritas Valencia will be rolling out more specials every Tuesday, for Taco & Tequila Tuesday, offering live music, Frozen Margarita Flights, taco options and more from 3:00 pm to close.) Happy Hour and Reverse Happy Hour every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:15 pm and 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm; Taco Tuesday is every Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, with the bar staying open until 12:00 Midnight.
TGI Fridays: “Drink specials all day, every day” includes $3 – $4 beers, cocktails $4 and up.
Vines (in the Hyatt on Town Center Drive): Lounge and patio from 4pm until 7pm daily, $6 bites, $5 bartender specials as well as select wines, $4 domestic beer and $5 craft beer.
The Vu: Everyday 4 to 8pm.
Wokcano Valencia: In the bar and lounge area: Monday 11am until 2am, Tuesday – Thursday 3pm to 7pm and 9pm to 2am, Friday 3pm until 7pm, Saturday 11am to 5pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm and 9pm to 2am. Happy Hour food menu, $4 draft beer, $4 Sangria, $4 well drinks, $4 house wine, $5 Sake Bomb.
Wolf Creek Restaurant: In the bar area only Monday 4pm until closing, Tuesday through Friday 4pm until 6:30pm, Saturday 8pm until closing. Happy Hour pizzas $5.50 and 25% off other appetizers.
Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill: Happy Hour 3pm until 6pm.
And Outside of SCV:
MAGNOLIA HOUSE: No need to knock, as the door is always open at Magnolia House! Pasadena’s favorite new restaurant and bar introduces Neighborhood Hour every Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Offering discounted wines, well drinks and their signature cocktails, this cozy bungalow has something for everyone on the block. Sip on Bar Manager Colin Shearn’s tasty Cocktail of the Moment from his newly released cocktail menu for only $7.00, or kick back and relax while you enjoy the signature Magnolia House Sangria for $6.00. Pint-loving pedestrians will not be able to resist popping in to try all five craft beer options (at just $5.00 each), including the Craftsman 1903, Heavenly Hefe, Mother Earth Cali’ Creamin’, Santa Barbara Common Ale and Swamis IPA. Pair these budget-friendly beverages with gourmet snacks from Executive Chef Kyu Yi and bite into delicious dishes like Crunchy Ahi Tacos with spicy tuna, avocado crema and radish or Margherita Flatbread ($8.00) topped with spicy tomato, burrata, basil and a cilantro-pistachio pesto. Or get food tipsy off the Drunken Nachos ($7.00) smothered in beer queso sauce. Additionally, guests can dine on Blistered Shishitos ($5.00) served with sweet Thai chili and ponzu sauce, as well as Lebanese Beef Skewers,($6.00) drizzled with tahini yogurt sauce. Do not miss out on this new hotspot, where Neighborhood Houris reinventing Pasadena evenings and making it easy for you (and your wallet)! Magnolia House is open for Neighborhood Hour Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm; 492 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101; 626.584.1126.
RASCAL: The only rule at Rascal, is that there are no rules! This favorite local hotspot on South La Brea Avenue hosts Happy Hour seven days a week. With $6.00 Eats & House Libations available throughout the entire restaurant (not just bar), it is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite pastime. With something for everyone, Rascaloffers traditional beverage choices including cocktails like the Moscow Mule and Margarita, as well as House-Made Red Sangria and the Cold Duck, a sangria topped off with sparkling cava brut. Beer lovers can enjoy pints of the North Cost Scrimshaw Pilsner, while discriminating winos will delight in select red, white and sparkling wines like the 2013 Solar de Estraunza and the 2011 Garnacha Beso de Vino. Executive Chef Andy Lee keeps everyone happy with favorites like Spicy Italian Sausage with blistered red watercress, olive oil and olive tapenade, a classic Burger topped with beer-deglazed caramelized onions, cheddar, arugula, vine-ripened tomato and herb remoulade, as well as Brussels Sprouts sprinkled with smoked bacon, shallots and garlic and drizzled with whole grain mustard sauce. Buttermilk marinated fried chickenis so good, it is served two ways: A Fried Chicken Sandwich, which is stacked with tomato, Napa cabbage and tzatziki and the classic comfort-dish, Fried Chicken & Gravy is smothered with Italian sausage gravy. Non meat-eaters can enjoy a pita bread-packed Vegetable Gyro Sandwich stuffed with potato croquet, tabbouleh, curry hummus, tzatziki and queso fresco. Why let the happy stop there? Rascal wonders the same thing, which is why every Sunday is Sunday Funday, a game night, offering a variety of board games for patrons to play, while sipping on Happy Hour cocktails (at Happy Hour prices) “all night long.” Checkmate! Rascal is open for Happy Hour from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm every Tuesday through Saturday, and 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm every Monday; and Sunday Funday is every Sunday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm; 801 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.933.3229.
TIPPLE & BRINE: Known for their bountiful bivalve bar of fresh oysters and creative custom cocktails, Tipple & Brine continues to shine and is quickly becoming the gem (or pearl, more appropriately) of Sherman Oaks. Currently presenting a Social Hour every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, guests can stop in for gourmet fare and drinks at discounted pricing. Dive in with $5.00 Oyster Shooters and $7.00 house-made classic cocktails, like the Old Fashioned or Moscow Mule crafted with Tito’s Vodka.The beer and wine is more than fine, with $5.00 draft offerings of Firestone IPA, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Golden Road Hefe, Craftsman 1903 or Dogtown Brown and four wine selections of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon for just $6.00 per glass. Slurp down fresh Oysters for just $2.00 a piece or a plate of Warm Marinated Olives for only $4.00. Additional menu favorites are occasionally rotated during Social Hour, but generally consist of delectable dishes like Crispy Oysters with sauce gribiche ($7.00), Brussels Sprouts ($5.00) and Mussels & Fries ($7.00). Stop in for some social time and savor some of these select pairings at this Sherman Oaks hotspot! Tipple & Brine is open for Social Hour every Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm; 14633 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; 818.528.2550.
Eve Bushman has been reading, writing, taking coursework and tasting wine for over 20 years. She has obtained a Level Two Intermediate Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, has been the subject of a 60-minute Wine Immersion video, authored “Wine Etiquette for Everyone” and recently served as a guest judge for the L.A. International Wine Competition. You can email Eve@EveWine101.com to ask a question about wine or spirits that may be answered in a future column. You can also seek her marketing advice via Eve@EveBushmanConsulting.com