Encinitas is home to more than the San Diego Botanic Garden. It’s also a hot spot for surfing, camping and hiking in Northern San Diego county. As you might imagine with so many attractions, there are plenty of places to grab a drink or a bite to eat. We’ve come up with seven of the best Happy Hour specials in Encinitas, so you can enjoy this lovely area without going broke!
Monday: Roxy Encinitas
Location: 517 S Coast Hwy 101 (map)
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday: 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday: 10 a.m. to midnight, Sunday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday-Friday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
If you’re in need of a drink and something to eat after a difficult Monday at work, head on over to Roxy Encinitas. With a full bar, a New American menu and small plates that let you explore their culinary offerings, it’s a great place to unwind.
The Happy Hour specials at Roxy Encinitas include $4.50 drafts, $5 well drinks and $7 glasses of house wine. You can also enjoy $2 off of their small plates or craft cocktails. Given that they honor Happy Hour pricing all day on Monday, there’s no better place to celebrate the kickoff to your work week!
Tuesday: Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria
Location: 897 S. Coast Hwy 101, Suite F102 (map)
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sometimes, you just need the comfort of a good slice of pizza after a long day at work. In Encinitas, Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria is the perfect place to head when you need a slice and something to wash it down.
Happy Hour specials at Blue Ribbon Pizzeria make getting a draft and a pie affordable. There are craft draft beers for $5 and house label wines for $7 a glass. They also offer a discounted food menu, featuring dishes such as sweet corn soup, Caesar salad and Brussels sprouts. They even mark down their personal sized pizza and their Blue Ribbon butterscotch pudding.
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Wednesday: Mr. Peabody’s Bar & Grill Live Music
Location: 136 Encinitas Blvd. (map)
Hours: Seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
What better way to blow through a slow-moving hump day than with rocking music and American comfort food? Mr. Peabody’s has all of that and more! Their menu ranges from fish and chips and sandwiches to tacos and quesadillas.
The Happy Hour specials here are definitely worth stopping in for. They offer well cocktails, domestic beers and glasses of house wine for $2.75. If you’re feeling hungry, you can enjoy baby back ribs or chicken wings for just $0.75 each, or a turkey, fish or potato taco for only $1.50. On Wednesdays, they celebrate Happy Hour all night, so you can forget your woes after work.
Thursday: Solace and the Moonlight Lounge
Location: 25 East E Street (map)
Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
With a careful blend of classic and New American tastes, Solace has become a trendy and popular destination in Encinitas. The upstairs lounge, called The Moonlight Lounge, serves up craft cocktails designed to complement the dishes from the chef downstairs. The menu ranges from healthy to indulgent comfort food. It includes yellowtail tartar, cheddar and chive biscuits, lamb pasta and even a quinoa-hazelnut veggie burger.
We are spoiled when it comes to food in San Diego. Like really spoiled. ⠀ We’re on a charcuterie board kick these days and I’m not hating it one bit. And if it’s not meat and cheese it’s burgers. And if it’s not burgers it’s probably still burgers. ⠀ So, local folks, hit me with all your suggestions. Charcuterie, wine, burgers, beer, ice cream, rosé – I’ll take whatever you want to share. Oh, and bonus points if they have happy hour 😉
During Happy Hour, you can enjoy $1 off any drink you order from the Moonlight Lounge. You can also enjoy a chef’s choice oyster variety, fresh shucked for a buck. There are often daily specials, too, including craft cocktails and appetizers.
Friday: Encinitas Ale House
Location: 1044 S. Coast Hwy 101 (map)
Hours: Monday: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Friday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
What better way to celebrate the start of the weekend than with some fried food and fresh draft beers at the Encinitas Ale House? They serve all the standard fare you’d expect at a pub, such as chicken wings, fries, fish and chips, and even an ahi tuna and avocado poke tower. Their main menu includes creative salads, awesome tacos (try the pork belly tacos with Asian sesame slaw) and even Kobe Wagyu beef sliders.
The Happy Hour specials at Encinitas Ale House include $2 off of premium draft beers and select wines. They also discount all of their appetizers by 50 percent, making this a great place to start your evening out!
Location: 190 N. Coast Hwy 101 (map)
Hours: Monday-Friday: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
If you need a protein overload to prepare for a big evening or recover from a fun Friday, HapiFish is the sushi joint for you! This sushi restaurant has a modern interior and an expansive menu of sashimi and rolls.
During Happy Hour, you can enjoy a pint of Kirin for $4.50, house sangria or wines for $6.50 a glass, or a carafe of hot sake for only $2.50. They also discount some of their sushi rolls and entrees. You can enjoy a salmon poke street taco plate or pork gyoza (dumplings) for $6. Discounted rolls include the crispy spicy tuna roll, their Hapi crunch roll and several others.
Sunday: La Papagayo
Location: 1002 N. Coast Hwy 101 (map)
Hours: Seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Happy Hour: Seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., all day Tuesday
If you’re in the mood for live music, you’re in luck! Le Papagayo has live music performances every day. Stay for a while beyond Happy Hour for some entertainment! With a flavorful and fun Latin American menu and a lively environment, this locally beloved restaurant is a perfect escape when you’re dreading Monday.
During Happy Hour, they offer special discounts on draft beers, house wines, house margaritas and homemade sangria. They also have a reduced but discounted menu. It includes tacos, shrimp ceviche, lobster bisque, several different flatbreads and lamb chops.