While indoor dining is closed due to state COVID-19 guidelines, that doesn’t mean you have to skip happy hour! Several Irvine restaurants offer outdoor seating and awesome happy hour deals to match.
Sit outside and enjoy the happy hour menu at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen. Receive $2 off signature margaritas, grande margaritas, grande sangrias, and cocktails, as well as $1 off wine by the glass and draft beers, plus yummy bites like the queso fundido for $8 or chicken flautas for $8.
All day and night Sunday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
During Center Hub’s happy hour, get $1 off draft and bottle beers, wine by the glass, and cocktails, plus $6 well spirits on the menu. Enjoy outdoor seating and a variety of eateries at TRADE Food Hall.
Enjoy happy hour on the patio (complete with fire pit) at TAPS Fish House and Brewery. The restaurant’s happy hour menu includes $7 well cocktails, $3 off specialty cocktails, $2 off wine by the glass, $10 house cocktails, and $5 craft beer, plus stone oven pizzas and dishes like sliders, calamari, and wings, among other offerings.
Sit outside at Bacchus Bar and Bistro during happy hour and nibble on all sorts of small plates: truffle fries, Brussels sprouts, caprese crostinis, hummus, pork “lollipops”, and bacon dates. Enjoy $2 all wine by the glass or draft beers.
3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Head to The Cut for happy hour. The city of Irvine has approved the burger joint for extended patio space, which means more room to sip on $7 cocktails and $6 glasses. Or, get $2 off all beers. The restaurant also has a variety of happy hours—including everything from poutine happy hours to wing happy hours and more.
3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 p.m. to midnight Sundays through Thursdays.
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