By Ashley Burnett
For those seeking amazing happy hour deals (alongside great drinks and food), look no further than Irvine. Thanks to the destination’s renown, multiple hotels call the city home—as do their on-property dining options, which boast happy hour specials that will spice up your workweek and weekend alike. For a taste of what to expect, read on for our guide to happy hours at Irvine’s hotels.
Red Bar & Lounge at Hotel Irvine
Every day from 3-7 p.m., Red Bar & Lounge hosts happy hour specials. Guests can munch on small plates of lumpia, cheesy flatbread, beef sliders, pork buns and more as they sip on options like an apple cinnamon sidecar, the “Icy Hot” with silver tequila and the Loose Hound with vodka and Pamplemousse liqueur.
Eats Kitchen & Bar at Hotel Irvine
Another Hotel Irvine dining option, Eats Kitchen & Bar, also boasts a great happy hour. On the menu, find dishes like garlic tots, queso fundido, fries and ahi poke. Guests will also enjoy handcrafted cocktails like cranberry mules, bourbon with marmalade and the “Orchard Margarita” with peach schnapps and fresh peaches as well as wine by the glass and beer.
From Monday to Sunday at 3-7 p.m., guests at the Copper Chef can expect happy hour specials like draft beers, house wine and libations like martinis and Blue Ice Vodka. These pair well with the eatery’s nachos, wings, Kobe beef sliders and, a personal favorite, the short rib quesadilla.
From 5-7 p.m., this hotel offers a complimentary happy hour exclusively for hotel guests (called the Evening Reception) that is the rave of many. Alongside libations, munch on bar snacks like nachos and more that pair perfectly well with your drink.
Ashley Burnett is a writer and editor living in southern California. Her work has previously appeared in Locale, LA Travel Magazine, TravelAge West and various other publications.