On the rocks, neat, dirty, frozen, or zero proof — we’re spilling the Long Island iced tea on the best happy hours in San Jose.
Get ready to drink up at 30 places lifting spirits with their sip-worthy specials.
(Hours listed are HH only.)
🍷 Off the vine
EMC Seafood and Raw Bar | Mon.-Sun., 3-6 p.m. | Pair $8 glasses of house white or red with $2 oysters, sushi rolls under $9, or other seafood bites ranging from $5 to $15.
Rootstock Wine Bar | Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m. | Treat yourself to wine, beer, and bites, with half-price bottles on Mondays at the Los Gatos location and on Tuesdays at the Mountain View location.
Hop & Vine | Tues. and Thurs., 4-6 p.m., Wed., 4-9 p.m., and Fri., 3-6 p.m. | Can’t choose? Soar with a $5 wine flight — one of the many vino and brew options on discount.
🍺 Beer lovers
Original Gravity Public House | Wed.-Sun., 3-6 p.m. | Take $2 off all draft beer with twenty rotating taps — you’ll need it after feasting on their world famous duck fat fries.
3rd & Bourbon | Tues.-Sat., 4-6 p.m. | Throw back a brew or two with 50% off all draft beers and add a starter or side for 15% off.
Camino Brewing Co. | Wed. and Thurs., 5-7 p.m. | Get inspired by Spain’s Camino de Santiago in brews like The Sea of Darkness and Cafe Con Leche — and take $1 off all pints while you’re at it.
Clandestine Brewing | Wed., 4-10 p.m. | Take $1 off all pints — we recommend the Boycott or Frères Belges.
LVL Uproar | Thurs., 4-6 p.m. | Enjoy a Thirsty Thursday with $3 craft beers.
The Table | Wed.-Sun., 4-5:30 p.m. | Wash down discounted burgers and tartines with 10% off all draft beer.
🍸 Keeping spirits up
Straits Restaurant | Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m. | Sip on $8 cocktails like their Pomegranate Sparkle with vodka and prosecco or the Pimm’s Cup with gin and ginger beer — add $2 oysters and other bites under $10.
Dr. Funk | Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. | Kick off the evening with $10 hand-crafted drinks — try the Mai Tai or Puka Punch — and $7 curry or nacho fries.
Five Points | Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. | Choose from $10 specialty cocktails like the strawberry Frozé or Cucumber Mule, and pair with $10 wings and coconut shrimp.
O’Flaherty’s Pub | Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. | You must have the luck of the Irish — this Downtown staple offers $7 shots of Jameson, best paired with the spot’s beloved curry fries.
The Continental Bar | Tues.-Sat., 6-9 p.m. | It’s sevens across the board — with $7 shots, drinks, and beers at this popular nightlife spot.
Rec Room | Thurs.-Fri., 6-7 p.m. | Start the party early at this popping music venue with $5 well cocktails and $2 off signature cocktails.
🍽️ Hungry for meal deals
Nomikai | Thurs.-Sat., 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Enjoy 20% off starters like the nori fries and pate plate, washing it down with the same deals on tap beers and wine.
San Pedro Social | Tues.-Fri., 5-7 p.m. | Get a free slice of pizza with the purchase of any beer, wine, or well cocktail.
Mama Kin | Tues., 6 p.m.-2 a.m. | Taco Tuesday just got an upgrade — enjoy $2 tacos, $6 draft and well drinks, and sweet vinyl tunes.
The Grill on the Alley | Sun.-Thurs., 3-6 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 3-5 p.m. | Get fancy with $14 filet skewers, royal miyagi oysters, and other discounted bites.
The Table |Wed.-Sun., 4-5:30 p.m. | Happy hour here means you gotta try one of the discounted tartines — we recommend the ortiz sardines and saffron aioli.
The Old Wagon Saloon & Grill | Daily, 3-6 p.m., Sun.-Thurs., 8:30-9:30 p.m. | Say howdy to specials on bacon cheese fries, jalapeño poppers, ribs, and drinks.
Chika | Sun.-Thurs., 3-7 p.m. | Don’t “chika” out on this one — enjoy $5 draft beers, $10 craft cocktails, and 20% off food.
💸 Biggest bargains
Meso Modern Mediterranean | Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m .| Go all in with snacks under $10 — like the falafel bites, kufta meatballs, and crostini — and add an $8 wine, apple cider sangria, pomegranate mule, or garden margarita.
Olla Cocina | Mon.-Thurs., 3-6 p.m. | Indulge on half-price wine and cocktail carafes and half-price pitchers of beer to go along with $4.95 nachos, ceviche tostados, and quesadillas.
SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant | Wed.-Sun., 3-6 p.m. | Dive into $2 apple-ginger mignonette oysters, $6 rosé sangria and draft beer, and $8 wines and cocktails.
Amber India | Mon.-Fri., 5-7 p.m. | Go for grub and get your fill of drinks too with $8 specialty cocktails and glasses of wine, small bites for $10 like tandoori chicken, and $5 draft beers.
MINIBOSS | Tues.-Sun., 5-7 p.m. | It’s game on with $11 Crack Wings and tons of other food, beer, highball, and cocktails deals, but don’t forget to level up on Thursdays when all arcade games are free to play.
District Bar | Tues.-Sat., 5-6 p.m. | Run, don’t walk for half-off oysters, as well as menu-wide deals like $8 glasses of wine.
Yard House | Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m. | Take 50% off select appetizers and pizzas while enjoying a brewski.
🕚 Late-night gems
Lazy Dog | Mon.-Fri, 3-6 p.m.; Sun.-Thurs., 9p.m.-close | Chow down on a vast variety of bites — like cajun fries, hush puppies, bacon candy, and buffalo cauliflower — and wet your whistle with an endless list of wines, beer, and well drinks.
Rosie McCann’s | Daily, 4-6 p.m; Thurs. and Sun., 8-10 p.m. | Go all-in on Ireland with the $10 Irish Mule specialty cocktail, $12 Irish nachos, and a $6 pint of Guinness.
O’Flaherty’s Pub | Thurs., 9 p.m.-last call | This pub’s $7 deal extends to Jameson, beers, and well spirits.
Yard House | Sun.-Wed., 10 p.m.-close | Go the distance with $4 off half-yard beers and $3 off 9-oz. glasses of wine.
Did we miss your favorite spot? Let us know so we can expand this guide. And don’t forget to test your happy hour knowledge with this short quiz.