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.