5 Top Spots for Happy Hour in Orange County

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Enjoy craft cocktails during social hour at The Ritz Prime Seafood.

Sip, relax and indulge with discounted appetizers, cocktails and more. See our list of five must-try restaurants for happy hour in Orange County.

By Laura Okey

The Ritz Prime Seafood
Sit back and enjoy the beautiful harbor views at the bar, in the lounge or on the patio during The Ritz Prime Social Hour. The bar menu includes a bison burger and sushi rolls for half price, as well as wines by the glass, specialty cocktails, draft beer and well drinks. Try the Heat on the Harbor with Absolut vodka, cucumber, basil and serrano chili; or the incredible crab and hamachi roll with avocado, mango, tobiko and lime. Social Hour M-F 5-7 p.m., Sa-Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Ritz Prime Seafood, 2801 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.720.1800. ritzprimeseafood.com

 

Don The Beachcomber
Transport yourself to the islands and sip on the best Mai Tai’s ($6) in town at the Dagger Bar Tiki Lounge. Choose from a selection of discounted appetizers such as the brie quesadilla with brie and smoked mozzarella with cherry tomato salsa and chipotle crema; or the Da’kine calamari, lightly fried calamari tossed in cilantro, sweet lemon and crushed macadamia nuts ($6-$8). Happy Hour M 3 p.m.-Close, T-Th & Su 3-7 p.m., F 3-6 p.m., F-Sa 11 p.m.-close. Don The Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 562.592.1321. donthebeachcomber.com

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Hopdoddy’s social hour menu includes crafted burgers, cocktails and more.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Indulge on crafted burgers, truffle and queso fries and a selection of cocktails, wine and beer at Hopdoddy Burger Bar’s new social hour. For $5 you can savor fresh, hot french fries served with either truffle, chile-con-queso or green chili queso. Also just $5, you can choose from drinks such as the Bubbly Blonde with house-infused Saint Germain, lemon, orange and bubbles. Social Hour M-F 3-6:30 p.m. Fashion Island, 311 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.2337. hopdoddy.com

 

Red O
Savor some of Red O’s most popular cocktails and appetizers such as the classic guacamole ($5), fresh corn and goat cheese tamales ($6), ahi tuna tostadita ($8) and much more. Sip on a selection of $7 cocktails that includes the famous house margarita (Espolon blanco tequila, house-made Limonada and triple sec), a Moscow mule and La Rosita (Skyy vodka, fresh lemon, hibiscus syrup and apple essence). A selection of wine and draft beers are also included. Happy Hour daily 3-7 p.m. Fashion Island, 143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.718.0300. redorestaurant.com

 

Umami Burger
Burgers, fries and beer galore—at Umami Burger, happy hour is ALL day on Mondays. Enjoy $3 truffle fries, $4 sliders (or a $9 slider trio), $5 draft beer and $6 wine by the glass. At the Anaheim location, there is a full bar featuring $7 specialty cocktails. Try the truffle burger topped with truffle aioli, house truffle cheese and truffle glaze. Happy hour Monday all day, T-F 3-6 p.m. See website for all Orange County locations and hours. Umami Burger, 2981 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.957.8626. umamiburger.com

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