Best Happy Hours in Carmel Valley, San Diego

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Looking for the best Happy Hour in Carmel Valley, San Diego? We’ve put together a list of our favorite spots to enjoy Happy Hour drinks and appetizers. Whether you’re wanting to catch up with friends, relax after a long day at work, or don’t feel like cooking, these Happy Hour deals will put a smile on your face. Just remember, the menus and times listed below are subject to change, so be sure to check the restaurant’s website for the most up-to-date information. Cheers!

Dolce at the Highlands

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Located at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, Dolce at the Highlands offers one of the best daily Happy Hours in Carmel Valley, San Diego. From 3pm to 6pm, guests can sip on $5 wine or well drinks, and $3 Peroni. Happy Hour antipasti (appetizers) include an array of options, like $3 pork sliders; $5 charred Brussels sprouts with pancetta, hazelnut aioli, and asiago; or $10 Penne a la Grappa made with San Marzano tomatoes, cream, garlic, and herbs. Just try not to drool on your computer screen as you read this.

  • When: Daily from 3pm to 6pm
  • Menu: View
  • Address: 5980 Village Center Loop Rd, San Diego, CA 92130

Searsucker (Del Mar)

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Cozy up in a chair by the fire pit or grab a stool at the bar during Searsucker Del Mar’s Happy Hour. Available daily from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, this Happy Hour invites you to enjoy discounted libations like $6 wine and $7 infusion cocktails, plus up to half off on small plates like $5 duck fat fries or $9 mussels & chorizo. On Wednesdays, Happy Hour runs all night. 

  • When: Daily from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and all-night Wednesday
  • Menu: View 
  • Address: 12995 El Camino Real #21, San Diego, CA 92130

Wokou Ramen

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Wokou Ramen in Carmel Valley offers a Happy Hour featuring handcrafted Asian food and drinks. Ever tried Japanese Whiskey or Infused Sake? Happy Hour is the time to do it! Offered daily from 4pm to 6pm, this Happy Hour also features $5 wines by the glass, plus select beers on draft and well cocktails for $6. Please your palate with Happy Hour menu items like Karaage, Shrimp, or Carnitas Boa buns starting at $2.85; Fried Chicken Wings with sweet chili sauce, toasted garlic, and green onion for $6.25; or Drunken Noodles for $7.50.

  • When: Daily from 4pm to 6pm
  • Menu: View
  • Address: 5965 Village Way, San Diego, CA 92130

Davanti Enoteca

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Davanti Enoteca at Del Mar Highlands Town Center offers a generous Happy Hour 7 days a week. In addition to drink deals like $5 house wine, draft beers, and well cocktails, they also offer small plates like $5 Peperone al Forno (fire roasted padron peppers, cherry tomatoes, myer lemon, and arbequina oil), and $6 Calamari Con Pepe. For just $11, you can sink your teeth into a Davanti Burger topped with bacon jam, cheese curd, argula, roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic mayo, and fries.

  • When: Sunday thru Thursday from 3pm-6pm & Friday thru Saturday from 3pm-5pm
  • Menu: View 
  • Address: 12955 El Camino Real G3, San Diego, CA 92130

Rimel's Bar and Grill

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Also located at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Rimel's Bar and Grill offers a delectable daily Happy Hour from 3-6pm. Patrons can enjoy 50% off all appetizers, tapas, well cocktails and select glasses of wine and beer.

  • When: Daily from 3pm to 6pm
  • Menu: View 
  • Address: 12955 El Camino Real G2, San Diego, CA 92130

Westroot Tavern

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Westroot Tavern is a local favorite at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Stop in Monday through Friday from 3pm to 5pm for 50% off ALL drinks. Need some recommendations? How about the “Chancho” cocktail made with espolon reposado, pineapple, jalapeño, agave nectar, fresh lime juice, and a tajin salt blend. They also have an extensive beer and wine list to wet your whistle. 

  • When: Monday thru Friday from 3pm to 5pm
  • Menu: View 
  • Address: 6025 Village Way, San Diego, CA 92130

Casa Sol y Mar

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Another Happy Hour hot spot at Del Mar Highlands Town Center is Casa Sol y Mar. Running Monday through Friday from 3pm to 7pm, this Happy Hour fiesta offers discounts on beer, wine, margaritas, and specialty cocktails. While you imbibe, be sure to browse the Happy Hour appetizer menu, featuring a variety of Mexican food favorites like Blackened Fish Tacos, Nachos, Ceviche Tostadas and more.

  • When: Monday thru Friday from 3pm to 7pm
  • Menu: View 
  • Address: 12865 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

Ruth's Chris Steak House 

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The bar at Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers a special “Sizzle, Swizzle, Swirl” Happy Hour weekdays from 4pm to 6:30pm and on Sundays at the same time. Enjoy special $9 pricing on a selection of delicious dishes and handcrafted cocktails. How about a juicy, USDA Prime burger topped with lettuce, tomato, and onion, and served with hand-cut seasoned fries? Or what about Spicy Shrimp lightly fried and tossed in a spicy cream sauce. Wash it down with a Happy Hour drink like the Pomegranate Martini or Ruth’s Manhattan. This is a Happy Hour you won’t want to miss. 

  • When: Monday thru Friday from 4pm to 6:30pm and Sunday from 4pm to 6:30pm
  • Menu: View
  • Address: 11582 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

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