Food & Drink

The 25 Best Happy Hours in San Francisco

Updated On 01/20/2017 at 02:18PM EST Updated On 01/20/2017 at 02:18PM EST
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25 Lusk

SoMa

When: Mon-Sat, 5-7pm
The Deal: Select $4 beer and $5 wines by the glass, $6 well drinks, and tasty bar bites, like Bavarian-style soft pretzels with Cheddar fondue, pork belly sliders, and rabbit tacos for $4 to $6.

Bar Crudo

Divisadero Corridor

When: Every day from 5 to 6:30pm
The Deal: $1 oysters, $1 herb and jalapeño marinated mussels, $6 seafood chowder, $4 beer and $6 wine.

Bellota

SoMa

When: Daily from 4-6pm
The Deal: $6 tapas, including marinated Spanish olives, spiced Marcona almonds, Gilda Pincho, and queso del dia; select beer and wine for $6, and $5 sherry, sangria, cider, and vermouth.

Kelly Puileo

Black Cat

Tenderloin

When: Every day from 5:30-7:30pm
The Deal: Sit upstairs to get $8 gin martinis, Manhattans, and select wines by the glass, as well as $2 oysters, $3 smoked trout and caviar toast, $3 popcorn, and $4 house-cut fries.

Capo’s

North Beach

When: Wednesdays from 5-8pm
The Deal: “Whiskey and Wing Wednesdays” includes $7 BBQ bourbon wings, $10 chicken BBQ bourbon pizza, $5 shot of house whiskey, and $5 whiskey punch. This deal is only available at the bar, but if seating isn’t available, they’ll make you the food to-go.

The Cavalier

SoMa

When: Every day from 2:30-5:30pm
The Deal: “Bevvys and Bites,” which includes select $8 wine and cocktails, $5 draught beer, and discounted bites, like crispy Brussels sprouts chips ($5), Hen Egg Hollandaise ($8), and a $12 Marlowe Burger.

Blake Smith

Cockscomb

SoMa

When: Mon-Thurs, 5-6pm and 10-11pm
The Deal: $1 oysters, $5 draft beer

Corridor

Mid-Market

When: Daily from 3-6pm
The Deal: Every cocktail, draft beer, and wine by the glass is $5.

Declan McClure

Delarosa

Marina and Union Square/SoMa

When: Mon-Fri, 4-6pm
The Deal: $6 cocktails and wines by the glass and mini Roman-style pizzas for $6.

The Dorian

Marina

When: Tues-Fri, 4:30-6pm; Thursday, 10pm-2am
The Deal: From 4:30 to 6pm, happy hour includes half-off select bottles of sparkling and rosé wine, $5 glasses of house wine, select $4 beers, $1 oysters, $1.5 deviled egg, $5 truffle fries. On Thursdays, starting at 10pm, get “old fashioned drinks at old fashioned prices” -- martinis, Old Fashioneds, and Champagne cocktails are $5 each.

DOSA

Fillmore and Mission

When: Mon-Thurs, 5-7pm and 9pm-close
The Deal: Sit at the bar to get $6 Firestone “Pivo” Pilsner, featured $8 glasses of wine, and discounted appetizers, like $4 Pappadum and Chutney sampler, $6 Idli fries, $8 Chennai Chicken, and $4 vegetarian slider.

The Elite Cafe

The Elite Cafe

Lower Pac Heights

When: Daily from 5-6pm and 10pm-close
The Deal: From 5-6pm, enjoy $1.50 oysters, $3 off wines by the glass, and an $8 rotating cocktail. From 10pm-close, get $3 off wines by the glass and an $8 rotating cocktail.

E&O Kitchen and Bar

Union Square

When: Mon-Sat, 3-6pm
The Deal: Select $6 cocktails and wines by the glass, four $4 beers, and a ton of affordable snacks, like $1 dumplings, $1 oysters, $2 mushroom satay, $3 ahi tuna tartare, $3 chicken satay, $4 wood oven naan, $4 beef short rib slider, and a $24 pu pu platter (fritter bites, two sliders, two ribs, two chicken satay, two ahi tartare, taro chips & pickled veggies).

The European

Union Square

When: Mon-Fri, 5-8pm
The Deal: $6 bubbles and house wine, $7 cocktails, including Aperol Spritz, San Francisco Sour (bourbon, lime, lemon, pinot noir), and Bee Sting (tequila, lemon, honey), $3 Miller High Life, and bar snacks, like calamari, pommes frites, sliders, and a cheese or charcuterie plate from $4 to $11.

Finn Town

Finn Town

Castro

When: Mon-Fri, 5-7pm and 10pm-midnight
The Deal: Hit up “Rocks and Rosé” after work (Mon-Fri, 5-7pm) for $7 glasses of rosé, $1.50 oysters on the half shell, and $2.50 oysters Rockefeller. Then go late night (Sun-Thurs, 10pm-midnight) to “Get Fried at Finn” with $2 big bowls of fries, $2 off all bar bites, and $2 off all well drinks.

Hog & Rocks

Mission

When: Mon-Fri, 5-6:30pm
The Deal: $1 oysters, $7 corn dogs, $7 Kennebec fries, and select $7 wine and cocktails, like a smoked margarita, whiskey sour, and Old Fashioned.

Jersey Restaurant

Jersey

SoMa

When: Mon-Fri, 2:30-7pm
The Deal: $3 beers, $5 wines, $4 slices, $5 meatball, and a $6 burger.

La Mar

Embarcadero

When: Every day from 3-6pm
The Deal: Select $6 cocktails, including Pisco Sour, Pisco Punch, Old Fashioned, and Blue Mule, as well as smaller portions of La Mar staples, like Cebiche Classico ($9), Taco Chifero ($9), empanada ($6), and quinoa burger ($6).

Aubrie Pick

Lolinda

Mission

When: Everyday from 5:30-7pm
The Deal: $7 Old Fashioned and Fernet and Coke, select $7 glasses of wine, $2 puffed Peruvian corn, $6 house-made beef jerky, $7 empanadas, and more.

Mason Pacific

Nob Hill

When: Every day from 5-6pm and 9pm-midnight
The Deal: Half-off bottles of wine on the market list.

Maybeck’s

Marina

When: Every night from 4:30-6pm
The Deal: A robust drink and food menu where everything is $7, including four wines by the glass, cocktails like the House Negroni, blood orange margarita, and The Imperfect Manhattan, and small bites like six oysters on the half shell, pickles and ranch, toasted raviolis and marina, and meatballs.

Novela

Novela

SoMa

When: Mondays, 4pm-close
The Deal: $1 shucked-to-order oysters and 20% off bottles of wine.

Pabu

Financial District

When: Mon-Fri, 3-6pm and all day Sunday
The Deal: $5.88 sake, $6.88 22oz Sapporo, $6.88 select wine by the glass, $3.88 pork steam bun, $1.88 oysters, $5.88 hand rolls, and more. These lucky deals are available in the bar and lounge during the week and everywhere in the restaurant on Sundays.

Palm House

Cow Hollow

When: Tues-Fri, 5-6:30pm
The Deal: Half-off bottles of wine, $1 off draft beers, $6 slushy, select $7 cocktails, and discounted snacks, like Puerto Rican smashed avocado, spiced fries, and bone-in chicken wings.

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Press Club

Union Square/SoMa

When: Every day from open-6pm
The Deal: Mon-Fri, $3 off wines by the glass and draft beers; Sat-Sun, half-off bottles over $70.