Below is a guide of the top bars and restaurants in Santa Barbara that offer happy hour specials.


 Convivo provides a relaxed setting, an Italian-inspired menu, and offers happy hour every day from 3-6PM. From the spacious outdoor patio, you’ll experience uninterrupted views of East beach and the Pacific Ocean while enjoying discounted bites with a seasonal cocktail or glass of wine on tap.

The Cruisery

From 3-7PM on Sunday – Friday, The Crusiery provides a unique and well-crafted menu of various food and drink discounts. Each day of the week has a designated happy hour special so make sure to check out the website before your visit!

Sama Sama

Sama Sama is a farm- to-table spot on Upper State that is serving quality Southeast Asian inspired dishes. You can enjoy their happy hour from 5-7PM any day during the week. I suggest indulging in a cocktail: each ingredient is made fresh in-house and crafted with seasonal twists!

The Boathouse

This is by far one of the most popular spots for a “Santa Barbara Happy Hour”! The Boathouse has one of the most beautiful al freso dining areas: the outdoor bar and patio offer panoramic views of Hendry’s Beach and the Douglas Family Preserve. Their happy hour menu is available Sunday – Thursday from 3-6PM and includes a large list of cocktails, wine, beer, and seafood snacks!

Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen

Finney’s Crafthouse is a family owned American-style tavern that features unique eats, 30 local beers on tap, and hand-crafted cocktails. During the week (Monday- Friday), from 3-5PM, you have the opportunity to try a large sample of the menu with discounted pricing! It is also family-friendly and is considered a great place to bring the kids!

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