Whether you’re grabbing a quick one after work with friends or looking for the perfect place to enjoy the sunset, Novato’s bars and restaurants offer some awesome happy hours. Here are six of the best:
For an after work hangout with the crew, head to Speakeasy. A lively atmosphere, friendly staff and unique craft cocktails all combine to make it a great choice for a weekday tipple.
Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, 3pm – 5pm
Must try: Mini truffled grilled cheese sandwich skewers
The Speakeasy, 504 Alameda del Prado, Novato CA 94949
Tel: (415) 883-7793
Boca Tavern may be best known for its fine dining, but the bar is shaking things up as a popular happy hour hot spot. Boca’s craft cocktail menu was recently revamped by Jeff Burkhart, the Marin IJ’s Barfly, and now features classic American cocktails with a twist.
Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, 4pm – 6:30pm
Must try: The Makers Manhattan, which is served over a huge cherry ice cube
Boca Tavern, 340 Ignacio Boulevard, Novato CA 94949
Tel: (415) 883-0901
When your favorite team is playing, head to Maya Palenque. With fresh margaritas, $3 draft beer, eleven large screens and every major sports network on tap you’ll find optimum viewing conditions for the big game.
Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, 2pm – 7pm
Must try: Happy hour House Margarita with fresh guac and chips
Maya Palenque, 349 Enfrente Road, Novato CA 94949
Tel: (415) 883 6292
Hilltop 1892 is a Marin County staple and the patio is a great spot to watch the sun set over the Novato hills. It’s a great pick for an intimate after work drink with your significant other. Choices for Happy Hour small bites include fresh fish tacos and truffle fries, best enjoyed with bubbles. $3 beer, $4 well drinks, $5 wine and all bites between $4-$5.
Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, 3pm – 6pm
Must try: The patio at sunset with your favorite libation
Hilltop 1892, 850 Lamont Ave, Novato CA 94945
Trattoria Ghiringhelli Grill & Bar
After 25 years in business, owner Mike Ghiringhelli has learned what it takes to host a great happy hour. Not only does this family-run restaurant offer nearly a dozen different bar bites, but during happy hour they also have oysters for only $1.50 each. Bottoms up!
Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, 2pm – 6:30pm
Must try: All bar bites $6.50 or less, $1 off pints, $2 off pitchers, $5 well drinks and $6 wine
Every day of the week has a happy hour at Marin’s favorite Irish Pub! Finnegan’s has a warm inviting atmosphere along with knockout bites, a killer selection of Irish whiskeys and an impressive selection of beers on draft. Cozy up inside or catch the late afternoon sun on the deck outside. Cheers!
Happy Hour: Daily 2:30pm – 6:00pm
Must try: Weekend happy hour, $4 well drinks and draft beers, and all bar bites under $7
Finnegan’s Marin, 877 Grant Ave, Novato CA 9495
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