We can all agree that one of the best time periods during a restaurant’s business hours is their happy hour. It makes some otherwise more expensive drinks, appetizers and even full meals much more affordable, and you can skip the crowds that appear around prime time for lunch and dinner.
And let’s be honest. Sometimes you need a little pick-me-up during the week after a stressful day at work or taking care of the kids. Thankfully, some of the more popular days to offer happy hour specials are weekdays! That’s why we decided to track down some of the best weekday happy hours in the Sacramento area for your convenience.
Happy Hour Times: Monday–Friday 3–7 p.m. 1500 K Street, Sacramento. Enjoy a $1 off draft beers (excluding some specialty drafts), $3 well drinks, $4 long Islands, $4 Olmeca Altos margaritas, and $5 Absolut U-Call-It and Jameson Whiskey U-Call-It drinks. Or grab one of Capitol Garage’s delectable small plates, including your choice of tacos, beer cakes, house nachos, or a quesadilla, for just $6 a plate! If you can’t quite decide on food as a table, order a 4-item platter for $20. Check out their happy hour list for more information.
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Monday–Thursday 3–7 p.m., Friday All Day, 723 56th Street, Sacramento. Clubhouse 56’s happy hour menu features discounted appetizers, $3.50 domestic beers, $4.50 premium beers and $3.50 well drinks. On the menu, there’s something special offered on each day of the week (all day, unless otherwise indicated).
Monday: Get a special BLT for just $5.95, a lasagna dinner for $9.95, or a dinner for two with a bottle of house wine for just $25.
Tuesday: Don’t miss Taco Tuesday at Clubhouse 56, where you can get $2.95 street tacos, $5 margaritas, $4 Jose Cuervo shots, and $3 Coronas, Pacificos and Negra Modelos.
Wednesday: On Spaghetti Wednesdays, you can get a spaghetti entree for $6.95 plus a house wine for $4, or make it a date with a dinner for two and a bottle of house wine for $20.
Thursday: Get $3 delicious sliders for just $5.95 all day Thursday, in addition to a ton of other specials.
Friday: Enjoy the low prices of Clubhouse 56’s happy hour menu all day!
Monday–Friday 3–7 p.m. and Daily 9 p.m.–Close, 1500 Arden Way, Sacramento. Check out the happy hour section of Elephant Bar’s full menu, where you’ll find $4 well drinks, $2 off all other cocktails listed, $4 import and premium draft beers, $3 domestic draft beers, $2 off wine by the glass and $3 off shareables.
Monday–Friday 2–8 p.m., 1598 Arden Way, Sacramento. Head to El Torito during happy hour for $5 signature margaritas, $4 draft beer, $4 well drinks and specific wines, and $3 off appetizers (excluding street tacos and guacamole).
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Every day 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. and 3:30–6:30 p.m., 2071 Natomas Crossing Drive, Sacramento. Oshima offers two different happy hour specials every day of the week. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., check out their Early Bird Happy Hour menu, featuring $2 draft beers and Mimosas, and $4 hot sake. Between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. you can choose from their various food and drink specials!
The Firehouse Restaurant
Monday–Friday 3–6 p.m., 1112 2nd Street, Sacramento. Enjoy fine dining for a fraction of the usual price during The Firehouse Restaurant’s weekday happy hour! You can grab a gourmet small plate for as little as $5 and sip on a $6 glass of wine or $3 draft beer. Check out their full happy hour menu to see their entire list of offerings.
Firestone Public House
Monday–Friday 3–6 p.m., 1132 16th Street, Sacramento. Check out the happy hour menu at Firehouse Public House, offering $1 off big drafts, $2 off all wines by the glass, $4.50 well drinks, half off all pizzas, and half off select appetizers. This is a wonderful way to shave a few dollars off your bill, while you enjoy an entire meal and some drinks!
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Fox & Goose Public House
Monday–Saturday 4–6 p.m., 1001 R Street, Sacramento. Fox & Goose Public House is the place to be — especially during their happy hour, where you can take a $1 off well drinks and 75 cents off most pints.
Hook and Ladder Manufacturing Company
Monday–Friday 2–6 p.m., 1630 S Street, Sacramento. Hook and Ladder Manufacturing Company offers exceptional food made with fresh, local ingredients, some of which you can sample for a lower price ($6–$8) during their happy hour. Enjoy $6 wines and $7 select cocktails to accompany your small plate!
House Kitchen and Bar
Monday–Friday 4–8 p.m., 555 Capitol Mall, Sacramento. You can get a large number of items for just $5 during House Kitchen and Bar’s happy hour, including specialty cocktails, house wines, call drinks, and select appetizers. Or grab a $2 or $3 draft beer instead!
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Kupros Craft House
All Day Monday, Tuesday–Friday 3–6 p.m., 1217 21st Street, Sacramento. Get $1 off all beers, $4 select wines by the glass, and $3 well drinks at Kupros Craft House during their happy hour! And if you return on a Saturday, take advantage of their late night happy hour featuring the same deals from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Lucca Restaurant and Bar
Monday–Wednesday 3–6 p.m., Thursday 3–Close, Friday 3–6 p.m., 1615 J Street, Sacramento. Lucca Restaurant and Bar offers a remarkable happy hour menu every weekday, available only in their bar area. Get a number of specialty cocktails for just $5, beers ranging from $3 to $7, well drinks for $4 and some delectable small bites anywhere from $2 to $7.
Monday–Friday 3–6 p.m., 1806 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento. Paesanos Pizzeria offers exceptional Italian food, and a wonderful happy hour menu every weekday. You can get $5 appetizers and $4 draft beers, glasses of house wine, glasses of sangria, and well drinks.
All Day Monday, Daily 3–6 p.m., 571 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento. Dine at this fine restaurant without paying a ton by stopping by Piatti during their happy hour. Choose from their small plates for $6 and up, discounted wines, and $6 cocktails, and enjoy $1 off all beers.
Monday–Sunday 3–6 p.m., 2633 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento. Riverside Clubhouse has an exceptional happy hour menu, including half-off appetizers and flatbreads, $4 well drinks, select tap beers and house wines, and $2 off all other wines by the glass. Their menu is available in their bar, bar lounge and bar booths.
Scott’s Seafood on the River
Monday–Friday 3–7 p.m., 4800 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento. Grab a $7 appetizer, slider or bar bites plate, enjoy oyster specials, and sip on a drink starting at $4 during Scott’s Seafood on the River’s happy hour offered every weekday. This is also a great place to bring your dog to make happy hour even happier!
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Shady Lady Saloon
Monday–Friday 2:30–5:30 p.m., 4491 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento. Sushi Cafe is making sushi, a typically expensive food item, very affordable during their happy hour. Enjoy fine Japanese dining as you nibble on $5 select sushi rolls and drink $2.50 draft beers.
Monday–Saturday 4–6 p.m., 2224 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Sacramento.Tokyo Fro’s is another sushi bar with exciting happy hour options. They offer some of their best rolls for $6 and $9, draft beer for $3.50, Coors Light for $3 a pint, and well drinks for $3.50.
Every Day 3–6 p.m., 1801 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento. We love the modern Mexican dishes and the overall environment at Zocalo — especially during their happy hour. Their drink specials range from $4–$8 and you can grab one of their incredible food items for just $5, including guacamole, nachos, tacos, quesadillas, and flautas.
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