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    Guide to Happy Hour in Davis

    January 9, 2019

    friends having drinks during happy hour

    Sometimes, you just need a little something to relax during lunch or after a long day at work. People around the world stop into their favorite watering holes for happy hour, but what are the best places to grab a drink at around the UC housing complex? If you’re looking to grab a drink and a bite to eat, then here is your ultimate guide to happy hour offerings in the area.

    Root of Happiness

    Kava is not alcohol, but it provides a similar calming effect without any inebriation. This drink is brewed from Kava root, and can be just the thing you need to calm your nerves after a long day. Root of Happiness provides the best Kava drinks in the area as well as a fun bar-style atmosphere to enjoy them in.

    Their happy hour lasts from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. all week long and features their three top-rated drinks at a steal. Enjoy their Cloud Breaker Shell with your choice of organic flavoring for $6, the strong brewed High Tide for $5, or their popular Kombucha tonics for $5 each.

    The Beer Shoppe

    Looking for a specific beer? Davis’ Beer Shoppe has you covered. Their vast selection can’t be beat, offering up everything from hoppy IPAs to dark stouts. Their drafts are already reasonably priced, but you can knock off another dollar every Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Bistro 33

    From 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, stop in at Bistro 33 for a decadent appetizer and your choice of beer, well drinks, or wine on special. Top food picks include their sweet potato fries, calamari, and baby back ribs for $4 each. Beer and well drinks are also $4, with wine and specialty cocktails coming in at only $6.

    Red 88 Noodle Bar

    There’s a lot to enjoy during happy hour at Red 88. First, pick from 11 appetizers ranging from $3-6. Pot stickers, chicken strips, and Thai-style wings are just a few to consider. Next, pick your poison. Red 88 offers everything from draft beer to shots and cocktails for the same price as their appetizers. Play your cards right, and $10 is all you need to pick your spirits up on any given weekday.

    Burgers and Brew

    If you like fries and hotdogs, then Burgers and Brew is an excellent place to grab a quick bite to eat along with a cold drink. Their fry menu is discounted along with their beer from Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Pints are $1 cheaper, with pitchers dropping in price by $2.

    Delta of Venus

    Whether you stop for breakfast or happy hour, Delta of Venus serves up incredible scrambles and omelets. Their appetizers range from 3-7 dollars during happy hour (Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m.), with $1 off wines and $0.50 off any of their beers. This is an excellent place to sit outside and bask in the sun while you enjoy a hot meal.

    Froggy’s Bar & Grill

    A traditional pub with delicious cuisine, Froggy’s is a top-choice for an after-work drink. Their happy hour lasts from 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, featuring $1 off all appetizers and beer. You can also enjoy well drinks for just $2.50. Check out their numerous French fry plate creations while you’re there.

    G Street Wunderbar

    With live music, a club dance floor, and a surprisingly varied menu, Wunderbar is a nightlife hotspot in Davis. Stop in any weekday from 4-7 p.m. to take advantage of their happy hour and grab a bite to eat. Well drinks are $3 off, draft beer is $1 cheaper, and Jager bombs are just $4.


    If you’re looking for something a little more exotic, give KetMoRee a try. Their Thai-inspired menu features excellent dishes ranging from red curry salmon to spicy pork ribs. From 4-6 p.m., you can hop over to the bar for discounted appetizers and $4 mixed drinks and bottled or draft beer. They also offer specialty drinks for just $6, which pair perfectly with several of their meals.


    Happy hour lasts from 4:30-6 p.m. every weekday at Mikuni, giving you the chance to grab an after work drink while enjoying decadent sushi creations. Their happy hour menu includes everything from wakame salad to a BBQ albacore tuna appetizer. Beer, wine, and sake are all on special, but you might want to take advantage of their discounted specialty drinks.

    Our House

    This restaurant and lounge provides exquisite dishes in an upscale atmosphere along with a vast drink menu. Their happy hour selection offers tasty bites ranging from roasted brussels sprouts to salmon ceviche and mushroom toast for just $5. You can also order the Happy Hour Burger for $9 along with an excellently priced selection of draft beer, craft cocktails, and wine.


    Paesanos has an extensive Italian menu, but their happy hour offerings are the perfect remedy to a long day. Stop in any weekday from 3-6 p.m. for $4 house-made wines and sangrias, $5 draft beer or well drinks, and $6 cocktails. You can also choose from four mouthwatering appetizers for $6 a piece, with their fried ravioli remaining a local favorite.


    If you’re a fan of authentic Indian cuisine, then Preethi is right up your alley. Their happy hour operates a little differently than most with two unique offerings. You can buy a beer and receive a free appetizer or purchase and entrée and get a second one for ½ off. Either way, it’s an excellent deal if you’re starving by the time happy hour arrives.

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