It’s gotta be 5 ‘o clock somewhere right?…
Well when it’s time to get “happy” on the Redwood Coast have no fear because these local digs have Happy Hour in Humboldt County covered.
Whether you are strolling in Old Town Eureka or rocking Downtown Arcata you have plenty Happy Hours to choose from. From wine bars to dive bars, here are some of the happiest happy hours in Humboldt…
Happy Hours in Arcata, CA:
Libation – This retail wine shop located right on the Arcata Plaza also doubles as a wine bar that offers Happy Hour every Monday-Thursday from 5-7pm. Given that their motto is “pouring world class into your glass” you are sure to find some high end specialty vinos, as well as craft beers. Libation showcases a wide array of locally made Humboldt County wines, as well as more California wines and of course International wines. Also serving small bites, be sure to try their delicious artisana cheese and meat plates. You can also catch some live jazz at this classy little wine shop every Tuesday & Thursday 7-9pm.
Richards Goat – Its a tavern. It’s a tea room. It’s a miniplex. It’s Richards Goat in Arcata, CA. At “The Goat” you will find delicious house infused cocktails, craft beers, local wines, fine imported teas, and Humboldt-made sweet and savory snacks. Catch their “News & Booze” Happy Hour every weekday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm when they air “Democracy Now!” on the big screen, and offer $1 off cocktails, tea for two, as well as other specials on wine, draft beer & cider.
The Alibi – With over 65 martinis and locally famous Bloody Mary’s, this iconic dive bar located on the Arcata Plaza is a great place to wet you whistle for happy hour. The “Happiest Hours” at the Alibi run 4-6pm daily when you can get $1 off any of their 65 Martinis, or 1/2 off a pitcher of beer with purchase of an appetizer.
Other weekday Happy Hour themes at the Alibi include: “Monday Trailer Park” ($1 off all taps), 2 For Tuesday ($2.50 short wells), Wednesday Local ($2 off local booze), and “Thursday Thursday” ($4.50 tall wells).
Happy Hours in Eureka CA:
Siren’s Song – This cool local tavern is located right in the heart of Old Town Eureka and offers an extensive selection of craft bears, ciders, and locally made kombucha on tap. The historic building in which this tavern is housed provides a great atmosphere and one could catch some live entertainment and hip crowds here on most nights. Happy Hour at Siren’s Song runs from 3-7pm weekdays. They offer Monday $2 off Draft Beer on Mondays and $2 off wine on Wednesdays.
Bar-Fly Pub & Grub – Just a hop skip and jump from Old Town’s main drag, overlooking Eureka’s boardwalk lies this self described “antique-meets-country and western” pub, which is actually resembles more of your typical sports bar…. plenty of TV’s, lots of booze, and karaoke nights aplenty. Bar-Fly was actually voted the best place to shoot pool in Humboldt, so it is a great place to rack ’em up while catching a daily Happy Hour that runs from 4-6 p.m. with draft specials and dollar-off well drinks.
Pearl Lounge – Also located in historic Old Town Eureka, the Pearl Lounge offers a unique urban vibe in Humboldt County, as well as the largest selection of premium liquor north of San Francisco! Their selection includes 200 varieties of 100% blue agave tequila, 60 varieties of vodka, as well as a large menu of scotch, whiskey, rum, gin, champagne and wine. They also feature many local micro-brews, organic liquor, and wine. Happy Hour runs weekdays, usually between 9-11pm but check in with the Pearl directly for info on their daily specials. And definitely be sure to take advantage of the full menu from Five Eleven Restaurant that is available in the Pearl Lounge if you can.
So there you have it folks, some of the best Happy Hours in Humboldt County! Just remember to have fun and drink /get happy responsibly.