Check out these 5 great local spots that are sure to put a smile on your face.
Whether you’re just getting off work or gearing up for a wild night out, happy hour is the best time to pull up a barstool in Stockton. The San Joaquin Valley inspires fresh flavors at popular Stockton restaurants; happy hour follows suit and delivers incredible menu offerings at special prices. You can get discount wings anywhere, but what about discount bowling? Or how about a happy hour with a million-dollar view? Aside from saving money, these Stockton happy hours are your ticket to more fun, more flavors and more hours to get your happy on.
Nothing is more unexpected than a happy hour inside a swanky nightclub. AVE on the Mile is filled with plenty of leather couches flanked by brick walls and mood lighting to create a lounge space, dining room and venue for evening entertainment.
The only thing better than the ambiance is the signature Happiest Hour starting at 3:33 p.m., featuring $5 specials on house wines, domestic beers and well cocktails. Grab a fresh flatbread or beer-battered zucchini and enjoy the scene from a barstool or lounge chair. AVE on the Mile is a great place to kick off an early evening, or prepare for a late night, every Monday through Friday.
Happy hour availability: 3:33pm to 5:33pm
2333 Pacific Avenue, (209) 462-5283
There’s no reason to expect less during happy hour, and Midgley’s Public House is a great example of getting a good bargain for your buck. Celebrity chef Michael Midgley has made the rounds on popular TV cooking shows and competitions, becoming one of Stockton’s most celebrated chefs; and Midgley’s doesn’t disappoint, especially during happy hour seven days a week in the bar or outdoor patio. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, like the wildly popular pork-belly sliders, and half-priced craft beer and house wines. No flavor is sacrificed in these delicious offerings, conveniently available every day of the week.
Happy hour availability: 3pm to 6pm
296 Lincoln Center, (209) 474-7700
Tower Park Waterfront Grille, known for fresh recipes and a casual environment, is a great place to break bread with friends and family. But it’s also a great place to get happy (closed Monday & Tuesday in the Winter months) Monday through Friday. For starters, you just can’t beat the view from here, and of course the prices: $4 well drinks and domestic draft beer is a good enough reason to show up, but you’ll stay late to enjoy a sunset and the waterfront view of the Delta.
Happy hour availability: Varies depending the time of year, call ahead.
14900 W Highway 12, 209-354-8706
This legit Irish pub offers $1 off all appetizers and 15% off all drinks from 11 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday. This laid-back bar is the perfect place to hang out with friends without emptying your wallet. Look out for their always rotating craft beer selection between local and not-so-local breweries. How about a game of billiards pool? They have it! Nightly entertainment includes karaoke, beer trivia night, and even comedy nights. Make time to visit Finnegan’s on Sunday for all-day happy hour deals and free all day pool. Stay on your toes for the pub’s St. Patrick’s Day Block Party held annually in March.
Happy hour availability: 11am to 7pm
6002 Pacific Avenue, (209) 951-4782
If you like a little entertainment with your happy hour, go to West Lane Bowl. From 3pm to 5pm Monday through Friday you can bowl for $2.50 a game. And don’t forget to take advantage of some killer specials on food and drinks at the bar from 3pm to 6pm. Enjoy a pint of draft beer, beef tacos, and all the chips and salsa you can eat. You’ll be throwing strikes in no time after a few rounds of brews. This is a great place to enjoy some afternoon family fun, or play hooky with a friend. Located just east of Pacific Avenue, this is a popular spot among students and just an overall enjoyable place to be during happy hour in Stockton.
Happy hour availability: 3pm to 6pm
3900 West Lane, (209) 466-3317
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