Photos that will make you want to Happy Hour in Downtown Napa

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  • on MARCH 31, 2017
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When the day is done and our work is over, you’ve earned a moment to sit at the bar or on the patio, and decompress with a cocktail. Somehow it always tastes more delicious when it’s a couple bucks cheaper than usual. Here are our Happy Hour recommendations in downtown Napa and the beautiful Instagram photos snapped to give you some inspiration for your next five o’clock outing.

540 Main St,
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 252-8115

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Sun’s out, get out! And make sure to stroll down towards the river and stop in at Angèle. The French brasserie is known for their seasonal menus and unique cocktails. If gin or vodka is your jam, try their housemade tonic for a delicious fizzy staple in the sun. We can’t reiterate how good it is.

Insider’s Tip: Just in for a cocktail? Order the fries, a generous portion served in (no joke) a flower pot with ketchup and garlic aioli. Cuts the cocktails perfectly.

1450 1st St,
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 687-1234

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Situated inside the Andaz Hotel, the Farmer’s Table is a perfect space to order a Bloody Mary and classic brunch fare. With ample seating and a menu that can satisfy any palate, celebrate the weekend by kicking it off right!

Insider’s Tip: After 5pm, enjoy the Napa Valley evening on Andaz’s terrace bar. A variety of seating options include chic cabanas, seats at the bar and rocking chairs around a central fire pit.

1140 Main St,
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 252-3292

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Happy Hour is taken very seriously at the un-stuffy fine dining of TORC. Come in from 5:00 to 6:30PM for their ever-changing menu of $6 craft cocktails and bar bites for only $5. Some favorites include their Deviled Eggs, with a distinctive arugula & pickled onion blend, and the Green Flash to compliment, composed of gin, green chartreuse and lime.

Insider’s Tip: Truffles, truffles, everywhere! TORC doesn’t skimp on the good stuff, so if you stay for dinner, find the entree with truffles mentioned and order it (without sharing).

1141 1st St,
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 224-6664

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For a taste of rustic Napoli in downtown Napa, don’t miss Ca’Momi. Their speciality is wood-oven pizza but their Happy Hour is molto bene. Come by Tuesday thru Sunday at 5:00 to 6:00PM and a late night happ(ier?) hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 10PM to close. Their “garden to glass” cocktail menu is not-to-be-missed.

Insider’s Tip: Trust your bartenders. If you’re feeling adventurous, let the cocktail masters behind the bar shake you up something special. Who knows, they might just pull down the olive oil vodka for you. That’s right, olive oil vodka. It pairs great with pizza!

829 Main St,
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 224-8555

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A decadent small-plate menu with the kind of flavor that only Spain can supply and the produce and products Napa is known for, ZuZu is a great after-work spot when you’re in need of some top-notch tapas. Always order their homemade red Sangria to send off the workday properly.

Insider’s Tip: Yes the Sangria is incredible. But we had to break in regular (cocktail) programming to show you what to pair with it. Whatever else you eat, you must order the boquerones. In fact, we always order two.

Hog Island Oyster Bar
610 1st St
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 251-8113

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Located in the Oxbow Public Market, Hog Island Oyster Co. is the ultimate name in Northern California oysters. Stop by for their happy hour specials from 5:00 to 7:00PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Try the harissa sautéed shrimp and of course, all the oysters.

Insider’s Tip: While they have an array of local wine, beer and sparkling beverages, you can also bring your own bottle of your favorite something. Corkage fee is $15, and they graciously provide glasses and an ice bucket to keep it cool.

La Taberna
815 Main St,
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 224-5551

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Looking for extraordinary food and a hip vibe? Head over to La Taberna for tapas and a classic Rebujito, which is a traditional cocktail with La Guita Sherry, Atxa Blanca Vermouth, lemon juice and seltzer. Most drinks are served in a gorgeous porron pitcher.

Insider’s Tip: Order something out of the ordinary and go for $5 pig ears. Crispy, with a touch of vinegar, and totally addictive, you’ll want to make your own… well, maybe.

610 Main St,
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 252-1600

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Morimoto is your place if you’re looking for high-quality sushi served like art. This trendy and modern eatery boasts an incredible array of Japanese beer and elaborate cocktails. Especially surprising is the Morimoto hazelnut beer which pairs perfectly with the S’more mousse dessert.

Insider’s Tip: Ginger beer palate cleanser is both refreshing and, as usual, plated beautifully.

The Corner Napa
660 Main St,
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 927-5552

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This seasonally driven American resturaunt serves up craft cocktails with fantastic happy hour specials. Cozy spot for a date night or after work drinks, be sure to try their Corner Cocktail with belvedere, lime, and fresh granny smith apple juice.

Carpe Diem
1001 2nd St,
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 224-0800

With a full happy hour menu, this delicious farm-to-table spot has bubbly and bites at discounted prices. Although you will want to order everything start with the wild mushroom pizza and the rich Quack n’ Cheese.

Insider’s Tip: Allegedly there’s a hidden speakeasy located at the back door on the other side of the hallway where you can find a full bar and great music playing.

Norman Rose Tavern
1401 1st St,
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 258-1516

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Everyone loves a good tavern and Norman Rose is no exception. Elevating the typical pub food and beer, this downtown restaurant offers a terrific Happy Hour with deals on cocktails, sliders and other appetizers. Try the Stormin’ Norman it’s like a dark and stormy with whiskey instead of rum!

Insider’s Tip: Enjoy the outdoor seating on those spring and summer months. But make sure you get there early, they’re not big on reservations.

821 Coombs St,
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 254-9464

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From the moment you enter Miminashi for a drink, this iyazaka and ramen joint will have you excited enough for dinner that you’ll probably just stay. We love the Improved Man O’ War cocktail with Old Forester Signature Bourbon, Carpano Antica, lemon, curaçao and absinthe.

Insider’s Tip: Don’t leave without having the Soft Cream which comes in Irish Cream, Miso, Cookie Butter and Chocolate flavors. Oh, and don’t forget all the toppings!