Happy Hour in SLO
Happy hours in SLO are some of the best on the Central Coast.
Whether you’re in San Luis Obispo on vacation or a local just looking for a place to hang out after work, this town is notorious for great happy hours to be enjoyed by all. It’s no secret that San Luis Obispo has a plethora of locations with deals on food and drinks that might just give you the urge to order another round.
If you’re looking for a good happy hour, SLO has a wide variety of choices to keep the night going – from live music and craft cocktails to great food and local beers. Read our guide to learn our favorite spots for the best happy hour in San Luis Obispo.
Note: Happy hour times and offers are subject to change. Contact the individual establishments for more information.
Best Happy Hour in San Luis Obispo
The best happy hour in San Luis Obispo happens Monday through Sunday at a variety of participating restaurants, because every happy hour is the best in SLO.
Sidecar Cocktail Co.
At Sidecar Cocktail Co., a trendy local craft kitchen, you can indulge in happy hour specials from 4:00–6:00 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday or all day Wednesday, including specialty cocktails for $7 and all other spirits, cocktails, draft beers, and house wine for $2 off.
If you’re looking for a weekday fix, don’t miss SLO’s Tuesday tradition of Pint Night, where locals venture out to try new domestic beers throughout the city! Hot spots pouring up select beers for pint night are MoTav and SLO Brew —among many others!
Stop by Finney’s Crafthouse for a happy hour that runs Monday – Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. This family-owned pub serves up a “Hoppy Hour” with innovative cocktails and drink specials from their expansive beer and wine menu, which includes 30 different craft beers and a selection of house wines. And while you’re stopping there for a drink, you can order from a selection of over 50 menu items, from poke nachos to their signature burger.
At Luna Red, don’t feel like you have to wait until the sun goes down to get a drink deal because happy hour takes place from Sunday through Thursday from 3:00–6:00 p.m. This Spanish–style restaurant’s food specials include delicious tapas and small plates that pair perfectly with a glass of their red sangria, that, by the way, you can order by the pitcher if that’s more your style.
Eureka! SLO happy hour is Monday – Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., but if you come on a Saturday or Sunday, Bloody Marys and mimosas are just $6 all weekend. Eureka offers house wines by the glass, rotating $5 handles of beer, and even select appetizers like their killer truffle cheese fries and a spicy fried chicken sandwich. Whether your drink of choice is a craft beer or small-batch spirits, be sure to pair it down with a specialty burger.
For the full round-up of watering holes, check out our (mostly) complete list below of happy hours & deals around San Luis Obispo. Want more fun? Check out our blog post on some of the growing weekly SLO nightlife happenings. And of course, don’t forget to #ShareSLO!
Monday – Friday Happy Hours
- Eureka: 3-6 p.m.
- Firestone: 2-6 p.m.
- Finney’s Crafthouse: 3-5 p.m.
- Mother’s Tavern (MoTav): 4-6 p.m.
Monday – Sunday Happy Hours
- Buffalo Pub & Grill: 5-7 p.m. (Daily)
- Charlie’s Place: 4-9 p.m. (Mon – Fri), 6-9 p.m. (Sat & Sun)
- McCarthy’s Irish Pub: 5-7 p.m.
- Petra: 3-6 p.m. (Mon – Fri)
- Milestone Tavern: 4-6 p.m. (Mon – Fri), 10-11 p.m. (Daily)
More Happy Hours
- 1865 Craft House & Kitchen: 3-6 p.m. (Sun – Thurs)
- Luna Red: 3-6 p.m. (Sun – Thurs)
- SLO Brew: 3-6 p.m. (Tues – Fri) and Pint Night every Tuesday, 5-9 p.m
- Libertine: 4-7 p.m. (Sun – Thurs)
- Sidecar: All day Wednesday and 4-6 p.m. (Thurs-Sat)