5 Happy Hours In Irvine

January 17, 2018

So, you’ve just wrapped up the workday and you’re ready to enjoy an exciting happy hour in Irvine. Cheers to that! Living in Irvine means you are just minutes away from some of Orange County’s best dining destinations, each with its own unique happy hour menu. Whether you’re in the mood for small plates and cocktails or burgers and beer, there’s a happy hour in Irvine for every occasion. Find our list of top happy hour spots in the list below!

EATS Kitchen & Bar

Want to add a little variety to your happy hour menu? Check out EATS Kitchen and Bar at Hotel Irvine! This hip restaurant specializes in a diverse mix of foods from around the world, serving up appetizing plates in a hip and modern setting. During happy hour, guests can indulge in small bites at affordable prices, like Garlic Tots and Roasted Corn for $4 and refreshing Ahi Poke and Beef Sliders for $6. EATS is also setting the bar when it comes to creative cocktails, mixing vibrant drinks like the Prickly Pear Margarita, made with El Charro Silver Tequila, prickly pear agave, and lime.

Happy Hour: 5-7pm daily
17900 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 225-6780


Taco Tuesday, anyone? Irvine residents can get their fair share of flavorful dishes and tasty drinks at Puesto, found in the Los Olivos Marketplace. At this dining spot, guests can savor plates of decadent Mexican fare in a casual, yet contemporary, setting. If you’re heading to Puesto for happy hour, take advantage of their amazing deals: tacos come in at around $3.50 each and you can sip on their “Perfect Margarita,” made with blue agave Reposado tequila, agave and lime, for $6. On Taco Tuesday, you can find even better deals, with $2.50 tacos and cans of Modelo for $3.50. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, including a vibrant outdoor patio, Puesto is great for large happy hour parties and welcomes groups of up to 10 people. If you’ve downloaded Irvine Company’s new Retail Therapy app to discover local deals, be sure to look up Puesto and take advantage of their BOGO tacos deal.

Happy Hour: 3-6pm, Monday-Friday; 3pm-close, Tuesday
8577 Irvine Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 608-9990

CUCINA enoteca

Hearty Italian cuisine and fresh cocktails find a home at CUCINA enoteca at the Irvine Spectrum Center. This eclectic restaurant features a zesty happy hour menu with an array of satisfying options, including parmesan fries, Margherita pizza and Brussels sprouts. You can also find amazing deals on cocktails, like $6 seasonal sangria and $7 cocktails. If you’re a wine lover, be sure to stop by CUCINA enoteca on Sunday when the restaurant offers no corkage on wine bottles purchased in the wine shop all night.

Happy Hour: 3-6pm daily
532 Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 861-2222

The Cut

It doesn’t get much better than happy hour at The Cut in Irvine. This premier Orange County burger destination has amassed a loyal following with its enticing assortment of appetizers, burgers and beer. During happy hour, you can take your pick of decadent meals like poutine, topped with braised brisket and mozzarella, mac & cheese, honey-Sriracha chicken wings and, of course, their famous cheeseburger. Even better, The Cut offers happy hour discounts on their wide selection drinks, including $2 of all beers, $6 cocktails and $6 glasses of wine.

Happy Hour: 3-6pm, Monday through Friday
3831 Alton Pkwy, Suite C
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 333-3434

Two Left Forks


If you’re in the mood for delicious appetizers and refreshing beverages at great prices, Two Left Forks is an excellent choice for your next happy hour. Located in the Quail Hill Shopping Center, Two Left Forks offers classic, California dining in an elegant, mid-century modern setting. During happy hour, you can find comfort foods like truffle mac n cheese, poutine and short rib sliders, all priced at $5 a plate. And, if you’re a wine aficionado, Two Left Forks is known for its distinctive Most Wanted List of wine by the glass, which are three dollars off during happy hour. Two Left Forks also features a martini of the month and monthly liquor showcase that allows guests to try refreshing cocktails and liquors for just $5 a drink.

Happy Hour: 4-5:30pm daily
6511 Quail Hill Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92603
(949) 387-6700

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