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Local Happy Hours

Mar 05, 2012 01:45AM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print


Photos by Dante Fontana



We’ve scoured the area for libations you’ll love.

From posh décor to vibrant nightlife scenes and casual watering holes, Happy Hour is here…

The Spot: Mexquite
The Deal: Monday-Friday, 3 to 6 p.m., $3 margaritas, $3 draft beer and $4 well drinks; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $1 off all appetizers
Why We Dig It: Family-owned with a festive atmosphere and always-friendly service, Mexquite has been voted “Favorite Mexican Restaurant” in Style’s Readers’ Choice issue for the past four years. With a beautiful dining terrace and authentic regional Mexican recipes, Mexquite hits the spot. Grab a group and take advantage of $3 margaritas to accompany fresh ceviche and Pollo en Crema – sautéed chicken, chile poblano, onions and house cream sauce; served with Mexican rice and refried beans. Muy bueno! Mexquite, 25095 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, 916-984-8607, mexquite.com.


The Spot: Chicago Fire
The Deal: Monday-Friday, 4 to 6 p.m., $3.50 draft beer, $3.50 Greek fries, and $7.50 personal cheese pizza
Why We Dig It: Chicago Fire brought authentic Chicago-style deep-dish pizza to our neighborhood. And for that, we are forever grateful. With an eclectic and loyal group of patrons, Chicago Fire located in Historic Folsom (and now in Folsom Palladio; call for specials) will keep you craving the deep dish. Grab a crew, a brew, Greek fries and a pie, and let the good times roll. Chicago Fire, 614 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-353-0140; 310 Palladio Parkway, Folsom, 916-984-0140, chicagofire.com.

 

The Spot: Fat’s Asia Bistro
The Deal: Monday-Friday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; select beer, wine and appetizer specials
Why We Dig It: The Fat’s Family of Restaurants are longstanding area institutions, serving up fresh Asian fusion fare amidst lush, modern décor. Fat’s Asia Bistro provides an upscale atmosphere and contemporary Asian cuisine. Their Happy Hour is one not to be missed, with $5 house Chardonnay and Cabernet, a plethora of $4 beers on tap, and discounted appetizers including $7 Blackened Ahi, $9 Dim Sum Baskets and $7 Mongolian Baby Back Ribs. Fat’s Asia Bistro, 2585 Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-983-1133, fatsrestaurants.com.


The Spot: Wasabi Japanese Fusion
The Deal: Everyday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., $3 draft beer, selected items $3, $4 and $5
Why We Dig It: With spacious patio dining, Wasabi is just the place to come and unwind, breathe in the fresh air and relax after a crazy day at the office. Their expansive Happy Hour menu offers something for everyone: from $3 Edamame and Gyoza (pot stickers) to $5 BBQ Albacore and Bacon Wrapped Scallops, everything is fresh and delicious. And, did we mention their Happy Hour drink menu? From $3 draft beer on tap to our favorite Hashi White Wine, Wasabi will certainly make your happy hour happier!  Wasabi Japanese Fusion, 2371 Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-817-8887, wasabii.com.

 

Sutter Street Steakhouse

The Spot: Sutter Street Steakhouse
The Deal: Tuesday-Friday, 4:30 to 6 p.m., select appetizer and drink specials
Why We Dig It: Located in Historic Folsom in the beautiful Folsom Electric Building, Sutter Street Steakhouse’s magnificently appointed leather booths and fine steakhouse fare is truly a gem in the area. Their much-desired Happy Hour is met with numerous regulars at their 4:30 p.m. opening. Select wines and martinis are $5.50, and all draft beer is just $3. Appetizer specials include $2 sliders, $1.50 oysters and prawns, $1 French fries and onion rings. With deals this good, you may want to get in line now! Sutter Street Steakhouse, 604 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-351-9100, sutterstreetsteakhouse.com.


The Spot: Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
The Deal: Sunday-Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m., 8 to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 p.m. to midnight; select $3 pints and food specials
Why We Dig It: With six handcrafted “Pete’s” brews including Uptown Ale and Old Town Red, and with a diverse menu of pizzas, steak and seafood, Pete’s has something for everyone. Come in during Happy Hour for select $3 pints and food specials. Daily late night happy hour includes half off pizzas and deals on the best brews in town. Gear up for a good time at Pete’s. Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 2023 Vine Street, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-3400, petesrandb.com.

 

Sienna

The Spot: Sienna Restaurant
The Deal: Monday-Friday, 3 to 7 p.m., half price appetizers, $2 off wines by the glass, $2 off cocktails, $3.50 draft beers and $3 off pizzas
Why We Dig It: An upscale-casual eatery in the La Borgata Center of El Dorado Hills, Sienna’s sophisticated interior with plush seating and an eclectic appetizer menu featuring Chipotle BBQ Pork Tostadas, Wild Mushroom Bruschetta and Thai Chicken Spring Rolls, offers something for even the most discerning palette. Try a Sparkling Strawberry Cocktail, a Sweet Serrano Chilitini, or Sienna’s signature White Peach Sangria. Cheers! Sienna Restaurant, 3909 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills, 916-941-9694, siennarestaurants.com.


The Spot: The Beer Garden Grill
The Deal: Every day, 3 to 7 p.m., $3 wines, $3 liquors, $2 Coors, $1 off all draft beers, select $2 appetizers, $1.50 sliders, and $2 street tacos
Why We Dig It: Kick back and relax at The Beer Garden Grill for a casual, boisterous good time. Happy Hour every day is rare, and they do it right. Choose between a huge outdoor patio or a seemingly endless bar inside for your group to gather. Order a round (or two) of $2 Coors for the table and have plenty left for $2 spinach dip, garlic fries and street tacos. Bang for your buck and a booming good time is always on tap at The Beer Garden Grill. The Beer Garden Grill, 6608 Folsom-Auburn Road, Folsom, 916-988-8812, folsombeergarden.com.

 

The Cellar Wine Bar

The Spot: The Cellar Wine Bar
The Deal: Monday-Friday, 3 to 6 p.m., $2 off wine, $1 off beer, and $6 pizzas; Thursdays, all night, “sparkling” happy hour; Sunday, all day, 1 off beer
Why We Dig It: In true vineyard fashions, Cellar Wine Bar is the ultimate tasting room, exuding a warm ambience with wine barrel tables, comfy booths and table seating, plus a large bar. Taste a variety of local and regional wines like Lincourt Chardonnay and Miraflores Zinfandel, and artisan cheeses including Manchego Humboldt Fog and Beehive Cheddar, or opt for an IPA and a Prosciutto and Pear Pizza. Gather in the cellar and savor superb wine country fare in a cozy atmosphere. The Cellar Wine Bar, 3907 Park Drive, Suite 110, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-3103; 727 Sutter Street, Suite B, Folsom, 916-293-9332, thecellarwinebar.com.


The Spot: Sauce’d Pizza & Cocktail House
The Deal: Monday-Friday, 3 to 7 p.m., discounted beer, wine, cocktails and appetizers
Why We Dig It: An open patio and intriguing cocktails like the Hot Italian and Smokin’ Kitty, Sauce’d serves up a variety of specialty pies and appetizers to whet your appetite. To start, order a glass of $3 house wine, a $2-off “mixology” specialty cocktail, or $2 Coors Light and garlic knots. Next take advantage of the Happy Hour $3 pizza special. Get your fill of the good stuff without breaking the bank. And with a Happy Hour that lasts until 7 p.m. no one will miss out – the whole group can get sauced together. Sauce’d Pizza & Cocktail House, 879 Embarcadero Drive, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-3729. saucedcocktailhouse.com.


The Spot: Manderes
The Deal: Monday-Friday, 3 to 6 p.m., half-off select beer and discounted wine, (Monday-Wednesday includes Happy Hour Tacos)
Why We Dig It: An award-winning establishment, chic interior, and huge beer selection makes Manderes a local favorite. Serving up tasty dishes like Korean Bulgogi, Chimay Glazed Chicken and Gorgonzola Stuffed Ravioli – all artfully plated by their masterful chefs – and with more beer options than you can count (really), Manderes is the ideal Happy Hour hotspot. Come in Monday through Wednesday for Happy Hour Tacos…a super steal! Manderes, 1004 East Bidwell, Suite 600, Folsom, 916-986-9655, manderes.com.

 

EXTRA EXTRA! More Local Happy Hours!

 Folsom/El Dorado Hills and surrounding…

 The Spot: El Dorado Saloon
The Deal: Monday-Friday 2 to 7 p.m. Enjoy $2 domestic drafts, $3 house wines, $3.50 well cocktails, $4 cosmopolitans, and $1off signature drinks. They also have a happy hour menu with food choices that range from about $3.95 to $6.95 and are great for sharing. They have options such as nachos, fire wings, sweet potato fries, veggie quesadillas, and half priced hamburgers, in an old world saloon, complete with a mechanical bull! El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Drive, El Dorado Hills, (916) 941-3600, HYPERLINK "http://www.eldoradosaloon.com/w/default.asp"http://www.eldoradosaloon.com/w/default.asp


The Spot: BJ’s Brewery
The Deal: Monday- Friday 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday- Thursday 10- close, $1 off all draft beers and cocktails, ½ off all mini deep dish pizzas, such as the Portobello mushroom or gourmet five meat pizza. $2 off all shareable appetizers average around $6.95 to $7.95 such as mozzarella sticks, nachos, and calamari. BJ’s Brewery, 2730 East Bidwell St., Folsom, (916) 404-2000; HYPERLINK "http://www.bjsbrewhouse.com/"http://www.bjsbrewhouse.com/


The Spot: Sudwerk Riverside
The Deal: Monday through Friday 4-7 p.m. and Thursday 4 p.m. to close. Enjoy a dollar off draft beers, house wine and well drinks. All regular appetizers are $1.50 off and their small portion appetizers- a smaller portion size of an appetizer are $.75 off. There are twenty different options combined and range from $2.25 to $11.75. Sudwerk Riverside, 9900 Greenback Lane, Folsom, (916) 989-9243; HYPERLINK "http://www.sudwerkriverside.com/"http://www.sudwerkriverside.com


The Spot: Ciro’s Pizza Cafe
The Deal: Monday through Friday 3-6 p.m. Enjoy domestic beers at $2 per pint or premium beers at $2.50 per pint along with half priced appetizers such as Goofy Stix, Pepperoni Bites, and Pesto chips. Ciro’s Pizza Café, 241 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, (916) 983- 5757; HYPERLINK "http://cirospizza.com/"http://cirospizza.com/


The Spot: Applebee’s
The Deal: Monday- Friday 3 to 6 p.m., Daily 9 p.m. to close. Enjoy half priced appetizers such as Boneless Wings, Mozzarella Sticks, Spinach and Artichoke dip, Onion rings, Won Ton Tacos, and Quesadillas for approximately $5. Try drinks such as the Brewtus Margarita, Brewtus Long Island Tea, and Brewtus Draft Beer for $3.49 or craft beers for a $1 more.
Monday after 4 p.m. is Burger and Brews night, and for just $6 each, you can get your favorite burger and a pitcher of Domestic beer. After 9 p.m. Tuesday is Tower Tuesday, which lets you enjoy a 48-ounce Domestic Beer Tower for $6.99 and enjoy Girl’s Night Out on Wednesday after 9 p.m. and get a glass of Barefoot wine for $3.99, a Lemon Drop or Cosmo for $4.99, and All Mucho Sangrias for $5.99. Even though it is girl’s night out, anyone can enjoy the deals!
Applebee’s, 2170 Golden Centre Lane, Gold River, (916) 635-1234; HYPERLINK "http://www.applebees.com/"http://www.applebees.com/


The Spot: Samuel Horne’s Tavern
The Deal: Monday-Friday 4 to 6 p.m. Named the Hundred Mile Happy Hour, Samuel Horne’s Tavern has all beers brewed within a hundred miles of them at 50% off during happy hour. There are typically six to eight brews that fall under that category, and all the other beers are $1 off. They also have wine by the glass and cocktails starting at $6 and weekly cocktail specials. As far as food goes, appetizers cost on average between $3 to $5 and you can enjoy choices such as chips and dip, chili cheese fries, and one of the most popular choices, bacon and blue cheese French fries. Samuel Horne’s Tavern, 719 Sutter St., Folsom, (916) 293-8207, HYPERLINK "http://www.samuelhornestavern.com/"http://www.samuelhornestavern.com/


The Spot: Hacienda Del Rio Restaurant and Cantina
The Deal: Monday- Friday (excluding holidays) 3 to 6 p.m. Enjoy $3 draft beers, well drinks, and margaritas, $2 tacos or $3 queso dip, cheese nachos, or flautas during happy hour at Historic Folsom. Hacienda Del Rio Restaurant and Cantina, 702 Sutter Street, Folsom, (916) 351-1800; HYPERLINK "http://www.hacdelrio.com/"http://www.hacdelrio.com/


The Spot: Mimi’s Cafe
The Deal: Sunday- Thursday 4 to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4 to 6 p.m. $5 wine by the glass or a wine flight- three, 2-ounce tastings of red or white wine, and $5 Bistro Bites such as the BBQ pork or beef sliders or crispy zucchini parmesan. Mimi’s Café, 2719 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, (916) 984-4940; HYPERLINK "http://www.mimiscafe.com/"http://www.mimiscafe.com/


The Spot: Sheepherder Bar and Grille
The Deal: Monday- Friday 3-7 p.m., Saturday 4- close. Enjoy $2 Sheepherder tacos, $3 beers, $4 house wines and well drinks, or appetizers such as buffalo jack mozzarella sticks or jalapeno poppers. For $5 you can get options such as a cheeseburger and fries or Thai chicken lettuce wraps. And for a dollar more, try their buffalo ranch calamari or cheese pizza. For $7 you can get fried pork pot stickers or the Sheepherder sampler and you can also get ½ off bottles of wine on Mondays. Wednesday’s they have tequila specials with options such as $5 margaritas and $5 nachos, and on Thursday’s you can enjoy martinis or a vodka press featuring Skyy Vodka. Sheepherder Bar and Grille, 11275 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, (916) 638-4584; HYPERLINK "http://www.sheepherderbarandgrille.com/"http://www.sheepherderbarandgrille.com/


The Spot: Café Campanile
The Deal: Monday-Saturday 4 to 6 p.m. Select from $2.50 domestic beers, $3.50 import beers, $3 well cocktails and house wines, $3 to $10 appetizers such as their oooey-gooey macaroni and cheese, soup du jour, and French fries. Café Campanile, 4359 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills, 916-934-0734; HYPERLINK "http://www.edhcafe.com/"http://www.edhcafe.com/


The Spot: Land Ocean Restaurant
The Deal: Monday- Friday 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appetizers range from $1.50 to $6 and have options such as Jumbo Prawns with a cocktail sauce, asiago and parmesan Garlic Cheese Bread, fresh Oysters that are flown in daily from the Pacific Northwest, and their number one appetizer, the Beef Tenderloin Wellington, made with a filet mignon steak, mushrooms and a brandy peppercorn sauce, puff pastry and served with a béarnaise sauce. As far as drinks go, beer on tap is $4, well drinks are $5, and wine by the glass range from $5 to $7.50. Specialty cocktails are $6.50 during happy hour, and you cannot leave without trying their Special K, a twist on a Cosmopolitan made with pomegranate juice, or Cherry Lemontini. Land Ocean Restaurant, 2720 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, (916) 983-7000; HYPERLINK "http://www.landoceanrestaurants.com/assets/LO_Happy_Hour.pdf"http://www.landoceanrestaurants.com


The Spot: Applebee’s
The Deal: Monday- Friday 3 to 6 p.m., Daily 9 p.m. to close. Enjoy half priced appetizers such as Boneless Wings, Mozzarella Sticks, Spinach and Artichoke dip, Onion rings, Won Ton Tacos, and Quesadillas for approximately $5. Try drinks such as the Brewtus Margarita, Brewtus Long Island Tea, and Brewtus Draft Beer for $3.49 or craft beers for a $1 more.
Monday after 4 p.m. is Burger and Brews night, and for just $6 each, you can get your favorite burger and a pitcher of Domestic beer. After 9 p.m. Tuesday is Tower Tuesday, which lets you enjoy a 48-ounce Domestic Beer Tower for $6.99 and enjoy Girl’s Night Out on Wednesday after 9 p.m. and get a glass of Barefoot wine for $3.99, a Lemon Drop or Cosmo for $4.99, and All Mucho Sangrias for $5.99. Even though it is girl’s night out, anyone can enjoy the deals!
Applebee’s, 3281 Coach Lane, Cameron Park, (530) 677-8677; HYPERLINK "http://www.applebees.com/"http://www.applebees.com/


The Spot: Café Campanile
The Deal: Monday-Saturday 4 to 6 p.m. $2.50 domestic beers, $3.50 import beers, $3 well cocktails and house wines, $3 to $10 appetizers such as their oooey-gooey macaroni and cheese, soup du jour, and French fries. Café Campanile, 4359 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills, 916-934-0734; HYPERLINK "http://www.edhcafe.com/"http://www.edhcafe.com/


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