There's a reason that Happy Hour is named so favorably--it's a fun time of day. Whatever those earlier obligations were, they're over, completed, wound down. The evening's festivities haven't really begun, the time isn't weighed down by a heavy dinner or complicated conversation. It's the space in between, where you can pause, leisurely sip a fresh, herb-infused cocktail, a glass of carefully chosen wine or a perfectly pulled draught beer, nibble on some snacks and relax. No matter what your day was like, Napa has a spectrum of options that will suit this decadent time, from an urban feeling wine bar like Carpe Diem, the more agriculture-focused Farmstead Restaurant with its soaring barn, hot spot Goose & Gander or the surprisingly sophisticated Bounty Hunter in downtown Napa. Happy Hour is also a great time of day to experience some of Napa's very high end views and experiences like the one to be had at Auberge du Soleil without committing the time and resources to a full dinner there. More in the mood to lubricate a night that may end in dancing til, the small hours? St. Helena's La Condesa has strong, Latin cocktails that let you know the party is about to start. Whatever your happy hour flavor of choice, it would be a mistake to skip it in Napa.
Build your own lists that you can easily reference or share stories with your friends.Login ×