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Cheers to Wine Country! Napa Valley's Best Happy Hours

It’s no secret folks visit Napa Valley wine country to drink wine. But even most wine enthusiasts will admit there are plenty of times when a beer or cocktail hits the spot. Happy hours throughout Napa Valley offer the perfect opportunity to mix things up a bit, and try something new, typically with a bargain price tag attached. It could a local craft beer you’ve never heard of from Napa Palisades Saloon. Or maybe you’re in the mood for a Moscow Mule? Sky and Vine serves up drinks along with tasty bites, and views from the rooftop of the Archer Hotel in downtown Napa. In the bar and lounge at Charlie Palmer Steak, it doesn’t matter whether you choose a cocktail, beer or wine, the lobster corn dogs served with pickled ramp remoulade offer happiness on a plate. Fun for locals and visitors alike, here’s a look at the 10Best happy hours in Napa Valley.

Napa Palisades Saloon
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There's always something new to try at Napa Palisades, thanks to the rotating tap list of more than 30 local craft beers that changes by the day. Happy hour takes place Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Tasty bites are always in ample...  Read More

Kitchen Door


Part of the always hopping Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa, Kitchen Door offers daily happy hours special from 3pm to 5:30pm. Its quarter pound cheeseburger with onion, special sauce, and a bottle of Rolling Rock American Lager is arguably...  Read More

Sam's Social Club
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It's one of the newer additions to Indian Springs Resort and Spa, but you'd never know it- it fits right in and feels like an old favorite that's been part of the famed resort since day one. Comfortable and casual, happy hour is a tasty...  Read More



A great place to grab a beer, BBQ and without doubt, a glass of wine. Easy walking distance from everywhere you'll want to explore in downtown Napa, the BBQ aroma makes it hard to walk by and not go in to Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin'...  Read More



Tucked quietly away in the Bardessono hotel in Yountville, if you can't have dinner at Lucy Restaurant & Bar, happy hour is the next best thing. Specials are available every Monday to Thursday, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Come with an appetite...  Read More

Farmstead Restaurant


It seems as though there's always something going on at Farmstead in St. Helena. In addition to a year-round farmers market (days vary with the season) there's a general store, and café in addition to the Farmstead restaurant where happy hour...  Read More

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One of the newer additions to the downtown Napa restaurant scene, ALBA is located at River Terrace Inn. Happy hour is a daily occurrence, from 3pm to 6pm. Draft beers and well cocktails are just $5. Wine will run you just a dollar more....  Read More

Carpe Diem Wine Bar


There are great eats to be found during happy hour at Carpe Diem. Held daily from 4pm to 6pm, draft beers are $2 off, the white and red of the week are $6, and the bubbles of the week are just $7 a glass. A Moscow Mule will set you back $8....  Read More

Sky and Vine
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Sky and Vine has a leg up on the competition when it comes to location. Set atop the Archer Hotel in downtown Napa, the views had people talking long before it opened in spring 2018. Happy hour is served daily 9pm to close. Snacks range from $4...  Read More

Charlie Palmer Steak
Photo courtesy of Charlie Palmer Steak


Everybody's happy, every day from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the bar and lounge at Charlie Palmer Steak Napa. Located in the Archer Hotel in downtown Napa, both its specials and location will make you smile. Small plates available for $7 include:...  Read More


Meet Dana Rebmann

Dana Rebmann moved from San Francisco to Wine Country in search of sunshine. Amazing wine and food was a delightful bonus.

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