We wish there were 24 happy hours in a day, but the unfortunate reality for most grown-ups is that there are only two or three. So you better make them count, right? Right.
We can help you with that.
If you're looking for the best happy hours in Santa Barbara, we know exactly where to find them.
Want to wet your whistle with something a little out of the ordinary? Head to the Hungry Cat for half-off cocktails that are mind blowingly delicious. Think top-shelf spirits, unusual mixers and great hous-made garnishes, like candied grapefruit peels.
Spending a long weekend in Santa Barbara? Not to worry; happy hour isn't just for weekdays. Visit the Brewhouse for a locally brewed pint, only $3.50 from 4-6 p.m. every day.
Or take the train down to Carpinteria. A quick, 10-minute ride will land you just a block away from Sly's, one of the best places in the area for classic cocktails. Sly's happiest hours are also from 4-6 p.m. daily.
And let's not forget that happy hour can really work up an appetite! If you find yourself craving a full meal and a change of venues after a couple of drinks, check out this list of Santa Barbara's best restaurants. Bon appetite!