Happy Hour in Claremont: Because it’s 5 O'clock Somewhere

Did someone say “Happy Hour”?! For many, it’s the best part of the day to grab drinks with colleagues, have an early dinner date, or catch up with friends while enjoying discounted food and drinks.


So, where are restaurants in Claremont with happy hour? I had to do some detective work since not all happy hours are listed on their website or social media profiles. After several days of calling around, I got the scoop on restaurants in Claremont with a happy hour.


Tutti Mangia | 102 Harvard Ave


Happy Hour

Tuesday - Friday

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Sunday

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Tutti Mangia, located on the corner of Harvard Ave and 1st Street in Claremont Village, is one of the few restaurants that meets my personal checklist for service, ambiance, and quality. Their happy hour is available in the bar area only and offers:

  • $3 off wine by the glass & 16 oz. draft beers

  • $8 classic and well cocktails (Cosmos, Lemon Drop Martinis, Old Fashioned, Manhattans)

  • $15 Calamari Fritti

  • $15 Truffle Gemelli Mac ‘n’ Cheese

  • $20 Pepperoni & Banana Pepper Pizza

  • $20 Shrimp cocktail

  • $22 Oysters on the Half Shell

  • $22 Tutti Wagyu Burger

  • And more!

Reservations are not required but are highly recommended. Their bar area was recently remodeled and their service is phenomenal. The staff consistently goes above and beyond to ensure you have a memorable experience.


Enjoying a half dozen of oysters and Italian red wine

Union on Yale | 232 Yale Ave


Happy Hour

Monday - Thursday

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (late night)


Saturday

10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (late night)


Sunday

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (late night)


Happy hour at Union on Yale is 30% off all pizza, beer, cocktails, and wine in the bar only. Walk’s in are welcome however reservations are highly recommended. Sit outside if you can, they have a scenic outdoor patio is ambient lighting, lush trees, and a variety of succulents.


Outdoor seating at Union on Yale = best views!

Hotel Casa 425 + Lounge | 425 W 1st Street


Happy Hour

Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Friday - Saturday

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


The Lounge at Hotel Casa 425 is a Miss Claremont favorite! The lounge is mostly outdoor seating in the courtyard area of the hotel (indoor seating is available). It's a comfortable and casual setting where you’re surrounded by trees, stringed lights, Spanish-style hotel rooms, and fire pits. Their happy hour offers:

  • $2 off Manager’s selection of red & white wine

  • $1 off Montejo & Bud Light

  • $7 Yucca fries

  • $8 Ensalada 425

  • $10 Spanish flatbread

  • $13 Grilled steak pinxtos

No reservations are needed, just walk into the hotel and grab a seat. I recommend sitting outside near the firepits surrounded by lounge couches.


Outdoor seating at Casa 425 near the fire pits.

We Olive & Wine Bar | 221 N Yale Ave


Happy Hour

Thursday - Friday

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


We Olive is a wine bar and retail shop serving high quality olive oils and a curated wine selection. Their happy hour offers a discount on selected beer, wine, and food.


Wine Wednesdays offers half off glasses of wine.


No reservations are needed; it’s first come, first serve. I recommend sitting outside in their updated patio. The staff is incredibly friendly and personable. They do their best to make your experience a positive and memorable one.


Charcuterie plate and French bread at We Olive

Gus’s BBQ | 500 W 1st Street


Happy Hour

Monday - Friday

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Gus’s BBQ is a place I frequent for happy hour. Located in the historic Claremont Packing House, they offer a variety of food and drinks on happy hour special:

  • $4 canned beer

  • $6 draft beer, house red & white wine

  • $7 Moscow mules

  • $8 Old fashioned & house sangria

  • $4 Deviled eggs (my favorite)

  • $5 Pulled pork sandwich

  • $5 Nashville hot tots (another favorite of mine)

  • $6 Pulled pork nachos

  • $9 Rib sliders

  • $18 Bourbon and burger (Gus's famous burger, fries, & house old fashioned)

Reservations are not required but recommended. Personally, I like sitting outside on the north side for the scenic mountain views and people watching.


Deviled eggs, craft beer, and Old Fashioned at Gus's BBQ

Eureka Burger | 580 W 1st Street


“Hoppy Hour”

Monday - Friday

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Eureka Burger, located on the west end of the historic Claremont Packing House, offers an excellent happy hour:

  • $5 select craft beers

  • $7 house red wine, white wine, & rose

  • $8 Old Fashioned and Industry Margaritas

  • $6 Mac N' Cheese Balls (my favorite)

  • $7 Spinach and Artichoke Dip

  • $10 Eureka Burger (what a steal!)

On Tuesdays they offer half off wine and Saturday’s from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. are $6 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas.


Photo cred: Eureka’s Instagram @eatdrinkeureka

The Whisper House | 502 W 1st Street


Happy Hour

Monday - Friday

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Saturday - Sunday

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


The Whisper house, located in the south east corner of the historic Claremont Packing House, is a lively and unique restaurant serving craft cocktails and entrees reminiscent of the Prohibition era. Their happy hour menu offers:

  • $4 Select beers

  • $6 Well drinks

  • $7 Margaritas, Old fashioned, Moscow Mules

  • $7 Red wine & Chardonnay

  • $6 Pork rinds

  • $8 Chips & Guacamole

  • $8 Fried pickles

  • $10 Half order of nachos (my favorite!)

Reservations are not required but recommended. Call (909) 625-7733 for reservations for indoor or outdoor dining.


Old Fashioned at Whisper House in Claremont

Casa Maguey | 101 N Indian Hill Blvd


Happy Hour

Monday - Friday

3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Casa Maguey, located in the Village Plaza (Laemmle Theater courtyard area), is a delicious, authentic Mexican restaurant with a happy hour offering:

  • $4 - $5 Beer

  • $6 Well drinks

  • $8 House Margaritas

  • $6 Taquitos, Nachos, and Tostaditas

Taco Tuesday is from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and I recommend sitting in the outdoor patio area and is a casual and laid back. No reservations are needed; it's first come, first serve.


Negra Modelo on tap at Casa Maguey in Claremont

Walter’s Restaurant | 310 Yale Ave


Happy Hour

Monday - Friday

3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Thursday - Saturday

8:00 p.m. - Midnight (late night)


Walter’s Restaurant has a plethora of happy hour offerings . There is a different happy hour theme depending on the day of the week:

  • Mediterranean Mondays

  • Taco Tuesdays

  • Whiskey Wednesdays

  • Eastern Thursdays

  • Flavorful Fridays

Late night happy hour offers:

  • $2 Off Select Beers and Seltzers

  • $8 Shots (Jager, Fireball, Mexican Lollipop, Green Tea Shots)

  • $7 Cocktails (Bacardi Coke, Vodka Soda, Champagne and Cranberry, Gin and Tonic)

There are specials for Saturday and Sunday brunch from open until 2 p.m. such as:

  • $22 bottomless mimosas

  • $5 Mango Cart

  • $8 Bloody Mary’s

  • $8 Long Island Iced-T

  • $5 Pomona Queen (yum!)


Photo cred: Walter’s Instagram @walterslounge

Espiau’s | 109 N Yale Ave


Happy Hour

Monday - Friday

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Espiau’s is an authentic Mexican restaurant on the corner of Harvard Ave and 1st Street in the heart of Claremont Village. They have ample indoor and outdoor seating with extensive menu options for Mexican and American fare including beer, wine, and cocktails. I personally love their margaritas and they pride themselves in having the best chips and salsa in town.


Photo cred: Espiau’s Instagram @espiausrestaurant

Bardot | 206 W Bonita Ave


Happy Hour

Monday - Thursday

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Bardot offers happy hour only in the bar area. Their happy hour consists of $2 off selected wine, beer and appetizers such as goat cheese lollipops, ceviche, tacos, and more.


Photo cred: Bardot’s Instagram @bardotclaremont

Dog Haus Biergarten | 2209 E Baseline Rd


Happy Hour

Monday - Thursday

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Sunday

3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Dog Haus Biergarten is located in the Sycamore Hills Plaza (Whole Foods 365 shopping center). Their menu offers loaded gourmet hotdogs, sausages (brat, Italian, veggie, kielbasa, beef chorizo), and burgers (on a Hawaiian roll bun).


They also have an extensive craft beer menu-many from local breweries. Their happy hour offers:

  • $1.49 tots/fries

  • $2.99 sliced sausage

  • $2 off beer, wine, and well drinks

  • $3 PBR 16 oz. cans

  • $3.99 This Burger or That Burger


Photo cred: Dog Haus’s Instagram @doghaus_claremont
 

This blog post will regularly be updated to include additional places I may have left out. Please leave a comment below if you know of any and I will update it ASAP.


Thank you for reading and I’ll see you at happy hour!


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