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The South Bay is teeming with local gigs for you to enjoy a late happy hour. So, if you’re one who is constantly underwhelmed by your current happy hour experiences, there’s a bright light and some heavenly spots that offer the best in late-night drink specials. The following places offer two-for-one discount pricing on beer, wine and appetizers. These are surefire bets when you want to have fun and get the most for your hard-earned dollar.
17 N. San Pedro St.
San Jose, CA 95110
Spend your late night out with friends at this family-owned Mexican restaurant and bar. Since it first opened in 1983, La Piñata’s has grown to eight different locations in the Bay Area, serving high-quality food and cocktails. Fridays and Saturdays, late night happy hour goes from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Enjoy $4 beers and discounted drinks made with high-quality ingredients, along with $6 appetizers. Try the sangria, made with La Piñata’s special recipe, which includes Tabasco hot sauce and grenadine. Or, try the house margaritas, made with 100 percent Blue Agave Tequila, agave nectar and citrus juices. Whatever drinks you end up with during the night, you’ll surely wake up with a smiling bank account in the morning.
223 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 964 9151
This is the spot for late-night drink specials and favorite sports watching. Bring your friends out for this late-night fun. Drink specials are offered every Sunday through Thursday from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. They include $4 well drinks, $6 you call its, $5 glass house wine, $5 Milagro Silver, $5 Smirnoff martinis, $4.50 and $5 draft beers, $3 and $3.50 bottle beers, $5 vodka Redbull and $6 Angry Fireball. Think you can come to this most excellent Irish sports bar on Castro and just enjoy the awesome drink specials? Think again. Stephens Green also holds Trivia Nights every Wednesday, and Reggae Nights every Thursday.
173 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
One reason why Brittania Arms is known as “San Jose’s Premier British Pub” is partly due to its spectacular late-night drink specials. Try out Sunday ‘Industry Nights’ and get two-for-one drinks from 8 p.m. to close, or Tuesday ‘College 80’s Night with DJ David Q’ with the same special offer from 9 p.m. to close. Mondays also offer Pint Night all night and you get to keep the glass. A list of the pub’s full drink menu is here.
130 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Los Gatos Brews is a regional favorite and since 1991, South Bay-area residents have had the privilege of enjoying a fresh pour at the Los Gatos Brewing Co. in downtown Los Gatos. It has also opened a location in San Jose to expand its reach. Not only does Los Gatos have a great normal happy hour, but every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the brewery offers 20-percent off all beer, wine and cocktails during its reverse happy hour. Patrons can enjoy the special offers Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to close and on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
88 S. 4th St.
San Jose, CA 95112
This eclectic American diner – if there is such a definition – presents a unique, Vegas-style dining experience. Its swanky bar offers $3 beers, $3 house wines, $3 wells and $4 specialty drinks seven days a week during happy hour – once from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to close. Where else can you get all of these deals, plus half-off appetizers? For a complete list of Flames’ libations, click here.