There’s no shortage of great places in Laguna Beach to relax after a long day. So how do you choose which place to go? It really depends on your tastes. Is a great view the most important part, or do killer craft cocktails seal the deal? Do you prefer wine or beer? Or maybe you’re hoping to nosh on some delicious food while you’re there? To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of our top picks for happy hour in Laguna Beach by category.

Belgium is known for having some of the best beers in the world. Lucky for you, Brussels Bistro serves up a wide array of them for your enjoyment. They have a huge selection of imported, bottled and craft beers. They even have “Trappist” beers that are manufactured by Cistercian monks within a Trappist Abbey, with the majority of the profit dedicated to charitable work. How cool is that? They have happy hour every day from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., where select beers can be yours for a mere $5. You’re welcome.

If you want more than just your standard well drinks for happy hour, head to k’ya Bistro. Happy hour is every day from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m, and they’ve got a great selection of cocktails to choose from. Do you like mojitos? You can choose from classic, strawberry, mango, wild berry and tropical for $6. Are martinis more your thing? You have your choice of vodka or gin, ruby squeeze, pomegranate, cosmopolitan or lemon drop, also for $6. Beer, wine and well drinks all sell for $6, so no matter who you go with, you’ll all be pleased.

Sure you can get calamari or tacos just about everywhere. But can you get calamari tacos? You can at Coyote Grill. They host happy hour every day from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. with specials on Mexican beer, margaritas and more. While you’re at the bar, order the calamari tacos, street tacos or crab ceviche. Yum!

Are you looking for a cozy outdoor spot to enjoy happy hour? Avila’s El Ranchito is it. They have a wonderful patio with a tropical atmosphere that allows dogs – so bring your best friend! Enjoy deals on beer, house margaritas, shots, house wine and food. Nosh on tacos, nachos, taquitos, quesadillas and more. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Get there early as the patio fills up fast. Snag a spot next to the fire pits on those chilly winter nights.

If you want a great view of the Pacific while you sip on a mojito, then check out The Rooftop Lounge. They host happy hour every weekday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Get half off all mojitos, beer, wine and well drinks. Basically, order yourself up a drink for each hand, and then watch the sunset over the ocean. Does it get any better than that?

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