When the workday is finally through, meet your coworkers for cocktails and small plates at one of the hottest happy hours Irvine has to offer. Here are four fan-favorites for spirits, food, and networking fun handpicked by the staff at Irvine Residential Living.
1. Brio Tuscan Grille
Monday-Friday, from 3:30-6:30pm, the Brio Tuscan Grille on Spectrum Center Drive offers $4, $5, and $6 drinks and appetizers in their bar and patio, and the food portions are the perfect size for sampling with the work gang. Try their black pepper shrimp, beef carpaccio, and hummus plate, paired with a black raspberry cosmopolitan or a classic Manhattan.
2. Yard House
Also on Spectrum Drive, the Yard House offers you plenty of happy hour opportunity. Regular happy hour is Monday-Friday from 3-6pm, and late-night happy hour is Sunday-Wednesday from 10pm to close!
Most of their pizzas and appetizers, like the blue crab cakes and enormous chicken nachos, are half-off during happy hour. They also have an incredible beer selection, with a dozen or more domestic and imports on tap. If beer isn’t your thing, try their house martini.
3. Urban Seoul
Located on Alton Parkway, Urban Seoul has happy hour every weekday from 5-7pm. Try the gogi quesadillas, a fusion of Korean and Mexican cuisine with chorizo and kimchee, or spicy chicken drummettes. Wash it down with $2 beers and $3 glasses of wine from Woodbridge.
4. Red Bar and Lounge
Situated in the Irvine Hotel, the Red Bar and Lounge has happy hour from 3-7pm on weekdays and all day on Sunday. The Red Bar and Lounge has an upscale feel, with plenty of couches for relaxing and chatting. Popular with professionals, the atmosphere has a refined yet intimate, casual feel.
Try the lobster tacos, three-cheese flatbread, or beef sliders. All wines by the glass and local tap beers are 50 percent off during happy hour, and they offer several reduced-priced specialty cocktails as well.
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