Santa Barbara has some simply great happy hours that are delicious, fun and save you money!! For the best margarita in Santa Barbara’s oldest arcade, try the Cielito Restaurant and Taqueria [1114 State Street, Santa Barbara] for premiere Mexican cuisine from 4:00 – 6:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday, http://cielitorestaurant.com. Another fabulous location on the beach for happy-hour deals on plates such as squash blossom-quesadillas and nachos topped with steak or chicken, as well as a $5 house margarita, Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach [2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara] is hard to beat, http://boathousesb.com.
For $5, you can munch on “grown up”grilled cheese, herb-roasted sliders or fish tacos at Blue Agave [20 E. Cota, Santa Barbara], http://blueagavesb.com/happy-hour/, 4:30 – 6:30 daily. If you want to visit one of Santa Barbara’s most luxurious locations on a budget, the San Ysidro Ranch Plow and Angel Restaurant [900 San Ysidro Lane, Montecito] has an “Angel Hour” now well known, but a great time to sip a $5 glass of house wine and discounted appetizers. This is one of those locals only tips, not advertised on the web http://www.sanysidroranch.com/.
Enjoy exploring Santa Barbara and these great Happy Hour venues!!