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Sarah Stierch Sarah Stierch is the Food + Drink Editor of the Sun (with occasional visits to other areas of the paper). Stierch has eaten, drunk, and written her way through 13 countries and the hottest food trends and communities in the USA. She's also a racing and travel geek, venturing beyond food/booze to cover subjects that connect to Sonoma Valley, such as IndyCar racing and other wine making regions. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Independent, Salon, Gawker, Smithsonian and on National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


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Happy Hour Sonoma Valley Style

Posted on January 16, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
$1 oysters at Shiso’s weekly happy hour
$1 oysters at Shiso’s weekly happy hour

Young or old, rich or poor, who doesn’t love a good happy hour? In my home state of Indiana, happy hour is illegal, out of fear that patrons will binge drink themselves into an alcoholic stupor in a short period of time.

However, anyone who attends happy hour around Sonoma Valley knows it rarely goes that far and that happy hour is a great excuse to hang out with friends and save a few bucks on drinks and food.

Happy Hour is a powerful tool for socializing (“We’re leaving work early and going to Hopmonk for a “meeting”); budgeting (Discounted food and drink? Yes, please!); showing gratitude (Local establishments give back to locals by giving us a few hours of discounted food/booze); and supporting the economy (we spend money at your establishment).

While happy hours are well promoted in cities like San Francisco or Oakland, it remains under the radar in Sonoma Valley.

Here is a compiled list of current happy hours that we have found in Sonoma Valley. Are we missing something? Is something inaccurate? Shoot me an email and let me know: [email protected].

14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
Sun-Thur, 4:30PM-6:30PM; Fri-Sat, 4:30PM-7PM
Discounted cocktails and appetizers

B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille
400 1st St. E., Sonoma
Everyday; 3PM-6PM
$2-4 beer, $5 wine, $5 cocktails
$3 sliders, wings and fries

HopMonk Tavern
691 Broadway, Sonoma
Mon-Thur; 3PM-6PM
$3.75 house beer, $4.75 wells & sparkling wine, $5.75 specialty drinks & wine
Appetizers, sliders and tacos $2.75-$5.75

La Casa
121 E. Spain St., Sonoma
Every day (except holidays); 4PM-6PM
$3 beer, $5-$7 margaritas, $4 wells, $4 wine
$3 appetizer, $12 sampler plates (5 appetizers)

Mary’s Pizza Shack
8 W. Spain St., Sonoma
Mon-Fri, 3-6PM; Sun-Wed, 8PM-CLOSE; Thur-Sat, 9PM-CLOSE
$3-4 beer, $3 wells, $5.50 cocktails
Half-price appetizers

Mary’s Pizza Shack
18636 Sonoma Hwy, Boyes Hot Springs
Mon-Fri, 3-6PM
$3-4 beer, $3 wells, $5.50 cocktails
Half-price appetizers

101 E. Napa St., Sonoma
Mon-Fri, 4PM-6PM
$3.50 beer, $5 wells & wine, $5.50 margaritas

Murphy’s Irish Pub
464 1st St. E., Sonoma
Mon-Fri; 4PM-6PM
$3 off pints and appetizers

Olde Sonoma Public House
18615 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma
Everyday, 4PM-6PM
$2 off beers

Palooza Gastropub & Wine Bar
8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood
Mon-Fri, 4PM-6PM
$1 off all beer and wines glasses
$4 off any bottle of wine
$2 off appetizers

The Plaza Bistro
420 1st St. E., Sonoma
Mon-Fri, 4PM-7PM
$3 wells and beers, $4 martinis, $5 wine
$5 appetizer

Rossi’s 1906
401 Grove St, Sonoma
Wed-Fri, 4PM-6PM
Discounted beer and food

Saddles Steak House
29 E. Macarthur St., Sonoma
Every day, 4PM-5:30PM
Discounted martinis, beer, wine and appetizers

Shiso Modern Asian Kitchen
19161 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma
Mon-Sat, 3PM-6PM
$3 beer, $2/$4 sake, $5 wine, $5 cocktails
$1.75-$5 appetizers, $1 oysters (when available)

Sonoma Grille
165 W. Napa St., Sonoma

Every day; 3PM-5PM
$3 beer, $5 wine, $6 cocktails
$4-13 appetizers and entrees

Sunflower Caffe
421 First St. W., Sonoma
Every day; 3PM-4PM
$2 beer, $5 wine

Taste of the Himalayas
464 1st St. E, Sonoma
Tue-Sun, 5PM-6PM
$4 beer, $4 wine
$5-6 appetizers, Himalayan chicken wings & naan chat

2 thoughts on “Happy Hour Sonoma Valley Style

  1. Hello. Thank you for including Palooza Gastropub and Wine Bar in you article. We changed our happy hour. All drinks $1 off. All appetizers $2 off and $4 off any bottle of wine. Hope to see you at happy hour.

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