Stretching along the coast of the San Francisco Bay, the Marina District is easily one of the most beautiful spots in the city. With steep panoramic streets, the Palace of Fine Arts, massive street fairs, Fort Mason festivals, and the "Singles Safeway" all in its back pocket, it's not hard to understand this neighborhood's popularity.
Packed with the post-college crowd and young urban professionals, the Marina's rowdy nightlife scene never disappoints. Read on below for some of the Marina's best happy hours and explore this seaside hood for yourself.
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Club Grub: Eastside West Restaurant & Bar
Giving the Marina crowd an excuse to party nearly every day of the week, Eastside West offers more than just a happy hour. Come by on Wednesdays for trivia night, work it out on the dance floor Thursdays through Saturdays, dive into bottomless mimosas on the weekend, or get started early with Last Call Sundays for beer buckets, shot/beer combos, and bottle service.
Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday (4pm - 7pm)
Specials: $2 - $3 Beer, $4 Wells & Wine, $5 Mojitos, $6 Beer/Shot Combo, Discounted Appetizers
Drink & Dine: The Brixton
Swankify your happy hour experience at this dark and modern Union Street refuge. Open seven days a week with weekend brunch, prime rib Sundays, weekday lunches and a kitchen open till midnight - there's plenty of time to sample their stiff drinks and hearty menu. Drop by late for their Reverse Happy Hour (10pm - 12am) to enjoy $15 meal combos like a Brixton Burger and draft beer or a salad and glass of house wine.
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday (4am - 6pm)
Specials: $3 Drafts, $5 Wells & Bar Bites, $6 Wine & Margaritas
La Hora Feliz: Mamacita
Combing Chestnut Street for some tasty tacos? Work your way over to Mamacita. Armed with a philosophy of combining traditional Mexican street food with fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, their seasonal menu may be "Californianized" - but it's also delicious. Stop by early for the cheap drinks, then stay late for the tequila flights, house-made tamales, and classed up enchiladas.
Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday (until 6:30pm); Fridays (until 6pm)
Specials: $2 Tecate with fresh lime, Cholula and salt; $4 Margarita, Sangria & Mojito; $6 Taco Duo
Game Day: The Brick Yard
Catch the Giants in the early AM while slurping down bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary's at this Marina brunch staple, or reserve an evening to chow down on glorified pub grub like Fried Chicken with Truffled Honey or Slow Cooked Citrus BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Perfect for large groups, be sure your crew checks out the 14 beers on tap and lengthy wine list (50% off bottles every Tuesday).
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday (4pm - 7pm)
Specials: $5 Bar Bites
Get Boozy: The Republic
Whether it's Patron discounts on Margarita Mondays, $20 Skinny Lemonade pitchers on Tuesdays, $5 Jager shots on Wednesdays, $6 vodka specials on Thursdays and Fridays, or bottomless mimosa brunch on the weekends - this is one sports bar that's tough to leave sober. There's over 60 craft beers on the menu and plenty of high-end whiskey for your sipping pleasure. Just be sure to order up some of their California cuisine to round out that liquid meal.
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday (until 7pm)
Specials: $4 Pints, $16 Pitchers of select drafts, $6 House Wine
The Dive Bar: The Blue Light
If you're looking to drink for cheap tonight, The Blue Light never disappoints. Beyond their weekly happy hour, you can dive into $3 house shots, $6 Fernet/PBR combos, and beer buckets starting at $10 any day of the week. Come Friday and Saturday, there's $1 Jell-O shots till they run out along with $4 mimosas, $5 vodka drinks, and $7 Bloody Mary's all weekend long. Shoot some pool, hit up the juke box, or catch the game on one of their 19 HD flat screens.
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday (until 7pm)
Specials: $3.50 Bottled Beer, $12 Bud Light/Coors Light Pitchers, $5 Svedka Vodka Drinks
Sushi Sanctuary: Umami
Satisfy that sushi craving at Japanese Izakaya, Umami. Exuding an upscale, loungey vibe, stop by fro an intimate dinner for two, meet your neighbors at the 11-seat bar, or reserve the upstairs for larger parties. Choose from Japanese beers, a broad selection of sake, or cocktails like the Lychee Caipirinha. While the hot kitchen and sushi menus may be tempting, be sure to stop in for "Sumo Hour" to enjoy discounted bites like the Shibuya Sliders (seasoned Kobe beef, spicy aioli, shallots and gingered pickles on steamed buns).
Happy Hour: Every Day (5:30pm - 6:30pm)
Specials: 50% off Wine Bottles, $5 Sushi Rolls, Discounted Bar Bites
For Wine: Bin 38 Restaurant & Wine Bar
When was the last time you treated yourself? At Bin 38's happy hour, you can all the time. Enjoy a cozy outdoor patio, over 50 wines by the glass, and perfectly paired menus (including a special prix fixe menu during happy hour). Take 30% off all wine bottles on Tuesdays, or take your bottle to-go for 40% off any day of the week. Enjoy $1 oysters, $3 french fries, and $5 bubbly on Fridays from 3pm - 5pm. Sundays mean a Classic Rock Brunch featuring bottomless mimosas, beermosas, brunch classics, and great music.
Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday (5pm - 6:30pm)
Specials: $6 select wines, $4 craft beer of the day, $33 three course prix fixe
Boozy Brunching: Circa
Infamous for it's weekend $10 bottomless mimosa brunches, it can be easy to overlook the deals Circa offers throughout the week. For those looking to drink and dine, Mondays and Tuesdays wave the corkage fee so you can bring your own wine. Wednesdays offer a $19 two-course dinner with bottomless wine. For some of the cheapest bar bites in the area, stop by during happy hour for $5 crispy calamari, roasted fig salad, Angus beef sliders, shrimp cakes and more.
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday (5pm - 7pm)
Specials: $3 Drafts, $4 Wells, $5 Appetizers & Wine
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