Okay, so you just spent an awesome day at the beach, splashing in the waves, soaking in the sun, and lounging on the warm sand. What's the best way to cap off a day like this? Happy hour, of course! The only thing better than delicious food and tasty drinks is delicious food and tasty drinks at discounted prices. So, what are you waiting for? Throw on your sandals and head to one of our favorite 30A Happy Hour Hot Spots! After all, it's definitely 5 o'clock somewhere.
Located in 30Avenue just North of Rosemary Beach, Amici 30A Italian Kitchen offers arguably one of the best happy hours in town.
From the hours of 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm pizza, meatballs, and select pastas are only $10. Yes, you read that correctly. Only $10 for any hand-tossed, made-from-scratch pizza, an order of meatballs, and handmade pastas including fettuccine noodles with lemon, caper, brown butter sauce; spaghetti Bolognese; or rigatoni ala vodka. TEN DOLLARS. Cold draft beer is $2 off, glasses of wine are $2 off, and well liquor drinks are half off. Say hello to $5 martinis, margaritas, and Moscow Mules.
FOOW (Formerly Fish Out Of Water)
Fresh off of a remodel, FOOW is a casual, fine dining spot in WaterColor, evoking a coastal approach to locally sourced Southern food. The restaurant has an interior dining room with panoramic windows and an exhibition kitchen, as well as a large outdoor patio dining area overlooking the Gulf. Live music, a sleek bar, and incredible views all come together to create a lively and stunning dining ambiance.
Happy hour is available from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and if you drop in from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, bring the kids along too, because they eat for free! Enjoy munching on starters like the Gulf Shrimp Toast on house-made sourdough bread, Crab Cakes, Ceviche, or menu favorite Carolina Pimento Cheese Dip. Wine, beer, and a selection of cocktails are also offered on the happy hour menu at discounted prices. (Closed on Mondays in the off-season.)
Currently open for limited dine-in service, 8 am to 9 pm. Hours subject to change.
Great Southern Cafe
Many of Seaside's most iconic restaurants have stemmed from the innovative mind of Restaurateur and Chef Jim Shirley. Right smack dab in the center of Seaside square, Great Southern Cafe serves up "new-fashioned southern cuisine." Between the hours of 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, you can enjoy a dozen oysters for only $11. Wash 'em down with half off select liquor drinks, wine by the glass, and $1 off beer.
One of Great Southern's claims to fame is their fresh fruit mojitos. Ten different flavors are offered, including coconut-melon, strawberry, guava-pineapple, and peach. Muddled mint, sweet chunks of tropical fruits, and crystal-clear rum on a hot day? At half the price? Sign me up.
Also, the grits will change your life.
Cafe Thirty-A sits in Seagrove Beach and is one of 30A's most esteemed restaurants. If it's Tuesday or Thursday, make sure you visit Cafe 30A for their $5 Tini Night. Whether you prefer vodka, gin, or even bourbon, a mouthwatering selection of 15 martinis are awaiting you for only $5. At a price this good, we won't blame you for trying a few!
Aside from their Tini Night, Cafe Thirty-A is most known for their buy one, get one dinner special. Offered from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, a selection of the menu items are buy one, get one free. You won't regret the juicy 10oz New York Strip served with portobello mushrooms, brussels sprouts, and chimichurri, or the shrimp and mussel linguini finished with a brandy tomato lobster jus and parmesan. The best part? One of them will be on the house, which means you don't have to feel guilty about ordering dessert.
Surfing Deer is a posh, fine dining restaurant in Seagrove Beach offering views of the Gulf from the patio and dining room. If you don't have time for a full-on fancy dinner and just want to catch up with friends over a drink, or just want to snag a good deal on a drink and an appetizer before your dinner reservation, Surfing Deer's happy hour will check all of these boxes. Food and beverages are offered in the bar at excellent prices from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
The flavors of roasted pineapple whiskey, ginger beer, and lime comprise the Surfing Mule, which will have you feeling like you're in paradise at first sip. Notable food choices include Korean potstickers, crispy avocado wedges, and duck gumbo. Plus, if you can name us one other place on 30A where you can order a juicy brisket burger with cheddar cheese, cherry wood smoked bacon, grilled onions, and truffle fries for only $11, we'll buy the beers.
Located in Inlet Beach at 30Avenue, Cuvee 30A was voted "Best of the Emerald Coast" by Emerald Coast Magazine, and for a good reason. Not only does Cuvee 30A's menu feature original dishes from Chef Time Creehan, it also rocks an awesome happy hour. Happy hour occurs nightly from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the bar, and you can enjoy the happy hour dinner menu pricing between 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. If you happen to be here in season, you can also catch live music during happy hour, offered Wednesday through Saturday.
Happy hour dinner discounts include up to 50% off on fan favorites like the Crispy Flatbread Pizzas, Spring Rolls, and Smoked Tomato and Shrimp Soup. Drink discounts include $4 craft and import beer, $8 cocktails, $9 martinis, $9 wine by the glass, and more. And if you haven't yet tried one of Cuvee 30A's Myriad Martinis, happy hour is the time to give one (or more) a whirl! Highly ranked signature mixes include the Cuvee Lemondrop, Cuvee Pear Flower Martini, and the Cuvee Cosmo.
Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar is conveniently located in the coastal hub known as Gulf Place Town Center. Radiating a relaxed, beachy vibe, this restaurant is a great place to stop after a long day sunning on the beach. Offering seafood, casual fare, live music, and Gulf views, it really doesn't get better than this.
During happy hour, Shunk Gulley knows how to treat its customers. With a well-stocked bar featuring draft and canned beer, white and red wines, and sparkling delights, there is a drink here for everyone. The restaurant also maintains a long list of specialty drinks, some of which include Shunk Juice, Woodford Twist, Bushwacker, 30A Beachtini, and a Watermelon Margarita. The happy hour snack menu, live music, and Gulf views make this a happy hour that you'll want to revisit day after day!
Read more: Where to Get Oysters on 30A
The Wine Bar
WaterColor boasts another great happy hour spot with the Wine Bar. This charming venue on 30A is an ideal elegant, yet casual setting to enjoy delicious gourmet meals from the lunch and dinner menus. You can choose to be seated indoors in the luxury dining room or take your meal outdoors on the spacious patio. Of course, you shouldn't leave without a glass of wine. After all, it wouldn't be known as the Wine Bar without its award-winning wine list.
The Wine Bar's happy hour runs daily from 11 am-6 pm. That's a lot of happy hours! During this time, patrons get a 12oz carafe of wine for the price of a large glass. Yes, you read that right, your eyes did not deceive you! Take your pick of wines from an extensive list that includes Toso Moscato Dolce, '18 Chateau St Roseline Demoiselles Rose, '16 Xanthos Zinfandel, and more.
Ideally perched on (you guessed it) the Choctawhatchee Bay, The Bay is a visitor and local favorite for coastal food and drinks. As a waterfront dining locale, patrons enjoy stunning views with their mouthwatering meals. The menu boasts Southern Gulf Coast cuisine, sushi, and excellent drink selections.
The Bay also offers happy hour from 4 pm to 6 pm every day, and the best place to spend these glorious hours is on the bayside deck. You can get $1 off beer or half-off cocktails and wines by the glass. Grab your buddies, your favorite drink, a front-row seat to the bay view, and simply relax with your people. Pro tip: hang around for the sunset. Beach sunsets are great, but have you ever watched the sun dip below the Choctawhatchee Bay? It's magical!
North Beach Tortilla Co
Known by its fun motto as the spot where "Tacos Grow on Trees, and Tequila Always Wins," North Beach Tortilla Co. across from The Bay restaurant is a popular hangout spot. With an interesting mix of Spanish, Southwestern, and Florida cuisines, the menu selection is really more like a fiesta for your taste buds! Whether you order the North Beach Bowl, NBTC Burger, or the Grilled Local Grouper, be sure to eat on the outside deck so you can have dinner and a view!
The open-air beach bar overlooks the bay, and offers $3 Dos Equis Draft all day, every day. Happy hour has even better discounts, running from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm daily. Enjoy $5 tequila, bourbon, gin, rum, and vodka. If you'd prefer, you can also grab a $6 glass house wine or $7 house margarita. And if you're feeling frisky, might as well try all three!
Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge
Havana, ooh na-na. Perfectly situated in the luxury setting of Rosemary Beach, Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge boasts an incredible alfresco dining experience. Communal tables, outdoor lounge-style seating, fire pits, and stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico are only part of what makes this rooftop venue a must-try. All delicious plate options are served tapas-style, adding to the community vibe of the restaurant.
The rooftop lounge offers happy hour from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm daily. Discounted drinks include $10 Frose, $7 frozen mules, and $5 beer and house wines.
Currently happy hour has been suspended due to social-distancing guidelines and State-mandated restrictions. Open daily, noon to 8 pm. Hours subject to change.
Last, but certainly not least, Caliza in Alys Beach offers a great happy hour experience on 30A. This upscale restaurant serves American cuisine in a delightful outdoor setting by the Caliza pool. The dinner menu consists of fresh, local ingredients and features dishes like Curried Border Springs Lamb, Niman Ranch Pork Schnitzel, Maple Leaf Farms Duck Confit, and Grilled Red Snapper Collar.
During season, Caliza's happy hour lasts from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and offers discounted cocktails, beer, wine, and happy hour snacks. Happy hour prices include half-off beer and $6 glasses of wine. From the fabulous drinks to the scrumptious food, you'll wish Caliza's happy hour was even longer!
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