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. So 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 3:00pm to 6:00pm 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 fettucini 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.
Fish Out Of Water (FOOW)
Fresh off of a remodel, Fish Out of Water 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 3:00pm to 6:00pm and if you drop in from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, 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)
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 3:00pm to 5:00pm, 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 30A 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 30A is most known for their buy one, get one dinner special. Offered from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, 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 5:00pm to 6:30pm.
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 pot stickers, 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, and we’ll buy the beers.
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Have you hit a great 30A happy hour spot with unbeatable food, drink, and deals? Share the wealth and let us know! We’re always on the look-out for another place to spend the happiest hour of the day.