It’s summer time, which means alfresco dining, warm evenings, and awesome happy hour deals. And Pasadena’s got some of the best. Whether you hit up that sweet discounted window for the booze or the food, in a casual setting or fancier atmosphere, the following has something for everyone.
Where: 88 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, 91105
When: Monday through Friday | 3pm to 6pm
What: This casual Japanese restaurant has got you covered for happy hour; prices start as low as $2.95 for sushi, $3.95 for rolls, and for various items like brussels sprouts, chicken fingers, and calamari rings, prices vary from $4.95 to $6.95. Don’t forget drinks—Japanese beers are $2 off regular prices while sake, cocktails and wine come in a buck and some change cheaper as well.
Dog Haus Biergarten
Where: 93 E Green St, Pasadena, 91105
When: Monday through Friday | 3pm to 7pm; Monday through Thursday | 10pm to Midnight; Sundays | All day
What: If you like hotdogs, burgers and beers (who doesn’t?), then you’ll love happy hour at the Dog Haus Biergarten. Sit inside on booths or high stools and catch a game on one of their big screens or grab a seat on their outside patio; wherever you sit, enjoy $3 beers, $2 off wine and signature cocktails, and $1 sliders, fries, and tots.
Where: 641 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101
When: Sunday through Friday | 4:30pm to 6:30pm
What: “Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors,” is how Roy’s describes it’s Hawiian fusion menu. A menu which is bursting with flavor—and high prices. However, during happy hour? You can imbibe and partake in bites at a great deal. Like their signature cocktails, wines, and sake for $7; craft beer for $3; and bar bites for only $7, which include red curry chicken samosas, crispy pork and steamed buns, and tempura-crusted ahi rolls.
Red White + Bluezz
Where: 7 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, 91101
When: Tuesday through Friday | 5pm to 7pm
What: Looking to dine in a snazzy restaurant with live music and an intimate atmosphere? You’ve found it here at Red White + Bluezz. Usually a pricey menu, the restaurant’s happy hour offers $6 glasses of wine, $3-6 draught beers, and a variety of sophisticated “bites”; like their duck confit tacos, wagyu beef sliders, and cured salmon bruschetta, each for just $10.