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Best Saturday Happy Hours in Ventura

Saturday is slim pickings for Happy Hours. Nevertheless here are a couple that are worthy.

If you want to see a more complete list with links, click here.

The Pier

Beach House Fish is a rare Happy Hour Find for Saturdays from 2-5.

Grab a seat on the patio and watch the arts and craft vendors on the boardwalk at Alohas.

Downtown

The ever dependable Café Fiore has Happy Hour EVERY day. Even on Saturday.

You can enjoy Happy Hour specials all day at Winchesters. $4 Bloodies and Champagne Cocktails.

Central Ventura

Surf Brewery is our own home beer brewery. You can catch the taco truck here every day too.

This is an odd tidbit, but Bevmo has free tastings on Saturdays from 2-5. They will wave the tasting fee if you make a purchase. Which you probably are going to do anyways if it’s during the 5 cent sale.

 

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Friday Happy Hour Ventura

It’s hard to choose my favorite for Fridays. They are ALL my favorite after a long work week. I will try to narrow it down. Here it goes.

Click here if you want to see a full list with links.

Ventura Harbor

The Greek starts Happy Hour at 2PM and goes until 7. But don’t turn the channel just yet, the belly dancing show starts at 7:30.

We have mastered the art of Brophy’s ceviche. A spoonful on a saltine cracker. Then a squirt of lemon, an dollop of cocktail sauce, a dot of horseradish. A meal for 2 for $6. But you have to get there early. This place is popular. And for good reason.

The Pier

The Beach House Deck has an amazing Reverse Happy Hour from 6- close.

Say Aloha to the week, and Aloha to the weekend! Aloha Steakhouse has a beautiful patio lounge area screened by a glass. There are some yummy appetizers on the HH menu.

Downtown

Café Fiore opens up the Tree house in the back on Friday so there is plenty of seating

Oxnard Collection

Wholefoods Bar Rincon serves up a fish and chips plate fro $10 on Fridays.

Oxnard Harbor

All night is when you can get some amazing Happy Hour food and drinks at Sea Fresh while you watch the passengers board the fishing boats for all night fishing.

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Best Happy Hours Thursday Ventura

You have almost made it. Wait, why not just start the weekend now? Here is a summary of my favorites. Click here if you want a more complete list.

Downtown

Bombays Bar and Grill has a spectacular deal and is my first choice for a Thursday deal. They offer mini versions of their Gourmet Burgers for only $2 each!

Get taco Tuesday prices, but on Thursday at Peiranos and enjoy a nice view of the Mission.

It’s College night at Discovery Ventura. A beer and a shot is only $7. Not to mention Burger, beer, and bowling is $15 all together.

The Pier

At Beach House Fish/The Deck you can get a bucket of craft Beer and a burger for $10.50

Oxnard

Wholefoods Bar Rincon has a Burger and Brew for $10

Ventura Harbor

Another Burger and Brew deal at the Rhumb Line for only $10

Taste wine at 805 Bar and Grill for free between 7-8.

 

 

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Ventura Taco Tuesday

The week is on it’s way and why not take it easy on the wallet and the dishes? There are plenty of establishments in Ventura that offer specially priced tacos on Tuesdays!

Downtown

El Rey

$1 Tacos all night

Spencer Makenzie’s

$1.50 Hard Shell tacos after 6PM
$4 Draft Beers

The Pier

Beach House Tacos

$3 Taco plate of 3 tacos

Off Seaward

Tacos Jalisco

$1 Street Tacos
the Asada tasted pretty good
Also available on Thursdays

Ventura Central/Pacific View Mall

Taqueria el Tapatio

$1 Taco Tuesday

Off Victoria

Rubios

$1.50 original fish tacos after 2:30

East Ventura

La Parilla

$1 Tacos

Oxnard off the 101

Rubios

$1.50 original fish tacos after 2:30

Hook Line and Sinker

$2.50 grilled fish tacos

Whole Foods

$1 Street Tacos
Choice of meat and toppings

Camarillo

Bobbies Mexican Food

Rudy’s

$2  Tacos

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Coupons, Deals, and Discount Links for Ventura-Entertainment Dining Review

All book are only $12! and free shipping.

Remember the 2 for 1 coupon dining book where you had to tear out the little perforated pages? we now you can access the same deals online.

This is a great gift idea too.

In the Santa Barbara and Ventura book there are 2 for 1 deals at:

  • Rics Restaurant in Camarillo
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Santa Barbara Zoo

If you use just one coupon then you have your investment back.

How easy is it to use your coupons?

  • You can clip from your book
  • Print from online
  • Show your phone code to your merchant

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Coupons, Deals, and Discount Links for Ventura-Amazon Local Review

Everybody already has an Amazon account which makes this App super easy. I rank this one pretty high compared to other deal Apps. App is available for your smartphone.

Amazon Local

There’s at least local 7-10 restaurants with deals including deals at

  • Spenser Makenzies
  • Cadiz
  • La Parilla
  • Thai and Peru Restaurant

including Sailing Lessons and Comedy Club tickets

How easy is the App to use?

There’s a map filter so you can arrow it down to your area view.

 

 

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Venturadollardining Links to Coupons – Livingsocial Review

Livingsocial

Coupon Site

https://www.livingsocial.com

Similar to the Groupon, there are randomly some good restaurants in our area with coupons. They are better for Events and Activities.

Still a good source for deals. I check Livingsocial out whenever I’m planning a day for fun ideas.

If you have a smart phone you can install the app on your phone, which makes it easy.

Current Deals

Right now I am seeing $15 for $25 worth of burgers, Beers, and other fare at Bombay Bar and Grill

The Sushi House $15 for $25 of food

Fuji Sushi Japanese $20 for $40 of menu items

How Easy is it to Find Local Coupons?

In the App, you can use the map feature to filter the deals you are looking for.


Ventura Dollardining Coupon Link

 

 

 

 

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CityPASS- Another coupon deal for Southern California and if you are planning a trip to another major US city.

Coupon Sites

Coupons, Deals, and Smart Phone Apps for Ventura

So I checked out the deal for Southern California.

If you were going to go to Disneyland, California Adventures, Universal Studios, and Sea World it would cost you $459 per person. The cost of a City Pass that gets you into all four is $339. That’s a savings of $120.

Savings

Now, If you’re talking about a family of 4, you will save $480! And you save more if you  buying for children under ten.

I could enjoy Happy Hours for 2 months with those savings!

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There is one catch. You have a 14 day validity period. So the CityPASS is better for planned vacations. Check out the cities there are passes for.

City Pass

Just something to remember next time you plan a trip. Coupon Ka-ching!

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Whale’s Tail Happy Hour at the Oxnard Harbor

Who doesn’t like sitting above the harbor, looking at the water, and watching all the boats arriving or departing for an adventure? The Whales Tail has been around for decades has seen some ups and downs, but there is something that has not changes over the years. The chowder. The only thing that I get a little sad about, is that it doesn’t still come in a little black caldron that had 3 feet and a wire handle. And maybe it’s because I feel nostalgic about coming here as a child, but the chowder is still just as tasty.

Happy Hour
Mon-Fri – 3-7
Saturday – 3-5

Drinks
Selected beers – $3
House wines, well drinks $4
selected cocktails – $5

30% off any bottle of wine.

Food
cup of Chowder $3/bowl $4
Street Tacos $3
Other apps all $6

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Visit Website:

http://www.thewhalestail.com/index.php/happy-hour-drinks

 

 

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Bombay Bar & Grill is Known for Nightlife but it Deserves a Culinary Shout Out.

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This is one of the posts I was extra excited about. Thursday was $2 Slider night and we sure were lucky it was.

 

We also put in the first order of the new Chili Garlic Lime Wings. There was nothing mediocre about anything we tried.

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Bombay has a gourmet selection of burgers that they also prepare as Sliders. These were not typical sports bar Sliders.

Bombay Bar and Grill Burger Menu

The Aztec had a Chili Relleno and a light Tempura crunch. A+
The Chuck Wagon had homemade Chili and the slice of Applewood bacon gave it nice texture. A+
The Nacho Volcano was like a home   made stuffed Jalapeno in the form of a burger with some good spice. A+

Bombay Thursday 2$ Slider
Nacho Volcano Slider

Happy hour is Weekdays 4-7
Thursday Sliders are 2$

IMG_4479_edited Bombay Happy Hour

Bombay Bar and Grill Kitchen

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After Battling the Christmas Chaos in the Stores, I Unwound at Café Fiore for an Amazing $20 Dollars. Look at All We Enjoyed For the Price.

Really, the atmosphere was very calming. Cafe Fiore

$20 for two, we got:

  • mini gourmet pizza
  • bread with bruchetta sauce
  • chicken slider
  • romaine wedge with gorgonzola bacon dressing
  • a glass of wine
  • bottled beer

We like to graze and share so it was enough to call dinner for us. The gourmet pizzas are a steal for $5!

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Whales Tail has been a sailor stop for decades. It’s a nice place to camp and watch the happy boaters come and go.

Whale's Tail

Happy Hour is

Mon – Fri 3-7 PM
Sat 3-5

$3 cub Chowder $4 Bowl

Whale’s Tail has a recipe for New England chowder that has been at the top of the Best Chowder List for decades.

$3 tacos $6 Wings are 2 of the best bargains. The food was average but the view is outstanding!

 

Whale's Tail Happy Hour Menu

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Top Money Saving Deals and Happy Hours of Ventura for 2014

I’ve decided to wrap up Summer by choosing my favorites for the year. Looking forward to discovering all new Happy Hours and gourmet gems around town.

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Favorite Happy Hours

Sea Fresh in Channel Islands Harbor (view post)

Lure Camarillo and Ventura (view post)

Beach House Fish on the Pier in Ventura (view post)

Café Fiore Downtown (view post)

Ventura Happy Hour  Bloody Mary Beach House Fish, the Deck

Best Bloody Mary’s

Beach House Fish – $5 (view post)

Beach House Fish – $9 Build your own Bloody Mary (pictured)

Lure (view post)

Ventura Happy Hour Fish Tacos

Favorite Fish Tacos

Lure Baja Fish Taco $3 (view post)

Beach House Fish (view post)

Beach House Tacos

Ventura Happy Hours

Best Micheladas

Taqueria Tepatitlan $5 (view post)

Ventura Happy Hour Pier View

Best View and/or Atmosphere

Beach House Fish (view post)

The Greek at Ventura Harbor (view post)

Rhumb Line at Ventura Harbor (view post)

Sea Fresh, Channel Island Harbor (view post)

Ventura Happy Hour Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods

Seaward at the 101/Pierpont

Downtown /Main Street

Ventura Pier

Ventura Harbor

Oxnard Harbor

Oxnard along the 101

Coming Soon – 5Points Ventura/Pacific View Mall area , The Avenue, East Ventura,  Oxnard Downtown, Camarillo

 

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Sea Fresh in the Oxnard Harbor has many food and drink items for $3 AND Monday -Friday Happy Hour goes all night.

On the west side of the building there is no offshore chill. The patio has heat lamps anyways. 3-close Monday through Friday!

Notice these prices:
Moscow Mule $6.50
Bud Light Draft $2.50
Mimosa $2.50

Sea Fresh Happy Hour Menu

sea fresh Happy Hour Oysters and Fried Sushi Roll

Happy Hour Santa Fe Roll Cheers Oysters!  $9 and $6

Sea Fresh Oyster Cheers

One Quarter of the blackened Shrimp Quesadilla. $6

Sea Fresh Happy Hour Quesedilla

Half Eaten Happy Hour Nachos. $5

Sea Fresh Happy Hour Nachos

http://seafreshci.weebly.com/happy-hour.html

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Rhumb Line Has a Burger and Beer combo for $9.95 Monday through Friday from 3-7. Sunset and boat watching included.

We had an enjoyable time watching the sailors eying the pretty Bartender.

Rhumb Line Happy Hour Menu

Rumb Line Happy Hour Drink Menu

 

The Moscow Mule wasn’t on the Happy Hour Menu but we have never had one and was curious about the copper container. It was very very refreshing! Not overly sweet or fruity. I think I have a new favorite cocktail.

Rhumb Line Moscow Mule

 

http://rhumblineventura.com/bar/

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Tuesday All Day Happy Hour $2 Coors and bud Lt and $3 California Rolls

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They have an ever changing Happy Hour but Tuesday it’s happy  all day!

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Beer, Saki, and Wine only

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http://sushihouseventura.com/ Continue reading Tuesday All Day Happy Hour $2 Coors and bud Lt and $3 California Rolls

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Spenser Makenzie’s 2 for 1 Giant fish Tacos

Monday – Thursday 3-5

2 for 1 Giant Fish Tacos
Spencer McKenzies Giant Fish Taco

Monday Military Mondays Show your ID Card or stop by in Uniform and recieve a 20% off discount on your next meal.

Tuesday Public Safety & First Responder Tuesday Show your ID Card or stop by in Uniform and recieve a 20% off discount on your next meal.

Spenser Makenzies

http://www.spencermakenzies.com/spencer-makenzie-fish-co-menu/spencer-specials/

 

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Bombay Summer Specials Happy Hours Downtown

Usually a great music venue but try a burger some time.

Happy Hour Bombays

Normal Happy Hours

Mon – Friday 4-7
Beers $3
Wine $3
Well $3
Appetizers $4-5

Bombays Happy Hour

Fri and Sat 9-10PM
Jamo Hours! $4-5 Jameson Drinks

Bombay Happy Hour

Slider Thursdays at Bombay Bar and Grill

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www.bombaybarandgrill.com

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Cafe Fiore on California Street has an Amazing Happy Hour

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Monday – Friday 3-7
Saturday – Sunday 3-5

Beer – $3-4
Wine $3
Well $5
Mojito, Caiphirina, Margarita, Special $7
All Martinis $5

Food

Mini Pizzas $5
Gourmet Appetizers $5,6,7
Mussels $7 Clams $9
Ahi Sliders $4  Chicken and Lamb Sliders$3

Try the Mexican Pizza. It was excellent.

www.fiorerestaurant.net

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Andres 805 and Grilled Cheese.

A Grilled Cheese for Adults!

These Sandwiches are gourmet and big enough to split. Just add one more cup of soup ($3) and voila!… Dinner for 2–$11

Andres 805 & Grilled Cheese Happy Hour

Nice view of the Harbor.  Music Fri, Sat, and Sun

Daily Specials

Mon Sports night $3 beers all night

Tues Night Trivia, prizes

Wed Ladies Night %25 off ladies tab

Thurs Free Tasting 7-8

Fri Live Music 7-10

Sat Live Music 7-10

Sun Live Music 2-5 $3 champagne all day

http://www.805barandgrilledcheese.com/our-story-1.html

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Happy Hours and happy days at the Captains Lounge at Spinnaker Steak and Seafood at the Ventura Harbor

Bar side only, or in the “Captains Lounge”

This place has a dive bar feel. A place where the real fishermen hang. But also like your at home in your living room.

Normal happy Hour is :

Mon-Friday 3-7
Late Night Happy Hour is Fri/Sat 8-10

Pints 2.5-3.50
Well Drinks 3-50

Spinnaker Seafood Happy Hour

Daily Specials in the Captain’s Lounge 5-8PM

Sunday Prime Rib 12.95 (+2 sides)

Monday Cheeseburger n fries $7.95

Tuesday Shrimp Tacos $12.95 (+2 sides)

Wed Carne Asada $12.95 (+2 sides)

Thurs Half Rack Barbeque Ribs $12.95 (+2 sides)

Spinnaker Seafood Happy Hour

Ventura Bloody Mary Spinnaker Seafood

http://openmenu.com/restaurant/a92cf7b2-f610-11e0-80ac-00163eeae34c

 

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Watermark in Downtown Ventura

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Rooftop

Thursday-Sat (food & drink) 5-7
Sun (food & drink) 1-4

Sunday Funday! 10-4
Bloody Mary $6
Mimosas $4

Watermark Ventura Happy Hour  Menu

Nice Apps for $5
Pork tacos and Shrimp Rolls

Downstairs Wine Bar

Tue-Sat (food & drink) 5-7
Domestic 3
Import 4
Well Liquor 4
House Chard and Cab 5
Call Liquor 6
Food – same as image above
Sun (drinks only) 1-4

Ventura Watermark Happy Hour Menu
Texas Chili

 

http://www.watermarkonmain.com/W20/menu.cfm#happyhour

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Beach House Fish

Ventura Happy Hour Beach House Fish

Happy Hour
Drafts $2.5, House wine $3.5, well drinks $4+
Food assorted apps $6

Mon – Regular Happy Hour 3-6

Tues – 3-Close Regular Happy Hour

Wed -3-6 regular Happy Hour

Wine Down Wed – 3-Close
Special Deal – Half off listed wines

Thurs – Regular Happy Hour 3-6
Special – Burgers n Brews 3-Close

Friday Regular Happy Hour 6-Close

Sat
Reg Happy Hour 2-5
Special – Mimosas all day $6

Sunday Regular Happy Hour 3-6
Special – Bloody Mary All day
choose your liquor and protein garnish, Shrimp crab leg, bacon and choice of fruit

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Regular happy hour 3-6

 

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Lure Oyster Bar, Sunday all day Happy Hour, fine appetizers at a great deal!

 

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Ventura Happy Hour Lure

It’s hard to go anywhere else. I’m just now starting to get into Oysters. Blue Points are a good place to start.

Ventura Happy Hour Lure Oysters

The Sourdough is freshly baked. The Fish Tacos on the hh appetizer menu are a meal for $3

Ventura Happy Hour Lure Menu

I think I’ve been here at least 30 times.

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Discovery Happy Hour (Mon-Sat 4-6) (Sun 3-close)

Ventura Happy Hour Discovery Menu

 

This was the first time for me here. It seemed OK for me only because the Happy Hour drinks were only discounted to $5. They had a simple selection of wines beer and well drinks on the Happy Hour Menu. I had the Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc which was very nice. The pour was generous. I guess I shouldn’t complain. And the service was very attentive on the patio.

When I first arrived I asked everybody to move a table over because the guy playing guitar and singing was jarringly loud.

One of my pet peeves are:  Guys who use an amplifier when everybody he is playing to is within 30 feet.

Somebody else must have said something because by the end of visit the volume was more tolerable and I was actually enjoying it.
Or, I was readjusted because of the libations.

Ventura Happy Hour Discovery Nachos

The Nachos were pretty good. I think $5 was a fair price. We did add steak on one and chicken on the other but I forgot to see how much was charged for it. the tortilla chips tasted home made and held up to the toppings.

ventura Happy Hour Discovery

I’d like to try some bowling some time here.

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Ventura Happy Hour Discovery Sunday Brunch

 

http://www.discoveryventura.com

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Taqueria Tepatitlan – Its always Happy Hour. $5 Micheladas all day! Ventura Ave.

I’ve only found a few places or random bartenders that make good Micheladas. Here is one of the top 3. From the outside, you would never guess that there was a bar and a restaurant here. This is a hidden gem. Restaurants on the avenue are generally more authentic when it comes to Mexican food. This one has dishes that would please the native as well as the occasional enchilada eater.

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We tested both Modelo Negra and Modelo Especial. We both agreed that the darker one more flavorful.

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The World Cup was on in the bar side and I image this is a good place to watch futbol any time.

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http://taqueriatepatitlan.com

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