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Aug 30, 2012 03:32 PM

Does anyone know of any happy hour restaurants (food as well as liquor) in the east bay?

I like to go out to happy hours--but Trader Vic has just turned really measly with their drinks and food (half what they used to be and upped prices). T-Rex is OK--but even some of their meals have gone skimpy.

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  1. Flemings in Walnut Creek has some great food and drink HH specials at the bar. Be warned however that it is crowded and tables fill up early.

    1. Dragon Rouge in Alameda has happy hour (M-F 3-6). Haven't tried it but worth checking out. Mintleaf in Alameda has some good deals on food and beer for happy hour, but I don't think they have a full bar.

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        So Dragon Rouge:

        Snacks $4-5 (various rolls, lemongrass fries, crispy calamari, etc.)
        Well drinks $4
        "Wine special" $5
        Asian Tap/Bottles $3
        Large Chilled Sake $4

          1. re: starmaid

            Also: easy parking and outdoor seating by the water.

      2. Mua's happy hour menu is great.

        I'm not a big fan of the restaurant, but Spenger's bar is nice, and the have some good happy hour deals.

        1. I believe Elevation 66 in El Cerrito does, and both the food and beer are solid.

          1. I just came from Miss Pearl's- either bar staff has turned over recently, or the regular guy had the day off, taking things a turn for the worse cocktail-wise.

            The menu is still nice though, with everything up to a hamburger $6 or under, with most priced at $4. The jalapeno hushpuppies are excellent, catfish "sliders"are good, and the pizzas are dinner plate-sized and look decent, though I haven't tried them (I note the oven is a gas-fired brick affair). Fried grits have been good in the past; they were formerly sticks and now listed on the menu as a cake w/ tomato jam.


            Edit- link somehow goes to the dinner menu; click on Happy Hour on the far right at the top.

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            1. re: Pius Avocado III

              I believe Vanessa's Bistro on Solano still has a happy hour.