It’s quitting time, and you just don’t feel like going straight home. After a long day at work, you could probably use a drink. There’s an easy solution. Call up a friend and have them meet you for Happy Hour! Here are our favorite Happy Hour spots in Irvine.

Tokyo Table

For a taste of the far Pacific island at a reasonable price, Tokyo Table is a sure bet. You can get all your Japanese favorites like sushi, ramen, and teriyaki with some fun new spins. Try an entree in an Ishiyaki stone bowl. The bowl is heated up to 500 degrees and the meal is then prepared in it tableside. Or go with a robata item, where meat is cooked on skewers over an open flame. And wash it all down with a house sake or Sapporo draft for only $3.50.


Many places will throw sliders on the happy hour menu because they are cheap. They give you a small, lifeless, shadow of a hamburger. But at Hatch, sliders are what they do full time. And they do them very, very well. As the menu puts it, you just have to choose from “Moo, Oink, Flap, Swim, or Sprout” and your gourmet sliders are on their way. Oh, did we mention it’s a tiki bar? That means you will be surrounded by the warmth of the spirit of aloha as you down tiki drink specialties like a Mai Tai or a Sex On The Beach.

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen

If you are looking to spice things up and celebrate the south, head to Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen. They are serving up the finest foods from Latin America and Mexico with an emphasis on freshness. Here you can get refreshing tequila drinks made with house-made juice infusions at their daily happy hour. On Thursday and Saturday nights and Sunday mornings during lunch, you can also enjoy live Latin music. Come for the tequila, stay for the guitara!

Center Hub Bar

Can’t decide what you want to eat, but you know you want a drink? Check out Center Hub Bar, in the TRADE Food Hall. This collection of small restaurants and food trucks has plenty of food options to choose from. And holding everything together is Central Hub. So you and your friends can get the food you each want and meet up in the middle for happy hour drink specials. Why bother arguing over where to eat when you can all have it your way?

It’s not hard to find a Happy Hour in Irvine that has all you are looking for. Did we miss your favorite Happy Hour spot? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!