Best Restaurants for Happy Hours in SLO

Happy Hours in SLO are a guaranteed way to have great drinks and food, as well as great conversation. There are many beautiful, unique restaurants in San Luis Obispo, so there’s something for everyone. Whether you have standing meetups with coworkers or you’re seeing with a long lost friend, these are some of the best happy hours in SLO.


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Milestone Tavern

Milestone Tavern offers the amenities of a sports bar with gastropub-level food and an extensive list of craft beers on tap. They offer $2 off draft beers from 4 – 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and also offer some food specials. This is the ideal “chill” place to go for happy hours in SLO.

If you’re looking for a local brew, we recommend San Francisco’s Anchor Steam, or Napa’s Brooks Dry Cider.



Luna Red

Luna Red offers one of the best happy hours in SLO, and we say it’s due to their patio. With a weekday happy hour from 3 – 6 pm, they offer well drinks and certain beers and wine for $5 a glass. Did we mention the sangria is included?

Located near Mission San Luis Obispo, this downtown location is perfect for a happy hour with friends.


luna red happy hours in SLO


Metro Brewing

Metro Brewing offers some of the best happy hour deals in SLO, so you can treat the whole group to beers and have some left over for your ride share home. They offer $2 off pints as well as food specials. Their beer is priced to please (even before happy hour), and they only serve delicious, high quality beers.

Metro Brewing’s open, minimal design lets the beers shine, not to mention their creekside patio.

Novo Restaurant & Lounge

Another creekside favorite, Novo Restaurant & Lounge, features a full happy hour menu. With deals on beers and appetizers Monday through Thursday from 3 – 6 pm, you’ll leave with full stomachs and a satisfied palate.

Novo is a local favorite, and will always be an excellent choice, whether for happy hour, dinner, or brunch.


Happy hours in SLO are a wonderful time, and it’s a great way to reconnect with friends and coworkers. With the diverse number of local wines and beers in the Central Coast, these restaurants offer a wide selection during their happy hour. So grab some friends or your date and spend an afternoon or early evening enjoying the beauty of San Luis Obispo.