In Napa Valley it’s always wine o’clock somewhere. While we’ll always have a crush on a big glass of Napa Cab, sometimes you have to get into the spirit of things. We’ve found some of our favorite places in St Helena, to enjoy the happiest of hours. In the mood for a moscow mule? How about a drinks and a bite to eat? Happy Hour is a great (and affordable) way to sample another side of St Helena.
1304 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri: 3p – 6p Sun-Thurs: 10p – 11p Fri & Sat: 10p – 12a
The Lo-down: A great place in downtown St. Helena, located next to their sister restaurant in St. Helena. Lots of great pub fare, with very knowledgeable bartenders serving up fresh and inventive cocktails.
Can’t miss drink: Bee Royalty: Bombay gin, dry white wine, spicy ginger shrub, honey. lemon, & bee pollen.
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1429 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
Happy Hour: Wed-Fri: 5p-7p
The Lo-down: Archetype offers an iconic Americana menu that takes a contemporary out-of-the-box approach to classic dishes. Nearly every dish has the signature char from their wood-burning grill.
Can’t miss drink: Mayacama Mule: Charbay vodka, apple, honey, cranberry shrub, angostura, and ginger beer.
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587 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri: 5p-6:30p
The Lo- Down: Press is a St. Helena favorite for steak. Nestled back from Highway 29, the ambience fits the farmhouse feel of a lot of Napa Valley with elevated food and laid back valley vibes. Sidle up to the bar to enjoy the cozy light and lighter menu.
Can’t miss drink: Basil Beauty: 5-7 fresh basil leaves, 1 medium lime, 1/2 oz of simple syrup, & 3 oz of No. 209 Gin.
738 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri: 4p-6p
The Lo-Down: Farmstead is part winery, part working farm and grower of all things sustainable and organic. Housed in a former nursery barn, their restaurant is centered around an open kitchen, family-style dining, a full bar and an authentic farm-to-table menu. Check out their large outdoor patio with a great fireplace to cozy up in front of.
Strawberry Fields: Strawberry juice, lemon juice, vanilla syrup, lemon verbena oil, sugar, and soda.
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1205 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
Happy Hour Hours: Mon-Fri: 4p-6p
The Lo-Down: Need a super chill vibe, like your local dive bar at home? An approachable, laid back bar in the midst of wine country. Tons of TVs for watching sports and if you’re hungry, bring in your own food!
Can’t miss drink: Bloody Mary: Tomato, A1 Sauce, celery salt, worcestershire sauce, lime , garnishes, and a few secret ingredients
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1 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
$1 Oyster Happy Hour: Tues-Sunday: 5p-6p
The Lo-Down: Enjoy fresh shucked oysters on the half shell with lemon and pink peppercorn mignonette for just a dollar. Enjoy it with a glass of bubbles, Charlie Palmer style. Harvest Table’s menu highlights locally sourced ingredients and the best of the Napa Valley.
Can’t Miss Drink: Pomelo Spritz Nolly Prat Dry, Crème de Cassis, Fresh Grapefruit, Elderflower Syrup, Bubbles 14
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