Hit Up These 6 Jacksonville Hot Spots for Your Next Happy Hour Celebration

There’s nothing better than enjoying some tasty appetizers and drinks with friends after a long day at work. Happy Hour prices are often pretty good deals, so it is no wonder why people love going to it so much. Here in Jacksonville, FL there is no shortage of vibrant and lively restaurants perfect for kicking back with friends. Check out these options now to find your next favorite Happy Hour in Jacksonville, FL! 

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One Night Taco Stand


9703 San Jose Blvd, Southside

Locally-Owned Mexican Restaurant Serving Authentic, Fresh Street Food

Pair a flavorful margarita with the Carne Asada Fries. Image courtesy of Yelp.

For years, One Night Taco Stand has served as the go-to Happy Hour destination for inventive margaritas, spicy cocktails, and a premium selection of beers and wines. Happy Hour at One Night Taco Stand is held every day from 2 PM to 6 PM. All specialty drinks, such as the Pomegranate Margarita and the Spicy Senorita are $5. Draft beers are also 1$ off. In addition to the restaurant’s regular Happy Hours, Daily Drink Specials such as Humpday Wednesday and Sangria Sunday are also offered. 

Don’t forget to come hungry so you can feast upon the restaurant’s famous specialty tacos. From the Fiery Fish Taco to the Sriracha Shrimp Taco, all dishes are made from a careful, expert hand. Guests can also share a hearty plate of the Carne Asada Fries or the Fajita Nachos while sipping on their margaritas. 

“One Night Taco Stand is one of those restaurants that can seemingly do it all: Great food, fun atmosphere, and (seriously) the best margaritas around. I cannot emphasize that enough, the. best. margaritas. around. They have a HUGE menu of margs with tons of unique flavor combos including simple fruity drinks but also spicy and floral options as well.” - Yelp Review


Secret Tiki Temple


8617 Baymeadows Road, Southside

Tropical Paradise Offering Weekly Live Entertainment and Regular Happy Hours

Invite your friends out on a lively and vibrant Happy Hour like no other. Image courtesy of Yelp

Tucked inside a small restaurant in Southside, Jacksonville is a vibrant bar named the Secret Tiki Temple based deeply on its Chinese heritage and its genuine love toward all things tiki. Guests will enjoy an experience matched by almost no other bar in Jacksonville. Along with its regular Happy Hour held 5 PM to 7 PM Monday through Friday, the Secret Tiki Temple offers weekly live entertainment. The next time you are in the mood for some heaty Dim Sum and a Flaming Mai Tai, stop by the Secret Tiki Temple with some friends and family. 

“Secret Tiki Temple is an explosion of Polynesia-influenced, 1960s kitsch meets Elvis (yes, there's an Elvis Room) meets dozens of monkey tchotchkes meets an acid trip. It is just as glorious as it sounds and if I lived in Jacksonville I would chill here a LOT.” - Yelp Review

Bahama Breeze


10205 River Coast Dr, Southside

Experience the Island Life Right at Home in Jacksonville, FL

Explore all 8 rum-filled elixirs with a group of friends. Image courtesy of Yelp.

For an unforgettable Happy Hour, transport yourself away from home with Caribbean-inspired food, handcrafted tropical drinks, and a bustling island atmosphere at Bahama Breeze. Regular Happy Hour is held Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 6 PM as well as Late Night Happy Hour Sunday through Thursday from 9 PM to 11 PM. Classic cocktails including vodka and rum, draft and bottled beers, and hard seltzers are available for $4. Specialty drinks including the Classic Margarita and Pineapple-Coconut Martini are sold for $5. Along with these tropical drinks are ½ appetizers including Habanero Chicken Wings and Coconut Shrimp. So sit back and sip on a fresh cocktail as you take in the Florida sunshine. 

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“Bahama Breeze Jacksonville is amazing. My second visit here. Again they gave great service. The staff is very friendly and inviting. The food absolutely Divine. The atmosphere is very tropical. The Caribbean music took my mind on a mental flight. I felt as if I was on a cruise headed to the Bahamas” - Yelp Review

Restaurant Orsay


3630 Park St, Avondale

French Restaurant Serving Cocktails Crafted in the Traditions of Fine American Bars

Photo of Orsay - Jacksonville, FL, United States. San Marco Shandy
Try the classic San Marco Shandy. Image courtesy of Yelp.

For an elegant dining experience without the pretension often associated with it, try the Orsay in Avondale. Built from a French heart inspired by the charm of the South, the Orsay offers a fun and lively atmosphere. Many of their dishes feature a mix of traditional Parisian classics and Southern-influenced foods. 

Weekday Happy Hour is from 4 PM to 7 PM and Saturday Cocktail Hour is hosted from 11 AM to 7 PM. Enjoy some seasonal libations such as the Tai Chi Mule or the Splitting Image or an Orsay classic like the Calibri or the Pear Jalapeno Margarita. Many guests also enjoy the expansive Raw Bar filled with King Crab Toast, Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters, and more. 

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“Happy hour is from 4-7 pm, and their happy hour menu is fairly impressive. Our party ordered the following; bouillabaisse, tartare, raw oysters, escargots, shrimp cocktail, french pear, and the tai chi mule (or some kind of mule). Everything was impeccably delicious, and the escargots are my favorite escargots ever.” - Yelp Review


The Volstead


115 W Adams St, LaVilla

Classic Cocktails with a Twist Served in a Speakeasy Atmosphere

Take a seat and enjoy a cocktail made from one of the best mixologists in Jacksonville. Image courtesy of Yelp

Located in Downtown Jacksonville, this speakeasy-style bar will provide an unforgettable Happy Hour experience. Each bartender is dedicated to creating unique hand-crafted cocktails that will entice your tastes and senses. Some of its most popular drink concoctions include the Forager’s Reward, which is made from Jura 10-Year Single Malt Scotch Whiskey and Smoke Shiitake Mushroom Syrup and the Swiss Mistress built from Marlin & Barrel Espresso Vanilla Rum, Bonal Cacao Nib-Infused Faretti Biscotti Liqueur Ancho Reyes, and Hot Cocoa. Domestic and draft beers, as well as an extensive wine list, are also available. 

“This place has delicious handcrafted drinks that are complex but not too high brow. I think they change their menu seasonally but also have some classics that are always on the menu. They also have a nice happy hour if you are downtown during that time (I think it is 4 till 7 pm). If you like whiskeys or bourbons they do flights of them as well.” - Yelp Review

Element Bistro & Craft Cocktail Lounge


333 E Bay St, LaVilla

Chic Lounge Perfect for a Relaxing Happy Hour

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Stop by for live music or Happy Hour. Image courtesy of Yelp.

Inspired by the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, the Element Bistro & Craft Cocktail Lounge offers an unforgettable Happy Hour experience. From the second you step into the lounge, you are greeted with a stunning and sensory-loaded experience. 

Happy Hour is hosted every Tuesday through Friday from 4 PM to 9 PM. Order a house favorite such as the Blame it on Rio or the Berry Lemonade. Classic craft cocktails including the Moscow Mule and the Gin Gimlet are also available. Along with their regular Happy Hour, Element also offers Friday Night Live music in a vibrant and inviting atmosphere. 

“Love element!! great food and amazing happy hour deal 2 for 1 select drinks :D Chris made us a great specialty cocktail from his own imagination. Definitely recommend!” - Yelp Review

Where are your Happy Hour plans taking you next? Wherever you go, remember to bring your GiftYa virtual gift card along with you.

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