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Get Happy: Top 3 Best Places for Happy Hour in Costa Mesa

November 8th, 2017

If there is one thing we all love to do after a long day at work, it is to relax. For some that means going home to your Baker Block apartment, putting on your pajamas, and watching Netflix. For others, relaxing after work means heading out to a nearby bar or restaurant for happy hour. Seeing as how our residents’ happiness is a number one priority, we thought it would be helpful to provide you all with some of the top spots near Baker Block to grab a drink. Whether you need to unwind after a long day at work, or just want to catch up with your friends, here are some great spots to do just that.

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Happy Hour Spot #1: The Mesa Lounge

Located on 725 Baker Street, The Mesa Lounge is literally just a few blocks away from home. The first thing everyone notices about The Mesa Lounge is the decor. Reminiscent of a stylish Westside LA nightclub, this hot spot features a retractable roof for a nice breeze, and fireplaces to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. As far as cocktails are concerned, customers rave about The Clash cocktail as well as the Lychee Martini. However, if you are not in the mood for an elaborate cocktail, there is plenty to choose from their boutique wine and craft bar menu. If you decide to stop by for a bite to eat, we highly recommend the cast iron skillet mussels. From tapas with friends to a unique cocktail after work, The Mesa Lounge is a great, chic spot to get away after a long day of work.

Happy Hour Spot #2: Goat Hill Tavern

If you happen to be looking for something a bit more laid back and casual, then the Goat Hill Tavern is the happy hour spot for you. Located at 1830 Newport Blvd, the Goat Hill Tavern is known as the go-to destination for beer drinkers in Orange County. With a wooden interior covered by up-cycled Budweiser signs and bicycles, the Goat Hill Tavern has over 100 beers on tap. Best of all, during happy hour, every drink is half off, and that includes their IPA’s. With that in mind, whenever you are in need of a nice cold beer after work, then head on over to Goat Hill Tavern.

Happy Hour Spot #3: The Harp Inn

Last but certainly not least is the Harp Inn. Located on 130 E. 17th street, this Irish pub is a great spot to enjoy a drink, eat some food, and see live music and stand-up. In addition to all of that, they also have trivia nights! If you are going to order anything to eat, we highly suggest their cheese sticks. In regards to their happy hour, it lasts Monday through Thursday from 4PM to 7PM. If you are going to indulge in any of their drinks, then you must try their Kilkenny draft beer. So, during those nights when you are in the mood to enjoy a beer with great entertainment, take a trip on over to the Harp Inn and have yourself a wonderful time!


As you can see, there are so many great happy hour spots near Baker Block. All unique and eclectic in their own way, there is something for everyone! That said, the next time you grab happy hour be sure to consider one of the above spots. You will not regret it.