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Jacksonville Happy Hour Specials You Don’t Want to Miss

If you’re like me, one of the first things you look for when visiting a new place is finding great places to eat and drink.

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Luckily, “The River City” offers many options, from upscale Italian to seafood restaurants with a fresh focus.

For me, it’s difficult not to overspend on my travel budget when it comes to food, so I’m always looking for ways to save, including investigating restaurant specials!

Check out these hotspots with the best happy hour in Jacksonville to sample your favorite fare at a discounted price.

Prati Italia

4972 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: (904) 998-9744
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Head to Windy Hill, one of Jacksonville’s nicest neighborhoods, to stop at this upscale Italian eatery.

Come for the happy hour deals and stay for the ambiance in this mix of modern yet cozy decor.

Sit in a secluded booth or grab a spot outdoors to enjoy classics like pizza and pasta paired with handcrafted cocktails.

Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm – $5/$10 bar bites, $8 cocktails, $5 jax brews on tap, $6.50 premium wells, $7 wines (by the glass), and $5/$9 specialty drinks.

Culhane’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

9720 Deer Lake Ct, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: (904) 619-3177
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This spot has a relaxed vibe with furnishings similar to a classic pub style paired with high ceilings.

When I visit an Irish-themed restaurant, I order something traditional, including an Irish whiskey.

The restaurant offers discounts on the spirit monthly, making theirs another example of the best happy hour in Jacksonville in the Windy Hill neighborhood.

Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Food & Drinks) – $7 potato skins, $5 fins n’ chip tacos, $6 banger dogs, $8 wisconsin cheese curds, $7 happy nachos, $6 whiskey tenders, and $3 PBR. Friday to Saturday from 10:00 pm to 1:30 am (Drinks only) – $4 house wines, $4 industry shots, $6 whiskey o’ month, $5 house wells, and $7 sister’s seasonal cocktail.

Restaurant Orsay

3630 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Phone: (904) 381-0909
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On the west side of the St. Johns River near Boone Park, Restaurant Orsay serves high-end fare in a modern setting.

The restaurant isn’t stuffy, mixing modernity with minimalism, creating a welcoming space.

Though Orsay provides a full menu, I recommend checking out the seafood specials since they’re often left off other happy hour menus.

Happy Hour Deals: Tuesday to Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 10:00 pm to 12:00 am – $8 raw bar menu, $7 to $16 small plates, $12 charcuterie, $16 tarte flambee, $12 to $32 entree, $10 cocktails, $10 family meal, $6 house wines, and $150 grand plateau.

The Volstead

115 W Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 274-2832
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Guests flock to The Volstead after a day of touring Downtown Jacksonville, where the bar is located, a block away from the Museum of Contemporary Art.

The dimly lit bar, paired with vintage items, gives the venue a mellow vibe.

Cocktails are the specialty here, and there are some outstanding happy hour options, like my favorite, the cucumber-rosemary gin and tonic.

Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm – $7 cocktails, $4/$6 spirits, $6 vino, $7 fernet dinner, $7 volstead dinner, and $3 bargain brews.

The District

2026 Walnut St, Jacksonville, FL 32206
Phone: (904) 955-1861
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North of downtown, visitors find The District in the Springfield area of Jacksonville. The restaurant offers tasty specials during its happy hour.

Stop by this artsy bar for discounted bites. For those who love outdoor dining, The District is a must-visit.

The restaurant offers ample outdoor seating backed with beautiful mural-lined walls.

Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $9 crab cake, $8 shrimp ceviche with avocado, $9 blue beef, $7 bacon wrapped asparagus, $5 bruschetta, and $10 chef’s choice sliders.

Town Hall Restaurant Jacksonville

2012 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: (904) 398-0726
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I found this happy hour hotspot in the trendy San Marco neighborhood a few doors down from Theatre Jacksonville.

Town Hall offers the best happy hour in Jacksonville in terms of variety, with discounted options for wine, beer, cocktails, and snacks available.

One of my favorite deals was the $5 craft beers, making it easy to sample several local varieties.

Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm – $8 cocktails, $7 wines (by the glass), $5 local craft beer, and $5 snacks.

Prospect five points

1521 Margaret St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone: (904) 503-3430
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Prospect shares the premier Riverside neighborhood on the banks of the St. Johns River with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.

Despite the upscale area, the restaurant showcases a casual vibe in a relaxed modern atmosphere with plenty of artsy touches.

I recommend this best happy hour in Jacksonville for those who love flatbread and are looking for the perfect wine pairing.

Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $6/$8 house drinks, $4/$5 wines, $4/$5 beers, and $10 flatbreads.


1712 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: (904) 249-8226
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Outside of Jacksonville proper, you’ll find TacoLu near the Intracoastal Waterway next to the Adventure Landing amusement park.

The restaurant offers Mexican favorites in a vibrantly colorful venue covered with art.

I recommend stopping by for the specialty here, tacos, which come in several tasty varieties, paired with a discounted margarita drink!

Happy Hour Deals: Tuesday to Friday from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – $2 Dos Equis, $3 House wine, $4 Sangria, $5 Happy Hour Marg, and $2.99 tacos.


1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: (904) 398-3005
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Across from Balis Park in the hip San Marco neighborhood, Taverna offers Mediterranean fare, focusing on Spanish and Italian favorites.

The restaurant’s color scheme features warm neutrals, creating a modern yet relaxing vibe.

My favorite item on the happy hour menu was the flavorful gambas al ajillo, or shrimp served with chili and garlic.

Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm – $7 premium well spirits, $7 draft beers, $8 to $10 specialty cocktails, $7 whites, $7 reds, $7 rose, and $7 to $13 bites.

Black Sheep Restaurant

1534 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone: (904) 380-3091
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Visitors in the Riverside area find Black Sheep a few blocks from Memorial Park.

The restaurant creates a relaxed modern vibe with contemporary fixtures and moody lighting.

Elevated comfort food lines the menu here, made from locally sourced ingredients.

In my opinion, the star of the happy hour menu is the poutine, with hand-cut fries and short rib gravy.

Happy Hour Deals: Tuesday to Saturday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – $7 to $18 food menu, $7 to $9 draft, $8/$10 cocktails, and $5 to $60 wines.

Blue Bamboo Canton Bistro

10110 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32257
Phone: (904) 646-1478
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A few blocks from Plummers Cove on St. Johns River, you’ll find the Blue Bamboo Canton Bistro offering a mix of Asian cuisines.

Chinese is the specialty, with fresh takes on your favorite take-out items. Pair your stir-fry dish with various drinks on special, including options for nearly every day of the week.

Happy Hour Deals: Monday Night – half-priced bottles of wine on select bottles, featured weekly. Tuesday Night – $3 off select cocktails. Wednesday Night – $3 off all wines by the glass. Thursday Night – $3 off select martinis. Friday & Saturday from 8:00 pm until closed – $2 off all wine by the glass, $2 off all single mixer drinks, and $1 off all beers.

Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House

1037 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone: (904) 903-4112
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Hoptinger offers one of the best overall happy hours with discounts on a wide variety of items.

The bier garden and sausage house offers bar classics perfect for snacking while enjoying discounted cocktails.

If the weather allows, check out the rooftop seating for a view of the surrounding Five Points area and cozy fireplace seating.

Happy Hour Deals: Monday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm – $3 Selected Drafts, $3 for 3 pieces of Olives, $3 Sailor Jerry, $3 Tullamore D.E.W., $3 House Wines, $3 Maestro Dobel, $5 Beer Cocktails, $5 Select Speciality Cocktails, $3 Tullamore D.E.W., and $3 Bar Snacks.

Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar

3551 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Phone: (904) 387-0700
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Find Blue Fish in the Avondale area of the city along the St. Johns River.

The restaurant is only a few blocks from the water and offers seafood deals on its happy hour menu and other tasty items.

In addition to great options from the raw bar, you’ll find discounted wine by the glass that pairs perfectly with the food.

Happy Hour Deals: Everyday from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm – $3.25 all well mixed drinks, $3.75 flavored vodkas, $5 well martinis, margaritas, mojitos, $6 flavored martinis, $2.25 bottle beer, $3.25 premium bottle beers, $4.50 draft beers, $4 to $6 wines (by the glass), $4 house made loaded potato chips, $12 mini baked brie, $8 per dozen of raw oysters on the half shell & $12 per dozen for steamed, $6 pei mussels, $5 tempura fried mushrooms, $5 buffalo chicken quesadilla, $5 blue fish red beans and rice, $3 sock it to me taco, $3 sesame tuna taco, $3 fish taco, $4.50 truffle fries, $2.50 oyster shooter, $4 sweet potato fries, $5 margarita mini pizza, $6 seafood dip, $5 fish bites, $6 mini pork osso bucco, $5 mojo yucca fries, $5 baked pretzles, $5 hummus, and $5 crispy fried onion rings.

Final Thoughts

From excellent options near the St. Johns River to establishments closer to the coast, examples of the best happy hour in Jacksonville are found all over the city.

Whether you came to Jacksonville to explore the waterways or check out the museums and gardens, there’s a perfect option for relaxing after a day of exploring.

Are you a Jacksonville native with another happy hour recommendation? Send me your favorite spot by commenting below!

Happy hour deals are subject to change. Always call ahead or check online for the latest info!

Best Happy Hour in Jacksonville

  1. Prati Italia
  2. Culhane’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
  3. Restaurant Orsay
  4. The Volstead
  5. The District
  6. Town Hall Restaurant Jacksonville
  7. Prospect five points
  8. TacoLu
  9. Taverna
  10. Black Sheep Restaurant
  11. Blue Bamboo Canton Bistro
  12. Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House
  13. Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Rocco

Rocco is a Florida State University alumnus with years of bartending and hospitality experience. From slinging hundreds of vodka sodas a night in jam-packed college bars to serving carefully crafted cocktails in upscale restaurants, there’s not much he hasn’t done behind a bar. Now, Rocco shares his knowledge and passion for all things alcohol-related here on My Bartender for bibulous readers everywhere to enjoy.

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