Best Santa Monica Happy Hour - 2012
Enterprise Fish Co.
This spacious seafood restaurant has one of the best patios in Santa Monica: a twinkly, leafy oasis that feels more like something you'd find in New Orleans' French Quarter than a few blocks from a SoCal beach. But the patio isn't even Enterprise Fish Co.'s main draw — that distinction goes to its always hopping happy hour. In the bar area and on that glorious patio, from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, you can get wine or well cocktails for $4; margaritas, mai tais and bloody Marys for $5; and really good draft beer (Stella Artois, Hefeweizen, Pacifico) for just $3.50. The food is equally well-priced, with $1 oysters, $4.95 shrimp quesadillas and steamed clams or mussels for $6.95. There's also a late-night happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays if you'd prefer a meat market to a fish-centric one. 174 Kinney St., Santa Monica. (310) 392-8366, www.enterprisefishco.com/santamonica/. —Sarah Fenske