It’s Friday and we wanted to share some of our favorite Happy Hour Wine Bars in Pasadena and Alhambra. Make sure to get there early to have enough time to enjoy all the delicious bites, exciting wine collections and drink menus. Most Happy Hours end at 7pm so hurry home, get dressed, call your friends and enjoy a great Friday night after a long week!
Vertical Wine Bistro is tucked away in a New-York style brick building on Raymond Ave in Old Town Pasadena. As you walk up the stairs you are transported into a trendy, dim-lit and buzzing atmosphere with lounge music playing through the speakers. There’s room for formal dining guest but we love to sit on the cozy low sofas in the lounge area when enjoying our Happy Hour bites and drinks. A couple of favorites from the menu:
Caramelized Onion Pizza | $6 (caramelized onions | oregano | goat cheese)
Figs & Burrata Salad | $7 (arugula | fresh figs | burrata | vinaigrette)
Short Rib Sliders | $9 (Morbier | horse radish aioli)
To drink ($7):
Chupacabra (Vida mezcal | passion fruit | citrus | Bitter Truth)
Lolita (blueberry | agave | Bitter Truth orange | Prosecco)
Kir Vertical (champagne | St. Germaine | fresh mint)
All beers are $5!
Bodega Wine Bar
Paseo Colorado, 260 E Colorado Blvd #208, Pasadena, CA 91101
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 5-7pm & Sun-Thursday 10pm-close
This wine bar oozes elegant, rustic and industrial interior design and boasts a wall installation with wines form all over the world! You will find Bodega on the second level at the Paseo Colorado, just next to El Cholo. They have awesome outdoor space with heaters, for these chillier evenings that we’ve been experiencing.
Happy Hour Prices Are:
Wines $6 and Beers $4
Soju drinks $6
Some favorites from the menu:
Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates w/ Manchego
Artichoke Tapenade & Tomato Bruschetta
Pepperoni & Mushroom Pizza (all pizzas can be ordered with Gluten Free crust)
To drink…just try any of their specialty Soju drinks!
Vino at Trios
10 N 1st St Alhambra, CA 91801
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday 3-6pm, Sunday from 3pm-close
Yet another hidden gem that you may have been close to when eating at Charlie’s Trio Pizzeria. Well, this is Charlie’s little brother, slightly more sophisticated, lounge-style wine bar in the back. Vino has both inside and outdoor seating and if you’re unsure of what to order, just ask their fantastic staff who’s always helpful, and they will help you make a decision from their tasty menu.
Some favorites from the menu:
Cheese & Charcuteria Board (Chef’s selected gourmet meats & cheese’s, almonds, olives, cranberry jam, house-made bread)
Dried Fig & Pear Salad
Prosciutto Pizza (La quercia prosciutto, garlic, buratta cheese, san marzano tomato, white balsalmic tossed wild arugula
Happy Hour prices vary. Please check with Vino for the latest Happy Hour Menu.
Sit back, relax and enjoy your Friday Happy Hour, brought you by Pasadena Views Real Estate Team!
Marissa Joven loves exploring and discovering what her local Pasadena area has has to offer, she specializes in working with home buyers and sellers who are looking to purchase or sell in the San Gabriel Valley area. If you have any real estate needs please don’t hesitate to call Marissa at 626-529-6682.