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OC Happy Hour Week October 24 – 30

You enjoyed Taste of Newport. You ate up Orange County Restaurant Week. Now, it’s time for the second annual OC Happy Hour Week. From Sunday, October 24 through Saturday, October 30, restaurants, bars, pubs and breweries throughout Orange County will promote their best drinks and appetizers with many restaurants following various themes, including a “Haunted Happy Hour” and “Happy Hour, All Day…All Week.” 

 The week-long event starts at SOL Cocina in Newport Beach with a Happy Hour Week Kick-Off Party from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 24. SOL Cocina’s Executive Chef Deborah Schneider will offer guests the opportunity to taste the many flavors featured on SOL’s expansive menu of eclectic twists on traditional Baja cuisine.  Peligroso Tequila will set up a complimentary fresh margarita bar within the restaurant, to showcase the brand’s various tequila offerings. In addition, guests will be able to take advantage of SOL’s Happy Hour Week menu of SOL Signature Cocktails, including its many specialty margaritas, from the classic House Margarita to the more exotic Raspberry-Serrano and Cucumber-Jalapeno varieties.

In case you’re wondering, Happy Hour Week was created to offer some light-hearted fun and to promote Orange County’s diverse food and beverage offerings.

“It’s a perfect time to gather with friends and enjoy various atmospheres, appetizers, and, of course, tasty libations featured across the region,” commented Pamela Waitt, president of the Orange County Restaurant Association, which produces Happy Hour Week.  “The Orange County Restaurant Association strives to create innovative events to help Orange County shine and help reaffirm its place in the culinary world.  This event gives the association’s members an opportunity to get creative and have fun; and with our participants’ varying offerings, from wine and cheese pairings to nachos and beer, there is something for everyone.”

For a complete of Happy Hour Week participating restaurants, visit  

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