With dozens of restaurants and bars offering great deals throughout the late afternoon to early evening, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the adventures of the day over delicious food and beverages. Whether it’s a post-hike beer in the summer or a stiff cocktail or glass of wine after spending an unforgettable day skiing or snowboarding, Mammoth Lakes has a happy hour for everyone. Here are just a few to get you started.
For the Gourmet: Whitebark Lounge at The Westin-Monache Resort
Located immediately above the Village at Mammoth, the Whitebark in the Westin-Monache Resort provides upscale service, culinary masterpieces and high-quality libations at discounted prices daily from 3-6 pm. Their comprehensive happy hour menu features everything from specialty salads to Kobe beef sliders. For the drinkers, the lounge offers a lengthy list of beer, wine and cocktail specials.
Gotta Try It: Whitebark Mac and Cheese – A hearty blend of pasta and Vermont cheddar best paired with a strong ale. Signature Drink Special: 22 oz. revolving craft beer specials Happy Hour: Daily in the lounge from 3-6 pm
For Unparalleled Scenery and Convenience: Mountainside Bar and Grill
The Mountainside Bar and Grill is only steps away from the gondola at Mammoth Mountain, making it perfect for après-ski snacks and drinks. Found within the rustic Mammoth Inn at Main Lodge, this gastro-pub offers happy hour daily from 5-7 pm and boasts a selection of American-inspired appetizers at great deals. Wine, well drinks and select draft beers are $5 each and all are garnished with breathtaking views of Mammoth Mountain.
Gotta Try It: Pork Quesadillas – Protein and carbs, perfect for après-ski Signature Drink Special: $5 Carlsberg draft pints; $5 Canyon Cabernet Happy Hour: At the bar from 5-7 pm
The Local's Favorite: Roberto's Cafe
Roberto's Cafe has been a local’s favorite in Mammoth Lakes since 1985. Located downtown, this popular Mexican restaurant offers happy hour daily from 4-6 pm in the upstairs bar. Try the famous TJ margarita or relax with a draft beer and watch the game on one of the many flat-screen televisions. As always, cheese quesadillas and chips are free during happy hour until they run out!
Gotta Try It: Baja Fish Tacos – Lightly battered wahoo fried to perfection and wrapped in a soft shell Signature Drink Special: 22 oz. TJ Margaritas and $3.50 draft beer Happy Hour: In the upstairs bar from 4-6 pm
The Classic: Austria Hof Lodge, Restaurant and Bar
The recently renovated bar and restaurant at the Austria Hof is conveniently located adjacent to Mammoth Mountain's Canyon Lodge. Located in a quaint chalet, Austria Hof offers some of the best happy hour deals in Mammoth Lakes. Their diverse menu features everything from authentic Austrian-inspired cuisine to burgers and salads. In addition, the full bar has rotating drink specials and several beers on tap that are discounted during happy hour.
Gotta Try It: Wild Mushroom and Rabbit Strudel – A true European treat! Signature Drink Special: Varies throughout the week Happy Hour: In the bar from 4-7 pm from Sunday to Thursday and 4-6 pm Fridays and Saturdays
While this listing only scratches the surface of Mammoth Lakes' favorite happy hours, many other of town's fine establishments offer food and beverage deals in the early evenings. Check out the special offers page for a complete listing.
Jason Abplanalp first discovered the Eastern Sierra lifestyle six years ago and after brief tenures in Colorado and Idaho, Jason returned to the mountain town he truly loves, Mammoth Lakes, CA. As an avid skier, mountain biker, hiker, and fisherman, Jason believes there is no better place for...