Great wine is expected in Napa, but you can also enjoy some refreshing cocktails, too. Cocktails are fancy and allow you to focus on subtle flavors and perfumes, so they’re a popular drink option among wine lovers. From whiskey sours to vodka martinis to manhattans, there are cocktails for every mood and personality.
Below are some of the best places to go for happy hour cocktails in Napa Valley.
Cole’s Chop House has over 170 whiskeys and hand-selected rackhouse flights that allow you to try different brands. You can also ask one of the highly talented mixologists to whip up a seasonal cocktail. Aside from the whiskey bar, you can also enjoy a tender steak or delicious pork chops straight from the farms of Iowa.
Goose & Gander
Located in St. Helena, Goose & Gander has some old-school cocktails that will take you back to simpler times. Cozy up at the bar and enjoy American pub fare and your favorite designer cocktail like the Bali Spice Old Fashioned or Allora Punch. On Wednesdays, the restaurant features Whiskey Wednesdays where you can get a flight of featured whiskeys.
The Green Door
The Green Door is a dive bar and local hangout that is worth visiting if you’re looking for a fun, relaxed atmosphere with great drinks. It may not be as fancy as the other places on this list, but you can always count on friendly bartenders and a laidback crowd. Enjoy a fresh appletini or whiskey sour made just the way you like it.
NapaSport is an upscale sports bar that features a large center bar with TVs and private booths with their own TVs. Their specialty cocktails are inspired by professional athletes, such as the Shaun White that includes cucumber vodka, ginger liqueur and lemon or the Serena Williams that mixes grapefruit, elderflower, lime juice and Gem & Bolt Mezcal.
TORC is one of the best spots in Napa Valley for handmade cocktails. Located on Main Street, this relaxed eatery features a rock-n-roll, blues vibe with locally-sourced foods like tuna, scallops and swordfish. Their cocktails are upbeat and refreshing, including options like Matcha Gimlet (gin, lime and matcha) or the Penicillin (scotch, lemon, ginger, honey).
Napa Valley Hotel and Suites is located in downtown Napa. This makes it easy to walk to your favorite bars, restaurants and distilleries for the foods and drinks you love. Book your stay with us today and we’ll be happy to point you in the direction of these cocktail bars, as well as many others around the local area.