It’s a new year so you will be seeing all sorts of “Best of” articles, memes and columns. Some even did theirs in the middle of last year. How you decide who the best anything was for the year before the year is over seems a little sketchy, but that’s none of my business.
This article is the fourth in a series showcasing the best in Jacksonville, Florida. We did ours differently than most. Our best is not just a popularity contest as many others are.
We accepted votes, via our facebook page, to get a list of the top twenty as selected by the citizens of Jax. We then sent Deputy Examiners into the field to independently rate each burger, beer, cocktail, happy hour, etc…
We took those totals and came up with a list of the five best in each category as well as 5 honorable mentions. There were a few categories that didn’t have twenty and in that case we used the top half for our in field examinations. Our best of are not listed in any particular order, they represent the best Jax has to offer in their respective categories. We have left the best part for you; try each one and decide for yourself which is The Best in Jax! Best happy hours in Jacksonville;
Bahama Breeze Island Grille boasts the food, drink, and atmosphere that you would find in the islands. They also offer Happy Hour Sunday through Friday for lunch time and Sunday through Thursday for their late night happy hours which begins at 9 p.m. The deck was recently remodeled to provide a more Island like experience.
Black Sheep Rooftop Bar in 5 Points has one of the best views available for a Happy Hour in Jacksonville. They offer a full bar, signature cocktails, craft beers and an excellent wine list
The Black Sheep provides a wonderful vantage point to watch the sunset. There is ample seating and a warm fire/heaters during cooler nights.
European Street Café just west of The King Street District in historic Riverside keeps ’em coming back for more, with 2-for-1 drafts and $1.50 off bottles from 2-7 p.m. every single day of the week. Nothing fancy just a good solid extended Happy Hour seven days a week. Added bonus; the often have a coupon in Mint Magazine and or The Money Pages for 2 for 1.
Lola’s Burrito & Burger Joint in historic Riverside has half Price Margaritas 2-7 Mon-Friday. Get it loaded, granted cheap magarties can be found all over the city in varying degree of quality but not only does :Lola’s serve a damn fine Margarita they also have a full menu of quality Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine to go along with the Margarita theme. If you plan on doing Margaritas for Happy Hour then make sure you do Lolla’s.
Restaurant Orsay in Jacksonville’s historic Avondale Amazing cocktail list – which is half price before 7pm 14 signature cocktails ranging from $5.00 to 13.00. They also offer a Nightcap Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. until Midnight. Oysters are half price during happy hour
Honorable Mention; The Casbah Cafe, Mossfire Grill, Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery and Taverna San Marco all offer great Happy Hours of their own.