Monarch Beach Resort Moments Magazine Issue 6 - Page 19

Enjoy sips and snacks on the patio at AVEO Table + Bar (below) or head to K’ya Bistro Bar for a signature mojito (inset). HENNESSEY’S TAVERN Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m. Each drink and appetizer on this pub’s happy hour list is only $5, whether it’s a chicken and jalapeño quesadilla or the jumbo 23-ounce Angel City Pilsner, making it easy to sample them all. Other culinary offerings include the boneless Buffalo bites, Cajun-seared ahi tuna, loaded Tater Tots and crispy shrimp street tacos, while Hennessey’s Famous Irish Coffee, prosecco Bellinis and New Amsterdam Moscow mules are some of the highlights on the drink menu. But the bargains don’t stop there. Throughout the week, take advantage of specials that can be added on top of happy hour prices, such as two- for-one burgers or breakfast entrees on Tuesdays and Steak & Whiskey Wednesdays, which feature salad, steak, fries and a flight of three whiskeys for $19.95. Dim lights and fre- quent live musical per- formances infuse the venue with a traditional public house vibe each night, and the large flat-screen TVs adorning the walls ensure that you’ll be hard-pressed to find a bet- ter spot for a beer while cheering on your favorite sports team. (949-488- 0121; JIMMY’S FAMOUS AMERICAN TAVERN Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Pull up a stool for lively conversa- tion and flavorsome chow at this Dana Point watering hole. The happy hour at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern applies to every section of the wel- coming establish- ment, even around the fireplaces on the patio and in private party rooms. The N’Awlins- Style Spicy Peel & Eat Shrimp and the chipotle bourbon barbecue baby back ribs work in the eatery’s Southern personality, but the true star of happy hour is a south-of-the- border classic with a novel twist. “Our skinny margarita is our No. 1 selling happy hour drink,” says David Wilhelm, founder of Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern. “Made with premium Partida Blanco, one of the smoothest blanco tequilas on the market, along with muddled orange, cucumber and mint, it deliv- ers a really unique … flavor profile.” (949-388-8900; MONARCHBEACHRESORT.COM 19