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Happy hour fans include Kim, who takes her turkey burger and sweet potato fries with vodka and soda.

Paul Wellman

Happy hour fans include Kim, who takes her turkey burger and sweet potato fries with vodka and soda.


The Neighborhood Bar

The Neighborhood Is Where the Happy Hour Is


Where: 235 West Montecito Street, (805) 963-7600, theneighborhoodbar.com.

What: West Beach’s laid-back neighborhood bar and grill, with happy hour every day.

How Much: Happy hour drinks, $4; cheeseburgers, $5-$7.

The Dish: Nestled between West Beach and the downtown train tracks sits the bustling, yet low key Neighborhood. A favorite with twenty-somethings for its chalk-drawn walls, jukebox, pool table, and ping-pong appeal, the bar and restaurant manages to have a packed patio along Montecito Street on an increasingly regular basis. Come for the happy hour specials, stay for the Big Buck Hunter arcade games, ping-pong tournaments, and flat screen TVs. Enjoy happy hour every day (2–8 pm): well drinks for $4, same for draft (PBR to Firestone) or bottled beer, wine, shots. Appetizers are just $3.50, alongside a $5 medium pizza. The grill serves seven kinds of fries ($3), add a buck and customize your fries with one of a dozen different sauces. It’s a bar that would be smoky if they still allowed it.

The Neighborhood

235 W. Montecito St., Santa Barbara, CA
805-963-7600. More Info

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