Carmel-by-the-Sea Happy Hour & Cocktails | Hyatt Residence Club

From sweeping ocean views to beach-themed bars, the cocktail scene in Carmel boasts handcrafted beverages, a diverse range of draft beers, local wines, and American pub grub.

For spectacular views of the sun setting over the rugged Big Sur coastline, you need only venture to our Sunset Lounge, where a relaxed vibe and a glass of wine are all you need to find peace of mind. The daily happy hour is sure to please, and our very own Highlands Chocolate Martini and Charcuterie Board is a must-try.

Carmel offers everything from dive and sports bars to funky, themed bars and upscale happy hours. A vintage, solid-wood bar and printed tin ceilings lend interest to Barmel, where gourmet sliders and classic cocktails pair perfectly together.  

Cultura Comida y Bebida features a mezcal-driven cocktail list, with spicy spirits and drinks, and off-the-wall appetizers like fried grasshoppers.

Inspired by Hollywood, Hog’s Breath Inn is the place to sample the signature Dirty Harry Martini while relaxing in the enclosed patio by the fireplace.

Carmel’s only rooftop bar, the Starlight Rooftop Lounge, boasts rare Shrub Doctor mixers, barrel-aged cocktails and lounge seating around cozy fire pits, where effortlessly placed strands of lights help create a magical atmosphere.

Rich in history as Carmel’s oldest bar (1926), you’ll find quirky bric-a-brac throughout Sade’s, while La Playa offers their famous Bud Allen Hour every Sunday from 5–5:10 p.m., named in honor of its former owner, where well drinks are just ten cents apiece. But be sure to bring change — only dimes are accepted.

And for sweeping views of the Monterey Bay coastline, Cannery Row’s own Lalla Oceanside Grill features delicious small bites and wonderful drink specials during their daily happy hour, where guests relish in sunset views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

So join us at Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn and enjoy our daily happy hour at Sunset Lounge, where the fireplaces provide coziness and the drink specials keep you coming back.