The Happiest Hour: The Best Cocktails in Williamsburg, VA

Looking for some great summer cocktails in Williamsburg, Virginia? Look no further!

We’ve done the difficult research for you, spending our afternoons trying out the pubs and restaurants in the area. We’ve found some of the best, that have great happy hours for you to enjoy and some delicious cocktails you simply must try for yourself!

The Hound’s Tale

best cocktails Williamsburg VirginiaLocated in downtown Williamsburg, The Hound’s Tale is a relatively new addition to the area. However, while still new, this cozy gastropub has taken it’s place among the ranks of the best restaurants very quickly, which is no small feat in a town with so many gourmet options.

The food is not the only reason to visit. This pub has a great selection of drinks and cocktails from which to choose. Their happy hour last for two and features unique dishes, offered only during that time. In addition, not only do they have a nice cocktail selection, they also create specialty cocktails seasonally.

The Hound’s Tale
Happy Hour: Tuesday – Sunday from 4 – 6pm

Summer Cocktails for Look For:

Hound’s Tale Mule
White Chocolate Fig Martini
Peach Shimmer Sangria
Watermelon Martini

Check Out their Facebook Page for Updates!


Opus 9 Steakhouse

best cocktails Williamsburg VirginiaThis restaurant is one of our favorites. As the premier steakhouse in Williamsburg, Virginia, their dinner menu is something so special that we often send our newly-wed couples for dinner. But while this restaurant has a menu perfect for special occasions, they also have a great $10 lunch menu, ideal for a ladies lunch out. This versatility is what makes Opus 9 one of our go-to venues.

They also have a great happy hour, which includes a beautiful menu and extensive choice of drinks. In addition, on select Thursdays, they have live jazz musicians playing on the patio!


Opus 9 Steakhouse
Happy Hour: Sunday – Friday 4:30 – 7pm

Summer Cocktails to Look For:

Key Lime Martini
Farmer’s Market Margarita
Opus 9 Masterpiece

Check Out their Facebook Page for Event Updates!

Second Street American Bistro

best cocktails Williamsburg VirginiaSecond Street American Bistro is one of the best kept secrets in Williamsburg, Virginia. The locals love this location, however, because it is outside the main downtown area, many tourists don’t know about it. But, this place is too good to keep it a secret! The menu is reasonably priced, but the food is some of the best you’ll find. This makes it the perfect place for a special date night or a Tuesday night dinner.

The happy hour at Second Street is the longest we’ve found so far, lasting from 11:30am – 7:00pm everyday. They have a beautiful cocktail menu, featuring a wide variety of flavors and even make-your-own options.

Second Street American Bistro
Happy Hour: 11:30am – 7:00pm

Summer Cocktails to Look For:

Raspberry Drop
Rum Cooler
Poisoned Apple Martini


What are your favorite cocktails and happy hours in Williamsburg, Virginia?


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