Sonoma Wine Garden, Santa Monica, CA

You wouldn’t think such a classy place exists atop a shopping mall, but it does! And they have a great happy hour menu!

Rosé, Brussel Sprouts, Cheese Plate, Mussels, Three Cheese Pizza, Truffle Fries.

From 3 to 6 on weekdays, they offer wines for $8 and bites ranging from $6 to $9. We could not limit ourselves and ended up getting five dishes. All of them were great! My favorite was the mussels. The broth was to die for, and crusty bread only made it better.

While you can’t actually see the ocean from the restaurant, the outdoor patio area is adorable. You are surrounded by olive trees and other plants, so you feel like you are in a garden oasis. Highly recommend happy hour here!

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