2015 Top Rated Daytime Hot Spots

Nothing says summer is officially here like a mimosa or a frosty brew while the sun is still shining! Today we’re teaming up with the Nightclub and Bar Media Group to announce the 2015 Top Rated Daytime Hot Spots. These awesome local businesses offer something for every adventurous day drinker, from craft beers in Big Sur, to cabanas in Vegas, to pickle backs in NYC. While breweries are amongst the highest rated on our list, it may surprise you to learn that Wurstkuche in LA has the most Yelp users buzzing with over 6,600 reviews to date! Their unique combination of beer, brats, and beats (courtesy of a live DJ) make this place a can’t miss hot spot for day drinking.

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We were able to curate this list with the help of Yelp data. We identified businesses in the U.S. with a large number of reviews mentioning keywords indicating that a business is a daytime hot spot. These businesses were then ranked based on both total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning the keywords, giving more weight to recent reviews. Using the data as a starting point, we used our local expertise to curate the top 50. This list isn’t exhaustive but it serves as a great snapshot of daytime hot spots. Businesses were compared on a nationwide basis.Take a look at who made the list below!


  1. Big Sur Taphouse (Big Sur, CA)

  2. Harpoon Brewery (Boston, MA)

  3. Werewolf (San Diego, CA)

  4. Base Camp Pizza (South Lake, CA)

  5. Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, CO)

  6. Leadbelly (Chicago, IL)

  7. The Eagle OTR (Cincinnati, OH)

  8. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (Redlands, CA)

  9. Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder, CO)

  10. Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer (Charleston, SC)

  11. Bakersfield OTR (Cincinnati, OH)

  12. Lagunitas Brewing Co (Petaluma, CA)

  13. 32 Shea (Phoenix, AZ)

  14. Tasty n Alder (Portland, OR)

  15. Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar (San Diego, CA)

  16. Mother’s Bistro & Bar (Portland, OR)

  17. Angel City Brewery (Los Angeles, CA)

  18. Polite Provisions (San Diego, CA)

  19. Truck Yard (Dallas, TX)

  20. Wurstküche (Los Angeles, CA)

  21. The Rarebit (Charleston, SC)

  22. Rodeo Goat (Fort Worth, TX)

  23. Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden (Austin, TX)

  24. The Misfit Restaurant + Bar (Santa Monica, CA)

  25. Pour House (Oceanside, CA)

  26. Telegraph (Oakland, CA)

  27. B Street & Vine (San Mateo, CA)

  28. Modern Times Flavordome (San Diego, CA)

  29. Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio (Malibu, CA)

  30. Encore Beach Club (Las Vegas, NV)

  31. Jacob’s Pickles (New York, NY)

  32. Slater’s 50/50 (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)

  33. Cove Bar (Anaheim, CA)

  34. Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House (Dallas, TX)

  35. The Dandelion (Philadelphia, PA)

  36. Moon Tower Inn (Houston, TX)

  37. Seacrets Bar & Grill (Ocean City, MD)

  38. Tryst (Washington, DC)

  39. Grand Banks (Manhattan, NY)

  40. The Attic (Long Beach, CA)

  41. Barleymash (San Diego, CA)

  42. Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House (Portland, OR)

  43. Fig Tree Cafe (San Diego, CA)

  44. Flying Iguana Taqueria and Tequila Bar (Neptune Beach, FL)

  45. The Beach Bar (Honolulu, HI)

  46. Flora-Bama Lounge & Package (Perdido Key, FL)

  47. Tiki’s Grill & Bar (Honolulu, HI)

  48. Southport Raw Bar (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

  49. Bongos Beach Bar and Grille (St. Pete Beach, FL)

  50. URBN Coal Fired Pizza Bar (San Diego, CA)