About Ali’s List

It all started with a Google search. Every time I typed in “Santa Barbara happy hours” I would inevitably get the same tired “top 10” Yelp or USA Today lists from 2019 promoting restaurants that had closed or no longer had happy hours. I finally decided that I just needed to create my own list of happy hours in the Santa Barbara area.

After a lot of painstaking “research” around town, pasting together online information, and emailing bars and restaurants, I had a pretty solid spreadsheet–the first iteration of Ali’s List. Thinking a few other people would find it useful, I shared it on NextDoor and in a couple of Facebook groups. It blew up! A few hundred likes and shares later, here we are with an official website. I hope it helps you enjoy our city to the fullest!

— Ali