A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

Bottom ups on a school day: Five bars near SRJC to kick back at after class

Third Street Ale Works.

Heritage Public House (open 11 a.m. until 1 a.m.)

1901 Mendocino Ave. (0.3 miles from the SRJC)

(707) 540-0395

Heritage Public House is located a few blocks from SRJC. It’s a perfect place to escape between classes for lunch, or to share a cold refreshing beer with friends. Drinks are half off every happy hour, Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. The menu, with oysters at $3.50 each and burgers at $12, makes it easy for students on a budget to enjoy a pleasing meal.


Gary’s at the Belvedere (open 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.)

727 Mendocino Ave. (open 0.5 miles from the SRJC)

(707) 542-1890

Gary’s at the Belvedere is located just south of campus, and offers an entertaining environment where you can enjoy a game of pool or air hockey with friends while having a drink. During happy hour, Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m. every beverage is $1 off and ranges from $2.50-$4.50.


Ausiello’s 5th Street Bar and Grill (open 11:30 a.m. until 1 a.m.)

609 5th St. (0.9 miles away from SRJC)

(707) 579-9408

Ausiello’s offers a place for students to unwind and relax while watching their favorite sports teams on a big screen. The affordable menu is filled with several delicious foods such as burgers, chili fries, fish and chips, salads and sandwiches all under $10 to complement their beers. The perfect time to go is during happy hour, Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. when beers are half price.



Third Street Ale Works (open 1:30 a.m. until midnight)

610 3rd St. (1.1 miles from SRJC)

(707) 523-3060

Third Street Ale Works is the place to be if you love freshly brewed beer that is constantly evolving. Over the years Ale Works built a reputation for delicious $10-$13 pizza, $9-$12, hamburgers and $9.50-$13 sandwiches. Not only are drinks half off during happy hour Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m., but the restaurant also provides TVs for fans to enjoy their favorite sports.


Russian River Brewing Co. (open 11 a.m. until midnight)

725 4th St. (1.2 miles from SRJC)

(707) 545-2337

Russian River Brewing Co. is a popular place to spend time with friends and family; not to mention the famous beers like Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger. It has a dynamic environment with great energy. There are several delicious meals on the menu; if you are low on money then you will love their munchies menu with cheesy bread for $5 as well as other snacks ranging up to $15. During happy hour pints are $1.25 off at $3.50. Happy hour is 4-6:30 p.m., and all day Sunday.

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