Ali’s List is a new, online, local happy hour guide that showcases the Central Coast’s bar and restaurant scene in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, Carpinteria, and Summerland. Founder, Santa Barbara native, and lover of the local food scene, Ali Brieske, tells me that she got fed up when every search for “Santa Barbara happy hours” yielded the same five inaccurate lists. 10 search attempts later, she decided to do her own extensive research and create a spreadsheet of every happy hour she could find.

After sharing it on NextDoor and in some local Facebook groups, the humble spreadsheet roused an unanticipated positive response. She then knew she was onto something exciting and decided to build a website for it. Brieske says that Ali’s List is curated with the user experience in mind, and features:

● Nearly 100 happy hours from a variety of establishments
● Search options for day of the week, time, location, and ratings
● User-generated ratings to guide diner choice and experience
● Profiles of each bar and/or restaurant
● Google Maps integration for directions

“Honestly, I love to eat and Ali’s List is my way of sharing my love for food, drink, and these beautiful California cities with everyone,” said Brieske. “I think happy hour provides the best way to explore a food scene. It offers a snapshot into a wide variety of establishments and cuisines at an affordable cost. I’m excited to see people use Ali’s List to find some favorite local gems!”

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