SAN DIEGO HAPPY HOUR

Today I’m talking hitting the town and getting the best out of your dining experience around San Diego. I usually eat out, so I have become a guru to which places have the best happy hours. Whether it’s drinks, appetizers, or a fun environment to spend your lunch hour, I hope this helps. I was thinking on how to give you guys accessible post, and I thought I’d give a couple of the best ones based on neighborhoods. Let’s get started !

GASLAMP

Cafe Sevilla Nightclub

This Mexican inspired restaurant has a great ambiance and their happy hour is one of the best! The music is catchy and makes you want to stand up and dance. Great for having a good time with friends.

3pm-6pm: The dollar amount spent on alcohol get equivalent in free food.

 

Double Standard

This is one of my favorite restaurants in all of San Diego. It is located in the heart of the Gaslamp district. The decor is to die for and it has a very loungy vibe with really goof happy hour options.

4-6 pm: $3 off glass of wine, cocktails, drafts. $3-off small plates.

Searsucker

This is also another one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. The place is usually packed so make sure to call in a reservation to be seated promptly, but other than that the restaurant ambiance is great. Their happy hour bites are mouth watering.

4:30-7pm: $5 drafts; $7 house wines, $8 house infusions. Discounted bites, including house pickle and duck-fat fries.

 

CORONADO

Village Pizzeria Coronado 

This place is located at the ferry landing which has gorgeous views, but not only that the food is delicious. They have the best pizza and their happy hour is great.

3-6pm, 9-10pm: $5 beer and house wine. $2.50 pizza slices, half off appetizers.

Yummy Sushi Coronado

If you are catching some rays and craving a roll, yummy sushi is the place to go. It is located near the Hotel del Coronado and walking distance from the beach.

2:30-5pm: $3 select draft beers, wine, small sake. All food menu items 25% off.

LA JOLLA 

Whisknladle 

This restaurant is a bit fancier than the rest on this blog post, but has a great variety on its happy hour menu. It is located on a cornered street only a few restaurants away from Puesto.

3-6pm: $5.95 cocktails, red and white wine, beer, glasses of sangria, $25 sangría pitchers. $5.95 Mediterranean inspired tapas.

Puesto

This Mexican restaurant serves gourmet tacos. The music is great, but to be honest the food is better !

3-5pm: $6 margaritas. $3.50 tacos.

HILLCREST

Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen

4-6pm: Half price on house wines, cocktails and draft beer. Daily specials on bar food.

LITTLE ITALY 

PrepKitchen

Located in the heart of Little Italy, (perhaps my favorite neighborhood in San Diego), Prep Kitchen is also from the Whisknladle fam and they don’t disappoint with their happy hour. It is a contemporary setting with dimmed lighting perfect for date night.

3-6pm: $5.95 Craft cocktails, red and white wines, draft beers, glasses of sangria, $25 pitchers of sangria. $5.95 Mediterranean-inspired tapas.

Queenstown Public House

A little cornered house in Little Italy with a casual environment and a happy hour that is to die for.

3-6pm: $9 beer, wine, and sangria flights. $4 sliders, including “Meso Tasty (grilled chicken, pineapple); Kiwilango (beef jalapeño mini burger); Bare Lil Lamb (blue cheese, mint); Cluck N Squeal (grilled chicken, bacon, avocado).

 

EAST VILLAGE

Cafe Chloe

This French inspired cafe has an all around great dining experience. They have specials on drinks, but their cuisine is genuinely french and they have great discounted options for their happy hour.

3:30-5:30pm: $6 beers, $8 house wines. $6-7 cup of soup du jour or warm marinated olives, little gems salad with brioche and house vinaigrette, pommes and frites with trio of dips.

Rare Form

This place is amazing. They are located next to the baseball park and have a rooftop terrace where you can also enjoy the view. This place’s happy hour only includes drinks but they have great deli options for a hungry tummy as well.

4–7pm: $4 local beers, $5 cocktails.

 

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