Happy hour deals in San Diego, CA

Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out Sports Bar and Arcade boasts numerous colorful creations.
Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out Sports Bar and Arcade boasts numerous colorful creations. | Courtesy of Wild ‘N Out

Happy Drink Up Week, San Diego. On the rocks, neat, dirty, frozen, or zero proof — we’re spilling the Long Island iced tea on the best happy hours in downtown. 

Get ready to #DrinkUpSanDiego, here are 18 places lifting spirits with their sip-worthy specials in the 92101 ZIP Code. 

🥃 Keeping spirits up

Wild ‘N Out Sports Bar and Arcade | Thursdays + Fridays, 4-7 p.m. | Get two-for-one drinks for premium spirits like 50 Cent’s Branson VSOP Cognac, Hennessy Cognac, and Don Julio Blanco + 25% off super premium spirits like Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro Tequila. 

Cerveza Jack’s | Mondays-Fridays, 4-6 p.m. | You won’t want to miss these $7 summer cocktails — like their Summer Lemonade made with peach vodka + rosemary simple syrup or the Strawberry Fields with citrus vodka, amaretto, strawberry + lemon.

Whiskey Girl | Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. + Fridays, 4-6 p.m. | Sip on $5 well drinks, $6 long drinks + Crown Royal can cocktails, plus $4 Dos XX on Taco Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m.

🍷 Off the vine

Rustic Root | Tuesday nights | Going up on a Tuesday. Pop the cork on half-priced bottles of select wines + soothing live acoustic music to wind down for the night. 

Meze Greek Fusion | Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. + 6-9:30 p.m. | You won’t want to miss Wine Wednesdays with $4 off glasses through 6 p.m., 50% off select bottles from 6 p.m. to close + wine flights ranging from $17-20. If wine isn’t your thing, stop by for their happy hour from Sun.-Fri. at 3-6 p.m., which was highly recommended by SDtoday reader Linda L. who likes to go with her friends. Cheers, Linda.

Wet Stone Wine Bar | Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5-6 p.m. + Sundays, 4-9 p.m. | Wine + dine with $8 glasses of select wines and sangria, $26 select bottles, $12 2-oz house blind flight trios, and food selections of Mediterranean olive mix, avocado and tomato salad, chicken and chorizo flatbreads, and oysters.

Try the flavorful shrimp aguachile with avocado, cilantro + jalapeños.
Try the flavorful shrimp aguachile with avocado, cilantro + jalapeños. | Photo by @garagekitchenbar

💰 Biggest bargains

Garage Kitchen + Bar | Tuesdays-Sundays, 4-6 p.m. | Grab your friends and park it at this rustic scene that is slashing prices in half with 51% off drinks — excluding top shelf + specialty drinks — plus $3 off small plates, like their Brussels sprouts with pancetta and shrimp aguachile. 

Henry’s Pub | Fridays-Sundays, Times vary | And the magic number is…four. Keep the rounds comin’ with over 50% off menu prices that brings deals down to $4 drafts, $4 house wines + $4 wells.

Happy Does Bar | Thursdays + Fridays, 3-6 p.m. | Get more for less with $3 crispy chicken sliders + happy sliders, six brands of $5 beers, plus $6 house wine and seltzer.

🍔 Hungry for meal deals

The Butcher’s Cut | Everyday except Saturday, 4-6:30 p.m. | Sip on signature craft cocktails with scrumptious, not-so-average happy hour bites, including oysters, seared tuna, yellow curry chicken skewers, mini blue lump crab cakes + avocado toast.

Cafe Sevilla | Sunday-Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Pair your pick of beer, wine, sangria, and craft cocktails with nine flavorful tapas — including spicy octopus ceviche, baked empanada trio + 3 beer-glazed baby back ribs — as well as Spanish comfort food and tacos inspired by the flavors of Spain. Yum.

Rockin’ Baja Lobster | Mondays-Fridays, 3-6 p.m. + daily 9 p.m. to close | Chow down on thirty menu items for under $10, including various types of street tacos, Mexican street corn, queso fundido, carne asada fries + fire cracker shrimp.

Don’t sacrifice variety — grab a beer, wine, or cocktail all for the same price.
Don’t sacrifice variety — grab a beer, wine, or cocktail all for the same price. | Photo by @thefieldsd

🗓️ Weekday wildness

The Field Irish Pub | Mondays-Fridays, 3-7 p.m. | Pair $6 draft beers, house wines + well cocktails with food specials ranging from $3-7, including Black & Blue sliders, Irish potato skins, curly fries, and chicken tenders. Plus grab $2 off specialty cocktails and four appetizers in a $15 Combo Platter. 

Barleymash | Mondays-Fridays, 3-6 p.m. | Weekdays only, indulge in half-off beer, wine, spirits, and select appetizers, including your choice of 29 beers on tap, 15 cans + bottles, a bountiful selection of whites and reds, plus an endless list of agave, corn, rye, whiskey, and scotch. 

Gaslamp Tavern | Mondays-Fridays, 3-6 p.m. | Take advantage of $2 off drafts, specialty cocktails, wine, and apps + $5 off wells. Plus check out their additional special deals for each day of the week, such as $5 mystery beers and $5 off full orders of wings.

🌚 Late night gem

Taste & Thirst | Everyday, 3-8 p.m. + 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Grab half off all drinks + $4 Chicarones and $6 truffle tots through 8 p.m. Then enjoy late-night deals that include $7 Goose Island IPA and Skyy Vodka, $8 Don Julio Blanco and Green Tea shots, and $9 Long Islands and Nachos. 

King & Queen Cantina | Mondays-Fridays, 11a.m.-6p.m. + 9 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturdays, 2-6 p.m. + 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Sundays 2-6 p.m. + 9-10 p.m. | Go nuts with $5 bottled beers, $8 sangria + wine, $10 spirits, $11 margaritas, and $30 beer buckets, plus food items like fish ceviche, fresh oysters, tacos, wings, taquitos and crispy shrimp.

Lotus Thai | Fridays + Saturdays, 5-10 p.m. | Take 20% off sake bottles, including Sabe Gold, Blanco + Vodka.

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