It’s about time we talked about downtown San Diego happy hours, folks. No matter if you’re grabbing a quick beer after work, on the hunt for some discounted bites, or just want to have a chill hangout while going easy on the wallet, we’ve got this round.
Here are 20 places around the 92101 zip code offering the best deals right now.
🥃 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.
💰 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
Gaslamp Fish House | Daily (even on weekends), 3:30-6 p.m. | The happy hour grub deals are plentiful here — by land and sea — including oysters on the half shell at $1.25 a pop, bacon-wrapped swordfish bites, specialty tacos, pear and brie flatbread, and guac + chips.
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.
🗓️ 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.
Madam Bonnie’s | Tuesday-Saturday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. | The Gaslamp hot spot offers a sizeable happy hour selection that includes a skinny margarita, paloma or manhattan — each for $12 — or house red or white wine for $6. For a deal on snacks, try the $12 rotisserie chicken sliders.
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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