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The Happiest Hours in San Diego

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San Diego locals have perfected the happy hour, and San Diegan bartenders have developed great skill and pride in creating perfect hand crafted cocktails to fulfill local needs. California's fabulous wines and large selections of beers from local breweries give the adventurer a taste of the region. Great beer, wine and cocktails make San Diego residents cherish their happy hours. Best of all, they love meeting new people— that's why we suggest making a happy hour habit while in San Diego.
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750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
I discovered Monello by accident after overhearing a woman at a restaurant tell her friend that she thought Monello's was the best place to go for happy hour. So, I had to check it out. Monello's is a restaurant owned by two Italian men, and their...
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1044 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Whisknladle is a hip place found in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego. All their food comes from locally sourced farms and their drinks are handcrafted. The $4 tapas during happy hour are absolutely delicious! Definitely try the bacon wrapped...
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1158 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
At We Olive, their happy hour prices aren't cut as low as other places, but they do offer a slight discount off food and drink. I've been to the We Olive shop in San Louis Obispo, CA and it took me a minute to realize this was the same store! Here...
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2202 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Banker's Hill Bar and Grill in the Banker's Hill neighborhood of San Diego has a fantastic happy hour. For $5 each, you can get a roasted beet salad, basket of truffle fries, burger sliders, or deviled eggs. Being a Southern girl, where deviled...
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3687 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
This unique little bar is tucked away on 5th ave in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego. One of the two owners is from the mid-West, so the bar has a definite mid-Western barn feel to it with deer antlers in the bar, a huge tractor out by the...
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804 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
If you want to check out where the San Diego locals hang out, you have to stop by Bootlegger, located on the border of Gaslamp. The bar itself is unique, with a beautiful stone top and lined with hand-carved wooden panels imported from Mexico....
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880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Located near the airport on Harbor Island Drive, C Level boasts one of the best views of San Diego's skyline. Go for happy hour—served on weekdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.—when you can order $6 appetizers. The rice paper-wrapped prawns and the...
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2400 Kettner Blvd #110, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
98 Bottles is a relaxed place where people in the neighborhood come for a few drinks. The happy hour prices aren't as low as other places, but the comfortable vibe well makes up for it. Until midnight, you can also purchase wine and beer to take...
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1445 India St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
At Enoteca Style, not only will you find fabulous wines, but the happy hour prices are a great deal. For $5, you can get a whole panino—and it is a huge sandwich. The fresh bread crisps perfectly and the chef doesn't skimp on the fillings. The...
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3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116, USA
If you're looking to hang with the locals, Blind Lady Ale House is the place to be. Communal seating encourages familiarity and you don't need to dress up here. Attire consists of t-shirts, flip flops, and shorts- might as well be on the beach....
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3812 Grim Ave, San Diego, CA 92104, USA
Mike Hess Brewery is a tucked away spot in North Park. You can smell the beer brewing as you approach the doors. You can't tell how big this place is until you walk in. A high rise walkway over vats of brewing beer takes you over to the bar area....
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1735 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Named for the perfect temperature for wine storage, Fifty Seven Degrees is the place to come and relax. It's a huge warehouse that has a bar, kitchen, pool table, bean bag toss game, and bottles of wine for sale. The owner started this business at...
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2215 India St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
You can get all their brews on tap, including seasonal specials, at Ballast Point. To tell the truth, it's happy hour all day long at Ballast Point. We usually go to the Little Italy location since we like to spend our weekends walking around...
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4839 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107, USA
At the OB Warehouse, they do not approach the concept of a Bloody Mary cocktail lightly. When you order one you get to build it yourself from the kind of liquor to the type of tomato sauce to the range of garnish. What makes this drink so good is...