Labor Day Weekend Specials Around San Diego

Waterbar Avocado Toast (courtesy photo)

Labor Day is right around the corner, and while it might look a little different this year, San Diego’s eateries are still gearing up to celebrate safely with a slew of flavorful specialties for you to enjoy!

Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp will offer $5 Mimosas and $12 bottles of bubbly during Labor Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be sure to indulge in one of their specialty brunch dishes, including Skillet Cornbread Benedict with grilled andouille, poached eggs, roasted okra and mustard-bacon hollandaise, or theirChicken & Waffle made with bacon, cheddar and scallion waffle mix, buttermilk fried chicken and a sunny farm egg with sriracha maple glaze. Equipped with plenty of outdoor seating to accommodate social distancing, this Gaslamp staple is ready to roll!

Head to Pacific Beach AleHouse for Labor Day weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and delight in $8 bottles of champagne and $5 AleHouse Bloodies from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on both days! Pair your morning libation with one of their AleHouse morning creations, such as Breakfast Flatbread topped with pesto, roasted tomato, avocado, bacon, egg yolk, balsamic reduction and arugula, or treat your sweet tooth to their French Toast plated with fresh berries and a side of eggs with your choice of breakfast meat. Complete with three patios perfect for brunch in beautiful Pacific Beach, AleHouse is the place to be this Labor Day weekend.

If unparalleled ocean views describe your ideal Labor Day celebration, Waterbar in Pacific Beach should be your go-to this year. Now boasting a stunning rooftop patio that overlooks the ocean, plus a beachfront patio that was recently added, Waterbar is Pacific Beach’s dining destination for a true ocean-view experience. The location will offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring Waterbar favorites like their Avocado Toast crafted with sourdough toast, crushed avocado, watermelon radish, sliced tomato, house chile powder and cilantro, with the option to add grilled chicken or pineapple-glazed shrimp. Morning sweet-seekers can feast on their French Toast Combo, including with two pieces of brioche French toast, two scrambled eggs, two strips of applewood-smoked bacon and roasted fingerling potatoes.

For those looking to dine in beautiful Downtown Encinitas, Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas is offering delicious Labor Day brunch at their location. With plenty of outdoor seating thanks to their expanded patio, you can delight in coastal surroundings as you dig into Smoked Brisket Hash with red bliss potatoes, caramelized onions, roasted bell peppers, mustard-bacon hollandaise, poached eggs and cilantro, or go for something lighter with theirGreen Omelet, stuffed with baby zucchini, spinach, asparagus, avocado, goat cheese, arugula pesto, cilantro and breakfast potatoes.

Brunching with your furbaby this Labor Day? Backyard Kitchen & Tap in Pacific Beach is the perfect spot for you and your doggo to celebrate with morning creations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out their Doggy Menu featuring a variety of options for your furry friend, as you treat yourself to Carnitas Hash with two farm-fresh eggs any style served over slow-roasted pork, country fried potatoes, cheddar and diced onion, or curb your acai cravings with their Acai Bowl, featuring fresh banana, mixed berries, granola and peanut butter.