Best Spots for National Happy Hour Day

The Smoking Gun Chicken Nugs (courtesy photo)

National Happy Hour Day is next Thursday, November 12th, and the below San Diego spots have some of the very best deals in the city:

Head to The Smoking Gun, in the Gaslamp District, Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm for some stellar food and drink deals. Select draft beers and the bar’s Japanese Jim Beam Black Highball are $5, Mai Tas are just $7. Bite into Diner-style Double Cheeseburgers for $6, $7 French bread pizza or The Smoking Gun’s beloved Nugs and wings, with sauce options that include buffalo, bbq, sweet and sour, cali wing, and maple-sriracha.

Cloak & Petal’s happy hour menu features a variety of rolls, appetizers and drinks for all to enjoy. All week long (Monday through Friday) from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, rolls like theFace It, You’re Basic, with shrimp tempura, krab, avocado, spicy mayo, sweet soy reduction, and tempura crunchy flakes, are just $10. You can also sip cocktails like the Born & Dayzed, crafted with a blend of rums, Velvet Falernum, passionfruit, and fresh lime juice, for $10. Appetizers such as gyoza, the katsu sando, salted edamame, range from $3 – $5.

If you’re searching for a spot with tasty food and one heck of a deal on beer, look no further than Mongolian Hot Pot. Sister restaurant Shabu Works also offers the same happy hour special – $9.50 pitchers of select beer and $3.75 pints – Monday through Friday, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. At both restaurants, you can experience authentic hot pot-style meals, where you select the soup base, meats, vegetables and more!

For a fun spin on your classic happy hour, check out City Tacos’ North Park, La Mesa, Encinitas, or Pacific Beach locations. Each spot gets the night started with a reverse happy hour, from 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm! Two tacos and a Mexican beer for only $10, taco ‘bout a great deal. Be sure to try their house favorite Mexicali taco, made with grilled arrachera, onions and poblano peppers over melted asadero cheese and mashed potatoes, and topped with a crema fresca and cotija cheese.

Corner Chicken, in East Village, features San Diego’s best happy hour…no question about it. Daily, from 11:30 am – 6:00 pm, guests can sip $4 draft beers, and $3.5 kombuchas, hard ciders, and seltzers. Corner Chicken’s happy hour also features $2 off any combo, including the Chicken Sando. Nashville-style hot chicken, kale slaw, pickles, and signature sauce all on a toasted brioche bun. Tenders and wings are other combos available for the deal!