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!