Finding Happy Hour About Town

National Happy Hour Day
National Happy Hour Day

Celebrate National Happy Hour Day on November 12th!

Try something new at Campfire:

While most happy hours feature simple bar menu mainstays at a discounted price, Campfire’s experimental bartenders work hard to ensure that their happy hour offerings are delicious and distinct. With their new R&D Happy Hour program, each month the bar team gathers for a show and tell session where they share and sample their latest boozy creations. The best ones out of the bunch make it onto the cocktail menu for the month. At only $8 a drink, these exceptional cocktails are proud expressions of experimentation and out-of-the-box thinking!

– Happy Hour daily, Open – 6:00 PM

The night is young and so are you at Jeune et Jolie: 

The early bird gets the worm(wood) at Jeune et Jolie’s newly launched Première Hour. Every weekday before 6:00PM get any Un, Deux, Trois dinner for the modest price of $44. Check out their newest addition to the bar, an custom-made absinthe fountain (no, you are not hallucinating)! Absinthe from the fountain and frappe is half off and delicious absinthe cocktails are only $6. Celebrate the start of the evening, not the end of the work day

– Premiére Hour, weekdays before 6:00 PM

Pique your appetite with Aperitivo at Il Dandy:

Another great reason to visit Il Dandy (again and again) is to experience Aperitivo. Considered the Italian tradition (regardless of region), Aperitivo marks the end of a long workday, serving as the leisure gateway to an eventual dinner. The menu includes shareable bites such as Yellowtail Carpaccio and Fried Pasta Cakes, as well as classic Italian cocktails designed to stimulate both the appetite and conversation. 

– Aperitivo daily, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Happy Hour at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern, where everybody knows your name:

End your work day in a Jimmy’s Famous fashion: with good comfort food and a drink. With $6 drafts, an extensive cocktail menu, and tasty appetizers like Spicy Poké, Fried Calamari and Beer Battered Onion Rings what could be stopping you? Belly up to the bar and make a new friend at Jimmy’s!

– Happy Hour, Monday-Friday, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

When Happy Hour and Taco Tuesday Collide at LOLA 55:

Let’s taco ‘bout happy hour. This year the stars have aligned: National Happy Hour Day lands on Taco Tuesday! Shuffle over to Lola 55 for specialty tacos and stay for the craft cocktails, $4 Lola margaritas, Modelos, and house wine. 

– Happy Hour, Sunday-Friday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Late Night Hoppy Hour at Viewpoint:

For those of you who start your evenings a little later, head over to Viewpoint Brewing Co for a late night Hoppy Hour. With pints for $4.50 and shareable late night menu offerings like fries, sliders, and wings, Viewpoint is the place to be. 

– Hoppy Hour, Sunday – Thursday 8:00PM – Close & Fridays & Saturdays 9:00 PM – Close

The Bier Garden of Encinitas

Happy Hour deals are all around San Diego, but North County locals get to enjoy the casual atmosphere of the Bier Garden of Encinitas. This gastropub, located just a few blocks from the beach, offers a selection of local craft beer, libations, house wine and select smalls for $2 off. Diners can enjoy Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and on Wednesdays, Happy Hour runs all day! Enjoy quality time with yourself, your coworkers and anyone else who would appreciate these offers.

The Corner Drafthouse

Sunday brunch? Or Sunday Happy Hour? At The Corner Drafthouse, you don’t have to choose because they offer both to the Bankers Hill community and beyond. Happy Hour runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily and from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays. An added bonus, they offer Happy Hour all day on Wednesdays. Selections include $2 off core beers, house wines, libations and well drinks. Raise your glass to the end of the workday or the beginning of a great week!


Little Italy’s newest addition offers locals a chic Happy Hour spot in a rustic yet charming atmosphere. Zinque’s Happy Hour selection includes a variety of French-inspired bites and beverages under $10, including flatbreads and their signature tartines, $5 select beer, discounted wine and $8 select aperitifs. Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Trust Restaurant focuses on elevating the guest experience. Hillcrest locals and guests who prefer a sophisticated atmosphere are welcome to enjoy their Happy Hour specials from Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and an extended Happy Hour on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Their special selections include $8 cocktails, $6 select wine and beer and $2 off bar bites. Try their Wood-Grilled Burger paired with their Take-Two cocktail mixed with Cutwater Vodka, Amaro, Blackberry, Mint, Lime, Salt.

Fort Oak

Take a seat in the old Mission Hills Ford building, now known as Fort Oak, and enjoy $8 select cocktails, $7 house red, white, and rosé wine, $6 draft beers, and $2 off bar bites during Happy Hour. Try Chef Brad’s Charred Caulillini or his Hearth Grilled Chicken Wings while you sip on the Thunderbird cocktail. Their Happy Hour specials are reserved for the bar area only and run from Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Happy Hour bonus: Join the Fort Oak team on Mondays for $1 oysters and $6 Riviera & pours of Sherry from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Westgate Hotel

Downtown San Diego has its own French atmosphere at The Westgate Hotel. The boutique Parisian-style hotel hosts Happy Hour in The Plaza Bar, adjacent to the regal Grand Lobby, Sunday through Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. where you can choose from select house cocktails, wine and beer for $5 each. Guests can snack on a Salumeria Board, Prosciutto Flat Bread or any of the Happy Hour appetizers for $7. Guests are also invited to stay later to enjoy performances from talented local musicians.

7 Mile

Each day of the week brings new opportunities and stories, and 7 Mile Kitchen provides a beautiful atmosphere to catch up with friends and family over a classic burger and a beer. Happy Hour specials run daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and all-day on Mondays. The specials include $2 off draft beer, well drinks, wine by the glass and specialty cocktails. Happy Hour food is under $10, and perfect to end your workday on a high note. If the options overwhelm you or you’re looking for a variety, their expert mixologist Stephen George is on-site with more than a few suggestions.

Bonus Happy Hour: Guests can enjoy a burger and a select beer on Thursdays for just $12. Guests can upgrade to their beer of choice for $3 to receive any beer on tap.


Take in the sunset with bubbles or a cocktail in hand. Guests can take in the coastal view from the JRDN lounge as Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. JRDN offers a selection of discounted beer, wine, bubbles and sake for $6. Let the work day tension carry away with the ocean breeze.


Mixed in a community that celebrates Italian food, Monello prepares handmade pastas and Milano street food for guests who want a taste of northern Italy without the pricey plane ticket. The timeless Milanese kitchen has brought the Italian Aperitivo to San Diego. Enjoy three rotating complimentary bites with every drink purchase from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every night. Monello’s Aperitivo is available in the bar and on the patio only.


20|Twenty offers relaxed Californian vibes with Happy Hour specials to match. Happy Hour runs daily in the bar and lounge areas from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Whether you’re at the bar or cozying up by the fireplace on the terrace, the Happy Hour food and drink specials are the perfect way to elevate your evening. Enjoy $2 off specialty cocktails, wells & calls, house wine and bottled beer, and if you’re craving more, select starters are half off.

Bonus Happy Hour – 20|Twenty’s signature craft cocktails are on draft every Wednesday with a progressive Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cocktails on draft are $4 at 4 p.m., $5 at 5 p.m., $6 at 6 p.m. and so on. Take a sip, grab a bite and watch the sun dip below the horizon of the Carlsbad coast.

Local Eatery & Drinking Hole (Monday – Friday 3-6 p.m.)

  • ½ off appetizers
  • $1 off drinks
  • $1 off resident beer
  • Taco Tuesday 7-10 p.m.
    • $1 off regular tacos
    • $4 20oz. Mexican drafts
    • $7 Local Rita
    • $7 Milagro Tequila Shot
    • $8 Spicy Margarita

OB Surf Lodge (Monday-Friday 2:30-5:30 p.m.)

  • $5 hour wines
  • $5 select drafts
  • $5 biscuit sandwiches
  • ½ off Mai Tais
  • ½ off sparkling wine bottles
  • Tacos + Tunes Tuesday: Taco & drink specials at 3 p.m. and live music at 5:30 p.m

The Rabbit Hole (Hoppy Hour, Monday-Friday 5-7 p.m.)

  • Select local drafts
  • Wine by the glass
  • Select specialty cocktails
  • Tito’s Tuesday: Tito’s mixed drinks for $6 from 5 p.m. until close

Wonderland Ocean Pub (Sunset Happy Hour, Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m.)

  • $3 off mules
  • $2 off wines
  • $1 off drafts & tacos
  • Tacos + Tunes Tuesday: Taco & drink specials plus live music at 5:30 p.m.