Finding The Best Spring Happy Hour Deals in Town

Margarita Flight at Jalisco Cantina
Margarita Flight at Jalisco Cantina

Why limit happy to an hour? Spring has sprung, and the gorgeous sunny weather makes it easy to get outside and raise a glass to life’s little motivations with the happiest hours of the day around San Diego. A cherished, time-honored tradition for hardworking and wallet-conscious bar goers, there’s no better excuse to grab a drink than fresh deals. Enjoy your draughts of liquid happiness at a discount at these San Diego bars and eateries that have mastered the art of the deal!

Jalisco Cantina, Oceanside’s staple destination for tequila and mezcal-fueled libations, serves scratch-made south-of-the-border cuisine paired with an impressive selection of specialty margaritas and colorful handcrafted cocktails. Join Jalisco Cantina for an intimate late-night Happy Hour from 9:00 PM to close in addition to rotating daily specials from Taco Tuesday and Farmer’s Market Marg Thursdays to Michelada Morning weekends. Enjoy $14 Margarita Flights every Wednesday with your choice of three flavors including Mexican Candy, Spicy Tamarindo, Prickly Pear and more!

Make pour decisions at barleymash, the fun and high-energy downtown bar and restaurant in the heart of the bustling Gaslamp Quarter. Celebrating the richness of quintessential American culture with appetizing and progressive bar fare, barleymash draws from the inspirations of beer and bourbon to remind patrons that life is meant to be sipped and savored. Combine savory bites with half-off all beer, wine and spirits for their Time ‘N A Half Happy Hour, available Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM with select appetizers.

Raise the bar for happy hour at Wood Ranch, Mission Valley’s go-to neighborhood destination for homestyle barbecue, whiskey cocktails and more. Cozy and inviting, the roomy booths at Wood Ranch offer the ideal setting for Happy Hour, held from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on weekdays. Clink your glasses of $2 off draft beers and $6-9 wine glasses and cocktails over discounted small plates from the famous shredded onions and BBQ sliders to spinach-artichoke dip and the all-American Baby Back Ribs for your noshing pleasure!

Toast to the end of the work day at The Whiskey House, the Gaslamp Quarter’s unrivaled whiskey bar! Home to the world’s largest commercially-available whiskey collection with over 3,000 unique bottles, The Whiskey House’s elevated lounge-like ambiance provides the perfect spot for Happy Hour, served from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM daily. Along with deals on delectable house made fare such as Vietnamese wings, burgers and chorizo mac and cheese and specials on house wine and beer, this happy hour offers $5 cocktails including The Al Capone, a smooth mix of bourbon, vermouth and campari.

Say cheers to the specials at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill, the longstanding pizza staple of San Diego. Touting 14 locations and a history of slinging authentic woodfired pies, tasty tapas and infamously messy sundaes for 30 years, Sammy’s knows what it takes to throw a stellar happy hour. Snag a seat in the welcoming dining room with your crew for a daily Happy Hour form 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM that is not to be missed, featuring half-priced shareable plates and $2 off all beer, wine by the glass and signature cocktails including the Pear Persuasion, made with Han Soju 48, pear puree, lime, agave and soda.

For lovers of Asian fusion food and Korean soju, there is no finer happy hour stop than Natural Style Chicken. A new favorite of the Hillcrest community, this hometown Asian-influenced barbecue eatery brings plenty of fresh rotisserie chicken, innovative bites and ice-cold soju to the table. After chowing down on the signature Chicken Teriyaki, wash it down with a Hillcrest Locals Happy Hour from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on weekdays with half off all beer and wine! Non-Hillcrest locals can enjoy buy one, get one half off beer and wine during happy hour, along with the crowd-pleasing Soju Sundays – featuring buy one, get one half off all soju, you can sip soju all day long with refreshing flavors including pomegranate, blue raspberry, sour apple, cosmopolitan and yogurt.

Set your watch for beer o’clock with this impressive lineup of Happy Hour deals for springtime around town!