Happy Hour and Al Fresco Dining in San Diego

While we may be entering fall, temperatures in San Diego are definitely not calling for boots and sweaters quite yet. Look on the bright side, we get to continue enjoying the sunny days and warm nights while taking advantage of the city’s Happy Hour and al fresco dining destinations in San Diego and  Little Italy. To help you plan your future sunset cocktail sesh, here are some of the best hotspots to grab some bites and sips during happy hour!

Bencotto | Daily from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Raise a glass during “Aperitivo” at Bencotto and enjoy a selection of classic Italian small bites served complimentary with every beer, glass of wine, or signature cocktail including classics such as a Pomegranate Cosmo or the Freschino made with bourbon, blood orange, peach puree, and Prosecco.

Cloak and Petal | Monday – Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Take a trip to Japan at Cloak and Petal for MICHELIN Guide recognized bento boxes, gyoza, edamame, and specialty rolls and cocktails. Enjoy favorites including the Hillcrest Roll and the Saucy Boi made with tempura, cream cheese, avocado, seared ahi tuna, and spicy mayo. Wash it all down with a Sapporo, sake, or a signature cocktail including their monthly rotating cocktail.

Davanti Enoteca | Daily from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sink your teeth into Italian classics at Davanti Enoteca including Bruschetta and Artichokes served with Calabrian chili aioli. Plus, treat yourself to a nice cold martini, glass of wine, or a Davanti Spritz.

Solunto | Monday – Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. & Saturday – Sunday from 3:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

You will be speaking fluent Italian after enjoying Soluto’s menu of classic dishes including Calamari Fritti, Pizza Margarita, and a Calzoncino filled with mozzarella and tomato sauce. Saluti with a limoncello margarita or enjoy their selection of Italian wines and beers to be transported to the streets of Italy.

Happy Hour just got a whole lot happier at Farmer’s Bottega. The Mission Hills eatery has revamped their happy hour menu with new dishes including a Watermelon Salad, featuring baby arugula, fresh watermelon, feta cheese, caramelized pecans and lemon vinaigrette. The menu also includes heartier selections such as the Pork Belly, served with a rich potato risotto, mushrooms and bacon au jus. And of course, it wouldn’t be a true happy hour without a refreshing beverage to pair with your meal. Explore options which include deals like $3 off all glasses of wine, $6 draft beers, and the newly added Old Fashioned made with Evan Williams bourbon, angostura bitters and hint of sugar. The farm-to-fork eatery is currently open for limited dining at 25% capacity as well as outdoor dining on the spacious back patio. Check out the Happy Hour selections available Sunday-Thursday from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m