Why limit happy to an hour? Happy hours and drink deals offer big draws for restaurants and bars looking to make a buck before the dinner rush, and mark downs on drinks serve to both loosen purse strings and attract a wider clientele. With such profit-producing potential, happy hours are a hit in the hospitality industry. These San Diego eateries have mastered the management of deals, featuring running promos that bring in the crowds day after day.
A prominent feature of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, Osetra Seafood and Steaks is one of southern California’s premier destinations for fine dining and nightlife. Promising an upscale, exclusive dining experience like no other, Osetra combines modern flavors with a variety of high end, hand-cut seafood and steaks. Every day of the week from 4:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M., Osetra invites guests to join in a happy hour at the full cocktail lounge and bar for discounted share plates and bar eats, along with $6 well drinks, featured wines, and local drafts. Try any of Osetra’s specialty cocktails for only $10, including the St. Petersburg, made with vodka, basil, St. Germaine, simple syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling wine, or The Bowery, made with Kentucky whiskey, basil, lemon juice, simple syrup, and angostura bitters.
Situated in The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, a charming mixed-use living, retail, and lifestyle center located in Carmel Valley, Westroot Tavern is a neighborhood chef-driven tavern that specializes in scratch-made, local, and sustainable food paired with fresh seasonal cocktails, over 30 beers on tap, and an infectious energy. In addition, this captivating nightlife hotspot offers a full by-the-glass wine and bubbles list, high-end whiskeys, ryes, scotches, gins, and more. Westroot consistently features happy hour specials Monday through Friday, from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. daily, with half-off specials on all drinks, including house cocktails such as the Bees Knees, made with bourbon, honey, fresh lemon juice, and peach bitters, and the tropical Mai Tai Affair, with both black barrel and silver rum, Cointreau noir, almond syrup, and fresh lime juice.
Nestled in the vibrant epicenter between Normal Heights and University Heights, Et Voilà French Bistro is reminiscent of a traditional French bistro with a stylish twist. Boasting a cozy interior and an extensive menu replete with both traditional and contemporary French dishes, Et Voilà promises the rare satisfaction of an authentic French dining experience in San Diego. Each day of the week, Et Voilà offers happy hour specials from 4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., and 4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Saturdays. Served both at the bar and on the patio, guests can enjoy snacks, discounted glasses of wines, drafts, and $7 signature house cocktails on a warm evening with drinks including the Cucumber Gimlet, made with gin, elderflower liqueur, ginger syrup, muddled lime, cucumber, and tarragon, and the Huckleberry Bourbon, complete with bourbon, lemon, infused agave-maple-huckleberry nectar.
Set just steps from the sand in Mission Beach, Miss B’s Coconut Club takes weekly specials to a new level, with different deals every day. Here you’ll find classic, Caribbean-inspired American food with a distinctive tiki flair, making it the perfect spot to sip cocktails on the spacious outdoor patio and soak up some San Diego sun. With daily deals including $5 mojito La Familia Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, $10 Cubano and draft beer Little Havana Wednesdays, half-off wine Ball ‘n Chain Thursdays, $1 oysters and $5 rose Fresh Off The Boat Fridays, and weekend beer specials, Miss B’s promises fun deals for every day of the week. Be sure to try the signature Havana Good Time punch, made with vodka, pamplemousse, house grapefruit/cucumber cordial, and kombucha, all served in a giant copper flamingo.
Bringing a slice of the Big Apple to America’s Finest City, The New Yorker Pizzeria & Bar was designed to convey an East Coast neighborhood bar and kitchen feel within the lively and spirited downtown Gaslamp Quarter. Set inside the historic 1923 Chinese Laundry building, The New Yorker’s menu is packed with New York Style pizza slices and whole pies, wings, sandwiches, burgers, and soups, in addition to a fully stocked bar! Every Monday through Friday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a series of stacked specials such as 50% off appetizers, $4 draft beers, $1.50 pizza slices, and 50% off all drinks, including house cocktails like The New Yorker, with gin, fresh lemon, pomegranate liqueur, shaken and topped with champagne, along with the Mexican Pigeon in NY, made with tequila, grapefruit pop, lime, and a pinch of salt.
A truly attractive and well-thought-out offering of happy hour specials is an undeniable asset to any restaurant or bar. These running promos keep crowds coming day after day, promising profits and possibilities for a wider reach. Keep an eye on the competition to maximize your happy hour potential to take a weekday from ordinary to extraordinary with the happiest hours of the day.