Labor Day Weekend Specials

Metl Labor Day Parfait (photo credit Arlene Ibarra)

Enjoy the last hurrah of the summer season with a must-try Labor Day special at City Tacos. The beloved taqueria, known for its innovative twists on authentic taco recipes, will feature two tacos and a Mexican beer for just $10! Sink your teeth into menu favorites like the Surf & Turf Taco which features grilled Arrachera steak, shrimp, asadero cheese, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, cilantro and a zesty lime aioli, or the signature Carnitas Taco which includes slow-cooked pork carnitas topped with cilantro, onions and guacamole, and finished with a crunchy chicharron topping. Pair your taco selections with an ice cold Mexican beer and soak up the San Diego sun. With seven locations across San Diego, enjoy this Labor Day special at all City Tacos outposts with the exception of Imperial Beach.

Get a head start on Labor Day festivities with a revamped weekend brunch spread from Tavern at the Vogue. The Chula Vista eatery is dishing up must-try morning classics available Sundays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Savor popular dishes such as the Chicken & Waffles, Strawberry Stuffed French Toast, and hearty Biscuits & Gravy featuring house-made sausage gravy and butter biscuits. Join Tavern at the Vogue for even more fun on Labor Day! Open regular hours for Labor Day, guests can enjoy happy hour specials from 12 p.m.-5 p.m., a wide variety of beer and wine, a full service outdoor patio, and more.

Visit Gaslamp’s Metl Bar & Restaurant or North Park’s Metlbar Creamery & Cafe for their Labor Day Weekend specials, including a burger and beer deal! Available Saturday to Monday, buy any burger, like the new MetlBar Burger, an 8 oz wagyu grass-fed patty topped with applewood smoked bacon, white cheddar, pickled red onion, arugula, and truffle aioli, and get a beer for just $1. Throughout the weekend, both locations will also be offering a specialty Labor Day Parfait, made with watermelon mezcal margarita slushee, mojito boozy ice cream, and fresh watermelon and pineapple chunks.

The Gaslamp’s barleymash is saying goodbye to summer with their Labor Day Weekend Summer of Spritz cocktail lineup, available September 4th – September 6th. Sip on The Classic Spritz, made with Aperol, sparkling water, and cava, or opt for The Bold Spritz, a combo of Aperol, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Angostura Amaro, and lemon. Also available will be The Fresh Spritz, with Aperol, Skyy Vodka, watermelon, sparkling water, and cava, and The Herbaceous Spritz – Aperol, gin, grapefruit, basil, and lime. barleymash will also be offering a food special for the weekend, a House Ground Ribeye Burger with sweet baby gem lettuce and heirloom tomato, served with housemade onion rings.

Kick off Labor Day Weekend with Corner Chicken’s Summer Anniversary Bash, on Friday, September 3rd. The East Village eatery is partnering with Nova Kombucha for a Tap Takeover, which will take place from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, to celebrate their one-year anniversary. Guests can enjoy $4 pints of Novo Mango IPA, along with $4 Nova Sexy Pina Colada and Mint Watermelon Hard Kombucha pints. The event will feature a live DJ, samples, freebies, coupons, and a grand prize Padres ticket raffle. Come for a fun evening and help a great local spot celebrate one year of being in business!

The Smoking Gun, a downtown favorite spot for great sips and bites, is hosting an all-American celebration on Monday, September 6th! The retro restaurant and bar will be featuring All-You-Can-Eat Wings, with your choice of five base flavors that include buffalo, BBQ, sweet and sour, cali wing, or maple-sriracha. The Smoking Gun will also be rolling out their new Brunch Bottle Cocktails, as well as bringing back their Saved by the Bubbles mimosas. With so many great specials to celebrate, make sure you don’t miss out!

On Sunday, September 5th, Mavericks Beach Club is kicking off Labor Day with an all-day Luau, taking place from 10:00 am – 2:00 am. There will be themed drink and food specials throughout the day, a DJ spinning beginning at Noon, hula dancers and luau performers from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, a limbo contest at 4:00 pm, and prizes and swag all throughout the event. Say ‘Aloha’ to summer with this fun-filled event at Mavericks!