San Diego Memorial Day Happenings

San Diego Memorial Day Happenings are just over a week away and here are some of San Diego’s best specials and deals taking place throughout the weekend.

Cloak & Petal will commemorate Memorial Day with two special cocktails crafted for the occasion! Grab a seat inside or on their extended patio, and sip the American Trilogy, spiked with rye and infused with apple brandy, Demerara sugar and orange bitters, or delight in their Honeymoon cocktail, featuring a blend of apple brandy, Benedictine, curacao and lemon.

Celebrate Memorial Day in your own backyard with a special catered feast from Smokey & The Brisket! Whether your get-together is small, medium or large, this local barbecue spot is geared up to bring you premium smoked meats and crowd-pleasing sides to curb all cravings. Get your party catered by contacting

Operacaffe in the Gaslamp will be closed on Memorial Day, but that won’t stop the Italian favorite from honoring the occasion on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The location will offer a 10% discount for all active, retired and veteran service members with proof of ID!

Celebrate Memorial Weekend with The Smoking Gun’s BBQ and Beer special, available Saturday – Monday. Diners can order the All-American BBQ Plate, with your choice of meat like baby back ribs or smoked brisket, all served with Texas Toast. $5 select draft beers will be available throughout the day, as well as Patriotic cocktails for $7, including Old Glory made with vodka, peach, lemon, almond, and cinnamon, We Salute You, and 1776, consisting of Wild Turkey Rye, vanilla, honey, lemon, and black walnut bitters. 555 Market Street, San Diego CA 92101

On Monday, May 31st PB’s Duck Dive will be offering 10% off for all military who come in and show proof of service. The beach bar’s doors will open at 10:00 am, and they’ll also be bringing back their beloved Burger + Beer Special. For $12, you can select any beer to be paired with any burger, including the DD Burger – a half pound all-natural beef patty topped with pimento cheese, tomato relish, caramelized onions, lettuce, and garlic aioli, all served on a toasted brioche bun. 4650 Mission Boulevard, San Diego CA 92109

barleymash will be toasting to the holiday weekend with specialty cocktails, made with Titos Vodka, available Saturday, May 29th – Monday, May 31st. Try the Stars and Stripes, made with fresh strawberry, lemon, and Blue Curaçao, or the Freedom Freeze – a vodka lemonade slushie. The Gaslamp restaurant and bar will also feature Lady Liberty, which includes lime and raspberry, as well as The Flagpole, a concoction made with Dirty Sue Olive Juice and bleu cheese stuffed olives. Pair with any barleymac dish or burger, and enjoy! 600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego CA 92101

Beginning Saturday, May 29th, Corner Chicken, in East Village, will be offering a 10% discount for all active, retired, and veteran service men and women, with proof of service. Stop in and enjoy spicy chicken combos or bites like the Loaded Fries, paired with local craft beer, kombucha, hard ciders, and seltzers. Corner Chicken’s military discount offer will extend beyond Memorial Weekend and be available moving forward. 721 9th Avenue Ste. 1, San Diego, CA 92101