Happy Hour in San Diego

Happy Hour San Diego

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There are about 16 blocks in the San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, at least one bar on each street and more like 7-10 bars per block the closer you get to the center. In addition to the number of bars, the Gaslamp Quarter also provides rich variety. Within one block you can dine at an Australian or Mexican restaurant before moving on to enjoy cocktails at a sleek San Diego dance club, an Irish Pub, an elite rooftop lounge, or a cigar bar. The great thing about happy hour in San Diego is the endless competition to bring patrons in translates to everything from regular and late night specials to free food to discounted events. Below is a list of some of my favorite happy hour specials in San Diego.

Whiskey Girl

600 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Happy Hour: 4PM – 8PM, Monday-Friday
Best Deal: $3 wells and drafts and ½ price appetizers

Whiskey Girl is one of the San Diego's top local bars for sports fans. With four big screens, 20+ TVs and all sports packages available, this is a great place to visit before a baseball game or to get ready for Monday Night Football. The best part is, if you can't make it to see the Padres or Chargers in person, you can enjoy Game Day specials or the normal specials during happy hour. In San Diego, folks pride themselves on being phenomenal fans, so be prepared to show some home-team spirit, or beware if you plan to don the other team's jersey.

East Village Tavern & Bowl

930 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Happy Hour: 3PM – 7PM, Monday-Friday
Best Deal: $3 Domestic Drafts & Wells, $5 Select Appetizers

I remember when this place was being built. I could see the progress from my apartment window, and couldn't wait for them to open their doors. What a great place to wind down your day! Why is East Village so popular with both the tourist and the local? It's a San Diego bar that, for starters, serves up terrific grub and features DirecTV tuned to as many sporting events as your eyes can handle. More importantly, at East Village Tavern & Bowl, patrons get exactly what the name implies - bowling. Who doesn't love a good game of rock-n-roll bowling? They have only 12 lanes, so if bowling is a "must" for the night, get there early.

Café Sevilla

555 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Happy Hour: Before 6:30PM, Monday-Friday
Best Deal: Discounted Tapas and Drink Menu

One of the oldest restaurants in town, and still popular thanks in part to its tremendous happy hour, Café Sevilla in San Diego has been serving downtown patrons for the past 20 years. With authentic tapas, well-made cocktails, fantastic Spanish ambiance, and a lively nightclub seven nights a week, you are guaranteed to forget you are even in San Diego. Enjoy the happy hour specials, or stick around long enough and experience their one-of-a-kind Flamenco shows.

Double Deuce

528 F Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Happy Hour: 5PM - 8PM, Tuesday-Saturday
Best Deal: $3 Beer & Wells, $4 U-Call-Its, $5 Specialty Cocktails, All You Can Eat Popcorn every night, Free Buffet on Fridays

The minute you walk in the Double Deuce, you feel transported to a scene from Urban Cowboy. With every turn, there is something new to experience at San Diego's top country bar. The local vibe is strong here, and when you walk in the first things you'll notice are the large screens playing country music videos (including good, old-school stuff from Johnny Cash) above the bar. Other popular perks – for those brave enough to use them – include the "stripper poles" upstairs. And speaking of brave, the Double Deuce also features a fairly rowdy mechanical bull on the lower level. In addition to some of the best happy hour specials in San Diego, each night at Double Deuce offers a different incentive: Tuesday night is karaoke, Wednesday night is $2 bull rides, and Thursday night is the guys and gals bull rodeo.

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