Best Restaurants in San Diego

  1. JRDN
    JRDN

    If you’re looking for high quality, best prices and 5-star service, JRDN is the place to be to celebrate your happy hour in San Diego. The restaurant is considered to be one of the finest in the city and is famous for its selection of high quality, selected, natural proteins. Plus, if you’re a seafood lover then JRDN also has a topnotch Read More variety of unique seafood, fresh as it comes from sources that are sustainable. JRDN is very big on providing its customers with food made with 100% natural, organic ingredients. They use their own locally grown fruits and vegetable as well other produce. Every dish is exclusively prepared and has its own unique signature and is thoughtfully cooked and prepared to maximize your delight and overall dining experience.
    The restaurant has beautiful aesthetics, is glass enclosed, located in the famous Tower 23. And perhaps, what it is more famous for is providing customers with a Monday to Friday happy hour, starting from 4 pm and ending at 7pm. Plus, it also has a weekend happy hour that starts at 6 pm and ends at 9 pm. During the happy hour, you are free to pick a wide selection of $3 drafts, drink selected wine at $5 and a combination of different drinks priced at $4. The food is highly enjoyable, prepared by Chef David Warner. Don’t forget to order a plate of truffled avocados, the legendary seafood Ceviche, the amazingly fried brussels sprouts and their tasty vegetable empanadas.
    The restaurant is located at 4551 Ocean Blvd, San Diego. Collapse

  2. Sea-Smoke
    Sea & Smoke (CLOSED)

    The restaurant after closing down a while ago came back with a bang in the summer of 2013. The restaurant is as exclusive as it can get and has since attracted a score of the city’s noteworthy business circle, celebrities and who’s who of foodies. It became an instant hit with both local and international diners and for ladies who Read More found their spot to hang out wining and dining. It looks like the business community finally found a topnotch spot to conduct their breakfast meetings, munching on deliciously prepared breakfast. The best part about the restaurant is perhaps their happy hour goodies. During their happy hour you can order a delicious sipper named The Love of Rosemary (the drink is prepared with gin, rosemary and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice) and this refreshing drink only comes at $6. Plus, you can also order any beer at the same price and a score of bar snacks, which also include their specially prepared roasted marrow serviced with a delicious cheese dip and cauliflower.
    The restaurant is located at 690 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, San Diego. Collapse

  3. Grant Grill

    Grant Grill has become an extremely popular restaurant in San Diego. And a majority of critics have declared the restaurant as being one of the most fantastic and exhilarating restaurants to experience wining and dining as well as a San Diego happy hour. The restaurant is no stranger to winning awards and has a plethora of accolades to Read More its names and the awards more often include being recognized international as well local. Grant Grill has also been in the media spotlight for a considerable amount of time and is frequently features on various television channels. That is also partly due to the fact that it is a place where sometimes, celebrities and A-listers hang out for lunch and dinner.
    Grant Grill’s more famous highlights include a show featured on The Food Network which is popularly known as ‘Best Thing I Ever Ate.’ The episode was inspired in light of the Thanksgiving season. Moreover, famous foodies and food critic Troy Johnson, who is also a big part of the Food Network proclaimed that Grant Grill’s Smashing Pumpkin sipper was simply out of this world. He defined the martini as the best beverage for the festive Thanksgiving season.
    However, apart from the restaurant’s food and drinks being undoubtedly amazing, what the restaurant is more known for is perhaps its exhilarating happy hour fiesta. From Sunday to Thursday, starting at 4 pm and ending at 7 pm, you can have a whole string of drinks and snacks at Grant Grill at prices you wouldn’t even imagine. For $6 you and your friends or your significant other can enjoy Tanqueray vodka martinis, quality wines for $6 also, and you can even go through their brewing menu and pick anything you like to drink, also for $6 a drink. Plus, you can munch on the restaurant’s bar snacks and exotic bites and 50% off the original price. And I would highly recommend you try the following once you are at Grant Grill –Oxtail Rigatoni, Niman Ranch Beef sliders, their specialty – Charcuterie Plate and Lamb Pierogi.
    Plus, the restaurant has also introduced a raw cocktail menu featuring brand new drinks you will instantly fall in love with – their all new Apple Martini as well as the Watermelon Ball. A classic and modern spin on legendary cocktails that are made with fresh fruit juices.
    The restaurant is located at 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. Collapse

  4. Vintana-Wine-Dine
    Vintana Wine + Dine

    One you park your car and ride the glass elevator to Vintana, there is no question about the fact that you will be a witness to a whole new world. Vintana has that affect. The aesthetical appeal of the restaurant is quite powerful, you won’t be able to get over the its colorful and friendly bar, which mind you has more than 100 different Read More varieties of vodka, which is undoubtedly going to make choosing your poison a lot more difficult. The restaurant is also popular for its wide selection of delicious aand delicately hand-made cocktails – my personal favorite and their signature cocktail is called Mai Tai – which is you must absolutely try. You will definitely enjoy sitting on their legendary Al Fresco patio, enjoying live music, sitting aside a fire pit. The restaurant has a large dining area with floor to ceiling windows, giving you a panoramic view of the city outside. The restaurant is diligently decorated with beautiful chandeliers as well as comfortably booths.
    Vintana’s menu consists of an amalgamation of both locally grown and seasonal ingredients in all its heartwarming cuisines and dishes. It is impossible not to fall in love with their Rerie, which is made with Jalapeno jelly; you can also munch on their meat-cheese platter, which come with freshly picked vegetables, spicy nuts, olives that are pre-marinated.
    The restaurant is also famous for providing its customers with one blast of a San Diego happy hour. Vintana has become one of San Diego’s latest go-to-places for fun and drinks, which offers a total of 7 mouth watering appetizers, each priced at $7. Vintana has a 7 day per week happy hour, beginning at 2:30 pm and ending at 6:30 pm. You can enjoy you happy hour in their lounge munching on a plethora of appetizers such as Chorizo Musses, Crispy Chickpea Calamari, Black Peppercorn Bacon Wrapped Dates and the Nut Crusted Brie. And on top of that you can select from a wide range of martinis at just $7 per drink.
    The restaurant is located at 1205 Auto Park Way Escondido, CA 92025. Collapse

  5. Mister-as
    Mister A's

    Bertrand at Mister A’s or simply Mister A’s is a wonderful and captivating restaurant where you would absolutely be mesmerized by the view – it is safe to say that not even a handful of restaurants can beat it when it comes to the breath taking view you will enjoy while having dinner or a round of drinks with your friends. Mister Read More A’s restaurant way up on the 12th floor, enabling all customers to indulge in a 360 degree view of San Diego. You can even see Balboa Park along with the streets of Hillcrest and downtown’s skyline. There is also an airport nearby, where you might just catch a full view of a Boeing 737 landing and taking off as you sip on your favorite drink.
    Apart from the aesthetics of the restaurant, Mister A’s can wonderfully please the pickiest palates, leaving you craving for more. Their delicious menu was developed by the famous Bertrand Hug, who is a famous San Diego restaurateur and the man behind the success of Mille Fleurs. Their kitchen is run by the famous Chef Stéphane Voitzwinkler, who delightfully prepares the best Maine lobster ‘Strudel’ you have ever eaten. My personal favorite is the Cognac Lobster, prepared with mushrooms, duck confit and duck breast, which is served with the restaurant’s signature huckleberry sauce with orange reduction.
    Mister A’s is also famous for its happy hour, which arguably is the city’s best place to catch discounts. They have a 6-day happy hour, from Monday to Friday and on Sunday; you can enjoy your happy hour from 2:30 pm to 6 pm. You can either enjoy it sitting on the restaurants outdoor patio or munch on appetizers on the bar. Enjoy the bustling view of airplanes landing and taking off sipping on a wide selection of drinks, which begin from $3 and go up to $13. Plus, the appetizers come at $7, their famous Kobe beef sliders is a dish prepared for two. And if you’re here don’t forget to order their seared rare Ahi sliders and Croque Monsieurs.
    Mister A’s also has a dessert menu and you can choose to delight your sweet tooth by ordering a piece of freshly prepared strawberry shortcake or chocolate bar, which is served with peanut butter praline crisp or you can enjoy their butter popcorn ice cream.
    The restaurant is located at 2550 5th Ave Floor 12, San Diego, CA 92103. Collapse

  6. Davanti-Enoteca
    Davanti Enoteca

    Davanti Enoteca is another famous San Diego restaurant famous for exhilarating food and a wide selection of drinks and a selective menu. They are also famous for their happy hour, and you would really have to come in a bit early or just about when the happy hour starts, because the restaurants gets full pretty quickly and not because Read More the restaurant isn’t big, it is just that they offer mouthwatering appetizers and some of the best drinks at prices at unbeatable prices. Davanti Enoteca has an all-week happy hour, which begins at 4 pm and ends at 6 pm. And for a taste of Italy, you can enjoy their specially prepared Spritz, which is made with Aperol, Prosecco and soda at just $5. This is an everyday Italian drink.
    You can enjoy your drinks sitting either near the street on the patio of the restaurant or chill with your friends under the peaceful serenity of an olive tree, the choice is yours. Plus, apart from drinks you can also enjoy their appetizers that are priced from $4 to upwards of $8.
    The restaurant is located at 1655 India St, San Diego, CA 92101. Collapse

  7. Bankers-Hill-Bar-Restaurant
    Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant

    From the very first moment that you enter the restaurant through a big door you will no doubt be mesmerized by the genius and highly aesthetical décor of the place. The man behind the restaurants fabulous décor is none other than the famous Paul Basile, a renowned fabricator and one of the founding members of the company called Terryl Read More Gavre. Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant is a hit among the city locals as well as foreign and domestic travelers to San Diego.
    The restaurant has a neighborhood feel in the big city, with enchanting, low-lit lighting, which suits the pleasure of both regular customers and food lovers alike. Chef Carl Schroeder, the co-owner of the restaurant as well the master of its kitchen has indeed developed a mouth watering menu, which includes of intricately made eggs with parmesan pastry served with cheese straws. For breakfast, I munch on my favorite organic apricot jam with a couple of slices of grilled levain bread, served with a side of fresh cherries, goat cheese as well as mustard greens.
    The restaurant’s happy hour begins late, at 9:30 pm and ends at 11 pm to encourage late night indulgers of snacks and drinks in the city. Their happy hour for weeknight includes a delightful variety of cuisines, my personal favorites, the BH cheese burgers slider with a choice of side dishes of BBQ braised pork taco, which is served with cilantro cabbage claw and potato crisps, all at $4-$6. And to help gulp it down you can order your favorite in white wine for just $5.
    You can visit the restaurant at 2202 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Collapse

  8. La-Puerta
    La Puerta

    La Puerta is another popular San Diego happy hour spot for both locals and travelers who are looking to munch on some delicious snacks as well as drink their favorite poison. The restaurant has a weekly special scheduled. This gaslamp spot is set for sheer enjoyment and indulgence and offers a wide array of appetizers and drinks at prices Read More that are unmatched and a happy hour that you will immortalize whenever you come here. At La Puerta, the happy hour starts from 3 pm and lasts till the restaurants closes, once every week. Apart from that, you can get enjoy drinks and appetizers at half price, for example, on Monday you can half on drinks and bar bites till the restaurant closes and on Tuesdays you can munch on tacks at $2.
    The restaurant is located at 560 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Collapse

  9. Bailiwick (CLOSED)

    Bailiwick is another local favorite when you talk about spending a couple of hours drinking and eating as much as you would like at unbeatable prices. The restaurant is famous for their Mules, which have grown in variety, and Bailiwick now offers a total of eight varieties, leaving you in a conundrum when it comes to picking and choosing Read More your poison. Some of the restaurant’s newest additions include the famous Gosling’s Black Rum and Evol Liquer.
    The happy hour at Bailiwick has a 5 day happy hour from Wednesday to Sunday, starting at 5 pm and ending at 7 pm. You can enjoy your favorite wine or beer for only $5.
    The restaurant is located at 756 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Collapse

  10. R-Gang-Eatery
    R Gang Eatery (CLOSED)

    If you want to have the time of your life, partying, drinking and eating good food, then consider visiting one of my favorite places to spend my happy hour in San Diego, the R Gang Eatery. The restaurant serves incredible food at $4, $5 and $6. Their plates of food include mac and cheese, sliders, tater tots and numerous other appetizers. Read More As for drinks, you can enjoy a cocktail at the restaurant for just $5.
    The restaurant is located at 3683 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103. Collapse

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