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Free Bacon With Drinks; Toy Drive Happy Hour; Victory at Sea Day

Bacon with your booze, a toy drive with drink specials and a coffee beer's special day.

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS— Carnivore central, aka the new S&M Sausage and Meat, just launched a new weekday happy hour that involves free bacon. Yes, free bacon. From 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, all the drinks on the restaurant's alcoholic beverage menu, from craft beer to wine and craft cocktails, are $2 off and come with a complimentary strip of the eatery's housemade bacon; current bacon flavors range from honey-sriracha to sesame-soy, mustard and hickory. [EaterWire]

LA JOLLA— This Saturday, December 20 from 1 to 4 p.m., Hotel La Jolla is hosting a holiday toy drive at their Hiatus Lounge; donations of new, unwrapped toys will be delivered to the oncology floor at Rady Children’s Hospital. Santa will be on hand for the hotel's festivities and there will be complimentary hot cocoa and drinks all day long. As a bonus, the Hiatus Lounge is offering happy hour specials from 1 to 7 p.m., including $7 cocktails and $5 bites from the kitchen at Cusp, including  ceviche, curried deviled eggs and baked and stuffed jalapenos. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN— Sunday is Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits' Victory at Sea Day and the brewery is celebrating the coffee and vanilla-infused Imperial Porter by tapping 15 different varieties of the beer at all four of their tasting room locations. A $25 ticket includes a special drinking goblet and five 4 ounce tasters of any of the flavors, which run from peppermint to toasted coconut and fennel and orange. Ballast Point's two restaurants, in Little Italy and Miramar, will also be cooking up a special Victory at Sea-themed menu for the occasion. [EaterWire]

Hotel La Jolla - A Kimpton Hotel

7955 La Jolla Shores Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037 (888) 535-6206

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

9045 Carroll Road, San Diego, CA 92121 (858) 790-6900 Visit Website

S&M Sausage and Meat

4130 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 344-2177