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A sampling of cocktails from Consortium Holdings' hot spots.
A sampling of cocktails from Consortium Holdings' hot spots.

Ten Cocktail Spots Under $10 In San Diego

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A sampling of cocktails from Consortium Holdings' hot spots.

Cocktails have crept past the $10 mark for years now, but luckily there are still some quality concoctions out there in the single digits. Whether it's happy hour or around-the-clock jackpots, we uncovered 10 places to celebrate the end of Cheap Eats Week.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sycamore Den

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3391 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 563-9019
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This man cave crafts cocktails that'll put hair on your chest, each for $9: Wolf Ticket (dickel whiskey, orchard peach, lemon, simply syrup, angostura bitters) and Coco Monster (slushy cocktail: rum, galliano, lime, fresh oj, coconut syrup, cream). During Ruth Hour every Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. all specialty cocktails are just $7.

2. CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

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2730 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 704-4500
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Now it's even more acceptable to Tweet at a bar. On Saturdays, post a picture of yourself on social media using #CUCINAselfie and geotag the location and receive your first homegrown cocktail for $1, featuring seasonal house infused spirits like the CUCINA enoteca’s Purple Rain with lavender vodka, lemon juice and simple, and the CUCINA urbana’s Strawberry Rhubarb Julep with strawberry rhubarb bourbon, sugar cube and muddled mint.

3. Indigo Grill

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1536 India St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-6802
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During happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. daily at this refreshed Little Italy spot, specialty cocktails go for just $6 including the Tangerine Sour (Bacardi Rum, lemon juice, egg whites, tangerine puree, orange bitters, dark rum float) and the Tomas Colina (house chipotle infused gin, fresh lime juice, peach and egg whites).

4. SEA180º Coastal Tavern

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800 Seacoast Dr
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
(619) 631-4949
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This Cohn Restaurant Group spot encourages day drinking with $5 cocktails during social hour every day from 2:30 to 5 p.m., including a Pineapple Infused Svedka Vodka Martini and a Caribbean Spice Infused Rum Mai Tai. Iconic oceanfront views: priceless.

5. Polite Provisions

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4693 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 677-3784
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This award-winning cocktail parlor offers a serious discount Monday through Thursday, 3:30 to 6 p.m., when five cocktails are just $5. A sampling: Yacht Club (flavors or pomegranate parked with sugar cane and star anise, with white rum, fresh lemon, Grenadin, Absinthe) and Sleepy Hollow (playful citrus peel paired with summer fruit and mint, with London Dry Gin, fresh lemon, Cointreau and bitters).

6. Rare Form

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793 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 255-6507
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It's rare to drink for cheap near Petco Park, but Rare Form provides a way. During happy hour 4 to 7 p.m. cocktails are just five bucks, like the Basil Gin & Tonic and its spin on the classic Old Fashioned. Go upstairs to sister bar Fairweather from 4 to 7 p.m. and imbibe even more with $7 daiquiris and margaritas. Just watch your step.

7. Prepkitchen

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7556 Fay Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 875-7737
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For $9 a pop, escape the heat with the refreshing House Red Sangría and Cucumber Honey Mimosa. Available at all three of the iconic brand's locales, including this original one.

8. Solace and the Moonlight Lounge

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25 East E. Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-2433
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This North County staple puts a unique spin on spiked sweet tea. The Sweet Tea 'n' Lemonade ($9.50) lets customers pick from a selection of black teas, infused with vodka or bourbon.

9. AVANT

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17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 675-8550
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Sip on one of AVANT's four signature cocktails from 4-6:30 p.m. for $9 each in this high-end hotel. Options include the Dutch Mule (Nolet’s silver gin, ginger beer, grapefruit) and Goose’s Pear Martini (Grey Goose la poire, pear, sour).

10. Park&Rec

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4612 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 795-9700
On weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m., get your game on with $7 cocktails like the P&R Pims Cup (homemade “Pimm’s”, fresh lemon, Ginger Beer) and Tony’s Margarita (cucumber-infused tequila, lime, housemade Curacao, chili-salt rim).

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1. Sycamore Den

3391 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
This man cave crafts cocktails that'll put hair on your chest, each for $9: Wolf Ticket (dickel whiskey, orchard peach, lemon, simply syrup, angostura bitters) and Coco Monster (slushy cocktail: rum, galliano, lime, fresh oj, coconut syrup, cream). During Ruth Hour every Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. all specialty cocktails are just $7.
3391 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

2. CUCINA enoteca Del Mar

2730 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014
Now it's even more acceptable to Tweet at a bar. On Saturdays, post a picture of yourself on social media using #CUCINAselfie and geotag the location and receive your first homegrown cocktail for $1, featuring seasonal house infused spirits like the CUCINA enoteca’s Purple Rain with lavender vodka, lemon juice and simple, and the CUCINA urbana’s Strawberry Rhubarb Julep with strawberry rhubarb bourbon, sugar cube and muddled mint.
2730 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA 92014

3. Indigo Grill

1536 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
During happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. daily at this refreshed Little Italy spot, specialty cocktails go for just $6 including the Tangerine Sour (Bacardi Rum, lemon juice, egg whites, tangerine puree, orange bitters, dark rum float) and the Tomas Colina (house chipotle infused gin, fresh lime juice, peach and egg whites).
1536 India St
San Diego, CA 92101

4. SEA180º Coastal Tavern

800 Seacoast Dr, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
This Cohn Restaurant Group spot encourages day drinking with $5 cocktails during social hour every day from 2:30 to 5 p.m., including a Pineapple Infused Svedka Vodka Martini and a Caribbean Spice Infused Rum Mai Tai. Iconic oceanfront views: priceless.
800 Seacoast Dr
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

5. Polite Provisions

4693 30th St, San Diego, CA 92116
This award-winning cocktail parlor offers a serious discount Monday through Thursday, 3:30 to 6 p.m., when five cocktails are just $5. A sampling: Yacht Club (flavors or pomegranate parked with sugar cane and star anise, with white rum, fresh lemon, Grenadin, Absinthe) and Sleepy Hollow (playful citrus peel paired with summer fruit and mint, with London Dry Gin, fresh lemon, Cointreau and bitters).
4693 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116

6. Rare Form

793 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
It's rare to drink for cheap near Petco Park, but Rare Form provides a way. During happy hour 4 to 7 p.m. cocktails are just five bucks, like the Basil Gin & Tonic and its spin on the classic Old Fashioned. Go upstairs to sister bar Fairweather from 4 to 7 p.m. and imbibe even more with $7 daiquiris and margaritas. Just watch your step.
793 J St
San Diego, CA 92101

7. Prepkitchen

7556 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
For $9 a pop, escape the heat with the refreshing House Red Sangría and Cucumber Honey Mimosa. Available at all three of the iconic brand's locales, including this original one.
7556 Fay Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

8. Solace and the Moonlight Lounge

25 East E. Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
This North County staple puts a unique spin on spiked sweet tea. The Sweet Tea 'n' Lemonade ($9.50) lets customers pick from a selection of black teas, infused with vodka or bourbon.
25 East E. Street
Encinitas, CA 92024

9. AVANT

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128
Sip on one of AVANT's four signature cocktails from 4-6:30 p.m. for $9 each in this high-end hotel. Options include the Dutch Mule (Nolet’s silver gin, ginger beer, grapefruit) and Goose’s Pear Martini (Grey Goose la poire, pear, sour).
17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128

10. Park&Rec

4612 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92116
On weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m., get your game on with $7 cocktails like the P&R Pims Cup (homemade “Pimm’s”, fresh lemon, Ginger Beer) and Tony’s Margarita (cucumber-infused tequila, lime, housemade Curacao, chili-salt rim).
4612 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116

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