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.Read More
Ten Cocktail Spots Under $10 In San Diego
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.
CUCINA enoteca Del Mar
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.
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).
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SEA180º Coastal Tavern
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.
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).
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.
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.
Solace and the Moonlight Lounge
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.
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).
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).