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Where To Day Drink In San Diego

A list of the best places to imbibe during the 9-to-5 hours.

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Day drinking and sunny San Diego are synonymous, but not all cocktail specials are all that special. That's why we plucked some of the best deals throughout the county for your day drinking pleasure.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Burnside

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3375 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 501-7715
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Saddle up to this 30-seat Sycamore Den offshoot to gulp down $6 beers on tap when doors swing open at 11 a.m.

2. Malahat Spirits

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8706 Production Ave
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 999-2326
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Get on island time and indulge in rum flights near Maverick's stomping grounds. For $15 get six tastings and a glass to take home, Thursday and Friday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (last tasting at 6:30 p.m. ) and Saturday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (last tasting at 5:30 p.m.).

3. Cafe 21

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802 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 795-0721
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From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day at this colorful Gaslamp staple, draft beers are $3, house sangria goblets are $4.50, and flights are just $10.50. Accentuate drinks with 21 tapas for $5 each. Before 3 p.m., choose from the full cocktail list.

4. The Blind Burro

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639 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 795-7880
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Why limit Taco Tuesday to uno day of the work week? Monday through Friday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. get $5 margaritas, $3.50 fish tacos, and $4 Dos Equis drafts.

5. Puesto

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789 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 233-8880
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Every weekday except Taco Tuesday, gulp $5 margaritas and $3 tacos, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at this top-rated spot for outdoor dining.

6. Counterpoint

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830 25th St
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 564-6722
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Mimosas on the weekends don't get much cheaper than this. At brunch get $6 OJ and bubbly concoctions on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

7. Quad Ale House

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868 5th Ave, Level 3
San Diego, CA 92101

Head downtown for a rotating selection of 28 craft beers on tap, including one nitro.Flights: 5 4 oz glasses of any craft beer for $12.50, while craft beers range from $5 to $10.

8. Catania Coastal Italian

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7863 Girard Ave Ste 301
La Jolla, CA 92037

A daily aperitivo with an ocean view and a happy hour needs no intro at this new Whisknladle Hospitality sibling. Cocktails, select wines, and Italian draft beers all range from $5 to $9 Sunday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.

9. Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

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1 Market Pl
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-1234
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Hotels don't typically turn up the deals but this downtown one does. Redfield's Sports Bar offers $7 local craft drafts, $8 glasses of Canvas Cabernet or Chardonnay and $2 off all signature cocktails, 2 to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

10. Firehouse Pacific Beach

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722 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 274-3100
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This longtime Sunday Funday staple just did a rooftop redesign and now offers a Bloody Mary Flight that includes any three specialty Bloody Mary drinks for $15. Choose from five regionally inspired options that range from the smoky and spicy Southwest Bloody to the sweet and tangy Midwest Bloody. Open until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

1. Burnside

3375 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Saddle up to this 30-seat Sycamore Den offshoot to gulp down $6 beers on tap when doors swing open at 11 a.m.

3375 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

2. Malahat Spirits

8706 Production Ave, San Diego, CA 92121

Get on island time and indulge in rum flights near Maverick's stomping grounds. For $15 get six tastings and a glass to take home, Thursday and Friday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (last tasting at 6:30 p.m. ) and Saturday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (last tasting at 5:30 p.m.).

8706 Production Ave
San Diego, CA 92121

3. Cafe 21

802 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day at this colorful Gaslamp staple, draft beers are $3, house sangria goblets are $4.50, and flights are just $10.50. Accentuate drinks with 21 tapas for $5 each. Before 3 p.m., choose from the full cocktail list.

802 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

4. The Blind Burro

639 J St, San Diego, CA 92101

Why limit Taco Tuesday to uno day of the work week? Monday through Friday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. get $5 margaritas, $3.50 fish tacos, and $4 Dos Equis drafts.

639 J St
San Diego, CA 92101

5. Puesto

789 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Every weekday except Taco Tuesday, gulp $5 margaritas and $3 tacos, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at this top-rated spot for outdoor dining.

789 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

6. Counterpoint

830 25th St, San Diego, CA 92102

Mimosas on the weekends don't get much cheaper than this. At brunch get $6 OJ and bubbly concoctions on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

830 25th St
San Diego, CA 92102

7. Quad Ale House

868 5th Ave, Level 3, San Diego, CA 92101

Head downtown for a rotating selection of 28 craft beers on tap, including one nitro.Flights: 5 4 oz glasses of any craft beer for $12.50, while craft beers range from $5 to $10.

868 5th Ave, Level 3
San Diego, CA 92101

8. Catania Coastal Italian

7863 Girard Ave Ste 301, La Jolla, CA 92037

A daily aperitivo with an ocean view and a happy hour needs no intro at this new Whisknladle Hospitality sibling. Cocktails, select wines, and Italian draft beers all range from $5 to $9 Sunday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.

7863 Girard Ave Ste 301
La Jolla, CA 92037

9. Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotels don't typically turn up the deals but this downtown one does. Redfield's Sports Bar offers $7 local craft drafts, $8 glasses of Canvas Cabernet or Chardonnay and $2 off all signature cocktails, 2 to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

1 Market Pl
San Diego, CA 92101

10. Firehouse Pacific Beach

722 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

This longtime Sunday Funday staple just did a rooftop redesign and now offers a Bloody Mary Flight that includes any three specialty Bloody Mary drinks for $15. Choose from five regionally inspired options that range from the smoky and spicy Southwest Bloody to the sweet and tangy Midwest Bloody. Open until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

722 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

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