Finally…it’s Friday! You’ve made it. Now congratulate yourself with a big, hearty gulp of cheaply-priced drinks and eats at one of San Diego’s finest hot spots. Whether it’s the end of the work week you’re toasting to or the start of an epic party weekend, there’s more than enough reasons to keep revisiting these bars and restaurants with unbeatable happy hours.
We’ve got your top spots where the energy is high and prices are low, and your craving for something a little stronger is gladly welcomed.
Discover the top San Diego bars for happy hour on Friday
Currant American Brasserie: Drink $3-$4 beers, $5 select wines by the glass, as well as $5 well drinks, Coconut Punch, Appletinis, Lemon Drops and more. Food specials include Tempura Green Beans, Classic Mac & Cheese, Calamari Fritti and more under $6, all from 4-7pm or 9pm to close.
El Dorado: Your night is off to a good start with El Dorado’s $5 menu cocktails from 5-9pm.
C-Level: Enjoy the view with $4 brews, $5 libations, $5 house selected wines, and $5 foods like Chicken Potstickers, Crispy Calamari and Caesar Salad from 3:30-5:30pm.
Glass Door: Hang out with a bay view, $4 local craft beers and 25% off light fare (such as Calamari, Duck Fries and Flat Bread) and Hamburgers from 3-7pm or 10pm to midnight.
Waterfront: This San Diego classic offers $3.75 wells, $5 drafts, $3.25 domestic bottles and a complimentary appetizer tray from 4-7pm.
Enoteca Style: From 4-6pm, snag the Wine of the Week for half-off the glass or bottle, $5 bites, $5 paninis, $5 glasses of wine and $5 craft beer pints.
The Pearl: Take advantage of the 3-4-5 Happy Hour with $3 selected draft craft beers, $4 well drinks and $5 house red or white wines. Pair it with affordably priced appetizers from 5-7pm.
West Coast Tavern: From 4-6pm, sip on $3 wells, $3 draft beers, $3 house wines and food selections for $5.
Burlap: A new extended happy hour runs from 4-7pm. Drink specials offer $3 beers, $5 infusion cocktails and half-off wine, plus a large menu of affordably-priced grub like Edamame for $3, Chicken Satay for $5, and Oysters for $1.
Flavor Del Mar: From 4-7pm and late night from 9-11pm, snag draft beer starting at $3, house wine for $4, wells for $5 and appetizers starting at $3.
Arterra: From 6:30-9:30pm, take your pick from $6 draught beers, $7 six-ounce wines, $10 nine-ounce select wines by the glass and $8 Refine Cocktails. To top it off, enjoy the featured weekly live bands on Fridays.
ignite bistro & wine spot: From 3-6pm and 9pm-close, find $3 drafts and house wines, $4 well liquors and wines, $5 specialty cocktails, $5 snacks (like the Ahi Poke Tacos), $6 pizza and burgers, and $10 “big deals” like Steak & Frites, Lobster Mac & Cheese or Cali Style Ribs with Fries.
Roppongi: This award-winning happy hour toasts from 3-6pm with half-off the full list of Asian Tapas, plus $8 specialty drinks on the lounge or patio.
Johnny V’s: From 4-10pm, find $2 wells and domestic drafts, plus complementary appetizers.
Bar West: Get your party started early with $3 wells and $3 drafts from 6-10pm.
JRDN: Paired with a stunning ocean view, score $3 drafts, $4 wells, $5 select wines and discounted sparkling wines. Plus, nosh on $6 Small Plates all from 4-7pm.
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