Sometimes you need a break from a long day at the office. Here at Oakwood Escrow, we enjoy stepping away from the workday with a good happy hour and even better company. Here are our top four picks for happy hour spots in Pacific Beach!
Mavericks is a new beach club in Pacific Beach, located about one block away from the beach. The experience here is what makes their happy hour so great. With four bars, there are different areas to hang out, relax, and enjoy some drinks with friends or co-workers after a long day at the office. Three of the bars are located downstairs, which is open and outside, with great vibes and games like cornhole to keep your party entertained. Upstairs holds the fourth bar, where you can find a balcony to enjoy your drink on while watching the beautiful sunset. Happy hour occurs from 3-6pm Monday through Thursday, and 3-7pm on Friday, and includes $6 margaritas, $2 off snacks, and $1 off beer and wine.
Our drink of choice: Mavericks Margarita
Location: 860 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
A few more blocks up from the beach and also on Garnet Avenue, Crushed is a sit-down restaurant, but still serves up some killer cocktails. This is the place for those looking for great drinks, with some happy hour deals, who aren’t looking for a total bar scene. Their happy hour includes $5 beer of the month drafts, $5 house wine, and $1 off bites. Although there are no happy hour specials on cocktails, Crushed offers flights of mimosas, beer, and our personal favorite, margaritas, that range from $10 to $12 dollars. The flights are offered 10 am to midnight every day, which is just like an all-day happy hour.
Our drink of choice: Margarita flight (3 flavor choices)
Location: 967 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109
El Prez is located on the other side of the boardwalk opposite the beach, and while they’re a sit-down restaurant, they have a rooftop bar that overlooks the ocean, which can’t be beaten. The rooftop has games, open seating areas, and is the perfect bar scene for anyone looking to enjoy a good time while enjoying some drinks. Not to mention, anywhere you look will have an amazing view of the ocean, and an even better view of the sun setting over the horizon, which is the perfect setting to wind down after a long day. While El Prez doesn’t have a set Happy Hour, they have specials every day, which include our favorites: Taco Tuesday and Fiesta Friday. Taco Tuesday specials are from 3 pm to close, and include a variety of food specials, with $3 Mexican drafts, $5 house margaritas, $5 Tijuana mules, and $6 Don Julio. Fiesta Friday specials are from 3-6pm and offer half off specialty drinks, $5 PBR Tall Boys, $6 select appetizers, and $5 Jager all day.
Our drink of choice: Peach Better Have My Money
Location: 4190 Mission Blvd San Diego, CA 92109
Firehouse is located off Mission Blvd adjacent to the fire station, clever right? Firehouse is a sit-down restaurant mixed with the bar environment and is perfect for those who want a more mellow bar experience, but are still looking to have a good time. They offer weekly specials 5 pm to close Monday through Thursday, 5-10pm Friday, and Sunday until 3 pm. Our favorite specialty days are Monday and Friday. Monday offers half off specialty drinks and $1 Mary’s Wings from 5 pm to close. Friday includes $5 Montejo and Frosé and $5 appetizers from 4-7pm as well as $5 Jack, Jamo, and Fireball from 5-10pm.
Our drink of choice: Agua Fresca
Location: 722 Grand Avenue San Diego, CA 92109