Whether you work or live in the eastern part of San Diego, there’s plenty of great entertainment and food options nearby. There’s no need to head into North Park or downtown when you’re craving dinner and a drink. There are a host of great places where you can find excellent food, creative cocktails and great Happy Hour pricing.
Asian Fusion at Khan’s on Monday
Khan’s Cave Asian Tavern & Grill
Location: 9350 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite F
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday: 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Closed Sunday
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
If you’re craving Asian fusion dishes and Happy Hour pricing on drinks after a long Monday, your destination should be Khan’s Cave Asian Tavern & Grill.
The Happy Hour specials at Khan’s will definitely have you coming back! You can enjoy domestic and Mexican import bottled beers for $3.75, while Japanese and European imports are $4.50. They also offer more than 20 beers on tap, discounted to $6.25 for regular drafts or $7.50 for a large, while the beer of the day is $4.50. You can enjoy discounted cocktails, sake, and house wines as well. There’s a range of discounted foods, including beef curry dumplings, steamed wontons, truffle fries, and fish and chips, starting at just $5.
Empanadas and Sangria at Pampas Grill on Tuesday
Pampas Argentine Grill
Location: 8690 Aero Drive, Suite 105
Hours: Monday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Want to try something new and fun after a long Tuesday at work? Stop into Pampas Argentine Grill. This place has been serving up authentic Argentine flavors since 2000, including steaks, chicken and a range of both sweet and meaty empanadas, which are one of their chief attractions.
The Happy Hour specials at Pampas Argentine Grill include $5 glasses of sangria or margaritas or $15 pitchers, $6 Clericot or a $17 pitcher, $6.50 mojitos or a $17 pitcher, as well as $5 wine by the glass. All beers are $1 off. There are discounts on food dishes as well, including their fried calamari, Pampas sliders, Argentine fries, sausage sandwiches and empanadas, which are only $3 each during Happy Hour. These prices are only available in the bar and lounge areas.
Free Quesadillas During Happy Hour at Casa Machado on Wednesday
Location: 3750 John J Montgomery Drive
Hours: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 pm., Sunday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Located inside the Montgomery Airport, Casa Machado is a destination unto itself! You can enjoy a range of incredible Mexican dishes in a well-decorated and comfortable atmosphere, all while watching the planes. They offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and even brunch on Sundays. Dishes include all kinds of tacos, fresh fish ceviche, and specialty dinners and plates.
Happy Hour specials at Casa Machado include $4.50 drafts of XX, Bud Light drafts for $3.95, well drinks for $4.95 and regular margaritas for $4.95. There are also daily food specials. On Mondays, for example, quesadillas are on the house. On Wednesday, however, you can have your pick of appetizers for $2 off.
Common Theory Public House
Location: 4805 Convoy Street
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Common Theory Public House is a gastropub with great drinks and an expansive, modern menu. Their menu changes seasonally, but they offer dishes such as duck fat fries, salads, burgers, sandwiches, steak frites, fish & chips and even brioche fried ice cream for dessert.
There are plenty of great Happy Hour deals at Common Theory Public House. They offer progressive draft beer discounts. From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., you get $3 off, which drops to $2 off from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., with $1 off from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., while house red and white wines are $5 a glass for the full three hours. Food discounts include $8 for crab pretzels, Brussels sprouts and buffalo cauliflower, $9 for any of their wings, and $12 for the classic or Eastern Shore flatbreads.
House Wine at $3.50 a Glass at The Butcher Shop on Friday
The Butcher Shop Steakhouse
Location: 5255 Kearny Villa Road
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday: 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday: 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
As the name implies, The Butcher Shop Steakhouse offers premium steaks and side dishes, in addition to prime rib, porterhouse, sirloin, New York steak and braised beef short ribs. They also offer rack of lamb, pork chops, veal Oscar and seafood dishes.
The Happy Hour specials at The Butcher Shop Steakhouse include house wine for $3.50 a glass or well drinks for $4.25. Domestic bottle beers, like Coors Light and Bud Light, are just $3.75, while imported and premium beers run $4.50. They offer half off a number of their most popular appetizers, including the jumbo shrimp cocktail, the New Orleans BBQ shrimp, crab cakes, sweet potato fries and short rib sliders.
Location: 5550 Kearny Mesa Road
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Proud Mary’s Southern Bar and Grille serves up flavorful Cajun and creole foods with incredible blues and jazz live music. They serve breakfast as well as dinner with all your favorite Southern flavors on the menu.
The Happy Hour specials here include discounted cocktails and foods. For only $8, you can enjoy a Bourbon Street Slushy, New Orleans Fizz, Jeremy’s Vacation or Apple Pie Sweet Tea, all made with a premium well. There’s also a Hurricane for $9. Food specials include $6 dishes, such as the pork belly & grits, “Buffalo” fried pickles, Southern Cassoulet, a sampler plate with onion rings, French fries and tater tots, or even shrimp and crab bon-bons.
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Sunday: Trade Winds Tavern
Location: 7767 Balboa Avenue
Hours: Monday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to midnight, Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Happy Hour: Seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., late Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight
If you come in for a late brunch on Sunday at Trade Winds Tavern, you can stay and enjoy discounted drinks as part of Happy Hour! Their weekend brunch menu is available from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., which is exactly when Happy Hour starts. You can even get a jump on the drinks by ordering bottomless mimosas with your meal for only $12.
The Happy Hour specials at Trade Winds Tavern are pretty straightforward. You can enjoy $5 craft beers and $3 domestics, while you can also expect a $2 discount on all small plates except the Spam Musubi.
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Stay Hungry, San Diego!