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If you’re looking for good drinks and a great deal, there are some standout Happy Hour specials around the greater San Diego area. In fact, most neighborhoods and communities have enough options to keep local residents busy trying them all.

Mira Mesa is no exception. Located in the northern sprawl of the city, this neighborhood has plenty of local watering holes, eateries and establishments for those seeking somewhere to unwind. We’ve tracked down a full week’s worth of Happy Hour specials in Mira Mesa, making it even easier for you to enjoy the best the area has to offer.

Monday: Crab Hut

Location: 8280 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite E (map)
Hours: Seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: $$



Crab Hut is family owned and has spread out to three locations in the last decade. In addition to this location in Mira Mesa, they have restaurants downtown and in Kearny Mesa.

This place sells seafood by the weight and boils it in specialty seasonings. They serve crawfish, shrimp, whole lobster, whole Dungeness crab, clusters of snow crab, King crab legs, clams and mussels. Side dishes include potatoes, corn, corn bread and steamed rice.

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Happy Hour specials at the Crab Hut include $4 draft beers, discounted fresh oysters for just $1.50 each, with a minimum of five and several other discounted food specials, such as low priced chicken wings.

Tuesday: The Casual Side Bar

Location: 9550 Waples Street, Suite 115 (map)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Closed Saturday Through Monday
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $$

On Tuesdays, you’re probably looking for a couple of good drinks and some tacos. The Casual Side Bar is inside the lower level of The WineSellar & Brasserie. This little restaurant has a full bar with at least 25 wines available by the glass and more than 20 bottled beers.

During Happy Hour at The Casual Side Bar, you can enjoy $1 off any cocktail, draft beer or glass of wine. You can also take $2 off the standard price for certain items on their tapas menu. On Tuesdays, however, those specials are even better. You can enjoy a pair of the weekly specialty tacos for just $7.

Wednesday: Quality Taste Hot Pot

Location: 9225 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite 110 (map)
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Happy Hour: Seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Price: $$

Hot pot dishes are certainly on trend these days, and Quality Taste Hot Pot makes it easy for you and your friends to see what it’s all about. The menu is diverse, with options including sausage, beef ball, curry fish ball and corn skewers, as well as bacon wrapped shrimp and scallion pancakes. You’ll find certain specialty Chinese dishes on the menu as well, such as kung pao chicken and shredded pork bamboo.

The Happy Hour specials here are pretty straightforward. You can take $1 off of any beer you order. They also discount their appetizers by 10 percent, with their salt and pepper chicken wings undoubtedly being the most popular option.

Thursday: Happy Sushi

Location: 8973 Mira Mesa Blvd. (map)
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $$

What better way to power through your last day of the workweek than by enjoying a dinner of fresh sushi the night before? Happy Sushi is the go-to sushi place in Mira Mesa, with great prices and award-winning sushi offerings. The menu includes ramen, house noodles, tempura noodles, fresh sashimi salad and even dishes made with teriyaki and curry.

The Happy Hour specials at Happy Sushi will have any fan of fish smiling. Drink specials include discounted hot sake, starting as low as $1.50 for a small, as well as discounts on Japanese beers like Sapporo, Sapporo drafts and Asahi.

Friday: Tom Cat Bar & Grill

Location: 9388 Mira Mesa Blvd. (map)
Hours: Seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: $

If you want a dive bar for a fun and affordable start to your weekend in Mira Mesa, Tom Cat Bar & Grill is the perfect place to start the fun! The menu here offers American staples, like hot and cold sandwiches, burgers and fried fish. There are also plenty of fried appetizers, from onion rings to clams.

Happy Hour specials vary, although they often offer discounts on their already low prices for well drinks and draft beers. The biggest Happy Hour appeal is that sometimes Tom Cat Bar & Grill serves up free food, including their locally famous chicken wings, during Happy Hour.

Saturday: Pernicano’s Ristorante

Location: 9932 Mercy Road (map)
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Closed Sunday
Happy Hour: Monday-Saturday: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Price: $$

Whether you need a carb binge to help you recover from a Friday night out or to fuel up for Saturday shenanigans, Pernicano’s Ristorante has what you need. This place is an offshoot of a popular Hillcrest restaurant that was actually the first pizza place in San Diego 70 years ago. The menu includes plenty of pizza options, as well as pastas and sandwiches.

The Happy Hour specials at Pernicano’s Ristorante will certainly leave you smiling. You can enjoy bottles of beer for $4, draft beers for $5 and house wines by the glass for $6.50. They also discount certain appetizers by $2.

Sunday: Rockin’ Baja Lobster Coastal Cantina

Location: 8223 Mira Mesa Blvd. (map)
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., 9 p.m. to close, Saturday: 9 p.m. to close, Sunday: All day
Price: $$

If you’re looking for great specials on a Sunday, Rockin’ Baja Lobster Coastal Cantina has you covered. With a full bar, plenty of specialty margaritas and a Tex Mex menu, they have everything you could want on the last day of your weekend.

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Happy Hour specials include well drinks, 14-ounce draft beers or shots of Fireball for just $4.50, while margaritas are $5.50 and 25-ounce draft beers are just $6.50. You can also enjoy a variety of discounted snacks, like Mexican street corn, blackened fish tacos or garlic fries for $4.50, three oysters on the half shell for $5.50, or carne asada fries for $8.50.