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East Village Happy Hour Guide


Where to go for San Diego’s best happy hours.

After a long day at work, you deserve a reward. So why not treat yourself to one of East Village San Diego’s hottest happy hour spots? From the best after work eats to downtown’s finest craft beer, The REY offers you a central location to enjoy luxurious libations and San Diego’s tastiest bar food.

East Village’s Best…

After Work Eats | BASIC

Looking for somewhere laid back to unwind after work? With no cover and no dress code, BASIC Bar/Pizza has you covered. Come for the drinks, stay for the pie. Sometimes beings BASIC has its benefits.

Happy Hour: Everyday 4pm-7pm

What to Eat: FREE samples of BASIC Pizza

What to Drink: All draft beers $5; Absolut and Jack Daniels cocktails only $6

Craft Beer | Monkey Paw Brewing Company

Feelin’ hoppy? Head for Monkey Paw Brewing Company and its excellent selection of unique craft beers. Cool off with an award winning IIIPA Muriqui, brewed with nine different hops.  But don’t wait! Tap selections rotate regularly.

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm

What to Eat: Order a plate of Stoner Fries for the table

What to Drink: $1 off draft beer

European Escape | Café Chloe

Rough day at work? Escape to Café Chloe, San Diego’s best French restaurant as voted by Union Tribune readers. Save your seat on the sidewalk patio or come inside to enjoy the candlelit dining room.  S'amuser!

Happy Hour: Everyday 3:30pm-5:30pm

What to Eat: Fromage Plate with honeycomb and house-made compote

What to Drink: Select craft beers $6; select wines by the glass $8

Handcrafted Cocktails | Halcyon Coffee + Bar + Lounge

A coffee house by day and cocktail bar by night, Halcyon Coffee + Bar + Lounge has some of East Village’s tastiest handcrafted cocktails. Do you like a drink with a little kick to it? Try the Mule on Fire with house-infused gin (cilantro, jalapeno), Chareau Aloevera liqueur, lime juice, agave nectar, and ginger beer.

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm

What to Eat: Discounted snacks like Avocado Smooshed Toast and Hummus with Red Bell Pepper

What to Drink: House wine by the glass and well cocktails $5

Taco Tuesday | Bootlegger

Okay, so it’s not exactly tacos, but Bootlegger’s $10 BYON (Build Your Own Nachos) and Dos XX Draft deal is hard to beat. Happy hour specials vary by the day of the week, so be sure to check out their website before heading in to eat.  Happy building!

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3pm-7pm

What to Eat: B.Y.O.N. and $2 tacos (Tuesdays only)

What to Drink: Dox XX Draft $3, margaritas $5, shots of tequila $5 (Tuesdays only)

City Views | The VUE at The REY

Join us at our rooftop lounge, The VUE, for San Diego’s best views of downtown and East Village. Opening in early 2017, this is your home for luxury living. Stop in before heading out for the night or make ours your last stop before returning home.

Happy Hour: Whenever you’re home

What to Eat: BBQ on our rooftop grills

What to Drink: BYOB

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