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Oct 10, 2008 09:30 PM

Favorite Happy Hour in San Diego?

Love a great happy hour with good, cheap drinks and half off app's..I always end up at the Brig with a fish taco and some oyster shooters..which I love but I need to branch out.
I hate when they take a $1 off drinks and food and call that a happy hour.
whats your fav's?

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  1. Clays at the top of the hotel in La Jolla.. just off La Jolla dr.. and Torrey pines.. Hands down.. the menu is great.. all half off. drinks great.. the view the best..and theres music.. service can be iffy when they get busy.. and it ends at 7pm..

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      1. re: butterbutt

        i second clay's - for all the reasons bb mentioned above!

      2. Better Half has a new happy hour style menu called "stressed economy". It is a three course for $15 menue from 5-7pm.

        1. For fish tacos, I like South Beach Bar & Grill, low key and hopping. For some good macadamia crusted baked brie, I like World Famous, for tenderloin sliders, at the bar, I'm all over Donovan's and Clays is just great.

          1. If you're over 35, Bully's East in Mission Valley

            Their bartenders actually know how to pour and mix a good cocktail, if you hit it just right they put chafing dishes of their prime rib tips out for FREE. (The rest of their bar menu is decent and I think they discount some of it during happy hour, or at least they used to) Enough TVs with sports to keep the guys happy and enough guys to keep the girls happy ;-)

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              1. re: Fake Name

                If you like sorta clubby, sorta seedy kind of places. Think of it as the gussied up version of Longhorns ;-D

                1. re: DiningDiva

                  'Enough TVs with sports to keep the guys happy and enough guys to keep the girls happy '
                  'gussied up version of Longhorns'....are you running smack on my beloved dive?
                  Haven't been to Bully's MV since the Playboy Club left the Valley..hee hee
                  Always been a Bully's girl but forget about it tucked away off Texas street..

                  1. re: Beach Chick

                    Dis Bully's? Never. It's one of the best unknown Happy Hours in town ;-). It's where the adults go to party.

                    1. re: DiningDiva

                      I was talking about Longhorn's..the less gussied up of the two..
                      ; )

                  2. re: DiningDiva

                    Oh, I've been there- just not for happy hour and not with 'hounds.

                  3. re: Fake Name

                    Haven't been to Bully's in MV for a while but, those ends were very tasty.

                    1. re: DiningDiva

                      And if you're older than 85, Red Tracton's in Solana Beach does a great happy hour. It starts around noon and goes until closing.

                      Seriously, even if you're not collecting social security checks, the bar scene has some of the best people watching in all of San Diego, especially during track season.

                      1. re: wanker

                        ... and the regulars there are known to hit at least one big Pick Six at Del Mar every summer,so maybe you'll hear something at the bar and make a little cash too. :)

                      2. re: DiningDiva

                        Yes, they have some pretty good discounts on their app's during happy hour. Some up to 50%. And quite an extensive list of choices...Bully's East that is.

                      3. I will take the incomong flak, but I like the HH bar tacos at Fidels and now its now longer sister restaurant Norte. The Carnitas, Carne Asada and Milenesa are very tasty.

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                        1. re: littlestevie

                          Man, Fidel's happy hour was legendary. We'd roll in there, order a bunch of the sampler plates (can't recall the name of it now, but it had little tacos, rolled tacos, nachos, etc.) and have a blast. They do have fantastic carne asada, but after a few pitchers, who knows anymore? :)