Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > San Diego >
Jan 8, 2011 02:52 PM

21st birthday; I need ideas.

My 21st is in 2 weeks. It's also my "golden birthday." I'm pretty stoked and excited. However, I'm having a hard time finding a place that I can drink and have fun at, and still be able to invite my friends who are not 21 yet. Any ideas?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Do you like margaritas? Tony's Jacal in Solana Beach has some pretty stellar cadillac margaritas and a large tequila selection. The food is pretty good too, for a Mexican sit-down restaurant. I've celebrated a couple of birthdays there. If you call ahead, they can sit up a big table up for you on the patio. They also have a mariachi's very festive!

    1. Blind Lady
      Craft & Commerce (I'm not positive this is all ages)
      Neighborhood/Noble Experiment (ditto on the ages. definitely not Noble)
      Quality Social

      1. This is the one time to leave those under 21 behind, try small bar in University Heights.

        If you must have your younger friends, get a large table on the patio at Alphonsos. They are able to keep it warm outside and their margaritas are great, and they have fun dishes liek nacho's that are good for the table.

        Have a happy birthday, you share the same day as my wife.