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Jan 16, 2002 07:31 PM

San Diego Happy Hour

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I am looking for the best Happy Hour in San Diego. Some place that is fun, loud and cheap.

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  1. Don't know about cheap, but the lounge on top of the Hyatt at Seaport Village has a great view and seems to have gone loud to cater to the younger crowd.

    1. People from my work go to Moose's downtown for their happy hour. Very cheap drinks, decent cheap fried appetizers, loud and crowded. I like their wings - not very hot, but plentiful. It's tough to get a table, but why sit down when you can take advantage of the fabulous dance floor and crappy 80s music? If you ingratiate yourself to the staff, they might point out a table whose occupants are about to clear out.

      I'm fond of Pacific Beach Bar & Grill, which has a LONG happy hour, cheap food, drink specials, and lots of pretty Californians. Share an order of mud pie, which is three bucks and the size of your head. Their combo platters are also good and HUGE and cheap during happy hour. It's fairly loud. Sometimes there's dancing or comedy or a stupid bar game show. Once "Elimidate" was shooting when I was there. It was the high point of my existence.

      1. There are so many options; what neighborhood do you prefer? In PB, PB Bar and Grill and Moondoggies are probably the best fit. In the Gaslamp, Whiskey Girl is pretty good. I usually go to to find ideas for new places to go.

          1. In downtown, I would head to McCormick & Schmicks, provided the Padres are not in town. They offer an excellent bargain menu (i.e. 1/2 lb charbroiled burger with steak fries for only $ 1.95) Happy hour specials not offered on nights of ball games....Pacific Beach is also excellent, with World Famous offering an ocean view, a wide array of cheap but excellent appetizers, and a casual bar ambience.