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pantani Mar 30, 2012 08:35 AM

Looking for happy hour Del Mar to Oceanside.
Good food, wine and not too noisy.
Thinking about Relm in Carlsbad.

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    sdpanda80 Apr 1, 2012 06:06 PM

    Paon in Carlsbad is great as well.

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      ChrisAI Mar 30, 2012 04:28 PM

      West Steakhouse and Seafood in Carlsbad.

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        gator28 Mar 30, 2012 03:56 PM

        The 3rd Corner in Encinitas is a good spot for some wine and relaxation. Not sure how their happy hour is (I assume they have one).

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          wanker Mar 30, 2012 10:38 AM

          You have to be a bit more specific. One's expectations for Happy Hours can vary greatly. Are you looking for the young and hip crowd; classy and reserved; drunks and cougars?

          However, in no particular order: the Del Mar Brig, Union Tap & Kitchen in Encinitas, Red Tracton's in Solana Beach and Flavor in Del Mar all have active happy hours scenes. L'Augerbe in Del Mar also has an active happy hour but only in the summer. Last but not least, the outdoor Lounge at Arterra (in the Carmel Valley Marriott) used to have a great happy hour, but it's been a few years since I've been there.

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            pantani Mar 30, 2012 12:19 PM

            I have heard Brig has decent food but never been there.
            Union from just walking by seems loud with drunks and seems more like a beer place.
            Was thinking more of a quiet wine bar type of place so that is why I was thinking Relm.
            Would go to Third Corner but have been there a lot lately.

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              wanker Mar 30, 2012 12:58 PM

              The Brig in Del Mar is definitley worth a visit, however, the bar and happy hour can get quite busy and loud. If you go, try a week day and get a seat outside to enjoy the view. I always get the fish tacos and the Brig's day-glo margaritas, they pair beautifully.

              Another suggestion is the Moonlight Lounge at Solace in Encinitas. It's a cool room and they have great designer cocktails. BTW, Relm looks great.

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                pantani Mar 30, 2012 01:11 PM

                Been to Relm a few times but it has been awhile.
                Relm and Third Corner are my favorite wine bars in N county.

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