3 day trip for cool cocktails, great food and other tips -30yr old newlyweds
- Racheleats Jul 17, 2012 05:07 AM
Husband and I arrive Friday morning from Virginia and staying at the W. Currently have reservations Friday night at Trulucks, Saturday at Seersucker, and Sunday at Cowboy star. Thoughts? Nervous about seersucker...
We don't mind walking quite a bit from place to place. Also want to hit linkery, georges, Eddie v's, top of the market, j six?
For drinks, lions share, alchemy, vagabond?
Appreciate any insight in advance!
We are looking for hip/fun atmosphere where we can sit at the bar, barhop, maybe hear some good music...thanks all!
Congrat's to you!
Grant Grill at the US Grant Hotel
Top of the Hyatt
Fish Market Downtown back patio bayfront
Island Prime happy hour
Bali Hai for the best mai tai
Marine Room in LJ for drinks and apps in the bar with the waves hitting the glass
Alfonso's in LJ for margs and nachos
JRDN at Tower 23 in PB
Green Flash or World Famous on the boardwalk after riding bikes from Hamels
Brigantine Shelter Island
Candelas in Coronado..take the water taxi over from the Gaslamp
Marriott Gaslamp roof top bar overlooking Petco
You'll like Linkery, excellent links, good beer selection and usually a cask selection as well.
Not sure what kind of restaurants you are looking for but why choosing a overpriced and mediocre Truluck which is just a chain restaurant. Pick something which is unique for San Diego, e.g. Georges, Wine Vault, Kitchen 1540, Cafe Chloe, Delicias
I would go to Cafe Chloe on Friday for dinner (don't take reservations but wait isn't long) and you can sit and eat at the wine bar. Walk over for a dessert to Chocolat and either move to Grant Lounge (laid back) or Searsucker/JSix Lounge (hip) for some cocktails. Saturday have great dinner at Georges and finish your night at Starlite with a late night snack and cocktails.
agree with all comments above. sound advice. for cocktails, we like Craft & Commerce in Little Italy. Entire bar opens to pleasant, tree-lined street. It's kind of Brooklyn-y with a SD spin, but I've enjoyed mightily my cocktails (and artisan corndogs) there. Malarkey's places (Seersucker) are known for noise, cruising, and club-scene atmosphere. I believe they contract out their mixology.
Agree with Honkman. Hit Georges for your La Jolla spot. Drinks at downtown as per recommended, and could also try for reservations at Noble Experiment.
Trulucks is a chain, Malarkey is a nice building with mediocre food and hit or miss service.
It would be worth taking a drive up the 101 to see the sights, have dinner at Flavor Del Mar (another great view and fantastic food), Delicias, or Kitchen 1540..if you go to 1540 DO NOT SKIP DESSERT.
Heads up on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack..traffic is nuts and so are getting into great resto's in the area.
I would put it on your list of good times...Del Mar Margs are pretty good too.