The San Francisco Oyster Happy Hours Guide You Desperately Need. By Grant Marek and Molly Sanchez Published On 06/09/2015. @grant_marek The Definitive Guide to Eating and Drinking in The Mission. Share on Facebook. Pin it Hello, 8 best cocktail bars in San Francisco. related. Tasty ocean delights in Dogpatch Grant Marek is Thrillist's Senior Cities Director and he wishes all happy hours were oyster happy hours. Let him know if they missed any @grant_marek.
No matter the season, consistently cool beach-going vibes and casual laid-back attitude always make it a great city to visit. With so much to choose from, from a hike along the beautiful beachfront trails in Torrey Pines or a bike ride around to chowing down on some of the best California burritos in town, here’s a look at the 12 best things to do in San Diego. 1. Get some culture. Home to 17 museums including the San Diego Natural History Museum and Reuben H.
Fleet Center, as well as the world famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, is a 2,000-acre urban cultural park in the heart of that’s not to be missed. Del Mar Equestrian Center. 2. Play the ponies. If you’re lucky enough to be in San Diego between July 19 and September 4, is a great way to spend a sunny summer afternoon. Every Friday following the last race, a concert series commences on the fairgrounds and is free of charge for racegoers. 3. Eat breakfast burritos at Pipes Café.
A San Diego institution, in Cardiff-by-the-Sea has been serving up some of the best breakfast burritos in town since 1995. Order at the counter and post up on the outside patio.
Pipes is across the street from San Elijo State Beach which is a great place to walk off a burrito food baby once you’re done. La Jolla. 4. Swim with seals. La Jolla Cove is home to a population of wild seals and sea lions, and there’s no better way to see them up close and personal than renting a kayak or paddleboard from one of the nearby shops. and Everyday California have you covered, and both offer professionally led tours around La Jolla’s coastal cliffs and sea caves.
5. Get your Mexican food fix. Eating good Mexican food is a moral imperative on any visit to San Diego, and there are hundreds of options to choose from. For some of the best carnitas, carne asada, and California burritos in town, head over to in Encinitas. Downtown near the airport, has been in service since 1940 and bills itself as the birthplace of the taquito.
Everything here is delicious, and if you can, snag a spot outside at one of the nearby tables. 6. Get high up. For an experience you’ll never forget, head over to the where you can sail into the sunset (literally). The Gliderport -- a world class flying site located on the bluffs of Torrey Pines overlooking La Jolla -- offers flight lessons, certifications, and tandem flight paragliding.
There is also a cafe on site, which is a great place to post up, grab a snack, and look out over one of the most beautiful views in town. Torrey Pines. 7. Take a hike. Torrey Pines State Reserve is a 1,700-acre oceanfront reserve featuring eight miles of trails to choose from. The Beach Trail, which is a nearly three-mile loop with ocean views along the way, is by far the most popular, so be prepared for lots of foot traffic, especially on weekends. 8. Go bottoms up.
San Diego’s beer and spirits scene has really taken off over the last few years. For some seriously delicious cocktails and amazing scenery to boot, Level2 in La Jolla offers uninterrupted views over la Jolla Shores. If you’re looking for some serious bar hopping it doesn’t get much better than San Diego’s There are dozens of bars, restaurants and clubs to choose from, but we recommend Noble Experiment, a sexy speakeasy excellent craft cocktails and an always fashionable crowd.
9. Vintage shop in Pacific Beach. Pacific Beach, or P.B., as it’s known by locals, may be home to some of San Diego’s best bars, bonfires, and an ever-eclectic boardwalk scene. However, it’s also one of the trendiest areas in town for vintage lovers. Head down Garnett Avenue, the bloodline of P.B., and you’ll find a variety of thrift and vintage shops including Frock You Vintage Clothing and Garnet Vintage Home Collection.
Coronado Island. 10. Bike around Coronado Island. Located across the San Diego Bay and connected by a bridge, is home to a variety of beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants, quaint ice cream shops, and hip boutiques along Main Street -- not to mention the famous .
While there are a number of ways to see Coronado, renting a bike is perhaps one of the best options and bike rentals are available around the island.
11. Visit Liberty Public Market. Set within a historic building in Point Loma, the 25,000-square-foot Liberty Public Market is an indoor-outdoor venue that was transformed from a 1920s-era naval base commissary into a massive 21st-century market.
Featuring some of San Diego's best culinary offerings, this spot is now home to more than 30 local artisans' shops, restaurants and bars, as well as one of San Diego’s most beloved breweries, Stone Brewing Company. 12. Take a San Diego Beer Trolley tour. San Diego is dubbed the craft beer capital of the world, and for good reason.
With more than 200 breweries, microbreweries, tasting rooms, and brewpubs around the city, there’s no better way to see and experience it all than the Beer Train Trolley Tour. The five-and-a-half-hour tour includes a flight of beer at each of four breweries, and guests are educated in the history of San Diego’s beer scene. Need a hotel recommendation?
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The seafood in San Diego never disappoints and with so many great spots, it can be hard to decide what to have. We have been on a bit of an oyster kick lately and have been ordering them just about anywhere that serves them. However, oysters are not meant to be eaten in ones and twos, they’re meant to be consumed liberally by the half dozens and dozens. When the price of each oyster starts pushing past $1.50, it can become a pretty expensive appetizer (or even full meal if that’s the way you roll).
Luckily, we’ve founds some great deals around town and if you hit up the right places at the right time, a dozen delicious oysters wont set you back too much. Here’s our pick for the top oyster deals in San Diego. Gang Kitchen Gang Kitchen is located on 6th Avenue right on the edge of Gaslamp and East Village and just around the corner from Petco Park. Brought to you by the same owners as Basic Pizza, the space is similar to Basic with industrial accents and large open air rooms.
The Asian Fusion food is delicious and not too far out there like some others. If you are interested in more than just oysters, then definitely try their bacon fried rice! • The Deal: $1 Oysters during happy hour (4-7pm) on Fridays • Types of Oysters: Fanny Bay • Why We Like It: Their oysters are big and juicy and 1 dozen usually does the trick. • Location: 345 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 • Contact Them: 619.550.1600 Ironside Fish and Oyster Ironside is one of the latest restaurants by Consortium Holdings (They are pumping them out so fast that it’s hard to keep up now) right in the middle of Little Italy and features fresh fish and seafood plates.
Decorated in a Roaring 20’s seaside travel theme, and with a wall full of pirhana skulls the space is pretty cool and one of their larger restaurants. Beyond the oysters, their fish plates are pretty delicious, although a little on the pricey side.
• The Deal: $1 Oysters during happy hour (3-6pm) every weekday. • Types of Oysters: Changes Daily • Why We Like It: Their oysters are big and juicy and 1 dozen usually does the trick. • Location: 1654 India St. San Diego, CA 92101 • Contact Them: 619.269.3033 Spike Africas Named for the 20th century Californian sailor, Phillip “Spike” Africa, Spike Africas is an American Seafood restaurant on the edge of the Gaslamp in Downtown San Diego.
If you’re looking for more than just oysters, we recommend their beer battered fish and chips, or the ceviche. Their happy hour menu is full of gems so feel free to try them all. • The Deal: $1 Oysters during happy hour (3:30-6:30pm) every weekday and Open-6:30 Saturday • Types of Oysters: Kumiai Oysters fro Baja California • Why We Like It: With a pretty large happy hour menu, there is plenty to choose from.
• Location: 411 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 • Contact Them: 619.795.3800 Pacific Beach Fish Shop Doubling as a restaurant and fish market, the PB Fish Shop is a fun place to stop for fish tacos or to grab some fresh fish to bring home to grill yourself. They have a nice outdoor patio and a nice BYOB rule for beer and wine. They do also serve beer on tap so if you don’t have your own then you can get some there. It gets busy on Thursday nights and the line can be an hour long at times.
But if you plan it out, you shouldn’t have to wait long. • The Deal: $1 Oysters Thursday from 4pm till they run out. • Types of Oysters: Changes Daily • Why We Like It: Fun atmosphere and BYOB is always great.
• Location: 1775 Garnett Ave. Pacific Beach, CA 92109 • Contact Them: 858.483.4746 Catamaran Sunday Brunch Technically located in the Atoll Restaurant, the Catamaran Sunday Brunch is an all-you-can-eat (and drink) buffet style brunch with tons of fresh seafood, fruits, and other typical brunch items.
Guests can sit inside or out on the lawn that looks out over Sail Bay. Although the price is more than you’d typically spend on oysters alone, the meal is well worth it.
• The Deal: Unlimited Oysters with Sunday Brunch Buffet ($40) • Types of Oysters: Changes Weekly • Why We Like It: Great seating on the lawn next to the bay and the entire rest of the buffet • Location: 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109 • Contact Them: 858.488.1081
While anytime is a good time to eat oysters, the BEST time happens to be fall, when they’re in peak season and places all over the DMV are deep with fresh, briny bivalves. Here’s your guide to getting your oyster on this season (not to be confused with a guide to getting it on, which oysters may or may not help with, depending on who you choose to believe). Shaw Eat the Rich’s Derek Brown and Travis Croxton feature Rappahannock oysters alongside pitcher cocktails and oyster shooters.
The “Locals Only!” happy hour is every Tuesday to Friday from 5-7pm with $1 oysters. And for October, the restaurant is serving broiled oysters with knockwurst, tarragon, and pickled cabbage. Downtown Slurp down oysters from Sewansecott Clams & Oysters in Hog Island Bay, Virginia, at Joe’s Seafood.
The price per half-dozen is $16.50, but during happy hour (2:30-6:30pm daily) oysters are half off, perfect for those Sundays when your football team is being blown out and you need to drown your sorrows in shellfish. Dupont Circle The late-night menu (after 10pm) is a prime opportunity to try local oysters at Hank’s. The bar serves up fried oyster po-boys, half-off oysters on the half shell, and sake oyster shooters. And, during happy hour, (Monday to Friday, 3-7pm) oysters are half off. Basically, if you’re here, there is a good chance you’re getting a deal on some oysters.
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