Thirsty Thursday is a great day on San Diego’s North County Coast. Our top recommendations for weekday imbibing and happy hours are below. This list is in geographical order from south, Del Mar, to north, Leucadia. Enjoy each of our region’s beach towns unique styles at one of these noteworthy establishments.
El Agave Del Mar
1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA
This Restaurant and Tequileria is located within a Tequila Museum, where you can try over 2000 different tequilas. You probably shouldn’t try all 2000 at once though. It is the perfect setting to experience the true flavor of Mexico. Visit El Agave if you’re looking for a unique experience.
Tidewater Tavern Solana Beach
221 N Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA
Tidewater hosts Thirsty Thursday Trivia, starting at 8:30pm. It’s five rounds of trivia across a wide variety of categories , where the winner gets a $25 gift certificate (and bragging rights, we assume). Their specials include $5.50 cosmos and $3.50 select drafts all night long.
Wine Steals Cardiff-by-the-Sea
1953 San Elijo Ave Cardiff By The Sea, CA
If you’re still feeling Wine Wednesday vibes, even though it’s Thirsty Thursday, Wine Steals will not disappoint. Happy hour specials include $5 wine pours and $2 pizza slices. The Cardiff location also has live music on Thursdays from 7-9pm.
190 N Coast Highway, 101 Encinitas, CA
Specializing in sushi and happy hour, this is a quintessentially California eatery. Their “hapi” hour is fromn 3-7pm every day. Who can say no to $1 sake and $5 Cali Rolls?
Le Papagayo Leucadia
1002 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA
This cozy upscale restaurant in Leucadia serves Mediterranean and Latin fusion cusine. With live music nightly, it’s always a fun experience. Locals recommend getting here by 5:30pm for happy hour, as it can get busy quickly.