La Jolla is not lacking in adult beverage venues. In fact, “let’s meet for a drink” is often followed by a not-short discussion of where-to-go options.
Because of their specialty cocktails, Whisknladle is one of San Diego’s most popular spots. Here, Mixologist Ian Ward infuses drinks with flavors of – among others – lavender, cinnamon, and cilantro.
If a Ginger Margarita served with Herradura Silver tequila, ginger gastrique, and a spiced rim sounds good – then pull up a stool at this Wall Street hangout. The drinks pictured to the right are a lavender cosmopolitan and a hibiscus margarita. Happy hour happens 7 days a week from 5-7 pm, and during this time Mediterranean tapas go for $2 each.
Prospect Bar & Grill is another hot spot. Located at the top of the escalator above Prospect Street, this is the place for live music and dancing. Free salsa lessons are offered on Mondays. Check out the Events Calendar on their website for information on NFL Sundays, open mic nights, and more.
A couple of blocks down the street, Nine-Ten in the Grande Colonial Hotel is a classy place for a quiet-ish drink. Happy hour is Monday to Friday 3:30 – 7pm.
I also really like the happy hour at Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar, where tapas are half price from 3 -6 pm.