Going Up, On a Tuesday: 4 Bars to Turn Up in San Diego

Comes to These Hot Spots for the Happiest Hour of the Day

Written By: Jessica Young Best Happy Hours in San Diego

Tuesday nights don’t have to be all about tacos or TV reruns. No matter where you are in San Diego, there’s a bar nearby just waiting to rock your Tuesday night. From singles nights, to drink specials and dance parties, there is something happening for everyone (even those that just want a dang taco on a Tuesday). No matter where you find yourself on your free Tuesday night, there’s a local restaurant and bar that can meet your needs. No one can deny that San Diego does tacos right, but there’s even more out there for lucky San Diegans to indulge in.


Pillbox Tavern

Even for those who crave the crunch or spice of a perfect taco, options are abound. Pillbox Tavern in Solana Beach serves up a variety of tasty choices, alongside their famous wings and sauces. Starting at just $3, diners can gorge themselves on steak, chicken or carnitas tacos. Fried cod ($4) and mahi ($5) tacos are also available. All of that can be washed down with XX Lagers or House Margaritas, which are also on special for $4 and $6, respectively. For happy hour, clink your fave drafts, wines and speciality drinks for $1 off; but, grab a can of Tecate Light for $3.50 ball day, every day. Pillbox’s specials last all day, but are for dine-in guests only.

117 W Plaza St
Solana Beach, CA 92075



Make your way south to WESTROOT Tavern, which is located in Pacific Highlands Ranch. Having been open just over a year, the interior is modern and fresh, boasting a plethora of TVs and ample seating. Diners looking to capture their cravings can rejoice here for happy hour each weekday 3-5 p.m. Come party on a Tuesday with half off all drinks. Yes, you read that right! You can totally have a Manhattan in one hand and a WESTROOT Sour in the other; no judgement here.

6025 Village Way
San Diego, CA 92130

Tavern at the Beach

Pacific Beach knows how to party! Happy hour is Monday to Friday, but everyone knows Tuesdays is the most poppin’ day of the week. The Tavern also spices things up by branding their Tuesday nights as #swiperightnight, focusing on the beach area singles and having a DJ and dancing from 8 p.m. until close. Toast to half off all drinks and half off tequila shots, $4 Mexican beers, $5 house margaritas and $7 Cadillac margaritas. Of course tacos are still topping menus for Tuesday night specials. Tavern at the Beach offers Carne and pollo asada tacos at just $2, while carnitas, lamb and drunken fish tacos are $4.

1200 Garnet Ave
Pacific Beach, CA 92109


True North Tavern

If you’re looking for a little more meaning in your Tuesday night endeavors, make your way to North Park for True North Tavern’s Soul Jam. It’s a true shakedown, with soul, funk, Motown, stax, northern soul, afrobeat, nu jazz and classics playing from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. Don’t forget about the turn up—drink specials include $4 Sailor Jerry shots and $3-$5 drafts, starting at 7 p.m. Plus, see live art from local artists is also on display.

3815 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
No Time to Party on the Weekend? One Night off and That’s It? Make Sure it’s a Tuesday and Turn Up at one of These San Diego Taverns

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Jessica Young has lived in San Diego since 2003. She is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Anthropology from San Diego State University. She also holds Master's Degree in Education from University of California, San Diego. Young works as a journalism teacher at Orange Glen High School in Escondido, Calif.

Young is the President of the San Diego Journalism Education Association and serves on the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees for the Quill and Scroll International Journalism Honor Society. She is an active member of the scholastic journalism community and teaches at workshops and conventions around the country. She was recognized as a "Rising Star" by the Journalism Education Association.

In addition to teaching, Young enjoys running with her adopted golden retriever, Maxwell. She has conquered the Original Marathon course in Athens, Greece as well as the Inca Trail in Peru. Young also dabbles in baking and photography. You can follow her adventures on instragram at: @racingcupakes.


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