Best Cocktails in San Diego
Not to toot our own horn, but we have an endless amount of superb recipes under our apron, and with the earth as our inspiration, we can't help but guarantee that the next batch of cocktails will be just as fun and inventive as the last.
So please don't JUST think of Cafe 21 as a restaurant with great cocktails or the nearest cocktail bar in your neighborhood. We are hoping to earn your kudos and praise, finding Cafe 21 synonymous with "best cocktails in San Diego."
SEPTEMBER DRINK OF THE MONTH - SACRO IMPERIO Mezcal Artesanal | Leblon Cachaça | Pineapple Jalapeño Puree | Lime Juice | Chipotle Syrup
In celebration of Labor Day our Cafe 21 mixologists have concocted a tasty drink to honor one of our amazing staff members. The Pablito will be available August 28th thru September 30th. Named after our forever smiling and very dedicated team member Pablo! We toast to his hard work and dedication to the Cafe 21 family and hope that you come in and try out this limited time cocktail at our Gaslamp location.
If you ever stop by our bar, you will see our bartenders working hard to get freshly squeezed juice ready every day. Squeezing fruits is just one of their many talents. We like to think of our bartenders as masters of the Cafe 21 drink universe, where craft anything applies: craft cocktail making, craft beer pouring, and well, craft soda pouring too!
World Famous Bloody Marys
Our bartenders are the rulers of our world famous Bloody Mary bar and if you haven't seen our Bloody Marys yet, be ready to be impressed. It is ok to wonder how they make grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh veggies, and bacon perch up on the Bloody Mary glass; it's one of the many unanswered mysteries yet to be answered by our bartenders.
Our Coffee Service
As for our name, we know we can't call ourselves Cafe 21 with at least having café to enjoy too right? Don't worry we love coffee just as much as refreshing cold drinks. So if you are hoping for a mug of straight black organic Peruvian coffee or maybe some espresso with flair, then our coffee service station will whip up what you need.
Unique drinks, hot or cold, are waiting for your order at Cafe 21! If you happen to be in the Gaslamp in downtown San Diego in search of great drinks or maybe some live music in the evening, then Cafe 21 Gaslamp is ready for your visit. If instead, you find yourself cruising around Adams Avenue, then Cafe 21 University Heights is waiting for your visit!
Daily Happy Hour!
Don't forget at both locations; Happy Hour runs daily from 3 PM to 6 PM. Cafe 21 knows drinks, and we know drink deals even better. We are talking about ½ of our signature sangrias, mimosas, and craft beers as well as 21% off wine and cocktails. It's ok if just yelled 'yay' out loud! We love you for it!
Cafe 21 is committed to sustainability and a true farm-to-table experience. We work with the best ingredients from locally grown produce, hormone-free grass fed meat, wild seafood, and antibiotic-free Mary's Free Range Chickens. We partner with local organic Tom King Farm, to bring you the freshest, local, seasonal, and organic produce. We love hand making our own sourdough bread, using organic flour and a very special starter named Lola. We make all our food from scratch, with love. *Please inform us of any allergies you may have. As delicious as it may be, consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.*
Please note that our menu is seasonal and prices as well as menu items are subject to change. We do our best to keep the most current menu updated and the most correct version of our menu is directly on our site.