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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."

COCKTAILS

  • VODKA - Bottoms Up
    Tito’s, Cucumber, Celery, Jalapeno, Apple Parsley
    12
  • VODKA - Cardomony
    Tito's, Black Cardamom, Lime
    12
  • RUM - Cucu Cooler
    Leblon Cachaça, Cucumber, Lime
    12
  • RUM - Silk Road
    CUROSE Spiced Rum, Chai, Cointreau, Orange, Egg White, Lemon
    12
  • BOURBON - Date Me
    Buffalo Trace, Date Extract, Egg White, Lemon
    12
  • BOURBON - Say My Name, Peach!
    Old Forester, Honey Peach Papaya Shrub, Lemon
    12
  • GIN - Beetle Juice
    CITY Bright Gin, FRUITLAB Giner Liqueur, Blueberry Beet Shrub, Lemon
    12
  • GIN - Spring Thyme
    City Bright Gin, FRUITLAB Ginger Liqueur, Thyme, Turmeric, Lemon
    12
  • AGAVE - Eve's Apple
    Dulce Vida, Apple, Cinnamon, Lime
    12
  • AGAVE - Cupid's Thorn
    El Silencio Mezcal, Ginja Cherry 9, Lemon
    12

CRAFT ON DRAFT

Selections are Seasonal & Subject to Change
  • 32 North PILSNER THE CONQUEROR 5.5%
    7.5
  • Harland BLONDE 4.7%
    8
  • Abnormal ABNORMALWEISS HEFE 5.3%
    7.75
  • 32 North PENNANT PALE ALE 5.5%
    7.50
  • Harland IPA 7.0%
    8.50
  • Abnormal MOCHA STOUT 5.1%
    8.25
  • JuneShine SEASONAL KOMBUCHA 6.0%
    9
  • Bivouac SD JAM BLACKBERRY CIDER 6.0%
    11

BLOODY MARY BAR

  • PRAWN STAR
    House Red Mix, Pickled Veggies, Jumbo Peel-and-Eat Prawn
    15
  • OL' YELLO' MARY
    Fresh Yellow Heirloom Tomato, Horseradish Pickled Veggies, Grilled Cheese
    15
  • CALIFORNIA GREENIN'
    House Tomatillo Mix, Vegetable Overload, Grilled Cheese
    15
  • CLASSIC MARY
    House Red Mix, Grilled Prosciutto, Pickled Veggies
    10

SHAREABLE SIGNATURE COCKTAIL

  • SPIRIT OF THE PARTY
    Unique BOTTLE SERVICE Experience for Groups of 2 or More. Ask your server about our Botanically Infused Spirit Offerings.
    50

MOCKTAILS

  • QUINCE TOWN
    Quince Shrub, Caramel, Soda
    8
  • WISDOM IN A ROOT
    Ginger, Pineapple, Strawberry, Basil
    8
  • NOPALOMA
    Grapefruit, Lime, Orange, Soda
    8
  • NOMEZCAL
    Black Cardamom, Lemon
    8

ESPRESSO

  • ESPRESSO
    Italian Style Espresso Shot
    4
  • ALEXPRESSO
    Espresso, Cardamon, Raw Sugar
    4
  • CAFE CUBANO
    Espresso, Raw Sugar
    4
  • AMERICANO
    Espresso, Hot Water
    4
  • LATTE
    Espresso, Steamed Milk
    5.25
  • VANILLA LATTE
    Espresso, Steamed Milk, Homemade Vanilla Syrup
    6.25

COFFEE

  • HOUSE COFFEE
    Organic Peruvian Blend
    3.5
  • HAMMER HEAD
    Coffee, Espresso Shot
    5
  • COFFTEA
    Breakfast Tea, Cardamon, Coffee
    7
  • DIRTY CHAI
    Bengal Chai Tea, Coffee
    7

ORGANIC TEA

16 Oz. Specialty Teapot Brewed Fresh to Order.
Served Hot or Cold!
  • BLACK | CAFFEINATED
    Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Bengal Chai, Peach Essence
    5
  • GREEN | CAFFEINATED
    Mango Tango, Strawberry Raspberry
    5
  • HERBAL | CAFFEINE FREE
    Hawaiian Berries, Rose Parade
    5

CRAFT SODA AND H20

  • CALEB'S KOLA
    4
  • CALEB'S DIET KOLA
    4
  • STUBBORN LEMON BERRY ACAI
    4
  • STUBBORN CLASSIC ROOT BEER
    4
  • FEVER TREE GINGER BEER
    4
  • PELLEGRINO SPARKLING WATER 16.9 OZ
    6
  • SUVIDA SPRING WATER
    3

JUICE

Fresh Squeezed
  • Orange Juice
    6
  • Lemonade
    5
  • Raspberry Lemonade
    5
  • Grapefruit Juice
    5

Freshly Squeezed

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 Mary Bar

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!

**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.