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Best Happy Hour in San Diego

- Our Food is Designed to Come Out as it is Prepared and Meant to be Shared. Please Enjoy! -

It is not just for us to not share the love and keep a secret. We know that the question has come across your mind more than once: Hmmmmm where is the best happy hour in San Diego? Knowing that the truth really does set you free and the fact that it is in our nature to share the love, we wanted to let you in on our little secret. Cafe 21 is the best happy hour in San Diego! And with two locations in San Diego, it's not really a magic trick that we can make this happen in two places at once!

$6 EACH or 4 FOR $21

HAPPY HOUR

  • HUMMUS
     Sourdough Toast
  • BABA GANOUSH
    Baked Garlic Eggplant Spread, Sourdough Toast
  • PULSE SLAW
    Chickpeas, Lentils, Cabbage, Carrots, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Raisins, Avocado, Zaatar Vinaigrette
  • BRUSSELS SPROUTS
    Pineapple Chili Glaze
  • AVOCADO, EGGPLANT OR PORTOBELLO FRIES
     House Made Aioli
  • AVOCADO TOAST
    Lemon Vinaigrette Dressed Arugula, Pickled Red Onion, Feta Mousse
  • CAFE 21 FONDUE
    Creamy Four-Cheese Blend, Toast Points, Seasonal Vegetables
  • VEGETABLE CABBAGE ROLL
    Vegetables, Herbs, Arborio Rice and Tomato Sauce
  • GRASS-FED BEEF CABBAGE ROLL
    Herbs, Arborio Rice, Tomato Sauce
  • BEET CURED SALMON CEVICHE
    Taro Chips

MORE HAPPY HOUR

  • WILD SHRIMP CEVICHE
     Taro Chips
  • CHICKEN LIVER PATE
    Carrot Butter, Sourdough Toast
  • LAMB DOLMA
    Grape Leaf Wrapped Ground Lamb, Herbs, Citrus Yogurt Sauce
  • SHORT RIB POTATO PANCAKE
    Braised Short Rib, Potato Pancake, Blue Cheese
  • CHICKEN CREPE CAKE
    Chicken, Bourbon Shallot Mushroom Cream Sauce
  • CHICKEN WINGS
    Parmesan Sage Chicharrons, Chipotle Aioli
  • CAST IRON SWEET DUTCH PANCAKE
    Sweet Caramel, Bananas, Powdered Sugar
  • SEASONAL BREAD PUDDING
    Inquire About Our Seasonal Flavor
  • CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CREPE CAKE
    Creamy Chocolate and Chambord Filling, Chocolate Truffles, Coca Powder
  • LEMON MERINGUE CREPE CAKE
    Lemon, Curd, Meringue, Brûléed Grapefruit
  • BEIGNETS
    Candied Cranberry Walnut, Powdered Sugar

HAPPY HOUR DRINK SPECIALS

  • SANGRIA
    50% OFF Goblets, Flights, & Pitchers
  • DRAFT BEERS
    50% OFF Drafts
  • MIMOSAS
    50% OFF Flutes & Flights
  • WINE & CRAFT COCKTAILS
    21% OFF Wine & Craft Cocktails

The Best Happy Hour Specials

With the best daily deals, we got you covered if you happen to be in downtown San Diego's Gaslamp district or on Adams Avenue in University Heights looking for the best happy hour specials.

Of course, you may wonder about the next looming question: What time does this magical happy hour happen at Cafe 21? Just stop in any day, either Cafe 21 Gaslamp or Cafe 21 University Heights, from 3 PM to 6 PM and you will enjoy killer discounts on alcoholic drinks. 1/2 off our draft beers, sangrias, and mimosas as well as 21% off wines and craft cocktails. We also have 4 tapa plates for only $21.

Enjoy Our Beautiful Outdoor Patios

What is even more magical than our great drinks and diverse array of tapas featuring savory and sweet Cafe 21 specialties, it's the fact that 3 PM to 6 PM really is the magical time to enjoy our beautiful outdoor patios! Regardless if you are a local or tourist, we want you to feel the magic of being in such prime locations of San Diego enjoying discounted menu items and outdoor drinking.

Don't worry if you get the feeling like you don't want the night to end. You are in luck, as we are a late night restaurant and stay open till 10 PM. Even better if you are a music enthusiast as you will be happy to know that Cafe 21 Gaslamp offers live music nightly, shows are free and typically start at 7 PM.

So please come join us and be a guest of Nature's Kitchen. Cafe 21 will make sure you walk away raving about the delicious drinks and eats as well as the best ambiance and patio seating, and well, just a minor dent it in your wallet.

VEGETARIAN   VEGAN   GLUTEN FREE

Cafe 21 is committed to serving only all natural, hormone free, free range meat, antibiotic free poultry and wild shellfish. We partner with local organic Tom King Farm, to bring you the freshest, local, seasonal and organic produce. We love hand making our own bread, using organic flour and a commercial yeast-free sourdough starter and allowing it to slowly rise, making it good for the body and soul. We make all of our food from scratch, with love. Enjoy!

*Please Inform us of any allergies you may have. As delicious as it may be, consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne 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.