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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. 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!

TAPAS - $6 EACH or 4 FOR $21

½ OFF SANGRIAS • DRAFTS • MIMOSAS
21% OFF WINES • CRAFT COCKTAILS

HAPPY HOUR

  • HUMMUS | V |
    Fresh Hummus Spread, Sourdough Toast
  • BABA GANOUSH | VEG |
    Baked Garlic Eggplant Spread, Sourdough Toast
  • PULSE SLAW | V | GF |
    Chick Peas, Lentils, Spinach, Carrots, Cabbage, Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado, Raisins, Lemon Zaatar Dressing
  • BRUSSELS SPROUTS | V | GF |
    Pineapple Chili Glaze
  • AVOCADO, EGGPLANT OR PORTOBELLO FRIES | VEG | GF |
    Rice Flour Battered + Fried, Aioli | Choose One >> Avocado • Eggplant • Portobello Mushroom |
  • AVOCADO TOAST | VEG |
    Feta Mousse, Pickled Onion, Arugula, Lemon Vinaigrette, Sourdough
  • CAFE 21 FONDUE | VEG |
    Creamy Four-Cheese Blend, Seasonal Fruits + Vegetables, Sourdough Toast Points
  • VEGETABLE CABBAGE ROLL | V | GF |
    Vegetables, Herbs, Arborio Rice, Tomato Sauce
  • GRASS FED BEEF CABBAGE ROLL | GF |
    Grass Fed Beef, Herbs, Arborio Rice, Tomato Sauce
  • BEET CURED SALMON CEVICHE
    Taro Chips

HAPPY HOUR DRINK SPECIALS

  • SANGRIA
    ½ OFF
  • DRAFT BEERS
    ½ OFF
  • MIMOSAS
    ½ OFF
  • WINES
    21% OFF
  • CRAFT COCKTAILS
    21% OFF

MORE HAPPY HOUR

  • BEET-CURED SALMON CEVICHE* | GF |
    Taro Chips
  • WILD SHRIMP CEVICHE* | GF |
    Taro Chips
  • LAMB DOLMA | GF |
    Grape Leaf, Ground Lamb, Herbs, Citrus Yogurt Sauce
  • SHORT RIB POTATO PANCAKE
    Braised Short Rib, Potato Pancake, Blue Cheese
  • MARY’S FARM CHICKEN CREPE CAKE
    Mushroom Bourbon Sauce
  • CHICKEN WINGS | GF |
    Chicharrones, Parmesan, Sage, Chipotle Aioli
  • BANANAS FOSTER DUTCH PANCAKE | VEG |
    Caramel, Banana, Powdered Sugar
  • SEASONAL BREAD PUDDING | VEG |
    Caramel Sauce
  • CHOCOLATE CREPE CAKE | VEG |
    Cocoa Powder, Chocolate Truffles
  • LEMON MERINGUE CREPE CAKE | VEG |
    Lemon Curd, Meringue, Grapefruit
  • BEIGNETS | VEG |
    Candied Cranberry Walnut, Powdered Sugar

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 | VEG | VEGAN | V | GLUTEN-FREE | GF |

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.