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San Diego's Best Cheap Happy Hours

Eat, drink and be merry on the cheap at these San Diego spots with super-affordable happy hour deals.

Barrio Star

MexicanBankers Hill
4.3
Food
4.2
Decor
4.2
Service

Cervezas, nachos, queso fundido and more are marked down during this Bankers Hill Mexican’s “Happy Hora,” held daily from 5 to 7 PM. Get there early for “Taco Hour,” from 5 to 6 PM, when a variety of namesake cantina favorites are priced below $4.

Casa De Pico

MexicanLa Mesa
4.3
Food
4.3
Decor
4.1
Service

Stop into this Grossmont Center Mexican during its weekday happy hour and dig into a host of South of the Border snacks. Nachos, taquitos, chips and guac and more come free as a buffet with drink purchases between 3 and 7 PM. Watch out for liquid discounts, too.

The Tipsy Crow

Gaslamp Quarter

This Gaslamp watering hole’s one-of-a-kind happy hour makes drinking a truly communal experience. Through its stock market-like Drink Exchange, the price of cocktails fluctuates, and at times crashes, based on how much they’re ordered on a given night. The promotion runs until 8 PM Monday through Saturday, and Sundays after 5 PM. Appetizers come complimentary on Fridays, and on Tuesdays mixed drinks are swapped for craft beer.

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