Labor Day Food, Fun, and Shenanigans

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From celebrating the last of the summer with a Labor Day Brunch at The Patio to a yacht-themed party at FIREHOUSE in Pacific Beach, see below for where to celebrate a very labor FREE day.   FIREHOUSE American Eatery + LoungeWhile Labor Day typically marks the unofficial end of summer, in San Diego, it is a chance to dress in an all-white and toast to the many sunny days 2016 still has in store. This year, FIREHOUSE American Eatery + Lounge will be holding a yacht-themed party for those who want to skip the sea sickness but still wear a captain’s hat. The open-air rooftop hot spot will be featuring an oyster bar with $1 oysters, a “Bags of Bubbles” champagne special (aka: Champagne in a paper bag….just for classy kicks), $5 white wine spritzers and $10 shrimp cocktails. Ahoy matey!  Manchester Grand HyattSoak up the last official days of summer this Labor Day sippin’ on speciality cocktails and craft brews at Manchester Grand Hyatt, the tallest waterfront hotel on the West Coast. Celebrate your day poolside with a $20 Don Julio margarita for two, served in an acrylic Don Julio bottle, or enjoy $10 local beer flights at Redfield’s Sports Bar while you cheer on your favorite team. Searsucker San DiegoEnjoy the three-day holiday weekend at Searsucker San Diego with a delicious brunch on Saturday, Sunday or Monday and celebrate with “Mimosas Your Way!” The possibilities are endless when it comes to personalizing these breakfast cocktails, as guests receive one bottle of Totts sparkling, seasonal berries and choice of orange juice, grapefruit, peach, strawberry, st. germain, cranberry, sugar+bitters or pear, all for $22. Indulge in these creations along with signature breakfast items directly in the heart of downtown San Diego. Don ChidoCelebrate a labor-less day at Don Chido in the heart of the Gaslamp District and enjoy half-off entradas and half-off all drinks from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. during happy hour on Monday. Sip on an ice cold margarita in the sunshine on the patio, or raise a glass (or shot glass!) filled with a specially selected tequila recommended from Gabe Garza, the restaurant’s resident “Tequila Enthusiast.”  Fireside by The PatioCelebrate Labor Day and enjoy the last long weekend of the summer with Fireside by The Patio’s special Labor Day brunch on Sunday, September 4 at 10 a.m. Featuring unique fire-inspired creations, guests will have a variety of choices from a delicious selection of salad, meat, and frittata stations and Labor Day-only cocktails. Don’t miss out on being the first to experience Fireside’s sweet and savory morning menu! Located in San Diego’s historic Liberty Station, Fireside by The Patio is an outdoor dining experience featuring modern cuisine inspired by generations of wood and charcoal cooking and outdoor fireside seating. Labor Day Brunch at Fireside by The Patio costs $25.  Paradise Point Resort & SpaThis Labor Day weekend, enjoy a coastal staycation to round out the summer at Paradise Point. Located on the sparkling waters of Mission Bay, Paradise Point Resort & Spa offers guests the ultimate San Diego beach getaway. Kick back and relax with a refreshing cocktail and live music at Barefoot Bar & Grill on Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm! Combine the privacy and intimacy of island life with the adventure that comes with staying on one mile of a white sandy beach. The 44-acre island resort features bungalow-style guest rooms where guests can embrace enjoy beach bonfires complete with s’mores, sailing lessons, mini-golf, beach cruiser bike rentals, Paradise Surf Academy, dive-in movies and more.  Herringbone La JollaHerringbone La Jolla will be celebrating Labor Day weekend with three mornings of brunch offerings and endless rosé! For $25, sip the morning away with rosé wine, perfect for pairing with any brunch dish! Crowd favorites include soft shell crab Benedict, ricotta-stuffed French toast and the Maine lobster roll. This coastal concept invites families and friends to kick back, share bites, and enjoy the one-of-a-kind atmosphere.  Searsucker Del MarSearsucker Del Mar will be celebrating Labor Day with an extra day of brunch happiness, where guests can spend the morning sipping on bottomless mimosas for $15. Pair these cool, breakfast cocktails with signature brunch items, including short rib hash, Neapolitan buttermilk pancakes and croque madame. Perfect for a holiday brunch with friends or family, Searsucker Del Mar and it’s unique environment make a case to plan the whole day around brunch! The San Diego Museum of ArtOn Sunday September 4th at 1 p.m. the museum will have a Family Drop-In Day surrounding exploring color. Visitors take part in art projects inspired by the Museum’s collection, go on family friendly docent-led tours of the galleries, and play Museum-generated gallery games. Family drop-in day is free after museum admission. Dallmann’s Fine Chocolates at The Headquarters at Seaport VillageSunday September 4th, Dallmann’s Fine Chocolates at The Headquarters at Seaport Village will host a Chocolates101 Tasting class at 4:00 p.m. This popular class will teach you about the different types of cacao and how Dallmann’s makes their fine chocolate. $25.00 per person Seaport VillageOn Monday September 5th from 1-4 p.m. Indian Joe and The Chiefs will dazzle Seaport Village with a free Labor Day performance! For over 35 years Joe and The Chiefs have been playing a total mix of Classic Rock and more – they know thousands of songs! The concert will take place at the East Plaza Gazebo at Seaport Village.  Little ItalyA cool event going on in Little Italy San Diego during Labor Day is the annual Labor Day Stick Ball Tournament that will take over the street of Little Italy on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This east coast sporting past time is proudly celebrated in San Diego’s Little Italy and brings players from all over to honor traditions and to play for “King of the Block” bragging rights. India Street from W. Ash to W. A Streets and Columbia Street from W. Beach and W. Cedar Streets will be where the games are held. Royal Stone BistroRoyal Stone Bistro in Bankers Hill will extend its Saturday/Sunday brunch menu to Monday, Sept. 5 to offer three days of brunch dishes including Ricotta French Toast and Pancakes, both accompanied by summer fruits and berries. Labor Day Weekend guests can also opt for limited-time nectarine and summer berry flavored mimosas in celebration of the end of the season.   Red Card CaféRed Card Cafe (recently opened – August 17) in Bay Park will extend its Saturday/Sunday brunch menu to Monday, Sept. 5 as well as offer a season-inspired “Build Your Own Mimosa Station” at which guests who have ordered a glass or bottle of bubbly can create custom mimosas with fresh, summery flavors like strawberry, mango, peach and blackberry. SEA180 Coastal TavernBreak out your Hawaiian grass skirts this Labor Day Weekend for a Sunset Luau on SEA180’s beachfront terrace! On Sunday, September 4th, enjoy delicious Island-inspired hors d’oeuvres such as Teriyaki Beef Skewers and Tuna Poke and partake in our Seaside Buffet, offering a variety of Hawaiian dishes including Mahi Mahi, Huli Huli Chicken and Kalua Pua’a (a roasted pig!). Leave room for a sweet ending with the island classic, Caramelized Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and enjoy some tropical entertainment of fire dancers and live music. $59.95 per person BO-beauBO-beau brings an East Coast tradition to Southern California this Labor Day Weekend! Both San Diego BO-beau locations, Ocean Beach and La Mesa, hosts an Endless Summer Clambake. On Sunday, September 4th, get transported to New England with a feast of lobster, mussels, shrimp, bratwurst and more. $49.95 per couple Bottega Americano Italian eatery Bottega Americano in San Diego’s East Village will celebrate its two year anniversary over Labor Day weekend. On Friday/Saturday/Sunday the restaurant will offer: Happy Hour all day (open to close) in the bar, 50% off Bottega Americano signature cocktails, Culinary surprises from co-owner/chef Giuseppe Ciuffa and co-owner/executive chef Dave Warner      

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