This year’s summer solstice is on June 20 and an excuse to clink cheers to the longest day of the year! Enjoy these summer dining options until the sun goes down.
Barefoot Bar & Grill at Paradise Point | Mission Bay, San Diego
Spend the year’s longest day at Barefoot Bar & Grill’s longest happy hour! In light of this year’s summer solstice on June 20, the iconic bayside restaurant will offer extended happy hour specials and live music until sundown, making for a perfect summer experience. Indulge in a selection $5 handcrafted cocktails, local craft beer and wine, as well as $5 farm fresh bites, including calamari frites, pork sliders and pesto flatbread. Enjoy these bites outside right on San Diego’s picturesque Mission Bay.
Rustic Root | Downtown, San Diego
Soak in the Summer Solstice sunshine and enjoy views of San Diego’s historic and lively Gaslamp Quarter from the only dedicated restaurant rooftop downtown San Diego, Rustic Root. Take in the sun rays on the rooftop and then continue into the evening with Rustic Root’s incredible craft cocktail program. Rustic Root’s scenic rooftop coupled with fantastic American / global comfort cuisine makes the restaurant one of San Diego’s best destinations to celebrate the Summer Solstice.
THE LOT La Jolla | La Jolla, San Diego
THE LOT La Jolla boasts an open-air dining area and outdoor patio offering beautiful views of the La Jolla neighborhood. Celebrate the longest day of the year with the El Cantarito, a refreshing blend of tequila reposado, quartered grapefruit and orange and fresh lime, garnished with a Tajin rim; and the slow roasted salmon, served with parsnip, Brussels sprouts, smoked bacon and green apple.
The Commons | Downtown, San Diego
Enjoy the longest day of the year at The Commons, located in downtown San Diego directly across from Horton Plaza Park. The Commons will celebrate with happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., with specials including $2 off draft beers, $5 wines, $4 well cocktails and half-price starters like the pretzel puffs (one of my personal favorites) and the sliders, affectionately referred to as “mini meaty masterpieces.”