WINE + COCKTAILS

CARRUTH CELLARS

Locations in Little Italy & Solana Beach. The wine garden in Little Italy is one of my favorite spots in town - wine flights, charcuterie boards, and an amazing outdoor space.

RAISED BY WOLVES

Located at UTC Westfield - the decor and experience are so fun. Several different unique drinks to choose from. The only downside is that they don't serve food.

GOSSIP GRILL

Located in Hillcrest and has the best frosé I've ever tasted. They also have a delicious spinach dip and other amazing happy hour eats. Complete with a neon sign calling you home. 

NEWTOPIA CYDER

Located in Scripps Ranch. They have multiple types of hard cider and cider slushies! New flavors on a regular basis and they have flights.. my favorite!

THE WINE BAR

Located in UTC Westfield and connected with The Winery restaurant next door.You can order food from the restaurant, but it's a more laid-back vibe at the bar, with fire pits and large sofas. They have rosé on tap which is a plus!

PARK & REC

Located in University Heights. A beautifully decorated inside, with a bar, booths, and arcade style games in addition to an outdoor patio. 

THE ROSE

A wine bar and bottle shop in South Park. It has a super cute vibe, with a small bar, tables, shelves of beautiful bottles, and games to play while you sip! 

KINDRED

Located in South Park - conveniently across the street from one of my favorite restaurants, Buona Forchetta. Beautiful decor and a menu full of vegan eats.

WATERING HOLE

Located at the San Diego Safari Park - this is an amazing spot to feel like you are quite literally in the middle of a safari (& an ideal spot to cool off)! 

EL PREZ

Located in Pacific Beach - three levels (basement level for dancing, main level, and rooftop. Amazing decor (tons of neon signs), photo booth, and several bars. Highly recommend for day drinking and fun vibes. 

POLITE PROVISIONS

Located in North Park. Polite Provisions is a beautiful bar. Although they don't serve food - it is connected to Soda & Swine.

GRAZE BY SAM

Located in Little Italy, this spot is great for wine or cocktails and bites. They have options like charcuterie boards and flatbreads. When I went, I had the Aperol Spritz and the butter sautéed glazed donut (A MUST)

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CRAFT & COMMERCE

Located in Little Italy with library decor and hunting trophies scattered about. They do have a full food menu, but I only tried their cocktails.

FRUITCRAFT

Located in Hillcrest with a unique cocktail selection. Offers a variety of craft alcohol in a a bunch of flavors - my favorite was the pineapple margarita. 

THE NOLEN

The Nolen is the best spot for a great drink and an even better view. I absolutely love coming here on a warm day to look out on this beautiful city! 

MESS HALL

Located at Liberty Station inside the Public Market and it's a great place for drinks! It's a casual spot with a wide array of cocktails to choose from! It's also a great place to enjoy food purchased from the vendors in the Public Market!  

EL CHINGON

Located Downtown. I came here specifically for the frosé and it did not disappoint. Scout tip: Order it 'bad ass style' to get the fun sprinkles and posicle on top (as well as a huge glass)

YOU & YOURS

Located Downtown, in East Village and their tasting room is absolutely beautiful. They have a full menu of handcrafted cocktails and they even offer flights as a way to try their unique spirits! You can also purchase canned cocktails to enjoy at home.

THE GRASS SKIRT

Located in Pacific Beach, this is a super fun tiki speakeasy. The decor is amazing and there's fun music and themes when people order specific drinks. One of the coolest parts of my visit was meeting Nick Ivory - he's a magician/mentalist who works at the Grass Skirt on Fridays from 5:30-7:30. His performance was incredible, I was completely stunned at the things he was able to do! He works at other venues in town too, so check out his website here to see where he's at! 

SMALL BAR

Located in University Heights. A simple bar with a variety of drinks and food. The decor is simple but interesting, complete with a funky jukebox.

PB SHORE CLUB

Located in Pacific Beach, right on the beach. A fun outdoor area and best known for their red bull slushies! The perfect spot for day drinking in the Summer.

JUNESHINE

A few locations around San Diego. Juneshine serves several flavors of hard kombucha. They even have flights (my fave!). You can also purchase their kombucha in cans.

VOLCANO RABBIT

Located in Gaslamp. Anyone who follows me knows I love a good neon sign (check) and good drinks (check).

BEACH HOUSE 

Located in Mission Beach at Belmont Park. They serve food here too but I think it's perfect for cocktails on the beach. They also have live music sometimes and it's a perfect sunny day hangout.

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