Instagram pages are bombarded with amazing San Diego sunset photos. We can’t think of a better way than sipping on a refreshing drink and toasting to another fabulous day in San Diego.
Try sipping your sunset toasts at these five favorite hotspots:
OB Surf Lodge
Overlooking the Ocean Beach Pier, try The Volcán, a Blood Orange and Cucumber beauty, created by mixologist Sean Ward, which will be competing in the annual Pacific Margarita Competition. Ward’s Charcoal Margarita took home top honors in last year’s competition so you won’t want to miss out on catching his latest attempt at gold.
5083 Santa Monica Ave., Suite 1F, 619.955.5475, obsurflodge.com.
Located above OB Surf Lodge, you get the same great views. Try a couple of their favorites like The Wet Whistle made with Blueberry Vodka, Fresh Lemon Juice, Agave Nectar, Basil Leaves, Blueberries, and a Splash of Sprite. And the Fresh Pressed Greyhound using Vodka, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, and Agave Nectar. You can’t go wrong with one of Wonderland’s refreshing Summer cocktails taken in over a sunset.
5083 Santa Monica Ave., Suite 2C, 619.255.3358, wonderlandob.com.
The Local Pacific Beach
The laid-back watering hole makes a nice casual place to hang out with friends. Refresh yourself with the Pina Colada with Strawberry Margarita Swirl which might have you ready for a photo with Pete the Party’s Pineapple! The lighthearted mascot makes appearances throughout the summer to spread smiles and bring the party to the beach!
809 Thomas Ave., 858.263.7475, thelocalpb.com.
If unparalleled ocean views paired with exquisite coastal cuisine is up your alley, Waterbar in Pacific Beach is the place to dine. Patrons can indulge in the eatery’s chef-inspired “social seafood” menu as they bask in sensational views of the scintillating Pacific through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows at this ocean-front hotspot. Grab a seat by one of the restaurant’s open windows and enjoy a picturesque coastal sunset paired with their Queen Anne’s Revenge cocktail, concocted from mezcal, lemon, grapefruit, IPA, agave, Peychaud’s bitters and Cherry Heering float.
4325 Ocean Blvd., 858.888.4343, waterbarsd.com.
Georges Level 2
Georges at the Cove offers three levels of contemporary dining, but Level 2 focuses on crafted cocktails, including a selection of drinks that play homage to all the neighborhoods of San Diego. We like the Mes de Verde made with Milagro Silver Tequila, El Silencio Espadin Mezcal, tomatillo, sea salt, lime, agave, house cilantro bitters, and serrano spice.
1250 Prospect Street, 858.454.4244, georgesatthecove.com.
Cheers to San Diego’s sunsets!