Looking for an excuse to party? The full moon makes us all feel a little wild sometimes. May 10th marks the next full moon, and we’re ready to celebrate! Grab your crew and check out these San Diego bars for cocktails that are seriously out of this world.
Searching for a cocktail that will make you see stars? Look no further than True North Tavern, found just off of bustling University Avenue in North Park. This treasured neighborhood favorite offers a laid-back atmosphere complete with two full-service bars, outdoor patios, pool tables, and over 30 taps of rotating craft brews. To top it all off, True North’s wide selection of signature cocktails can’t be beat for a night on the town! Indulge in A Touch of Evil, made with Bacardi rum, Chambord, Coco Lopez, and a mixture of pineapple, mango, orange, lime, mint, and nutmeg for a fruity finish.
Nestled along Adams Avenue in the vibrant University Heights area, Et Voilà French Bistro promises a uniquely chic experience for a night out. Boasting a cozy interior reminiscent of a traditional French bistro, this eatery offers a stylish twist on the authentically French dining experience. Master bartender Sami Saltagi elevates his craft cocktail masterpieces to a new level with creative twists and ethnic spices for a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience. We recommend the Ronberry, made with Don Q Dark Rum, agave, Giffard Mûre, and fresh lemon juice for a drink that will leave you dreaming of more!
Located in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp district, barleymash is the ideal downtown restaurant and bar to dine and drink. This lively and high-energy spot celebrates the richness of American bar fare, with an extensive menu and a lineup of killer cocktails, along with a name that draws from the mixture of two barroom staples: beer and bourbon. Take in the warm and welcoming wood atmosphere while enjoying the Gold Rush, made with Old Forester Bourbon, honey, a squeeze of lemon, and peach bitters for a classic drink to remind you that life is meant to be sipped and savored.
For a bar to celebrate the changing tides of the full moon, head over to Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill. Located in the heart of Mission Beach, this hip and laid-back sports bar is the perfect after-the-beach stop, just seconds from the sand. Enjoy a famous San Diego sunset before the full moon rises at their exclusive Sky Bar, featuring ocean views, tantalizing appetizers, and fantastic chilled cocktails to compliment the San Diego spirit. Try the Wahine-Tini, made with vodka, St. Germain, canton ginger liqueur, fresh pineapple juice, a dash of lemon juice, and peach bitters for a refreshing drink that’s good to the last drop.
Toast the full moon at Tavern, located in the center of Pacific Beach’s highly-acclaimed bar scene. Just a few short blocks from the beach, Tavern is the ideal spot for lively and casual fun. With your choice of sipping hand-crafted cocktails at the massive central bar or outside on the open street-side patio, it’s easy to see why Tavern is the can’t-miss destination for a good time! Try the Coconut Mojito, made with rum, fresh lime, simple syrup, mint leaves, and coco real, for a tropical twist on the drink that takes this mojito from ordinary to extraordinary.
Raise a glass to the full moon in style at these trendy San Diego bars! Kick off this lunar cycle the best way with some hand-crafted cocktails that will keep the party going all night long.