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32 Reasons to Visit The Lion’s Share

Bar manager Jason O’Bryan’s new menu is full of great cocktails
May 17, 2017

The ABCs of Sycamore Den’s New Cocktail Menu

Aloe, banana, and celery are just three of the flavors you’ll find among these tasty new beverages
May 11, 2017

Kearny Mesa's Hive Serves up an Impressive Drink Menu

Ram Udwin’s tiki drinks help make the mega-restaurant a surprising cocktail destination
May 4, 2017

It’s Springtime for San Diego Cocktails

New offerings from Polite Provisions, Coin-Op, and Grass Skirt—plus a cocktail soirée
April 26, 2017

Meet the Bartender: Jade Boyd

Curadero’s lead bartender talks mezcal and her inspiration for the new Mexican restaurant’s cocktails
April 12, 2017

Nortico is Helping Shape Tijuana’s Craft Cocktail Scene

Open a year, the speakeasy-style bar has gained a cult following
March 29, 2017

You & Yours Distilling Co. Brings San Diego Spirits to the Next Level

An auspicious beginning for the new East Village distillery
March 22, 2017

5 Things to Love About URBN’s New Cocktail Menu

From coconut liqueurs to shark mugs, Michele Willard’s cocktails show creativity and class
March 15, 2017

Try This Spirit: Chareau Aloe

The small-batch California-made liqueur is making its way onto local menus
March 8, 2017

Ask a Bartender: 2 Questions for Anthony Schmidt

Consortium Holdings’ beverage director talks ice, eau de vie, and the magic of rhum agricole
March 2, 2017

6 Cocktails That Are Perfect for a Rainy Day

Warm up with drinks that are strong, spicy, or both
February 23, 2017

8 Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Fall in Love With

Skip the Champagne and go with one of these instead
February 8, 2017

Where to Get a Braulio Cocktail in San Diego

The Alps-inspired Italian amaro is hard to come by, but worth the effort
February 1, 2017

Meet the Bartender: Michele Willard

Urbn Restaurant Group’s beverage director made the jump from finance to craft cocktails and never looked back
January 25, 2017

5 Cocktails That Will Make You Love Cynar

The bitter liqueur goes great with something sweet
January 19, 2017

4 Cocktails That Bring the Holiday Spirit

A little spice makes things nice in these seasonal offerings
December 21, 2016

Cocktail Holiday Gift Guide: Home Bartending Edition

Bitters, spoons, mixing glasses, and more for cocktail aficionados
December 14, 2016

What to Get at Liberty Public Market's New Booze Boutique

Grape Smuggler focuses on small-batch and craft distilleries
December 7, 2016

Cocktail Holiday Gift Guide: The Booze Edition

Five spirited options for spreading a little extra holiday cheer
November 30, 2016

7 Cocktails to Try This Thanksgiving

Libations to get you in (or out of) the holiday spirit
November 23, 2016

Meet the Bartender: Irving Gonzalez

He’s the winner of the first bi-national cocktail competition and part of a growing, cross-border bartender collaboration
November 16, 2016

Oceanside's 101 Proof Is Re-Defining the Speakeasy

The new spot inside Urge Gastropub has the vibe of a modern classic
November 10, 2016

6 Highlights from The Hake’s New Cocktail Menu

The La Jolla restaurant’s got a stunning new view with cocktails to match
November 3, 2016

9 San Diego Bars Serving Halloween-Themed Cocktails

Start the night with Bourbon & Apples and end with a Corpse Reviver
October 26, 2016

Bar by Red Door Highlights the Craft of Cocktail-Making

The new Mission Hills spot is Red Door restaurant’s ideal companion
October 20, 2016

5 Fall Cocktails to Try

New seasonal drinks from Campfire, Grant Grill, Trust and more
October 12, 2016

6 Things You Didn't Know about Absinthe

Confused about the mysterious green spirit? We’ve got you covered.
October 5, 2016

6 Highlights from Craft & Commerce's Updated Cocktail Menu

The recently reopened Little Italy restaurant has something for everyone
September 28, 2016

False Idol Is a Study in How to Do Tiki Right

The new Little Italy bar captures the best of tiki culture
September 21, 2016

A San Diegan's Guide to Louisville's Cocktail Scene

Our favorite spots for drinking, tasting, and buying bourbon in Louisville
September 14, 2016

Pacific Standard Brings Thoughtful Cocktails to Little Italy

Dino Balocchi’s menu has something for everyone, including some unexpected twists
September 7, 2016

4 Tips for Using Fresh Ingredients in Cocktails

Chatting with Herb & Wood’s Will Van Leuven about seasonal drinks
August 31, 2016

Pop’s Liquor Cabinet Finds a Downtown Niche

The tiny cocktail bar is big on charm and good drinks
August 24, 2016

David Tye Brings Craft Cocktails to the Crab Hut

And, if you’re lucky, you’ll find him behind the bar at Sycamore Den
August 19, 2016

Meet the Bartender: Zack Gray

Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant’s new bar manager guarantees you’ll love his cocktails
August 10, 2016

5 Ways to Do Good with Black Magic

The spiced rum teams up with local bars to benefit Surfrider Foundation
August 3, 2016

The Insiders' Guide to Tales of the Cocktail

San Diego bartenders share their experiences at the iconic annual event
July 27, 2016

Meet the Bartender: Meghan Balser

You can find her at Seven Grand, Trust, and the upcoming Craft at the Cove. Just don’t order a Long Island Iced Tea
July 20, 2016

Crowning San Diego’s Best Tiki Cocktails

The Tiki Oasis cocktail challenge asks bartenders to honor the genre, but also get creative
July 14, 2016

Three Cocktails to Try This Summer

New drinks from Carnitas' Snack Shack and Cucina Enoteca, plus a true classic at Pardon My French
July 6, 2016

The Simple Joy of an Aperol Spritz

How to DIY Italy’s favorite cocktail and where to find it in San Diego
June 29, 2016

Is Absolut Elyx Leading a Vodka Renaissance?

Level2’s Craft at the Cove brings in Lindsay Nader to show what the spirit can do
June 22, 2016

Meet the Bartender: Andrew Larson

The recent San Diego transplant’s cocktails are making waves at The Nolen
June 15, 2016

18 Places to Drink During Negroni Week

Celebrate the cocktail and do good while you drink
June 8, 2016

Three New Cocktails to Try

A trio of tasty libations from Herb & Wood, Trust, and Coin-Op
June 1, 2016

DIY: Make Your Own Simple Syrup

An easy way to (sweeten) up your home cocktail making
May 25, 2016

Craft Cocktails in a Box

A local company delivers everything you need to make tasty drinks to your doorstep
May 18, 2016

Meet the Bartender: Adele Stratton

Noble Experiment’s general manager talks about bringing vodka back and why there’s no such thing as a ‘girly’ cocktail
May 11, 2016

The Coachella of Cocktail-Making

Maya Kroth checks out Tales of the Cocktail in Mexico City
May 10, 2016

Three Cocktails to Try

New cocktails from Starlite, Sycamore Den, and Panama 66
May 4, 2016

'The New Cocktail Hour' is More Than a Recipe Book

Plus, 6 local bartenders recommend their favorite cocktail books
April 27, 2016

Easy Drinking at Herb & Wood

New Little Italy spot aims for simple, sophisticated cocktails
April 20, 2016

Cocktails in the Convoy District, Part I

Tajima’s Mercury Street location has the perfect ramen pairings
April 13, 2016

Meet the Bartenders: Andy Luymes and Chris Burkett

The guys from JSix just want you to give gin a chance
April 6, 2016

Try This: Steigl Radler Cocktails

The grapefruit-based beer makes its way into mixed drinks
March 30, 2016

Welcome Back, Prohibition

The downtown speakeasy re-opens with a new menu and new talent
March 23, 2016

Tijuana Gets a 21st-Century Speakeasy

Nortico hopes to transform the city’s craft cocktail scene
March 16, 2016

Highlights from Last Week's Coffee Cocktail Challenge

Having some fun with Old Harbor’s Ampersand liqueur
March 9, 2016

Meet the Bartender: Christian Siglin

Bracero’s bar director wants to broaden your understanding of Baja-inspired cocktails
March 2, 2016

Three to Try

A trio of new cocktail menus from Grant Grill, Quad Alehouse, and Trust
February 24, 2016

Make it a Margarita

Where to celebrate the classic cocktail on February 22
February 17, 2016

That’s Amari

Celebrate love by embracing the bitter liqueurs
February 10, 2016

Meet the Bartender: Jesse Ross

Whatever you do, don’t ask Sycamore Den's lead bartender for a crushed-ice Old Fashioned
February 3, 2016

Create Your Own Home Bar 2.0

Suggestions for taking your cocktail-making to the next level
January 27, 2016

Warm Winter Cocktails

Six drinks to combat the cold
January 20, 2016

Handsome Drink

Form meets function in Crucial Detail’s Porthole Infuser
January 13, 2016

The Wonders of Wondermint

Use the elevated schnapps for a perfect winter cocktail
January 6, 2016

The Year in Cocktails

A look back at top-notch booze, bartenders and bars of 2015
December 30, 2015

Cocktails with the Kids

Four spots where adults can enjoy a well-made drink and kids will be entertained
December 23, 2015

Cocktail Gift Guide

Six suggestions for spirited giving
December 16, 2015

The Magic of Mulled Brandy

Get in the holiday spirit with this Spiced Cranberry Sidecar recipe
December 11, 2015
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