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14+ Fandom-Worthy Comic-Con Cocktails

Raise a glass to pop culture with these creative drinks
July 19, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Cervantes Magaña

San Diego’s craft cocktail scene mourns the loss of an all-star
June 26, 2018

Checking in with You & Yours Distilling Co.’s Laura Johnson

The San Diego ‘distillerista’ is creating new spirits and making a name for herself
June 13, 2018

Where to Celebrate Negroni Week in San Diego

Our (mostly) comprehensive list of some of the best offerings
June 6, 2018

Bartender Exit Interview: Mark Broadfoot

He’s off to Miami, but leaving behind his Mexican Chocolate Milk Punch
May 25, 2018

Bartender Exit Interview: Michele Willard

Saying goodbye to San Diego's cocktail scene’s den mom
May 16, 2018

TJ Majeske Wants to Make The Pearl a Craft Cocktail Destination

The mid-century modern hotel has new owners, a new chef, and a new focus on cocktails
May 4, 2018

Raised by Wolves Is Your New Favorite Liquor Store

The selection at Consortium Holdings’ new bottle shop is well-curated and surprisingly affordable
April 27, 2018

Juniper & Ivy’s Frank Magnasco Makes Manhattans

The San Diego bartender is one of six competing next week in New York
April 18, 2018

3 Cocktails to Add to Your Must-Drink List This Spring

New menus from Herb & Wood, Juniper & Ivy, and Sycamore Den bring lighter, sweeter flavors
April 4, 2018

Where to Find a Cocktail Made with Butterfly Pea Flowers

A handful of San Diego bars are stepping up their purple cocktail game
March 29, 2018

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Whiskey

Aero Bar’s Sean O’Connell offers his picks, plus our roundup of holiday cocktails
March 14, 2018

Big Things Are Happening at Prohibition

The speakeasy-style bar launches a supper club, new menu, and a March 13 ‘fire sale’
March 9, 2018

Have a Cocktail for a Cause at Sycamore Den This Wednesday

The ‘zero waste’ menu features creative bourbon cocktails and benefits homeless-services nonprofit Think Dignity
February 20, 2018

Punch Bowls, Break-Up Cocktails, and Valentiki Drinks

Five spots to celebrate love or drown your sorrows this Valentine's Day
February 8, 2018

Caché’s Cocktails Showcase French Flavors

The Hillcrest speakeasy debuts five new drinks this week
January 31, 2018

What to Drink at Kindred Right Now

Two years in, bar manager David Kinsey is keeping the cocktail menu ‘classy and thrashy'
January 17, 2018

Plaza Bar’s Cocktails Provide Respite from a Not-So-Cold Winter

Irving Gonzalez taps into the bar’s music scene for inspiration
January 4, 2018

George’s Level2’s New Menu is an Ode to San Diego

23 cocktails highlight the nuances and diversity of the region
December 20, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide for Cocktail Lovers

Recipe books, spirits, and a new one-stop-shop for cocktail provisions
December 13, 2017

Noble Experiment’s Latest Experiment

A new cocktail program introduces three cocktails each week
December 7, 2017

4 New Fall Cocktail Menus to Check Out

Seasonal offerings include exotic spices, local coffee liqueur, house-made cider, and Icelandic gin
December 1, 2017

3 DIY Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Impress your guests with these seasonal drinks
November 15, 2017

Meet the Bartender: Mark Broadfoot

The Tamarindo mixologist talks about his legendary milk punch and what makes a tequila “bat friendly”
November 2, 2017

11 Halloween Cocktails That Are Better Than Candy

Local bartenders are whipping up spooky specials with crickets, chocolate, and cider
October 25, 2017

Adele Stratton Leaves Noble Experiment for Jaynes Gastropub

Her first menu features light, crisp, approachable cocktails
October 11, 2017

All We Need Is Love, Cocktails, and Gravy

A creative bartender brightens the day at The Smoking Gun
October 5, 2017

Grant Grill’s New Cocktail Menu Includes Unexpected Ingredients

Cory Alberto takes a culinary approach to the aviation-themed cocktails
September 13, 2017

What to Drink at Hundred Proof

Trust’s sister restaurant keeps the focus on approachable cocktails
September 6, 2017

Coin-Op Brings Brings Innovative Cocktails and Classic Games to the Gaslamp

Michele Willard’s menu is both fun and sophisticated
August 31, 2017

Got a Great Balsamic? Make a Cocktail!

Vinegars provide a nice kick to boozy drinks
August 23, 2017

4 New Cocktails That Are Perfect for Summer

Cold drinks for hot days from Hundred Proof, Curadero, Panama 66, and Tamarindo
August 9, 2017

Meet the Bartender: Licorería Limantour's Jose Luis León

The Mexico City barman is in town for a couple of mezcal-focused guest gigs
August 4, 2017

San Diego Bartenders Mix Up Intriguing Cocktails for Tiki Oasis

Highlights include strange fruit, prickly pear brandy, and macadamia nut syrup
July 27, 2017

Try These 14+ Cocktails Inspired by Comic-Con

Wonder Woman, Game of Thrones, and Batman lend inspiration to these boozy tributes
July 19, 2017

Meet the Bartender: Et Voila’s Sami Saltagi

How the Syrian-Italian bartender made his way to San Diego
July 13, 2017

Madison’s New Cocktail Makes Good Use of Peaches and Wordplay

Called Impeachmint, it also benefits a good cause
June 28, 2017

San Diego's Best Cocktail-Focused Instagram Feeds

Who to follow for recipes, event info, and stories behind your favorite drinks
June 21, 2017

Prohibition Hosts UK Bartender Craig Robertson

Stop by on June 7 for a special menu focused on the versatility of Jägermeister
June 6, 2017

Where to Celebrate Negroni Week in San Diego

Local bartenders get creative and support charity starting June 5
May 31, 2017

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
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