East County Happy Hours
8384 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa
The Scene: Cowboy culture meets the diner here; the laid-back indoor-outdoor bar attracts young professionals and a sprinkle of salty older guys from the neighborhood who cuss like sailors. Drink: The happy hour roundup from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily includes $5 house wines and well drinks, $7 sangria, and $7 infusion cocktails. Nibble: The signature BLT fries, topped with ranch dressing, bacon bits, and parsley, come with a side of chunky tomato dipping sauce—all small bites are half off during happy hour.