Bundle up this winter with the best happy hour spots in Little Italy!

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Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year this winter at the best happy hour hotspots in our festive Little Italy! Explore an endless array of hidden gems, providing a variety of food, drinks and ambiance to enjoy with great friends. Check out the list of local eateries to fit every occasion or seasonal gathering.

Located in the heart of Little Italy in the Piazza della Famiglia, the Little Italy Food Hall elevates social dining. The diverse dining options will satisfy everyone! The venue holds six locally-driven food stations with an outdoor seating area, hosting regular live entertainment and pop-up food demonstrations. The urban happy hour runs Monday-Friday 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. with specials including draft beers from $5-$6, well spirits at $5 and glasses of wine from $5-$7, which you can enjoy outside on the Piazza while enjoying the holiday lights and community Christmas tree

Shake up a traditional happy hour with Latin flavor at King and Queen Cantina. Featured in San Diego Magazine’s “Best of San Diego,” this unique insta-worthy atmosphere has an extensive menu and happy hour prices to match. Catch up with friends and family over $4 bottled beers, $7 well drinks and up to 23 happy hour food items. After happy hour ends, continue the Spanish fun at El Camino for tasty margaritas and fine Mexican cuisines.

Wind down and cozy-up at Enoteca Style Wine Bar, where they take pride in upholding the local spirit of Little Italy tradition. Wine-lovers can rejoice with daily happy hour running from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., including $4 half paninis, $10 off any bottle of wine and much more.

Gather around Isola Pizza Bar for fresh and authentic local flavors within each of the restaurant’s popular Italian dishes. The taste of Italy is found in the delicious happy hour menu with a selection of $3 Foccacina Calda (fresh baked flatbread), Barbabietole (wood-fired beets with cheese and basil) and over seven additional options all $6 and under. Don’t forget $5 vino which includes a combination of whites, sparkling and reds!

Some other unique happy hour spots include the hip and trendy tiki bar, False Idol, located within Craft and Commerce, serving up a taste of Hawaii in specially crafted tropical drinks and Little Italy’s Loading Dock for San Diego’s finest craft beers and a varied list of wines.

This hip and historical neighborhood also offers a long list of must-visit breweries and bars to celebrate happy hour. Visit the cult-following brewery Ballast Point for a tasting of uniquely crafted brews made local in San Diego or delight in an evening of live music, food trucks and fun trivia nights at Bolt Brewery. Bottlecraft is another favorite community spot for cold, local brews from San Diego Breweries.

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