Fourth Of July Specials Around San Diego
The long 4th of July weekend is the perfect time to support your local restaurants and bars, who are rolling out 4th of July food and drink specials with a heaping side of patriotism!
From BBQ feasts to seafood delicacies, there’s something for everyone. So, grab your friends and family and head out to your local favorites to savor the flavors of the 4th of July in San Diego!
Celebrate the 4th with tasty specials from the Gaslamp’s barleymash! Chef Rose’s special for the holiday consists of a BBQ Rib Sandwich, on delicious onion roll, served with potato salad and corn.
Pair with any of the beers on tap, or try one of barleymash’s signature cocktails, like The Ron Burgundy made with barleymash Private Barrel Kentucky Spirit, sugar, angostura bitters, and orange bitters.
Lumi by Akira Back
Helmed by world-renowned celebrity chef Akira Back, Lumi’s energetic, upscale rooftop will be the 4th of July hotspot in Gaslamp serving electric vibes, city views and innovative Japanese- and Peruvian-inspired Nikkei cuisine.
Lumi will be serving Fourth of July specials Friday, June 30 -Tuesday, July 4. Specials include Popping Spicy Crab Roll – Limited-time only, sushi roll featuring spicy crab, cucumber, asparagus, and pop rocks.
The Rooftop Bar at Mission Pacific Hotel
Enjoy the sight of vintage Beechcraft T-34s, propeller-driven, single-engine, military trainer aircrafts, soaring over the Oceanside Pier – a heart pumping celebration of freedom, service and independence in SoCal.
The Rooftop Bar will also be hosting a mini-music festival to celebrate the diverse musical tapestry of America. Guests can enjoy a good old-fashioned BBQ and a blend of live performances and DJ sets showcasing a wide range of distinctly American genres, including Jazz, Country, Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul, and more.’ Festivities start at 11AM. Flyover at 3:30PM.
Miss B’s Coconut Club
Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue with Miss B this July 4th! Located in the heart of Mission Beach, Miss B’s Coconut Club is offering guests a weekend packed with plenty of opportunity to celebrate America.
On Friday, June 30th, kick off the weekend with guests Diplomatico Daiquiri Hour; from 3PM-6PM beach-goers are welcomed with live music, swag handouts, tastings, and education on some of the tastiest rum in town!
From June 30th to July 4th, guests can pair any of Miss B’s Caribbean classics with the Red, White, and Blue cocktail! Made with Diplomatico Rum, this festive blend features Lemon Juice, Pomegranate, and Blue Curacao! You won’t want this Independence Day celebration with Miss B!
Mavericks Beach Club
No one in San Diego throws a 4th of July party quite like Mavericks Beach Club, and the beach bar is planning to celebrate from July 1st – July 4th with outdoor games, DJ’s, and dancing!
Those looking to start the party early can enjoy brunch, on Saturday and Sunday, from 11AM-1PM. DJ’s willing be spinning beats from 2PM to close from Saturday through Tuesday. Great food and drinks, lively atmosphere, and fun times will be had by all at Mavericks this 4th of July!
Rustic Root is firing up a lively rooftop summer party with views of Gaslamp Quarter to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.
Rustic Root will be open at 10AM for brunch and regular dinner service on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th.
Specials include: Alongside its locals-favorite brunch menu, Rustic Root will offer an elevated twist on the American BBQ with dish specials including a smoked free range half chicken, full rack St. Louis spare ribs and pork belly burnt ends.
Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern – Point Loma
If there’s a place in San Diego that screams both SoCal and all-American vibes, it’s Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern. The family-owned neighborhood eatery offers consciously-sourced unabashedly American food, classic cocktails, craft beer, and unmatched waterfront views.
Its location at The Promenade along the marina in Point Loma make it the ideal spot to catch a front row view of the Big Bay Boom.
This July 4th, grub on fresh, craveable American classics, like the Jimmy Burger topped with spicy jalapeño jam, bacon, and pimento cheese, Southern Style BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Free-range Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and other favorites inspired by the USA.
And for celebratory libations, sip on their all new selection of handcrafted seasonal cocktails including the Golden Hour, made with Tanqueray gin, passion fruit liqueur, lemon and grapefruit juice, and agave, or a Cold Brew Carajillo made with Tito’s vodka, Licor 43, and Cafe Moto cold brew for a sweet caffeine kick. Whiskey lovers can also enjoy their extensive bourbon-centric whiskey selections.
Just on the Fourth of July, Jimmy’s Famous will have a to-go station set up on the grass area next to the restaurant offering cocktails and food to those enjoying the fireworks. To make a reservation or check out the menu and hours, visit here.
Huntress, the upscale, modern steakhouse located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, boasts entirely new taste combinations, unexpected pairings and theatrical presentations.
4th of July drink specials include the ‘All American Tasting Flight’, where you can taste your way through the history of American Whisky: Sazerac 6 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey, Stagg Jr Bourbon Whiskey, Westward American Single Malt Whiskey, Red, White, & Rose
They also have half-off the following bottles all weekend long: DAOU Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Armida Sauvignon Blanc, Fleurs de Prairie Rose.
Spill the Beans
Spill the Beans will be offering a fun, tasty July Flavor of the Month, perfect for celebrating the red, white, and blue holiday!
Stop in to either their Gaslamp (555 Market Street, 92101) or Seaport Village (813 W Harbor Drive, Unit C, 92101) location to try their take on a summer picnic – the Fried Onion and Gouda Bagel with BBQ Brisket Cream Cheese with pickles. Spill the Beans partnered with sister restaurant, The Smoking Gun, to showcase their delicious house made barbecue sauce and smoked brisket to create this delightful flavor.
The Smoking Gun
Celebrate America with The Smoking Gun‘s Wagyu Chili-Cheese Dog, available Saturday, July 1st through Tuesday, July 4th.
Enjoy a 1/4 pound wagyu hotdog, loaded with wagyu chili, cheddar cheese, green onions, and Fritos, all on a New England-style bun, served with a side of housemade coleslaw.
While you’re there, be sure to scope out the cocktail menu and visit The Smoking Gun’s backroom arcade for fun and entertainment for all ages!
The Shores Restaurant
For beachy, summer Fourth of July vibes with unparalleled views of the Pacific, head to The Shores Restaurant, where you can celebrate the holiday among the waves while enjoying a special Independence Day drone show that will emulate a captivating fireworks display and other patriotic images with minimum impact to the environment.
Located in the heart of La Jolla Shores, steps from the sand, this oceanfront restaurant offers fresh seafood and sustainable California coastal cuisine with a Baja influence.
While you’re there, don’t miss the fresh, locally-sourced menu. Start the meal off with a refreshing appetizer like the Ceviche Mixto Tostada and Ahi Tuna Tiradito, or a heartier pick with the Loaded Asada Fries. Signature dishes include the Beer Battered Shrimp Tacos, Puerto Nuevo Lobster, Tequila Citrus Chicken, and Baja Style Cioppino. Guests can toast to the sunset and drone show with the selection of craft cocktails such as the Sunset Sparkler made with prickly pear, mint and prosecco, and the Cucumber Martini crafted with Titos, st. germain, muddled cucumber, and lemonade, or a twist on a classic like the Mezcal Old Fashioned.
The Fourth of July drone show starts at 8:45PM, but guests can come earlier to savor the golden hours. For reservations, hours, and menu, visit here. More information about the drone show can be found here.
Pacific Beach Fish Shop
Pacific Beach Fish Shop will be hosting their first ever Shrimp Boil, on Tuesday, July 4th – enjoy shrimp, seasoned and cooked to perfection, and served with corn on the cob, red potatoes, and spicy andouille sausage!
And if you’re out-of-town or can’t make it in on the 4th, you have another chance to stop by PB Fish Shop on Tuesday, July 18th. Point Loma Fish Shop will also be hosting Shrimp Boils on Sundays (7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20) throughout the summer, so you have plenty of opportunities to chow down on tasty shrimp.
Johnny WAHOO! Golf Bar
Johnny Wahoo Golf Bar will be open on Monday, July 3rd for brunch starting 10am and Tuesday, July 4th starting at 1 pm for Padres pregame bites & drinks!
The lively entertainment venue is located in the heart of the Gaslamp and offers interactive Full Swing golf simulators, handcrafted bar fare, large-format cocktails and rousing weekly programming for social, sports enthusiasts.
Alongside its indulgent brunch menu featuring elevated bar dishes, Johnny WAHOO! Golf Bar will offer BBQ specials including smoked free range half chicken, full rack St. Louis spare ribs, and pork belly burnt ends to celebrate the 4th of July weekend.
Celebrate Fourth of July with a BBQ feast and one of the best seats in the house at Ranch 45. Located across from the historic Del Mar Fair, the Solana Beach butchery and eatery is giving you a front-row seat to watch the San Diego County Fair 4th of July fireworks along with mouthwatering BBQ, s’mores and fun!
The festivities kick off at 7:30PM on Ranch 45’s patio where guests will be able to choose between two family-style meal packages. The first package ($75 per person) includes Smoked Brandt Tri Tip, cornbread, corn on the cob, field green salad, and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. The second package ($85 per person) includes Brandt Beef NY, roasted potatoes, corn on the cob, field green salad, sourdough, and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.
After enjoying a front-row seat to a firework display that’ll knock your red, white and blue socks off, Ranch 45 will roll out the “Fireworks Snack Bar” open to everyone featuring coffee, hot chocolate, beer & wine, BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, and an assortment of sweets including cookies and s’mores that are all open to the public to enjoy. Reservations are required and can be made online here or by calling the restaurant (858) 461-0092.
For those who prefer to watch the fireworks from home, you can also place your order for one of Ranch 45’s signature grilling boxes including the BBQ Box, Marinate Your Night Box, and the Ultimate Grill Box perfect for a backyard barbecue. Each box is stocked with some of Brant Beef’s signatures from burgers and hotdogs to steaks and tri-tip which can be ordered online for delivery or pickup.
This Fourth of July, Paradisaea is serving up an Independence Day inspired cocktail called “The Firecracker”. The specialty cocktail plays off of a classic gin sour, turning the drink into a firecracker by coating the glass rim with Pop Rocks. The Firecracker features blueberry infused gin, mixed with honey and lemon juice, and topped with butterfly pea flower essence for a deep, complex flavor.
Happy 4th of July, San Diego!