Pacifica Del Mar Gets Fresh with New Coastal Happy Hour Cocktails and Bites

Top - Fish tacos
Bottom - Arancini balls

March 31, 2014 

Chef/Partner Chris Idso has raised Pacifica Del Mar’s Ocean Bar with a completely revitalized happy hour menu, making this the most significant change the bar has seen in over a decade. The menu now features an eclectic approach to midday fare at half the price, like lobster pretzel sliders ($4.50 during HH) with chilled Maine lobster salad and Old Bay aioli and goat cheese risotto arancini ($3 during HH) with San Marzano sauces and truffle cream. A rotating selection of flat breads like seasonal veggie and honey cured bacon with arugula pesto and a variety of tacos like blackened fish and pulled pork ($2.50 during HH) are part of the lineup as well.

To complement the new bites, Idso has taken great care to create new cocktails utilizing Pacifica’s house made sorbets, fresh produce and herbs. For example, he infuses vodka with ripe blueberries and combines it with freshly squeezed lemonade and thyme in the Blueberry Lemonade Shaker. For Pacifica’s Pear-Ginger Collins, Idso blends pear sorbet with Crater Lake ginger vodka, fresh lemon juice and soda. Featured cocktails are available in addition to the Ocean Bar’s regular drink menu and expertly curated list of over 200 of the world’s finest vodkas.

Blueberry lemonade
Pacifica Del Mar offers daily happy hour in the Ocean Bar from 4 to 6:30 pm and all night long on Sundays and Mondays. Guests can enjoy 50 percent off on all small bites and two dollars off on beer, featured cocktails and all wines by the glass. The highlight of the Ocean Bar is the International Vodka Bar, which serves more than 200 of the world's finest vodkas. Pacifica continues to expand its unrivaled selection, showcasing vodkas from more than twenty countries. The bar's shelves boast labels from Austria, Belgium, and Canada to Finland, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine, and feature Poland's Ultimat, Ireland's Boru and France's Ciroc.

Pacifica Del Mar is located on the second floor of Del Mar Plaza, located at 1555 Camino Del Mar. For more information, please visit or call (858) 792-0476.

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