As everyone’s favorite summer celebration draws near, the San Diego's best hotels and restaurants are gearing up for the 4th of July with menus to match! Summer inspired cocktails, entrees and desserts will be specially prepared for this holiday weekend. For those seeking the perfect meal with a little patriotic flare, below you'll find some of the top 4th of July destinations with unbeatable views and the best menu items.
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Grant Grill at THE US GRANT Hotel
THE US GRANT's Grant Grill and Grant Grill Lounge, which are renowned for shaking up some of the nation’s best cocktails, celebrate 4th of July with their specialty cocktail, Watermelon Ball. Created with pineapple infused vodka, chocolate mint sugar syrup, fresh watermelon, and fresh lime, it's the perfect summer cocktail to toast to the patriotic holiday.
Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, Searsucker boasts a playful menu featuring unique twists on New American classics. The ideal destination for Fourth of July, Searsucker will be offering a special patriotic Watermelon Carpaccio along with a variety of special cocktails. For reservations at Searsucker Downtown, please contact (619) 233-7327.
The Commons Bar
Situated in the heart of downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, The Commons Bar is celebrating 4th of July with a special patriotic cocktail, Frozen Freedom, consisting of citrus and sweet tea vodka, grenadine, curacao and topped off with delicious frozen lemonade. The classic neighborhood bar features an array of kicked up bar fare that pair perfectly with this fun summer cocktail.
The Patio on Goldfinch
Recently opened in the up-and-coming dining neighborhood of Mission Hills, the Patio on Goldfinch is celebrating 4th of July with an Adult Root Beer. Created with A&W root beer, bourbon, creamy vanilla ice cream, and topped with homemade whipped cream and a cherry, it’s the perfect cocktail to cool off with this patriot holiday. Guests can also chow down on the new “30 Buck Chuck” burger with 10oz of Kobe, Filet and Prime Rib served on a Black Truffle Butter Brioche Bun with Hunstman Cheer, Heirloom tomato, Iberico Ham, Frisee and topped with a Sunny side up Duck Egg.
Celebrate the 4th of July with a few drinks at the newly renovated Westin San Diego. The hotel's signature restaurant, Coast, and their modernized lobby bar, The Bar, will be offering a 4th of July-inspired cocktail, the Firework Spectacular. Enjoy this concoction, which mixes American Vodka, fresh lemonade, and grenadine, served in a martini glass rimmed with pop rocks, while experiencing the overall upscale and contemporary transformation at The Westin San Diego.
Set overlooking the beautiful La Jolla Cove, Brockton Villa is an ideal spot to watch unobstructed fireworks over the ocean this Fourth of July. Brockton Villa’s annual seaside soiree will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour featuring summer-inspired hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine, followed by a Summer Picnic including fresh salads, festive buffet favorites, and red, white & blue parfaits from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The ooh and awe-inspiring firework show will begin at 9 p.m. Seats are filling up quickly, so reservations are recommended ASAP by calling 858-454-7393 or booking on OpenTable.com. Tickets are $35 for children and $75 for adults.
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
The waterfront Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is celebrating 4th of July with a fun and festive bayfront BBQ free and open to the public on the hotel’s Bay View Lawn. The family-friendly BBQ will feature a Stone Brewery pop-up beer garden experience, entertainment, food and beverage concessions, special kids activities, and maybe even a special visit from the local fire department for kids to take photos in the firetruck and with the firefighters.
The Patio on Lamont
Located in the Seaside community of Pacific Beach, The Patio on Lamont is celebrating the 4th of July with a festive BBQ and grill specials including a grilled soft shell crab with a bacon vinaigrette served with grilled mixed vegetable skewers and smoked ribs with a peach BBQ sauce and grilled corn on the cob topped with asiago cheese.