Enjoy Tropical Drinks By The Beach At These 7 San Diego Bars & Restaurants

PB Shore Club's Tropic Thunder Slushy
May 3, 2016

Spring is here and you know what that means… summer is quickly approaching! San Diego is home to some of the best bars and restaurants and now is the time to get tropical. Here are our recommendations of local hotspots where you can toast to the coming of summer with the ultimate beach-inspired cocktails!

PB Shore Club is a Pacific Beach landmark that showcases spectacular panoramic views of the ocean while offering a California cuisine, fused with a Mexican flair. Stop by this neighborhood beach bar and try the Tropic Thunder Slushy, a specialty cocktail that mixes tropical Red Bull with Bacardi Mango and Bacardi Coco. What better way to spend a day at the beach than with a tropical drink in hand?

Surf meets the sand at The Duck Dive, Pacific Beach’s premier neighborhood beach lounge. Just steps from the sands-end, The Duck Dive pays tribute to southern California’s rich surf culture, which is created through its flavor-filled menu and relaxing ambience. Get extra beachy with the Take Me to Mexico, made with Los Altos Plata tequila (house infused with fresh watermelon), basil, and jalapeno, shaken with agave, lemon and watermelon. Don’t forget to pack your passport because this drink will sure to take you to Mexico.

Fig Tree's Sparkling Strawberry Screwdriver
With locations in Pacific Beach, Hillcrest and Liberty Station, Fig Tree Café is a California eatery that offers authentic dishes, all created using farm fresh ingredients and homegrown techniques. Get a taste of the freshness with the café’s rendition on the classic screwdriver. The Sparkling Strawberry Screwdriver is made with fresh squeezed orange juice, strawberry, vodka and champagne and offers a tangy taste that will surely excite your taste buds.

Making its mark in north Mission Beach is the brand new Miss B’s Coconut Club, an island-inspired eatery that celebrates a rich Caribbean culture. Try one of the many fruit infused cocktails like the Caribe Welcome, handcrafted with Puerto Rican rum, apricot brandy, Coco Lopez coconut water and fresh lime juice served in a whole young coconut. The Coconut Club also serves tiki-inspired punch bowls, perfect for sipping on at a table full of friends. Run over to Miss B’s and give into island time!

Located in the heart of Mission Beach, Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill is a local favorite to unwind after a long day at the beach. Serving up classic California dishes in a lively atmosphere, Sandbar has become the preferred destination of Mission Beach locals and tourists alike. Toast to your relaxing beach day with the Mission Beach Melon Margarita, a fruity combination of Herradura Reposado Double Barrel, fresh watermelon and cucumber, Licor 43 Vanilla Liquer, Cointreau Noir, fresh lime juice, agave nectar and a pinch of salt. Come for the margaritas and stay for the great atmosphere.

Check out PB Alehouse, a powerhouse microbrewery located in Pacific Beach. This local eatery is seaside of the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll find views of the beach at both the upstairs deck and downstairs patio. Amp up your beach day with the Michelada, a refreshing combination of Mexican beer and lime juice. The brewery serves brunch cocktails that you can enjoy at any time of the day, so hop into Hoppy Hour Monday to Friday!

Backyard Kitchen & Tap boasts a lively atmosphere and an exciting food and drink fare in the heart of Pacific Beach. Enjoy a drink and appetizer while cozying up to an outdoor fire pit in the indoor/outdoor patio and prepare to transform your evening into an unforgettable night. For a fruit-filled concoction, check out the Endless Summer, a mixture of Russian Standard Vodka, strawberry puree, fresh lemonade, strawberry and mint garnish. Relish in all the bold flavors that Backyard has to offer and enjoy an endless summer before summer even begins!