Where to Grab a Drink in San Diego Right Now
The 1970s are alive and well at Sycamore Den, a kitschy lounge that’s incubated some of San Diego’s best bartenders since opening in 2013. The menu runs the gamut from gimmicky (a Jägermeister and vodka cocktail served inside a functioning lamp, for instance) to grandiose (hot buttered rum, available in both vegan and non-vegan forms). Of course, classics like Moscow Mules and Tom Collins shine just as brightly. Snag a spot by the fireplace or piano and sip on a little something that’s sure to be sublime. Happy hour runs from 5–6 pm daily and includes deals on beer, cocktails, and wine.
How to order: Seating is on a first-come basis.