Close out the summer with these Labor Day weekend food and drink deals
From Temecula to Chula Vista, and all points in between, restaurants and pubhouses offer a variety of holiday menu specials, including bottomless mimosas and barbecue.
With Labor Day marking the unofficial end of summer, local eateries offer bites and sips to help you wind down the season over the long holiday weekend.
Barleymash kicks off Labor Day weekend with its Wear White Party featuring karaoke at 9 p.m. Sunday downstairs at Ginger’s. At 10 p.m. upstairs, listen to tunes with DJ Schoeny while enjoying drink specials all night long. Come back for the White Party brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and taste classic brunch dishes like homemade brown ale biscuits and gravy with fried eggs and pork sausage links. 600 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 255-7373. barleymash.com
Park 101 will say aloha to summer with a luau starting at 4 p.m. today. There will be tropical drink specials, authentic Hawaiian dishes like sweet chili pineapple wings, tri-tip loco moco sandwich with rice and gravy and katsu (fried) chicken and Spam-fried rice. At sunset, watch Polynesian dance performances and a fire show. Hawaiian shirts and island attire is encouraged. On Monday, bring the family for some barbecue and cold drinks. Your four-legged companions are welcome, too. 3040 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad. (760) 434-2217. park101carlsbad.com
Miss B’s Coconut Club will raise a glass to summer’s end with its Labor Day weekend celebration. On Saturday, enjoy specials on barbecue sliders and Juneshine, a San Diego local kombucha company, with flavors like Cucumber Mojito, Rosé, Acai Berry, Blood Orange Mint and Midnight Painkiller. On Sunday, join in for an All White Brunch (wear your all white attire) with bites and cocktails like the Kale-ribbean Mimosa, made with fresh kale, papaya and mango. 3704 Mission Blvd., San Diego. (858) 381-0855. missbcoconutclub.com
Louisiana Purchase in North Park will host a Burlesque Night with two shows at 9:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Friday, with cocktail specials served throughout the evening. Come back at noon Monday for a neighborhood fish fry that includes ribs and burgers. 2305 University Ave., San Diego. (619) 255-8278. louisianapurchasesd.com
Mavericks Beach Club will host a Labor Day Luau noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Entertainment, including hula dancers, the roasting of a full pig and tropical drink specials, will be on the menu at the Pacific Beach hangout. 860 Garnet Ave., San Diego. (858) 999-0348. maverickssd.com
Pechanga Buffet will offer a Labor Day menu featuring more than 10 made-to-order and ready-to-eat stations within the restaurant. Selections range from French toast and scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage to international cuisine like Asian entree specialties and Italian pastas. The dessert bar offers sweets like freshly baked pies, cakes, cookies and sundaes. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday. 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. $45.99 per adult; $19.99 per child 3-11; children under 3 are free. pechanga.com/eat/buffet
Tavern at the Vogue‘s Mondays are the Wurst beer and sausage special includes a stein of beer and a sausage of your choosing, served with peppers and sauerkraut for $10. 230 Third Ave., Chula Vista.
(619) 881-0086. tavernatthevogue.com
Beerfish will transform Labor Day Monday into Oyster Monday with offerings like $1 oysters, $4 oyster tacos and $10 oysters Rockefeller. On the patio, $5 select beers will be served during Happy Hour from 2:30 to 6 p.m. 2933 Adams Ave., San Diego. (619) 363-2337. beerfish.com
Woodstock’s Pizza will offer $4 specials like its signature loaded tots smothered in cheese, bacon, onions and jalapeños, served with a side of ranch or zesty red sauce, or choose from 10 16-ounce craft beers. 6145 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, 1221 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach and online (mention code LOADED). woodstocksca.com
Barrel Republic‘s Burger Monday features a loaded, 100 percent chuck Barrel Burger topped with Black Wax cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion on a toasted brioche bun, with fries, for $7. 2961 State St., Carlsbad, 215 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside and 1261 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach. barrelrepublic.com
Jalisco Cantina will serve $5 beer, wine and margaritas Labor Day Monday. Open at 11:30 a.m. 213 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. (760) 429-1679. thejaliscocantina.com
Backyard Kitchen & Tap will celebrate Labor Day with brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The menu includes favorites like biscuits and gravy, chilaquiles burrito and banana loaf French toast. Active or retired military and first responders will receive 20 percent off on Monday. 832 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach. (858) 859-2593. backyardpb.com
Pacific Beach AleHouse will pour $5 PB AleHouse Hangloose house brew and $10 Poptails, while DJs spin tunes at 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and all day Monday. 721 Grand Ave., San Diego. (858) 581-2337. pbalehouse.com
Union Kitchen & Tap’s Labor Day festivities start with live music at 11 a.m. Sunday and Monday, and brunch Saturday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch includes plates like confit duck hash and eggs, chicken and waffles and stuffed French toast. Djs will play music Saturday and Sunday from 10 p.m. to close. Military, first responders and union workers will receive 20 percent off on Monday. 333 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 795-9463. gaslampunion.com
Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas will host a ‘90s-themed party with live music on Saturday from 10 p.m. to close, karaoke on Sunday from 10 p.m. to close, and a Brunch & Day Party, featuring brunch specialties and bottomless mimosas ($15 per person) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. 1108 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. (760) 230-2337. localunion101.com
Waterbar in Pacific Beach will party down with DJs Friday through Monday, and $4 Budweiser, bourbon and rye whiskey cocktail specials. Barbecue cookout specials will be available all weekend long. 4325 Ocean Blvd., San Diego. (858) 888-4343. waterbarsd.com
The Oceanaire Seafood Room will host Labor Day Dinner for Two, a three-course menu and wine pairing, with a choice of two appetizers, entrees and desserts, including selections like grilled salmon fillet and baked Alaska with spumoni ice cream. Friday through Monday. 400 J St., San Diego. $70 per couple. (619) 858-2277. theoceanaire.com
Morton’s The Steakhouse will offer duos a choice of appetizers, entrees and desserts, including selections like double-cut prime pork chop and Morton’s hot chocolate cake. Pair dinner with a bottle of Butter Block Chardonnay or Communion Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria Valley. Today through Monday. 285 J St., San Diego. $99. (619) 696-3369. mortons.com/sandiego
The Smoking Gun will host a mock pool party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Staff will be dressed in pool attire with a ‘70s-’80s twist and a DJ will spin classic yacht rock to set the mood. Sip on a $5 White Claw or other drink specials, including bottomless mimosas, and nosh on a grilled pineapple teriyaki double cheeseburger. On Monday, chef Andy Weiss will dish out a complimentary white crab-claw pasta to those who work in the industry. There will also be raffle prizes, drink specials and more from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 555 Market St., San Diego. (619) 233-3836. thesmokinggun.com
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