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Celebrate Olympics Opening Ceremony at these San Diego Venues

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With the Olympics Opening Ceremony just hours away, there are a few San Diego restaurants hosting special events to kick off the summer games.

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Flying Elephant Pub & Grill

The Flying Elephant Pub & Grill is the premier live music and entertainment venue in North County, San Diego. They’re featuring a special event this Friday, July 27th, to kick off the Olympics in style. Starting at 1pm they’re offering complimentary red, white and blue chips and salsa, $5.95 sandwiches and burgers, and $2 drafts beers. Following the Olympics opening ceremony, Mighty Aimless and Shady Grey will be preforming live and there will be draft beer and well drink specials from 5-8pm. (850 Tamarack Avenue, Carlsbad)

USS Midway

Watch Olympics Opening Ceremony from London Live Aboard the USS Midway this Friday. Admission is free and doors open at 6:30pm.

You’ll be able to watch (and maybe meet!) members of the BMX Olympic team, watch the Olympic archery athletes do a demonstration, meet with the Paralympic soccer team, get autographs and photos, and more.

They’ll be serving typical British fair and drinks while you cheer on Team USA, including bangers & mash, fish & chips, shephard’s pie, and more. (910 North Harbor Drive)

Shakespeare Pub & Grille

The Shakespeare Pub & Grille will start broadcasting the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy ‘Pimms Cup’ for just $4.00 and 20 oz. Imperial pints of Fuller’s London Pride for just $4.95. (3701 India Street)

Islands Restaurants

Islands Restaurants has crafted the light and refreshing I-Shandy cocktail in tribute to the London games. The drink is made with a refreshing blend of lemonade, mango and beer and is only 85 calories, so you too can stay in competition shape! During the entire Olympic games, July 27 through August 12, the I-Shandy cocktail is being served at a special lunch price of only $2.95.

San Diego resident for over 10 years, I now call this beautiful city home. Originally from the Bay Area, I'm a California girl at heart. I love the outdoors, fitness, food, and a good craft beer (from San Diego of course).

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