Your Guide to a Laborless Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day is a day for being with family, relaxing, and endless happy hours. San Diego is ready to help you embrace your day off with endless eats and a variety of daily specials from your favorite restaurants and bars.


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Brunch is the most important meal of the day, especially when you have a day off work. From 10AM-2PM on Monday, September 3rd, enjoy breakfast classics such as a Soft Shell Crab Benedict with wild arugula, hollandaise, or the charred corn avocado pico and Three Pigs Hash with pork belly, bacon, prosciutto, torpedo onion, eggs, cilantro scallion yogurt, and queso fresco.  Did we mention Herringbone has endless rosé for $25? Spend your Monday staycation with your family while indulging in delicious treats.

7837 Herschel Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037

Route 29

This Labor Day weekend marks the dawning of a brunch for the ages. Newly-opened Route 29 is Napa Valley’s debut in The Gaslamp, reflecting the essence of wine country’s iconic, rustic-modern vibe. Now, this farm-to-table eatery is taking on the most important meal of the day with the introduction of their artfully prepared Weekend Brunch! Featuring sustainable, local and organic ingredients and a menu that fluctuates with the changing of the seasons, Route 29’s enticing new Brunch menu is making its grand entrance to the San Diego dining scene starting Labor Day weekend from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

 644 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Backyard Kitchen & Tap

Head to Pacific Beach’s Backyard Kitchen & Tap to celebrate Labor Day Weekend the best way you know how, with brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., including popular dishes such as Biscuits N’ Gravy, The Chilaquiles Burrito and Banana Loaf French toast. Continue your Labor Day party on Monday with 20% off for all active or retired military and first responders!

832 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach, CA 92109

Second Chance Beer Company

Second Chance is marking its third year in business with a unique, island-inspired limited release beer as part of a collaboration with Maui Brewing Company. The new beverage is an Imperial Pilsner made with Jasmine Flowers.

The Labor Day celebration will kick off Saturday, September 1st and includes special-island inspired flights and games, including Dunk the Brewer at Carmel Mountain Ranch. Continue the party on Sunday while enjoying a special beer brunch with delicious drink  pairings from local chefs. Purchase your brunch tickets here.

Carmel Mountain, 15378 Ave of Science #222
San Diego, CA 92128

North Park, 4045 30th St. Ste A
San Diego, CA 92104

Union Kitchen & Tap

Union Kitchen & Tap’s bustling Gaslamp location will brim with celebratory vibes this Labor Day, featuring live music starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday and Monday, and brunch Saturday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch favorites at this local spot include Confit Duck Hash & Eggs, Chicken & Waffles and Stuffed French Toast. Be sure to stick around on Saturday and Sunday for a dance party that you can enjoy with all your friends. On Monday, there will be  20%  off for all military, first responders, and union workers!

Continue your festivities and dust off your platform flip flops for Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas’ full 90’s themed Labor Day Weekend blowout, and jam to live music on Saturday from 10 p.m. to close, karaoke on Sunday from 10 close, and go out with a bang on Monday with their Brunch & Day Party, featuring brunch specialties from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and bottomless mimosas for $15 per person!

333 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

1108 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

La Valencia Hotel

Enjoy a ravishing day spoiling yourself at the MED in the La Valencia Hotel, and brunch overlooking the water. Enjoy tasty bites such as the Brioche Cinnamon Roll or the PB & J French Toast. After your delicious meal, you can spend your day by the water and soak in the last bit of summer sun.

1132 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037


Monday is the new Sunday this weekend, with Verandina offering its infamous weekend brunch on Labor Day. Enjoy the creamy Cannoli Waffles and numerous tasty Benedict’s that will take your brunching experience to a whole other level. You can’t forget about the mimosas! Did we mention their endless?

710 Seacoast Dr, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Barrel Republic

Your day off of work is precious, and no one wants to waste their time waiting to get Labor Day started. Barrel Republic is home to over 40 casks of coveted craft brew that can be poured straight from the tap with the simple swipe of your wristband. Whether you want to taste every beer or keep refilling your favorite, Barrel Republic gives you endless options that include wine and Kombucha as well. Barrel Republic will be celebrating Labor Day with Burger Monday, promising the loaded, 100% chuck Barrel Burger and Fries with black wax cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onion on a toasted brioche bun all for only $6! Compliment your favorite drink with a juicy burger and enjoy your relaxing one-day vacation.

Carlsbad, Oceanside, Pacific Beach 

Osetra Seafood & Steaks

Start your happy hour early on Labor Day with a special all day happy hour at Osetra Seafood & Steaks. Adventure through the menu with seafood and delicious handmade pastas, and compliment it with your favorite glass of wine. Snag a seat at the bar top with your crew and indulge in $7 well drinks, wines, along with local drafts, $11 signature cocktails, and a mouthwatering selection of the best tapas in town. Why limit the happiest hour of the day?

904 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

Take your Labor Day plans to a whole new level of classy, with the upscale dining experience at Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood. This San Diego landmark has a legendary menu with delicious steaks and burgers, and a special patriotic drink with coconut rum and Godiva white chocolate liqueur libation with a blue rim, and red strawberry garnish. This mouth watering cocktail, along with an upscale dining experience will bring your Labor Day festivities to the next level of class and dining.

658 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Jalisco Cantina

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Margarita Monday + Labor Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in your favorite happy hour beverage. Jalisco Cantina is helping you celebrate with with specialty margaritas, one-of-a-kind signature cocktails, and an extensive selection of some of the finest tequilas and mezcals. Labor Day is transforming into Mezcal Monday at Jalisco Cantina with $2 off all mezcal cocktails and flights.

213 N Coast Hwy Oceanside, CA 92054

Woodstock’s Pizza

Woodstock’s has stolen the hearts of California pizza-lovers with their fresh, hand-tossed dough and tantalizingly unique toppings. Get your pizza fix on Labor Day and be one of the first to try their “All Choked Up” pizza with made with creamy white garlic sauce, spinach, mozzarella, baked artichoke hearts, crispy bacon, and a signature folded-over crust. Grab a fresh handmade pizza to go and have a picnic on the beach with your Labor Day tribe, while enjoying the fresh sunshine and 24 hour vacation.

6145 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

1121 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

The Whiskey House

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Savor the taste of your favorite whiskey at happy hour prices all day at The Whiskey House. Stick to your favorite whiskey or explore the other 2,500 bottles that are on the shelf, along with eclectic craft cocktails, international draft beers, wine flights, and a delectable menu of house-made fare. Treat yourself with a juicy burger or chorizo mac & cheese and enjoy the delicious flavors at the happiest prices.

420 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 

Upper East Bar

Party all weekend long at Upper East Bar in the East Village. The trendy, rooftop bar will offer food and drink specials Saturday through Monday in honor of Labor Day. Enjoy an all-beef bacon wrapped hot dog with nacho cheese and pickled jalapeño, or a beer-braised bratwurst served with sauerkraut, onion and whole grain mustard for $8 all weekend.

Start your Labor Day party early on Sunday from 12-4 p.m. Upper East Bar will be hosting Escape Sundays with a live DJ and drink specials, including $20 bottles of dry rosé and $5 draft beers. Monday you can attend round two of the festivites and enjoy rooftop views while sipping on a  tequila sunrise.

616 J Street, East Village, San Diego, CA 92101

Pacific Beach AleHouse

Get hoppy at Pacific Beach AleHouse, and enjoy scintillating views of the Pacific from a rooftop deck, along with $5 PB AleHouse Hangloose house brew, $10 Poptails, and DJ’s spinning at 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, plus all day Monday! Enjoy your day with friends and enjoy the prime “selfie lighting” on the rooftop as you sip on your favorite brew.

721 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

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Delight yourself in unparalleled ocean views paired with a slew of specials suited to the occasion at the Waterbar. Party it up with DJs spinning Friday through Monday, and treat yourself to $4 Budweiser, bourbon, rye whiskey cocktail specials, and barbecue cookout specials available all weekend long. Bring your friends and your appetite down to Pacific Beach for a Labor Day you’ll always remember.

4325 Ocean Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Park 101

Join Park 101 and say Aloha to Summer, at their Aloha Friday Luau on August 31st. The fun begins at 2:00 p.m. with a traditional pig roast, leis for all, tropical drink specials, and authentic Hawaiian dishes such as a Tri Tip Loco Moco Sandwich, with rice and gravy, Katsu Chicken and Spam Fried Rice and Sweet Chili Pineapple Wings. The eats are worthy of praise and the overall atmosphere mimics that of a true, Hawaiian Luau. Be sure to stick around for Polynesian dance performances and a knife fire show later in the evening, Hawaiian shirts and other island attire is encouraged!

3040 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad CA 92008

Viejas Casino & Resort

Spend your holiday weekend havingthe ultimate staycation at Viejas Casino and Resort while enjoying the ultimate firework show. Book a room at The Willows Hotel & Spa, Viejas’ new luxurious, adult-only destination offering VIP suites.

Treat yourself with an extravagant experience at the full-service spa, which offers guests a variety of therapies and services, a salon and fitness center, and a lush salt-water pool that includes private cabanas and more importantly: a full-service bar.

5000 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901

Miss B’s Coconut Club

Raise a glass (or a pineapple) to the final days of Summer during Miss B’s Coconut Club’s Labor Day Weekend celebration. Pina coladas, the drink of summer, will be served from a hollowed-out pineapple Saturday through Monday, from Noon to 6:00 p.m.

You won’t want to miss out on the pop-up oyster bar and shooters, available starting at 5:00 p.m. The only appropriate way to say good-bye to Summer is spending Labor Day Weekend with your friends and your favorite drink right by your side.

3704 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109

Mavericks Beach Club

The ultimate San Diego summer deserve an ultimate send-off and Mavericks Beach Club will be hosting the block party of the year on Sunday, September 2nd. Head to the Pacific Beach local hangout for games, delicious barbecue, and drink specials. The party will be extended into the parking lot from Noon to 8:00 p.m. to make room for three additional bars, so you won’t miss out on any of the tasty beverages. There will be plenty of room for all to toast to the end of summer!

860 Garnet Avenue, SanDiego CA 92109

Del Mar Fairgrounds

Cool down your summer by watching Ice Cube perform at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. On Sunday, September 2nd, you can put on your favorite outfit and grab your favorite cocktail while enjoying a day at the races, only to be finished off by an epic performance. Monday is the closing ceremony for the races, so make sure to celebrate summer the right way, at an epic end of summer bash in Del Mar.

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar CA 92014

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