posted on: 08/13/2014 - 10:07am by Cosmos
If you’ve ever read this blog (or visited this website), it should be no secret that Balboa Park is THE best place in San Diego for pups and their families on any given day, any time of year. But what does the Park offer thirsty pack leaders looking for an adult beverage (or two)?
Here are just a few places boozehounds can go to sample a tasty selection of beers, wines, and cocktails in a picturesque park setting:
Upcoming Special Events
Women in Brewing (August 14)
In conjunction with its intoxicating Beerology exhibition, the San Diego Museum of Man is presenting a regular series of evening craft beer-tasting events inside the museum, featuring local breweries, such as this week’s event highlighting women in the local craft brew and food industries.
History Happy Hour: At Ease in the History Center (August 22)
The San Diego History Center likewise offers its own evening series of History Happy Hours, featuring craft beers and cocktails. Next week’s installment salutes dog tag wearers of the U.S. military in conjunction with the Presidio and Pacific Powerhouse exhibition.
Restaurants & Cafés
The Prado Restaurant
Balboa Park’s top dog culinary attraction is home to Sangria Sundays ($12 pitchers of sangria) and happy hours featuring innovative drink specials and appetizers along with live music in the Prado Lounge from 8pm to 10pm, Tuesday–Thursday, and until 11pm, Friday and Saturday.
Though this pup is still in soft-opening mode, the San Diego Museum of Art’s newest café operator brings a high pedigree of experience in the local brewery pub scene, now serving craft beers and cocktails until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays (hours likely to expand after official opening next month).
Home Plate Café
A nice alternative for families visiting the Park during daylight hours, the Hall of Champions sports-themed café serves affordable salads, sandwiches, and snacks alongside a selection bottled beer and wine from 10am to 4pm.