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San Diego’s Spring Cocktails and Where to Find Them

From fruity frozen concoctions to the best boozy shots, San Diego’s most popular cocktail bars are ready for spring with these amazing drink specials. These lovely libations offer a creative spin on your favorite adult beverages with fresh and unique combinations made just for Southern California’s warm spring weather, and you can find them at some of the best San Diego cocktail bars near your waterfront room or suite right here at The Dana on Mission Bay.

Spring Cocktails in San Diego at the Most Popular Cocktail Bars Near Mission Beach & Bay

Firefly Restaurant & Bar Onsite at The Dana on Mission Bay

Guests of our bayfront hotel don’t have to go far to one of San Diego’s most popular cocktail bars! The Firefly Eatery & Bar here at The Dana on Mission Bay is at the very top of the list for creative cocktails with a view! We invite you to indulge in our spring specialty cocktails, while taking in beautiful views of our marina and pool. Try the Tamarindo Daisy with Mezcal and Lemon Tamarind, or the Watermelon Margarita for a refreshing twist. And don’t miss the tropical delight of our Painkiller cocktail, featuring Plantation Overproof Rum and House Made Coconut Cream. Make sure to check out our full lineup of delicious drinks!

three spring cocktails overlooking the pool

Cannonball (1.2 Miles) 

The “Ready, Set, Bloom” cocktail from Cannonball’s rooftop bar/restaurant in Belmont Park is the perfect taste of spring in a glass. With fresh flavors like lemon, apricot, yellow chartreuse, ube, Titos’ Vodka, and edible flowers, this stunning cocktail is served with some of the best ocean views in San Diego. Located just down the street from The Dana on the boardwalk on Mission Beach, this delicious purple cocktail is a must-try during your visit.

Purple Cocktails next to fireplace

(Photo: @cannonballsd)

Captain’s Quarters  (3.5 Miles) 

With a unique $10 drink special each week, this nearby speakeasy gin bar offers plenty of interesting libations to choose from. If you’re looking for the ever-evasive pirate’s booty, try the “Ecto Cooler Shot Experience,” a fun and delicious spring drink special. Not only will you receive a tasty cocktail, but this specialty shot comes with its own captain’s treasure chest that includes a special gold token to take home and redeem for future cocktail specials at Captain’s Quarters in San Diego.

(Video: @captainsquartersd)

Paradisaea (4.4 Miles)

This lively cocktail bar is known as one of the best San Diego cocktail bars because of the variety of trendy drinks they craft for guests. This spring is the perfect time to indulge in their Espresso Martini. Paradisaea uses the best local coffee with vodka, cinnamon, Espresso, coffee liqueur, and smoked salt for an amazing creation you must try! Not only do they have some of the best cocktails in San Diego, but they were also recently added to the Michelin Guide’s “Culinary Gems” of California.

Man with three espresso martinis

(Photo: @stelliottt)

InsideOUT (6.9 Miles)

If you are looking for an unforgettable cocktail hour in San Diego, InsideOut offers the “Spring Oasis Experience!” This month-long celebration of the season allows guests to be immersed in the beautiful oasis and enjoy handcrafted cocktails paired with decadent desserts. Located in the popular Hillcrest community, InsideOut offers amazing libations, such as the Spring Blonde with gin, Orange Blossom with tequila, Homa’s Nectar with vodka, Sorbet Fizz with champagne, and Cherry Blitz Shot with vodka, made especially for the occasion.

(Video: @insideoutsd)

Marisi (8.1 Miles)

This La Jolla favorite offers a full spring cocktail menu that features the most amazing grapefruit concoctions ever. Since spring is officially grapefruit season in Southern California, these special cocktails get their inspiration from the delicious, tangy citrus our area has to offer. From sparkling grapefruit wines to refreshing grapefruit spritzers, stop by and try your favorite at this fun Italian restaurant with specialty seasonal cocktails.

drink and small bites at marisi la jolla

(Photo: @marisilajolla)

Kindred (9.1 Miles)

Despite their on-brand moody persona at Kindred, their spring cocktails are an unexpected sunshiny, flowering mixture of delicious spirits. A fan favorite is the Holly Hawk, a tempting and tasty combination of Vodka, Mandarin orange, apricot, lemon, ginger, and Yerba Mate. Check out their spring cocktail menu during your stay here at The Dana on Mission Bay.

Orange Cocktail with Flower being put in it

(Photo: @barkindred)

Mabel’s Gone Fishing (9.3 Miles)

Although best known as an upscale wine bar and Michelin-rated restaurant in North Park, this popular San Diego establishment also makes a heckuva of cocktail (or two)! Gin is the spirit of choice here and their spring specialties include The London Dry with refreshing grapefruit and a light jasmine aroma, as well as The Spanish with Nordes, lemon, grapes, and sage.

Cocktail with lemon wedge

(Photo: @mabelsgonefishing)

Are You Ready to Experience Trendy Libations this Spring at the Best San Diego Cocktail Bars?

We invite you to stay at The Dana on Mission Bay this spring, where you can explore the best local San Diego cocktail bars, including Firefly, our onsite bar, and restaurant serving a variety of spring libations for your pleasure. Book your waterfront getaway now to enjoy our 10-acre resort in beautiful San Diego with the amenities you want and the location you need.