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Nestled between Allied Garden, San Carlos, Serra Mesa and Mission Valley, Grantville is a fun and busy middle-class neighborhood. Grantville can boast being one of the longest established communities in the San Diego area and all of California, for that matter. It was first settled in 1774 when the Mission San Diego de Alcala was moved to present day Grantville. People come from all over the world to tour the historic mission.

No wonder, then, that there’s no shortage of great places to eat and fabulous Happy Hour specials. Like it’s close neighbor, Mission Valley, Grantville is home to some great eateries and bars, many of which offer competitive Happy Hour pricing to draw in locals and tourists alike.

Tex Mex and a Drink at Tio Leo’s

Monday: Tio Leo’s Mexican Restaurant
Location: 6333 Mission Gorge Road (Map)
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $$

Craving Tex Mex and a drink? Then Tio Leo’s Mexican Restaurant is the place to visit on a humdrum Monday. You can find everything here from enchiladas with salsa verde to chiles rellenos, fish tacos, grilled eggplant quesadillas and even burgers.

Happy Hour specials here include $3 domestic and Mexican pints of beer, as well as $4 wells and house margaritas. For food specials, you can enjoy a number of great appetizers for just $5, such as their grilled carne asada street tacos, 2 TJ hot dogs, carne asada fries, taco fingers, Buffalo chicken tacos, queso chorizo dip and a jalapeno quesadilla.

Taco Tuesday at Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant

Tuesday: Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant
Location: 6690 Mission Gorge Road (Map)
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $$

If you feel like grabbing a drink while you celebrate Taco Tuesday, look no farther than Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant. If their tacos aren’t enough to entice you, Tuesday is also the day when Happy Hour starts before lunch.

The Happy Hour specials involve discounted drinks, such as $1 off all beers or wines and $2 off of all house drinks, Cadillac and flavored margaritas. Food specials include taquitos or cheese quesadillas for $4.95, guacamole dip or super nachos for $5.95, ortega peppers or mushroom quesadillas for $6.95 and even a sample plate for just $10.95 if you can’t pick just one item to try.

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50 Beers on Tap at San Diego Brewing Company

Wednesday: San Diego Brewing Company
Location: 10450 Friars Road, Suite L (Map)
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $$

Nothing helps get you through a difficult Hump Day like a great craft beer from San Diego Brewing Company. This brewery has been making beer since 1993 and features as many as 50 beers on tap at any given time. Unlike some breweries, they also feature a full menu in addition to their drinks.

The Happy Hour specials are simple, but sure to keep you coming back. You can enjoy select house beers, well drinks and house wines for just $4 each. They also have daily Happy Hour food specials for $6, so be sure to ask what’s available when you stop in.

Happy Hour Beer Prices and Daily Food Specials at Longhorn

Thursday: Longhorn Bar & Grill
Location: 6519 Mission Gorge Road (Map)
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $

Want to wrangle up some dinner and a drink? Head on down to Longhorn Bar & Grill. They serve up everything from spicy fried green beans and chicken wings to burgers (including a bison burger), sandwiches including fish tacos and ice cream for dessert.

As if the prices here weren’t already low enough, they also offer some great Happy Hour specials. You can order pints of either Bud or Bud Light for just $3.75, which is also the price for well drinks. They have daily food specials as well, which include fries. On Thursdays, you can enjoy a Longhorn Burger topped with mushrooms and Swiss cheese for $10. They also discount appetizers to half off after 4 p.m.

Black Angus Has a Fried Garlic Pepper Zucchini Happy Hour Special

Friday: Black Angus Steakhouse
Location: 10370 Friars Road (Map)
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday: Noon to 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $$

Kick off your weekend the right way by visiting the Bullseye Bar at Black Angus Steakhouse. This increasingly popular chain eatery has just over 40 locations, most of which are in California.

During Happy Hour here, you can order glasses of carafes of wine for $2 off, $4 Budweiser or Miller light bottles or Coors Light drafts, $5 well drinks and all other draft beers, as well as select bottled beers or a double pour martini, $6 Goldstrike Margaritas of mojitos, and $7 beers with a shot or alcoholic teas. Food specials include discounted appetizers, such as $4 fried garlic pepper zucchini, $5 chicken tenders or $6 steak quesadillas.

Take $3 Off Your Pitcher at JT’s Tavern During Happy Hour

Saturday: JT’s Tavern
Location: 5821 Mission Gorge Road (Map)
Hours: Seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Happy Hour: Seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $

With a Happy Hour special that lasts eight hours daily and karaoke, JT’s Tavern is the perfect destination for a Saturday afternoon or evening. The menu features standard dive bar fare, including burgers, sandwiches, nachos, fried appetizers and even bacon wrapped hot dogs.

Happy Hour specials at JT’s Tavern include $1 off beers and well drinks, $3 off pitchers, $5 Three Olive cocktails and a $3 beer of the month. There are rotating daily food specials, which on Saturday is discounted fried chicken served with fresh cut chips. The prices are great, so you can throw a few back during Happy Hour and then wait for karaoke to start at 9 p.m.

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$1 and $2 Bites at Kawaii Sushi During Happy Hour!

Sunday: Kawaii Sushi
Location: 6171 Mission Gorge Road, Suite 103 (Map)
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday: Noon to 8 p.m.
Happy Hour: Seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $$

If you enjoy sushi, there’s no better option in the area than Kawaii Sushi. Their menu includes bento boxes, yakisoba, curry rice, sushi rolls, nigiri and sahimi.

The Happy Hour specials require at least a $10 purchase, but you can enjoy plenty of food for that price. For $1, you can order a small sake, a miso soup, edamame or eggrolls. $2 will get you a small beer, chicken katsu, fried salmon or tofu, or green tea ice cream. For $4, you can enjoy a Sunomono Salad, veggie tempura, fried calamari, baked mussels or banana eggroll ice cream. You can also get a second roll for 20 percent off after you pay full menu price for one, excluding handrolls and chef’s specials.