Best Bars to Visit While Staying at a Carlsbad Hotel

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Best Bars to Visit While Staying at a Carlsbad Hotel

The nightlife in San Diego is some of the best you’ll find anywhere, and during your stay at a Carlsbad Hotel, we don’t want you to miss out on some local favorites for having a nice beer or cocktail.

#1: The Coyote Bar and Grill

It all started in the summer of 1989 – and still the sounds of having fun at the Coyote Bar and Grill in downtown Carlsbad Village reverberate throughout the city and Carlsbad hotel(s), as live music and entertainment are offered here 7 nights a week.

Karaoke happens Monday and Tuesday night from 6pm to 10pm, and a variety of Southern California-inspired entrees are served (varies depending on the time of the day – a special brunch menu is available. The Coyote also boasts heated fire pits, as well as indoor and outdoor dancing. Happy hour is 3pm to 6pm on weekdays, with a bonus late night happy hour from Sunday through Thursday from 10pm to 11pm.

Address: 300 Carlsbad Village Dr. # 114, Carlsbad, California, 92008

#2: O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

You’ll find friendly service, genuine Irish cuisine, and old-school Irish tunes at this local-favorited pub – which also sports a roughly sawn wood interior, exposed ceiling beams, dart boards, dual fireplaces, and a private patio with fire rings. O’Sullivan’s creates an ambiance that will take you to a simpler place in time.

O’Sullivan’s offers half off house wines and appetizers all day every day, and also frequently offers live music.

Address: 640 Grand Ave, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

#3: Mas Fina Cantina

Locals love this hip joint that’s ‘not exactly a dive-bar,’ colloquially known as ‘the can.’ Mas Fina Cantina serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner – and boasts a happy hour with a full bar and food specials every day.

For food, you’ll find burgers, nachos, pizza, and more – all while enjoying great beer, surf decor, a jukebox & patio seats. Residents call it the ideal place to have a delicious meal (especially while nursing a hangover) and to enjoy a drink in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Address: 2780 State Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008

#4: Hennessy’s Tavern

The founder of Hennessy’s Tavern, Mr. Hennessey, attributes the success of his bar to the fact that he emphasizes good food and ambiance. Also, the shunning the ‘flash-in-the-pan’ trends and gimmicks that are normal among his competition. The end product, Mr Hennessey believes, is the traditional cozy feel original to Irish and English pubs. This pub is very close to the Carlsbad hotel, Ocean Palms Beach Resort.

“I saw the need for nice gathering places with relaxing environments – we have consciously shunned trends and gimmicks, and I think that is a large part of why we are still around, while so many of my competitors have come and gone. Our restaurants are about our people. We ensure that our staff is more than just order takers or food deliverers. They offer true Irish Hospitality. Our staff has become our extended family, along with our guests”. – Mr. Hennessy

Address: 2777 Roosevelt St, Carlsbad, CA 92008

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