Bars have become the meeting places of choice now that libraries, public parks, and desolate midnight crossroads are all under Prohibition. Enjoy a legal and delicious dalliance with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of steaks, burgers, drinks, and more at Taste & Thirst downtown.
Taste & Thirst's rollicking neighborhood tavern and casual-dining area serve double-duty for thirsty, hungry patrons. The bifurcated business serves a menu of hearty savories such as a starter of tater tots smothered with cheese and bacon with special house Taste sauce ($6.90). Meaty meals abound, such as the flame-broiled steak of the week, a premium, hand-cut, 16–20-ounce slab of beef ($15.95), and the All-American burger, a patriotic, hand-formed half-pound Angus beef patty topped with american cheese, thoroughly schooled in U.S. civics, and served with fries or a salad ($7.95). On the flip side, barkeeps mix cocktails, pour draft beers, and administer maraschino-cherry injections behind an enormous, mirror-backed bar flanked by 14 flat-screen TVs. For nights when the coin of fate lands on its edge, dine al fresco beneath Taste & Thirst's brick façade.
Taste and Thirst
Though located on the edge of the historic Gaslamp District, Taste and Thirst draws in its clientele with a distinctly modern atmosphere. The lounge and bar's low lighting and flat-screen TVs cast patrons in a dreamlike glow as they revel from the morning until late at night. Early in the day, kitchen staff prepare breakfast with french toast, piquant omelets, and bottomless mimosas. They also craft traditional pub food such as burgers piled with cheese and house sauce, truffle fries and tater tots, and wings dressed up in nine styles of glaze. Throughout the day, illuminated by the festive white lights wrapped around the bar's pillars, bartenders sling drinks from a refreshing menu of domestic beers and cocktails.
715 4th Ave.
San Diego, California 92101Get Directions