A bar is a great place to relax when you don't have a hot tub and the guy at the mattress store has realized you aren't a mannequin. Just be yourself with this Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of pub fare and drinks at Taste and Thirst.
Off-the-clock patrons unleash happy chatter inside Taste and Thirst, fueled by a menu of pub eats, which slide down the gleaming bar. Truffle-oil-kissed tater tots ($6.90) release tendrils of steam that hint at golden warmth and call diners inside from the sun-steeped patio. Drawing grins from bib-industry lobbyists, the jack burger ($8.95) melts strata of chipotle mayo and jack cheese over a half-pound Angus beef patty. Marinated sirloin tips ($12.95) recline on a bed of rice pilaf and mixed veggies, and in the mirror-lined bar, jingling ice sings into a range of cocktails and a battery of taps floods mugs with wheat-hued suds. More than a dozen TV screens make it easy to catch live games or manmade eclipses.
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 92101