The Duck Dive Pacific Beach, CA www.theduckdive.com
TGIF San Diego! Thought it would be appropriate to write about an awesome bar in Pacific Beach- perfect theme for Friday! Brady and I felt like being by the beach (who wouldn’t?) so we headed down to Pacific Beach to get some grub. Walking North on Mission Bvld we stumbled upon the Duck Dive. Just steps from the boardwalk sits this exciting bar that captured my interest. Inside the ceiling has a unique curvature that mocks the smooth shape of ocean waves (totally DUDE!) We knew found a great spot and the perfect place to watch an exciting game- especially with all the World Cup madness going on right now. The later it got, the more people piled in. As always, we made it there for happy hour and they had some great specials, such as the “Princess Pimm’s Mule,” their special cocktail that night. It was pretty frickin delicious- sweet, but right up my alley. Brady had a few beers- Pacifico’s are always $3.50! We were feeling extra hungry, so we split the Scallop Ceviche to start, which was paired with avocado slices and house made chips – almost a meal in itself! I had the Herb Roasted Chicken with mashed potatoes and veggies, the $10 Wednesday Night Special. It was a steal for the price and was delicious to boot. Since my first time at the Duck Dive I’ve returned a few times and I must say their drinks are awesome. “Take Me to Mexico” is a margarita-like cocktail with tequila, watermelon and jalapeno. It had a uniquely spicy aftertaste and I loved it! Only $5 during happy hour!
Since I’m always scheming about ways to have fun I wanted to share an idea with you, in case you are ever in PB and want to have a good time! Duck Dive has $30 adult punch bowls (each serves 4-6 people), which would be a fun way to hang out with friends and share drinks… But a better part about the punch bowls? On weekends, Duck Dive has BOGO punch bowls from 3-9pm. Catch my drift? Grab a few friends, head to PB, have 2 punch bowls and see where the afternoon takes you! What an awesome day at the beach that would be.
One last thing- I feel obligated to mention the World Cup since its all everyone is talking about this month. Duck Dive has a lot of specials for World Cup games, including their own unique “World Cup Cocktails” which represent different countries in the Cup. It’s a nice touch! Next time you are in PB, check out the Duck Dive- and try one of their unique cocktails. I’ll update my post after I spend an afternoon this summer with friends and the BOGO punch!