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Seven Reasons to Dine Out on Monday

Start your week off right


When the Monday blues get you down, there’s no better fix than delicious eats and drinks at a discount. From all-day happy hour to plates of paella piled high with fresh seafood, here are seven great ways to make Monday your favorite day of the week.

01. Meatball Mondays at Catania
{7863 Girard Avenue #301, 858.551.5105; cataniasd.com}
Every Monday evening, guests can savor a rotating selection of nostalgic Italian-American favorites not normally seen on Catania’s menu like Garlic Knots, Eggplant Parmesan, Chicken Marsala, and Spaghetti and Meatballs.

02. Pizza Monday at Bottega Americano
{1195 Island Avenue, 619.255.7800; bottegaamericano.com}
When you want to eat quality pizza in the comfort of your own home—which, let’s face it, is pretty much every Monday night—head to this East Village hotspot to snag a gourmet thin crust pizza for just $12. The special is valid between 5pm and 6:30pm on to-go orders. If waiting for pizza makes you crave beer, they’ve got you covered with $6 pints.

03. $8 Mules at Starlite
{3175 India Street, 619.358.9766; starlitesandiego.com}
If you agree that mules are a must at Starlite, time your trip for Monday when you can score a classic interpretation of the popular beverage in an ice-cold copper mug for just $8 a pop, all night long.

04. Burgers, Spuds, and Brews at Bully’s East
{2401 Camino del Rio South; 619.291.2665; bullyseastsd.com}
For just $11, you can get your hands on a Bully’s Burger with a side of steak fries and a draft beer. The special is offered all (Mon)day long— whether your burger craving strikes at noon or late at night, you’re all set.

05. $5 Pints at Union Kitchen & Tap
{333 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 619.795.9463; 1108 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, 760.230.2337; gaslampunion.com}
If beer is your beverage of choice, you’d be wise to visit this Gaslamp standby on Mondays. From 2pm to close, drafts are just $5 each. The Encinitas outpost also caters to beer lovers with $5 pints offered from 3pm to 10pm. Other specials include $6 featured wines and a few bucks off craft cocktails.

06. All Day Happy Hour at Masters Kitchen and Cocktail
{208 South Coast Highway, 760.231.6278; mastersoceanside.com}
Start the week off right with nonstop happy hour at Masters Kitchen and Cocktail. Specials include wine and cocktails from $6, craft drafts from $5, and delicious tapas and hearty entrées like the Masters Signature Burger, Root Beer BBQ Ribs, or Carne Asada Tacos for $7-$10.

07. Wings and Beer at Striders
{100 J Street, 619.363.7166 striders.com}
Wing fans should head to this two-story, high-end sports lounge with over 150 HD TVs, for 50-cent wings and $20 domestic beer buckets. These delicious deals are available every Monday from 6 to 10pm.