National Watermelon Month

Watermelon Daiquiri Louisiana Purchase (courtesy photo)

National Watermelon Month came to fruition in 2007 and was designed to increase fruit sales across the country. Still honoring this nutrient filled tradition, we invite you on a journey to experience these San Diego restaurants as they are slicing up something special during the month of July.

Start your journey with a charming trip to the Bayou. Louisiana Purchase brings the big and bold flavors of New Orleans to the bussling streets of North Park. This Cajun based cocktail restaurant offers a variety of fun dishes based on seasonal ingredients and eclectic whims. Including a monthly rotation of neighborhood favorites. The Watermelon Daiquiri pays tribute to NOLA and National Watermelon Month-featuring a refreshing blend of rum, citrus, and topped with a fresh slice of watermelon.

Looking to turn things up with an all-day beach party? Head to Mavericks Beach Club in Pacific Beach. The 15,000-square foot, multi-level entertainment complex pays homage to California’s largest Surf break and offers an array of Baja-inspired food, along with a must try cocktail selection. Sip on the Watermelon Margarita Slushie, exclusively during the month of July, $1 from each slushie will be donated to support Feeding San Diego.

Stick around the vibrant coastal community of Pacific Beach for your next stop on your Watermelon expedition. Just steps away from the Pacific Ocean, The Duck Dive is PB’s OG neighborhood bar. Known for a rich, surf and beach ambiance, this trendy neighborhood bar is backed by a menu of locally sourced American cuisine and thirst-quenching selection of cocktails, draft beer, and more. The Take Me to Mexico cocktail made with Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila, house infused with watermelon, basil, and jalapeno., and shaken with fresh lemon juice and agave nectar - your tastebuds are in for a real treat.

Next stop, Mission Beach- Experience the authentic, southern California culture of Sandbar. Located in the heart of San Diego’s historic Mission Beach, this trendy bar and grill is known for their award-winning fish tacos and impressive selection of craft cocktails. Take in the ocean views with a Mission Beach Melon Margarita. Blended with herradura reposado, licor 43, and cointreau noira, this refreshing mix features- agave nectar, fresh lime juice, fresh watermelon, and cucumber.

Finish your quest for the perfect watermelon treat in the vibrant downtown neighborhood of Little Italy. Overlooking India street, Coco Maya Rooftop Bar offers a daily brunch menu of Caribbean dishes, rotating pastries, and dinner transitions straight off the coal- fired Josper Oven. Pair any dish with one of their cocktails, the Side Piece is crafted with tamarind, chili oil infused mezcal, watermelon, and topped with mint and lime.

Whether you’re looking for something Cajun, something raging, or just a casual night out. Check out these San Diego spots to celebrate National Watermelon Month all of July.

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