Single Fin Surf Grill  |  3844 Mission Blvd., San Diego  |  Neighborhood: Mission Beach  |  (858) 352-6611 |

By Steve Kang

As you cruise down between PB and Mission Beach, you’ll see a cool spot on your right hand side called Single Fin. It makes me think of longboards and thongs … but then I digress. It’s actually a really cool eatery and purveyor of adult beverages. They have a great selection of beer, wine and the good stuff … hard liquor. They can mix you up a great craft cocktail or pour you one of SD’s finest beers. Don’t be surprised if you see the “Mayor” of PB, 4L’s own Mikey Beats. He’s a partial owner and hangs there all the time with Jenny Beats and Mini Beats.

Single Fin Specials

Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m.

• $4 drafts

• $3.50 wells

• 50 percent off all sides

Thursday-Saturday 10 p.m.-close

• Buy one beverage, get one for a penny

Monday 9 p.m.- close

• 90 percent off heads or tails

Tuesday 6 p.m.-close

• Beer battered fish taco $2.50

• $4 Mexican beer drafts

• $4 Altos shots

Wednesday 6 p.m.-close

• $5 all specialty drinks

• Half off all bottles of wine

Thursday 6 p.m.-close

• $3 Jack Daniel’s shots

• $3 Fernet shots

• $3 Jägermeister and Jäger Spiced shots

• Locals in 92109 receive 25 percent off food

Sunday all day

• $14 bottles Champagne

• $3 Jack Daniel’s Honey shots

• $3 Altos shots

• $5 Bloody Mary’s


01 Shrimp Ceviche (Self explanatory)
The freshly chopped ingredients make this little bad boy stand out. The coolness of the cucumber and the spice of the jalapeno bring everything together. They don’t skimp on the shrimp with the perfect ratio of veggies.

Paired with Mexican Pipeline (Casamigos Reposado, Herradura Agave Nectar, muddled jalapeno, fresh lime juice)
Talk about a match made in heaven. … This is almost the liquid version of the ceviche.

02 Sriracha Chicken Bites (Boneless breaded chicken chunks in a housemade Sriracha sauce)
The sauce has a good sweetness with a nice kick. Sweet and savory hang out at the party then all of a sudden spicy comes and kicks everybody’s ass. If you can’t hang, there is a nice little vat of ranch ready to rescue you.

Paired with K-38 Margarita (El Jimador Silver Tequila, pomegranate puree, sour, splash of OJ)
Take a great tequila and pour in pomegranate puree … what do you get? The frickin’ margarita of the year! The one thing missing at the party was sour—and here he is. Maybe he can calm spicy down.

03 Beer Battered Fish Taco (2 beer battered cod fillets on corn or flour tortillas, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, lime crema)
Here’s why I love it, it’s because it comes loaded. Nice piece of lightly breaded fish on a bed of cabbage and all the fixings! One taco will fill any fat boy up so women beware, you might have to come in with your sweatpants.

Paired with Pacifico (If you don’t know what this is, you need to climb out of your hole or get your SoCal card revoked)
What else would you drink with a Baja fish taco? You got it, the king of Mexican beers!


The décor is a mix of casual surf art deco. You got surfboard fins hanging from the ceiling and the cutouts on the back wall on a mirror. The logs and sticks on the ceiling surrounding the bar bring a warmth and the spirit of the ocean right into the bar.