Best South Park, San Diego Restaurants
Just a gentle stroll east of Balboa Park sits a neighborhood in San Diego that’s tucked away from the...
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Brothels, Bites, and Booze Restaurants:
The word Meze translates as “taste” – meaning both “flavor” and “a taste of something.” Their menu features finely crafted regional cuisine with a California twist. We highly recommend taking a look at their delicious cocktail list and accompanying your cocktail of choice with a hookah on their patio!
345 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Ciro’s Pizzeria creates their own unique pizza style by featuring classic Italian dishes served with a New York spin on things. From salads, to lasagna, to freshly made pizza, and delicious beer, it just doesn’t get much better than this!
536 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
The Field will transport you to another place, Ireland to be specific, as soon as you walk into the pub. Savor the homemade food, enjoy traditional music, and of course, the clink of glasses as you sample one of their many imported draft beers.
544 5th Ave, San Diego, California 92101
Sugar Factory American Brasserie (Theatre Box San Diego) is a treat for all and offers signature sweets including gelato, gourmet coffee, freshly-baked pastries, pancakes, pizza, spiked drinks, alcohol infused smoking candy goblets, and more than 500 types of candy! Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger, Sting, Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashian and Drake are just a few of the celebrities who have been spotted here!
701 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Le Parfait Paris French Café, in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, serves everything from flaky croissants to extravagant single-serving desserts, plus a variety of savory items. Belly up to the dessert bar and chow down on one of their delicious tarts or macarons.
555 G Street, San Diego,CA 92101
Tequila, Tacos, and Tombstones Restaurants:
Café Coyote offers delicious food, tasty drinks and a festive atmosphere. Café Coyote has over 100 Tequilas to choose from, two stands where you can see fresh tortillas being made by hand, and even live Mariachi music!
2461 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
Old Town House of Jerky and Root Beer is a specialty shop that boasts 47 different kinds of jerky from the more traditional jerky’s like beef and pork to more unusual treats like alligator, tuna, and vegan jerky! Compliment your jerky with a delicious glass of root beer or one of the other 75 flavors of soda.
2754 Calhoun St, San Diego, CA 92110
El Antojo Located in Old Town San Diego, has amazing authentic Mexican food and great drinks! Quench your thirst with an ice cold Mug Michelada as you chow down on a delicious Mexican Street Cob.
2502 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
La Panaderia bakery offers delicious food and a festive atmosphere. Located in Fiesta de Reyes, usually RIPE with live Mariachi music, this Mexican-style bakery has been known and loved for many years. Enjoy pastries, ice cream, or their famous churros!
2707 Congress St, San Diego, CA 92110
The Tequila Factory not only offers delicious, but they’ve also got some of the best authentic Mexican food in Old Town. They’ve created some of the tastiest margarita recipes in San Diego and even have a Cigar & Tequila Terrace! Every bottle has been hand adorned with personalized labels and e is approved, authenticated and signed by Casa Herradura’s Master Distiller.
2467 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110
Little Italy Vino! Vino! Wine Tour
Glass Door is a hidden Little Italy San Diego gem and is where food sharing, drink cheersing, and having a good time is encouraged! Whether you’re looking to grab a bite before heading out to hit the town, unwind after work for happy hour or a fun date night, Glass Door is the place to be. They are known to take bar food to the next level with elevated flavorful snacks and out of the box dishes to pair up with our infused handcrafted cocktails.
1835 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101
Sogno di Vino, or “The Dream of Divine Wine” is a traditional Italian Wine Bar located in the heart of Little Italy, San Diego. They feature exceptional wines in all price points and an extensive selection of small production wines from around the world. In addition, they offer a delicious menu of appetizers, salads, panini and dolce.
1607 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
Sorrento Ristorante and Pizzeria is reviving the culture and gastronomie of “Sorrento” in Italy. Some of the most popular dishes include : fresh cut octopus carpaccio, sauteed clams and mussels in a garlicky cherry tomato sauce, cannelloni au gratin with smoked mozzarella, homemade buttery provolone raviolis, traditional veal picatta in a lemon caper sauce, authentic italian style pizza or even the delicate and zesty tiramisu al limoncello.
1646 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
Vino Carta is the neighborhood wine shop and bar with a focus on small, family-run producers and natural wines made through organic and sustainable farming practices. They offer hundreds of unique bottles to take home as well as a rotating list of wines by the glass, available in full or half pours.
2161 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
Bolt Brewing is located in the heart of Little Italy. It was one of the first breweries on the scene of the big San Diego brewery boom. They are known for the simplicity and variety of brews. Come relax and enjoy a San Diego original.
1971 India Street, San Diego, CA 92102
Ballast Point is one of the top dogs in the craft beer world. They are especially known for their crisp citrusy IPAs. Their location in Little Italy is the perfect place to try out a variety of hop centric beers while unwinds by one of their outdoor fire pits.
2215 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
Stone Brewery is household name in the craft brewery world but, San Diego is where their journey to stardom began. The tap room in Little Italy provides all of your favorite Stone beer while also allowing you to go outside your comfort zone and try some of their experimental brews. If you find a beer that you can’t get enough of take some home with you in a beautifully crafted growler and maybe even a stylish graphic tee.
1202 Kettner Blvd #101, San Diego, CA 92101
Bottle Craft, if you want it, they have it. With 25 rotating taps and hundreds of bottled beers to choose form you are bound to find something perfect for your pallet. The Little Italy location is the perfect place to discover your new favorite beer while watching people stroll down happening India Street.
2252 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
Karl Strauss is the perfect place for those who want to step out of their beer comfort zone. This San Diego based brewery is known for experimenting with unique flavors and effortlessly combining them to make the most flavorful beer in town. Take your taste buds on an adventure and order yourself a Karl Strauss flight.
157 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101
The Beer Company is a locally owned restaurant and brewery. Their hand crafted brews have fresh ingredients and a great, rich taste. They brew just feet away from where you’ll enjoy your quality beer and delicious meal.
602 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
La Jolla Brewery serves some of the finest craft beers in San Diego county. With casual dining and atmosphere, the brewery is in all around great neighborhood place to watch sports and enjoy hand crafted beers made on site, with off street parking and a dog friendly patio.
7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
Border X Brewing, located in historic and artistic Barrio Logan, features Latin inspired beer with surprising and unexpected flavors. Jamaica Saison, Mexican Chocolate Stout and Horchata White Stout. The taproom is upbeat, stylish and features rotating art shows from local artists. They also have a back open air patio perfect for summer days and nights.
2181 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
Coronado Brewing Co. is a high-quality craft beer manufacturing and tasting room operations. The future is so bright for Coronado, especially after taking home the honors of Champion Mid-Size Brewery and Brewmaster at the World Beer Cup in April.
170 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
Iron Fist was established in 2010 and specializes in Belgian Ales. Iron Fist is a family owned and operated brewery. Their love of this craft comes through in each and every drop. 5 brews currently on tap. Their tagline, “Home brewers went mad and opened their own place.”
1985 National Ave #1132, San Diego, CA 92113
Mission Brewery, located in the East Village of Downtown San Diego, has been brewing commercially for over seven years. With 25 National and International awards under its belt, Mission is considered one of the top craft breweries in San Diego County. The entire brew house is on display and at the right time, you can catch the brewers working their magic with this stainless steel beauty. Or, join your friends in the bottling viewing area and watch your favorite beer being bottled fresh and ready for you to take home.
1441 L St, San Diego, CA 92101
Half Door Brewing Co. is a “pub” in the traditional Irish countryside sense of the word – a place where beer is made and served fresh. The menu is the ultimate pairing of inventive comfort food and exceptional house-brewed beer. They feature several house beers brewed on-site to compliment the menu. The head chef works closely with brewer (Dan Jr.), developing Half Door’s distinctive food and beer as a singular experience to savor!
903 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Resident Brewing Co. delivers a San Diego cool, inviting and relaxed beer experience under the stewardship of an award winning brewmaster Robert Masterson. The brewmaster-driven menu features specialty crafted beers influenced by the city of San Diego and it’s residents.
1065 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Knotty Barrel is a family and dog friendly bar and restaurant where you will always feel at home. Enjoy their locally-sourced “pub grub” with a twist, a wide array of domestic, imported and local craft beers as well as a full bar.
844 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
Alesmith Brewing Company, is a San Diego based artisanal craft brewery that specializes in handcrafted ales inspired by the European classics. Deeply rooted in the amateur and craft brewing communities, AleSmith ales have continued to garner both national and international awards.
9990 AleSmith Court (formerly Empire Street), San Diego, CA 92126
The San Diego Brewing Co. specializes in providing great local, regional and imported tap beers along with a fantastic line up of our own house brews. Their focus is IPA’s and you will always find a few deliciously hoppy brews on tap. As a sports bar, they have the NBA, MLB and NFL packages every season, and love March Madness! The menu has something for every taste, including vegetarian items!
10450 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92120
Duck Foot is not just a craft brewery, it is a new approach to beer consumption. The team at Duck Foot believes in great tasting specialty beers that happen to be accessible for the gluten intolerant. In fact, they brew ALL of their beers using a special enzyme that removes nearly all traces of gluten from the beer.
8920 Kenamar Dr #210, San Diego, CA 92121
Amplified Ale Works offers fresh, Mediterranean influenced fare and close to thirty thoughtfully selected craft beers, many of which are our own brews. The patio offers communal seating to replicate the beer garden experience found in Europe, but with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean.
4150 Mission Blvd #208, San Diego, CA 92109
The White Labs tasting room features a regularly changing line-up of beers created on-site. White Labs stands at the intersection of science, education and craft, constantly stretching the limits of science in order to set new standards in purity and freshness. From the industry’s first pitchable liquid yeast, to a complete revolution in the way it’s propagated and packaged, their innovative spirit is tireless.
9495 Candida St, San Diego, CA 92126
Mike Hess Brewing (Miramar) is a small test kitchen brewery for MHB. They started here – small hand-crafted batches, just 50 gallons at a time, brewing on a custom built brewhouse, using temperature controlled fermenters with the brewing process on display, right on premise. Mike Hess believes in an “honest pint” and offer a custom screened 0.5 litre glassware for your beers as well as growlers and packaged beer (cans and bottles) for your take-home beers
7955 Silverton Ave #1201, San Diego, CA 92126
Tim Cantor’s gallery is located in the Gaslamp Quarter. Cantor’s art has been featured in the White House, traveled all over the world and he is artist behind Imagine Dragon’s Smoke and Mirrors album cover. He is a modern artist using mostly oil paints in a style similar to Renaissance painters and French Neo-classical works.
527 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
The Sparks Gallery (Gaslamp Quarter) is housed within the historic Sterling Hardware Building in San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. Sparks Gallery is an event space and represents contemporary artwork by artists living in San Diego and Southern CA. This beautiful space also includes a wine bar to enjoy.
Chuck Jones Gallery (Gaslmap Quarter) is the only gallery in San Diego devoted to the art of the animated film. Included in the on-going display is art from all major animation studios as well as original paintings and limited edition fine art from a variety of internationally known artists and photographers whose work is entertainment related.
232 5th Ave, San Diego, California
Legends Art Gallery (La Jolla) is known for featuring famous La Jolla native, Dr. Seuss’s art work. Explore his early works while also, getting a chance to discover similar artists.
1205 Prospect Street, Suite B, La Jolla, CA 92037
Peter Lik has a gallery in La Jolla and he has spent over 30 years pushing the boundaries of fine art. A self-taught pioneer in the field of landscape photography, he has become synonymous with pristine images of cascading waterfalls, ethereal mountain peaks and peaceful desert canyons.
1205 Prospect Street, Suite C La Jolla, California 92037
Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery (La Jolla) has a vast variety of nature photos that vary from landscapes to animals. This is the perfect place to buy a beautiful piece for a loved one. Transport yourself to some of the most beautiful places in the nation by visiting this gallery.
7916 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
North Park Restaurants and Breweries
The word Luche Libre comes from a type of professional wrestling originating in Mexico, in which the contestants wear masks and use rapid, acrobatic techniques. The quirky taco shop pays homage to the Lucha Libre culture and serves up some of the most delicious mexican food in North Park.
3016 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
Belching Beaver Pizzeria creates their own unique pizza style by featuring classic Italian dishes served with a New York spin on things. From salads, to lasagna, to freshly made pizza, and delicious beer, it just doesn’t get much better than this!
4223 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
Brothers Joseph and Leonhard Eppig established a brewing empire which excelled through the early 1900’s and discreetly endured the trials and tribulations of Prohibition. Today, the tasting room serves Small-Batch, Craft Beers- German Lagers, Ales and Kettle Sours.
3052 El Cajon Blvd suite c, San Diego, CA 92104
Rip Current Brewing is a chill, wood-paneled joint with a roomy bar offers pub grub & house-brewed craft beers on tap. They offer 20 beers at both of our locations spanning color, ABV and style. This includes sessionable lagers, hoppy beers, malt-forward beers, and a rotating specialty line-up featuring barrel-aged treats and sours.
4101 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
North Park Beer Co. specializes in brewing hop forward west coast style ales and lagers, but do aim to please all palates by offering a variety of beer styles! They also have guest beer, wine, cider, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages available.
3038 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
La Jolla Restaurants
Cantiana is a costal Italian restaurant with a spectacular ocean view. It also includes a rotating selection of fresh crudo, housemade pastas and handcrafted pizzas, all crisped to perfection by Beatrice, the restaurant’s 5,000 pound wood burning oven.
7863 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
Puesto is home to some of the most award winning tacos in San Diego. Their dedication to fresh ingredients and creative combinations make them a real stand out.
1026 Wall Street La Jolla, CA 92037
Girard Gourmet cooks and bakes in the European tradition and grows many of our fruits and vegetables in their organic garden in Julian, CA. Perhaps on a visit to Girard Gourmet, you will see one of the owners arriving with a basket of fresh picked heirloom tomatoes or a bushel of the best peaches you can imagine!
7837 Girard Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Brewing Company combines their variety of brews with a refreshing mostly seafood based menu. Munch on everything from fresh ceviche from warm clam chowder.
7536 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
Ocean Beach (OB) Restaurants and Breweries
Culture Brewing Co. Come for the beer, stay for the Culture! Find a new favorite beer to love, pet all the friendly pups, check out a new local artist every month and their gallery displayed on our tasting room walls, and take part in a few of the many events we host at our location. There is something for everyone at Culture.
4845 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
Pizza Port knows that nothing goes together better than hot pizza and cold beer. They’ve been slinging slices since the ’80s and started brewing craft beer before it was even really a thing. This local pizza chain, with long, family-style picnic tables, is known for its craft brews is popular with families, beer fans & surfers alike.
1956 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107
Sure, Wonderland sounds like a fictional universe full of late rabbits, smoking caterpillars, and cryptic cats, but did you know that it’s also a pub in OB? Wonderland Ocean Pub is a sports bar with a panoramic view of the Ocean Beach surf. You can enjoy a wide range of local beers on draft and catch the game all while enjoying the sunset. Enjoy happy hour with food and live acoustics to set the mood and keep the good vibes rolling.
5083 Santa Monica Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
Belching Beaver is a dog-friendly tasting room featuring a range of house-made beers in a cheery, industrial-chic space. This is a must-stop spot in Ocean Beach, and offers a large variety of beers the most popular being the Peanut Butter Milk stout.
4836 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
The goal of Ocean Beach Brewery (OB Brewing Co.) is to craft a distinctly local beer that is as much a testament to the community around us as it is to the art of craft brewing. The brewery presents craft beers that are innovative in spirit and a cause for pleasant contemplation, while our three-story, rustic-tasting room provides an inspirational view of Ocean Beach.
5041 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
As of March 2019, Helms Brewing Co created in San Diego, California, by four shipbuilders who set out to brew great tasting beer for their community, fellow servicemen and families, is now Two Roots Brewing Co. As true craftsmen, Helm’s utilized their kinship and industrial expertise to hand build their own brewery the same way they construct their ships.
4896 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
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