BARS AND TASTING ROOMS
The communities of central San Diego
are home to an eclectic assortment
of entertainment and dining options.
From exploring unique boutiques to
coffee house comedy shows, there’s
always something new to do.
Approachable, seasonal fare and 30 beer taps with
West Coast brews (plus bottles from around the
world) draw locals and visitors to this bustling eatery.
3794 30th St., North Park
HAMMONDS GOURMET ICE CREAM
Stop in for a scoop (or flight!) of super-premium ice
cream made in Hawaii. Flavors range from Tahitian
Vanilla to Kona Coffee Macadamia Nut.
3077 University Ave., North Park
Authentic Neapolitan pies baked in a wood-fired oven
are the specialty at this neighborhood pizzeria.
3001 Beech St., South Park
SOUTH PARK BOUTIQUES
Stroll tree-lined streets and shop for
home décor items, clothing and
accessories at indie boutiques like
Make Good (2207 Fern St.), Junc.
life (2209 Fern St.),
Progress (2225 30th St.),
The Grove (3010 Juniper St.),
(2365 30th St.) and
Graffiti Beach (2220 Fern St.).
SPRUCE STREET SUSPENSION BRIDGE
The 100+-year-old bridge spanning Kate Sessions
Canyon is a true hidden gem, and the only bridge
of its kind in San Diego County.
Spruce Street and First Avenue, Hillcrest
Independent and foreign films are screened at this
Landmark Theatre in the Art Deco-influenced Village
Hillcrest shopping complex.
3965 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest
LESTAT’S COFFEE HOUSE
Both locations of this funky café are open 24/7 and
have a killer selection of baked goods and free
Wi-Fi. The Park Boulevard location hosts a free
comedy night every Tuesday at 9 p.m.
4496 Park Blvd., University Heights and
3343 Adams Ave., Normal Heights
a Top Chef alum.
Quirky décor and
great beer characterize
this eccentric new
3000 Upas St., North Park
The Peanut Butter Milk
Stout from the Vista-based brewery is a
4223 30th St., North Park
Coin-Op Game Room
Classic arcade games
line the walls at this
upscale dive bar in
3926 30th St., North Park
Thorn Street Brewery
Order a flight and enjoy
everything from easy-drinking pilsners to
3176 Thorn St.,
Hess Brewing Company
Top-notch beer, free
snacks and stacks of
board games abound at
this friendly tasting room.
3812 Grim Ave.,