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Barrio Logan

Where Colorful Culture Meets Cutting Edge Art

Long a hub for art and activism with its mural-filled Chicano Park, Barrio Logan is rich in culture and character and offers some of the city’s most authentic experiences from food to music and beyond.

Historic Art

The largest gallery in Barrio Logan sits under a series of freeway overpasses in Chicano Park, a community park where more than 70 historic murals grace the concrete pillars and walls. This landmark is the heart of Barrio Logan, telling the stories of the community.

Walk a few blocks into Barrio Logan and you'll find warehouses converted into creative, dynamic spaces. Bread and Salt, a former bread factory, hosts art exhibits and the Fresh Sound music series featuring cutting edge musicians and composers.

For a little more structured approach to experiencing all of Barrio Logan's art, join The Barrio Art Crawl. A monthly (every second Saturday) free self-guided tour with curated visits to galleries, murals, studios and local businesses. And, for the car enthusiast, make sure to check out La Vuelta Car Cruise - a community lowrider cruise night series that takes place every other Wednesday during the summer months.

Cuisine is Culture

It's easy to work up an appetite exploring murals and walking through the many galleries and artist studios in the neighborhood. Fortunately for hungry visitors, Barrio Logan is where you'll find the real deal in Mexican food. In addition to the landmark Las Cuatro Milpas, where the line for the homemade tortillas can snake down the block, there's also ¡SALUD!, a hip, casual eatery offering a menu of elevated tacos. For Chicano comfort food, a visit to Barrio Dogg is a must for their unique hot dog creations, Fan favorites include: La Havana, which is a spin on a Cuban sandwich; El Chihuahua, slow-braised pork with poblano and serrano peppers; and La Yorona, which features out-of-the-box salsas like "purple rain", made from roasted beets and prickly pear cactus fruit and "crazy rabbit" a combination of carrots and habanero peppers. Looking for some of the best coffee in the area? Look no further than Por Vida, which has the best horchata latte in San Diego.

Culture into the Evening

Culture goes beyond the 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM experience in Barrio Logan. Filled with some of San Diego's best breweries, there are unlimited choices for an evening out on the town. A fan favorite is Border X Brewing with beer inspired by Mexican culture. When visiting Border X Brewing, make sure to try Abuelita's Chocolate Stout - a mix of cinnamon and chocolate aroma with a medium to heavy body. And, for a little extra pizazz, schedule your stop into Border X Brewing on a Thursday where the brewery makes room for a dance floor with various DJs spinning Latin jams all night long.

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