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North Park & South Park

Where hipsters, craft beer, families and music converge

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Southeast of downtown and bordering Balboa Park, you’ll find the diverse and eclectic uptown neighborhoods of North Park and South Park. Catering to a local crowd, streets here are lined with coffee shops, boutiques, art galleries, diverse restaurants and craft beer pubs.

North Park

The epicenter of North Park is the bar-hopping intersection of University Avenue and 30th Street,  which holds claim to being "the best beer neighborhood in the nation," thanks to numerous craft-beer establishments such as Toronado, Tiger! Tiger! and Modern Times Flavordome. Craft cocktails are also a mainstay with bars like Bar Pink and Seven Grand offering creative concoctions. The neighborhood pulses with great restaurants, shops, entertainment and art blocks, such as Ray Street, which boasts dozens of galleries, live theater and musical shows. The historic Observatory North Park, in the heart of the business district, offers an impressive year-round line up. Fronting the theater is the lively West Coast Tavern.

South Park

South Park is a haven for indie shops, progressive galleries and restaurants that give top priority to seasonal organics and sustainable meats and seafood with cuisine ranging from contemporary and healthy to rustic and downright sinful. Craft beer is also celebrated here at bars like Hamilton’s Tavern, consistently rated “best beer bar” on the West Coast, and the family friendly Station Tavern where burgers and beer are served in an old trolley station.  Local art, fashions and one-of-a-kind treasures, that can’t be found at any mall, make shopping in South Park a true treat. Stores like Make Good, Bad Madge & Company, Junc Life and Graffiti Beach Boutique, are all found on Fern Street. And, events like the quarterly Walkabout, with local shops and restaurants open late and offering special deals and bites, highlight the neighborhoods’ diversity and pride in the local arts, crafts and culture.

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Getting to North & South Park

If we give you directions to North Park and South Park, please promise you'll come back - this neighborhood will leave you wanting more of its craft breweries, culinary hot spots, and boutique shops. From downtown, follow Park Avenue north through Balboa Park, and turn east on University Avenue. Hit 30th Street and you've made it! University Avenue is the primary route into North Park from the west (airport, beaches, and Interstate 5) - and also, from Interstate 805 from the east. To reach South Park, head south on 30th Street to Juniper Street. Park, hop off the bus, or exit your Uber - you're in for a treat as South Park's restaurants and shops begin here.

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30th Street Craft Beer

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Balboa Park San Diego

Adjacent to North Park, explore Balboa Park, the cultural heart of San Diego.  

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Dusty Rabbit Signature Cocktail Contest

Jun 6 - ongoing

150 years ago, the area that is now the Gaslamp Quarter was jokingly nicknamed “Rabbitville” after its chief inhabitants. The "Dusty Rabbit" is a signature cocktail contest wherein merchants will honor the pioneering spirit of legendary founder, Alonzo Horton, who transformed Rabbitville into the thriving dining and entertainment district it is today!

We're challenging mixologists, bars, and restaurants from around the Gaslamp Quarter to create a cocktail named the Dusty Rabbit. Each location’s recipe is open to interpretation and may include any kind of spirit or alcohol uniquely reflective of the establishment.

For a list of locations serving the Dusty Rabbit, please visit: http://www.gaslamp.org/150/dustyrabbit/

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Chauffeured Distillery Tour

Oct 20, 2016 - ongoing

Taste San Diego's sensational spirits, crafted from grain to glass.Taste locally made whiskey, rum, vodka, gin, brandy; lunch; pint of beer, behind-the-scenes guided tours. Pick up & drop off included in Chauffeured Distillery Tour.

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Hipster Hops

Jun 8, 2017 - ongoing

North Park was rated 13th best hipster neighborhood by Forbes's Magazine, and rightfully so. The streets of North Park are lined with art boutiques, craft breweries and coffee shops. Even the buildings themselves are decked out in beautiful street art!  The tour will take you on a walk through North Park where you will stop at three local breweries where you will have tasters at each. Your guide will then take you to a modern taco shop that has it's own twist on a popular Mexican past time. The tour is the perfect way to experience a variety of different beers and get up close and personal with the brewing process. You will also learn about how a run down area like North Park blossomed into the trendy place it is today.

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