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Eat, Drink & Enjoy

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Fabulous food, craft beer and local wine... What else could you ask for?

Nothing caps a day at the beach quite like a cold brew or glass of local California wine, paired with an exceptional meal. And thanks to award-winning chefs, an explosion of world-class breweries, and a thriving local wine region, San Diego delivers on all three. Here’s the lowdown on what to eat and drink after a day of lounging by the sea or enjoying a fun-packed afternoon exploring everything San Diego has to offer. 

San Diego Food Flavors

San Diego is hailed as one of the Best New Foodie Cities in America by Thrillist Travel, touting that the region is surrounded by farms and ocean and restaurateurs offer abundant high-quality ingredients to produce fantastic, environmentally responsible dishes. Called one of "America's best cities for foodies," by Travel & Leisure magazine, San Diego’s culinary scene is a burgeoning, vibrant mix of locally inspired flavors, from delightfully simple to sophisticated and artful. The city's proximity to the ocean and Mexico has greatly influenced both the local cuisine and culture. From fish tacos to groundbreaking Cali-Baja fine dining, San Diego's gastronomic scene sits at the intersection of two culinary styles: California cuisine, distinguished for its devotion to fresh local ingredients and farm-to-table roots, and Mexico's Baja Med cuisine, a food revolution that combines traditional Mexican ingredients with those of the Mediterranean. From tacos to the best burgers in San Diego, bring your curiosity and a hearty appetite.  

Craft Beer Culture

San Diego’s craft brew scene has garnered respect from around the globe. With more than 140 breweries and a collection of distinctive distilleries throughout the county, along with a wealth of local talent, San Diego has earned props as one of "One of the World's Top Beer Cities," according to Beer Connoisseur. Pioneer brewers like Karl Strauss Brewing, Ballast Point and Stone Brewing Co. put San Diego on the craft beer map. A trip to a brewery, or a beer tour, is a must for any beer connoisseur, but you’ll also find plenty of taps pouring local suds at restaurants and bars all over town, so you can enjoy a West Coast IPA or smooth saison whenever the thirst strikes. 

San Diego Uncorked

Wine drinkers have cause to rejoice too, with more than 100 dynamic wineries located in all corners of the county and ample opportunities to sip local varieties at restaurants, wine bars and urban tasting rooms in the city. In San Diego’s wine region you won’t find busloads of tourists or over-the-top estates, but rather small owner-driven boutique wineries that offer friendly tours and tastings in intimate settings that reflect the laid-back San Diego lifestyle.

 

1 TRAVEL + LEISURE IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF TIME INC. AFFLUENT MEDIA GROUP AND IS USED UNDER LICENSE. FROM TRAVEL + LEISURE, MARCH 10, 2015 © 2015 TIME INC. AFFLUENT MEDIA GROUP. USED UNDER LICENSE. TRAVEL + LEISURE AND TIME INC. AFFLUENT MEDIA GROUP ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH, AND DO NOT ENDORSE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF, SAN DIEGO TOURISM. 

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Liberty Public Market - Point Loma

Open daily, this public market offer great food, craft beer and wine and arts and crafts from around the region. 

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San Diego’s culinary epicenter is home to celebrity chefs and high-design eateries along with old-world treasures and traditions.

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Hops on the Harbor with Modern Times Beer

Jul 2 - Jul 30, 2021

Navigate your way through a five-course dinner prepared by Flagship's award-winning chef, aboard a yacht on San Diego Bay. Each dish is perfectly paired with delicious, local lagers and IPAs from Harland, celebrating the freshest flavors of the region, including locally sourced seafood, a full vegetarian menu and spectacular waterfront views.

Throughout the month of July we are collaborating with Modern Times Beer. Modern Times is a beloved local favorite, recently named San Diego’s Best Brewery by West Coaster magazine readers. First released in Point Loma in 2013, their lineup of aroma-driven, flavorful, “sessionish” beers are all named after utopias.


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- Local brews and craft beer flights
- Selection of gourmet food
- Meet and greet with brewers onboard
- Prize

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IRIE FEST

Sep 4, 2021

Featuring San Diego's own Reggae-Rockers Tribal Seeds, the Reggae teachers themselves Groundation and our favorite Roots band from Los Angeles The Expanders!

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Pure Project Can Release

Jul 29, 2021

Making its debut in cans is a very special collaboration with the ladies of Pure! Brewed for the first time for Women's Brew Day 2020, this Belgian-style golden strong was such a hit when it was on draft that we decided to bring it back in cans. We are also excited to release a brand new West Coast double IPA collaboration with our friends at Cellarmaker Brewing.

The cans will be released on Thursday, July 29th at all four taproom locations (Vista, Miramar, Balboa Park, and Carlsbad) as well as for CA & NV shipping.

BEER DETAILS:


GAIA
Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale
8.5% ABV
 

DANKNESS RISING
*Collaboration with Cellarmaker Brewing
Unfiltered West Coast Double IPA with Nelson Sauvin, Strata, & Centennial Hops
8.3% ABV
 

Full release details and sale links here: https://www.purebrewing.org/event/can-release-gaia-dankness-rising/

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Afternoon Tea

Apr 28 - ongoing

Hosted in our Grand Lobby, an invitation to tea is an invitation to an afternoon steeped in elegance and sweetness. Guests will enjoy petite tea sandwiches from the kitchen of the Westgate Room and sweet selection of fresh handmade savories, pastries, French macarons and French cakes.

PRICING IS ALL INCLUSIVE (INCLUDES TAX AND GRATUITY)
$49 ADULT
$52 ADULT + ONE GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE
$29 CHILD (AGE 12 AND UNDER)

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Kids Eat Free at Casa Guadalajara

Casa Guadalajara
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

  Voted “Most Kid Friendly Restaurant” in San Diego by readers of San Diego Magazine. For the month of October, kids eat free from the Kid’s Menu at this landmark Old Town...

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Tin Roof
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

Kids eat free with purchase of adult entree. Dine in only. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Valid at the Tin Roof San Diego location only. 

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Kids eat free at San Diego Mission Bay Resort

Covewood - San Diego Mission Bay Resort
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

Kids love vacations and there's plenty for them to enjoy here at San Diego Mission Bay Resort. Our Mission Bay waterfront resort near SeaWorld San Diego is your perfect vacation destination. Wherever...

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