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Eat, Drink & Enjoy

San Diego's unique flavors

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Cheers to delicious adventures

Nothing tops a day at the beach quite like a great meal and an ice cold craft brew or exceptional glass of local California wine.  And thanks to award-winning chefs, an explosion of world-class breweries, and a thriving wine region, San Diego delivers.  Here’s the lowdown on what to eat and drink after a day on the sand or fun-packed afternoon enjoying everything San Diego’s has to offer. 

San Diego Food Flavors

Called one of "America's best cities for foodies," by Travel & Leisure Magazine, San Diego’s food scene is a burgeoning, vibrant mix of locally inspired flavors, from delightfully simple to sophisticatedly artful. Proximity to the ocean and Mexico are big influences on both the city’s cuisine and culture.  From fish tacos to groundbreaking Cali-Baja fine dining, San Diego 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.  Chefs like Javier Plascencia from Bracero and Trey Foshe from Galaxy Taco are bringing San Diego’s signature Cali-Baja style to a whole new level.  San Diego is also a hotbed for foodies enjoying the diverse and creative tastes of the cooking world’s most innovative and well-known culinary artists. Celebrity chefs like Brian Malarkey and Richard Blais draw attention to the San Diego food scene—and for good reason. These talented chefs—along with legions more—are adding a new dimension of taste and excitement to San Diego restaurants all over town, from North Park to North County and beyond. 

Craft Beer Culture

Complementing the growing food scene is San Diego’s prized craft beer contingent, numbering over 130 breweries and a collection of distilleries throughout the county. Beyond the wealth of choices, the quality and creativity of local brewers make San Diego one of "America's best beer cities," according to Conde Nast Traveler. You’ll find pioneering brewers like Ballast Point, Stone Brewing Co. and the one who put San Diego on the craft beer map, Karl Strauss Brewing. A trip to a brewery, or a beer tour, is a must for any beer connoisseur, but plentiful local beer selections are on tap at restaurants and bars around town, offering a pleasant surprise for all to partake.  

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 enjoy locally bottled wines at restaurants, wine bars and tasting rooms.  In San Diego’s wine region you won’t find busloads of tourists and hyper-manicured tasting sets but rather small owner-driven boutique wineries offering tours and tastings in an intimate setting with a friendly laid back San Diego style. 

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

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Best Coast Beer Fest Presented by Sycuan

Mar 11, 2017

Enjoy more than 200 beers from nearly 100 local breweries, grab a sensible lunch in our food truck alley and listen to the sweet sounds of local bands - all while taking in the gorgeous views of Coronado and downtown San Diego. To recap...You. Beer. Music. Food trucks. San Diego Bay. The whole shebang. There is no physical way in the universe you can enjoy a day better than this. We've done the research. It's science.

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EC Craft Beer Invitational

Mar 5, 2017

Calling all enthusiasts and explorers of the Craft Beer Scene!

The EC Craft Beer Invitational invites you to join us and celebrate the finest craft beers from breweries nationwide along with food trucks, live music, entertainment, and great company!

General Entry to the EC Craft Beer Invitational for Half Marathon, 5K, Tribes & Clans finishers (ages 21+) is included with their registration. Food from trucks sold separately.

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The CLUB VIP Experience at Gaslamp Mardi Gras!

Feb 28, 2017

Break out the masks, beads, and join 20,000 international revelers in celebrating the largest Fat Tuesday parade in California!

The famous Fifth Avenue (from E Street to Market) in downtown SD will be transformed into a gigantic street party filled with 3 mega stages, DJs, dancing, live entertainment and an epic parade with fabulous floats and tossing of beads, beads and more beads!

Elevate your experience with a CLUB PASS to enjoy NO COVER to 15 unique bars and clubs and 8+ welcome shots!

Visit SanDiegoFatTuesday.NightOut.com for tickets!

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Lobster Dinner Cruises

Jan 6 - ongoing

Are you a lobster lover who can't resist dining at restaurants with fantastic views? Hornblower Cruises combines the best of both worlds in the exclusive Weekend Lobster Dinner Cruises.

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Monday's Beergur Night

The Brew Project
Valid: Feb 13 - ongoing

Every Monday, from 6pm to 10pm, we celebrate Beergur Mondays. Buy one of our gourmet, award-winning burgers and choose any beer for $1. 

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Valid: Jan 24 - ongoing

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Valid: Jan 4 - ongoing

$5 off any weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower Cruises in San Diego. This two-hour cruise features a bountiful brunch buffet, free flowing champagne and the best views of San Diego Bay,...

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