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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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Pure Project Bottle Release

Apr 15, 2021

Our next bottle releases features a brand new imperial stout collaboration with Modern Times as well as a double peach variant of our oak barrel-aged feral ale.

The bottles will be released on Thursday, April 15th at all 3 taproom locations as well as for CA & NV shipping. Check out all the details below.

 

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San Diego Wine Country Chauffeured Tour

Jan 4 - ongoing

Explore the vineyards of San Diego Wine Country!

NO NEED TO DRIVE! On this deluxe tour we pick you up from your hotel/residence* and take you on a relaxing ride to San Diego's best wineries for ample pours of locally grown wines!

San Diego Wine Country Chauffeured Tour Includes:**

• Approx. 6 hour*** VIP guided adventure to stunning and unique local vineyards.
• Ample tastings at three (3) custom-appointed wineries (about 18 different pours!).
• Beer options available (in lieu of wine).
• Door-to-door transportation (from most San Diego, La Jolla, and Coronado locations).
• Entertaining commentary on local history and viticulture.
• Lavish fruit and cheese platter.
• Wine and CHOCOLATE!
• Wine tasting appreciation presentation, and guided winery tour.
• Free time to stroll through the vineyards, and shop at the winery boutiques.
• Delicious wood-fired, brick-oven pizza dinner overlooking spectacular wineries grounds.
• Complete coordination by San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours.

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Pure Project Log Cabin Weekend

Jun 10 - Jun 13, 2021

Log Cabin Day may look a bit different this year, but we're brewing up some special plans nonetheless.

Stay tuned for updates to come. And for now, be sure to mark your calendar for June 10 plus the weekend of June 12-13.

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Music in the Courtyard at The Headquarters

Apr 8 - ongoing

Enjoy live music al fresco every Thursday through August, 4-7pm under the market lights in the Headquarters courtyard.

With a lineup featuring various genres and talent, you'll want to make it a new weekly date!

 

*All performances are free and open to the public, weather permitting, and subject to cancellation without prior notice.

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Pure Project Craft Beer Special

Pure Project Balboa Park
Valid: Apr 12 - Jun 29, 2021

Join us on Monday or Tuesday and get 50% off a customized craft beer flight. Mention SDTA to your friendly beertender to apply the promo; one use per customer.

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Pure Project Craft Beer Special

Pure Project
Valid: Apr 12 - Jun 29, 2021

Join us on Monday or Tuesday and get 50% off a customized craft beer flight. Mention SDTA to your friendly beertender to apply the promo; one use per customer.

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Hope 46 Restaurant
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Receive $5 off house cocktails from 5pm to close.

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