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Eat, Drink & Enjoy

San Diego's unique flavors

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Eat, Drink and Enjoy

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

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 100 breweries and a collection of distilleries throughout the county. Beyond the wealth of choices, the quality and creativity of San Diego brewers make the city one the finest beer destinations in the world. 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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Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras

Feb 28, 2017

Bigger. Better. Bead-er? It’s true! In 2017 we are pulling out all the stops to make the world famous Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras even bigger and better than our past 23 years combined!


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Mar 17, 2017

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Gaslamp Quarter, as it magically transforms into the greenest party complete with go-go dancers and great live bands.


Best Coast Beer Fest 2017 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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Jan 4 - ongoing

Hey, it's the weekend! We think that's reason enough to celebrate. Enjoy a full buffet, free-flowing champagne, and gorgeous views on the San Diego Bay.


Lobster Dinner Cruises

Jan 6 - ongoing

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Feb 9, 2017

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Los Angeles is my home but I tour all the time. Vans Warped Tour, Fest, The Hollywood Improv, SF Sketchfest, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival and your basement are just a few of the places I've done stand-up. In 2016, I was chosen as a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Time Out Los Angeles named me as one of their 2017 Comics to Watch. I am always afraid.



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Valid: Jan 4 - ongoing

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