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Eat, Drink & Enjoy

San Diego's unique flavors

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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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Best Coast Beer Fest Presented by Sycuan

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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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Mar 25, 2017

The Ultimate Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival is back! Featuring 16 of California's Finest Breweries, 16 of the Hottest Bands AND the Tastiest food!

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Dec 3, 2016 - ongoing

Celebrate the season while enjoying the calm waters and beautiful scenery of San Diego Bay! This early supper cruise is a great way to celebrate and leaves plenty of time at night for tree trimming, party going or whatever the season may bring you!

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Wednesday's $5 Keep-The-Pint Nights

Feb 9 - ongoing

Every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, The Brew Project hosts a $5 Keep-The-Pint Night with a different San Diego brewery. While we do showcase more established breweries, our goal is to help create more exposure for the smaller & newer guys. For only $5, you get a full pour of their small batch beer and get to take home their branded glassware. Keep as many branded glasses as you can drink!

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Save $5 and hop aboard a Flagship luxury yacht to have an amazing San Diego brunch cruise experience.

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Stop into Zumbido at the Omni San Diego Hotel and receive a 10% discount on your order.  

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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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