One Great Block: San Diego's Liberty Station
Collected by Afar Magazine
A band of committed locavores, indie designers, and restaurateurs have marched into Liberty Station, a former naval training center turned perfect example of San Diego’s new polish.
2865 Sims Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
The people behind the city’s best pizza (Buona Forchetta) and pasta (Bice) have joined forces at Officine Buona Forchetta. The magic happens in two gold-tiled wood-fire ovens—one dedicated solely to gluten-free pizzas—that produce blistered...
2860 Sims Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
Slip into the mellow SoCal way of life at Moniker General, where you can buy canvas and leather Bradley Mountain backpacks and electric blue surfboards by Affinità Surfcraft, all made in the city. Hit the beverage bar for a local beer or a nitro...
2855 Perry Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
Spending an afternoon at Fireside by the Patio is like hanging out in a friend’s backyard—if your friend had an enormous deck and an obsession with cooking by fire. Most tables are outside, and nearly every item on the menu, from juicy elk...
2765 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
San Diego Comic Art Gallery caters to both comic geeks and ’80s kids. It hosts rotating exhibits of cover art and original sketches by curator Kevin Eastman—the creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—and other artists, including My Little...
2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens has bocce ball, craft brews, and 50,000 square feet of outdoor space—what more could you want on a blissful summer day? After dusk, settle in for a classic movie (Fight Club, Princess Bride) paired with...
2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
With nearly 30 local purveyors, the just-opened Liberty Public Market is a microcosm of San Diego’s food worldand its sole restaurant, Mess Hall, is a microcosm of the market. Every day, chef Tim Kolanko riffs on whatever market ingredient catches...
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