The Best Bars in San Diego
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Drinking with a view of the Pacific or a Padres game are sort of your basic rights when you go out in San Diego. This sunny Southern California city is set up for margaritas, locally brewed beer, and craft cocktails that use some of the bounty of fruits and herbs that the region is known for. The coffee down here is not too bad, either.
Famous for bringing the world the likes of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Brewing is nothing if not cheeky. This is, after all, the first American craft brewer bold enough to open an outpost in Germany, a country steeped in beer-making tradition. But...
675 W Beech St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
2252 India St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
2204 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104, USA
Restaurants don’t get much more cool and kid-friendly than South Park’s Station Tavern. Since its opening in 2009, the spot has won several awards for its environmentally conscious design, which includes rooftop solar panels and...
1495 G St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
When Laura Johnson couldn't find a position in the spirits industry after she graduated from the University of San Diego, she started putting together a business plan. Apparently she nailed it: You & Yours Distilling Co. launched in 2017 and...
2335 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104, USA
Complete with an in-shop florist and white, honeycomb-tiled wall, this light-filled coffee shop is one of San Diego’s most Instagramworthy spaces. Luckily, it offers more than just good looks—the coffee comes from San Francisco’s...
400 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
One of the West Coast’s most meticulous roasters, Coava chose San Diego for its first venture outside Portland, Oregon, thereby instantly improving the city’s coffee scene. At its light-filled shop in the Gaslamp...
2355 India St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
This hipster coffee bar and roaster anchors a converted warehouse in Little Italy that houses a number of small retailers. After browsing the hobby shop, card boutique, and eyewear emporium, visitors can head to James Coffee Company for...
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