Bars

  • The New Yorker brings East Coast flavors to downtown

    The New Yorker brings East Coast flavors to downtown

    “I wanted everyone to feel or have a little piece of the Big Apple right at their fingertips—literally speaking,” said Marco Geffroy, owner of The New Yorker in the Gaslamp. Since opening their doors, Geffroy has sought to bring an authentic New York pizzeria to America’s Finest City. As soon as...

  • Undistributed Beer of the Week: Strawberry Fields

    Undistributed Beer of the Week: Strawberry Fields

    There can only be one undistributed beer of the week. The competition is fierce in San Diego’s beer community, but someone has to take the title. This week’s best undistributed beer is ... ACOUSTIC ALES: STRAWBERRY FIELDS ABV: 6 percent Style: Blonde sour  Pair with: Spinach salad with candied...

  • Chill out in summer whites

    Chill out in summer whites

    When it’s hot, you can draw a blanc

  • Kombucha on tap at top San Diego restaurants

    Kombucha on tap at top San Diego restaurants

    If you’ve dined at certain San Diego restaurants recently, you might have noticed something different on the drink menu—and not the latest fruit-infused IPA or mescal cocktail. More and more restaurants, including Fig Tree Cafe in Pacific Beach, Hillcrest and Liberty Station, Encontro in North...

  • San Diegans show off their tattoos: Bahar Atilgan

    San Diegans show off their tattoos: Bahar Atilgan

    Bahar Atilgan, a bartender and an online boutique owner, has a unique perspective by admitting she wears her tattoos — her tattoos don’t wear her. — K.C. Alfred In San Diego, tattoos are almost as ubiquitous as craft beer. From bartenders to businessmen, you can spot inked bodies and tattoo parlors...

  • 10 best football team bars in San Diego

  • 1919 brings throwback sports bar to downtown

    1919 brings throwback sports bar to downtown

    If you’re looking for the perfect spot to watch your team’s big game downtown, 1919 is the place to go. “1919 is a throwback to what a neighborhood sports bar used to be,” said Manager Rachel Barnett, who continued, “It’s designed to be the best place for sports fans to get good drinks and classic...

  • Mimosas pack flavor punch

    Mimosas pack flavor punch

    Mimosas aren’t just orange juice and $5 “Champagne” anymore. With the craft cocktail movement alive and well in San Diego, bartenders and mixologists are conjuring up creative riffs on the classic weekend beverage and taking our brunches to exciting heights. Put these on your list — here are some...

  • Want to chill? Try these cocktails

    Want to chill? Try these cocktails

    When most people think of frozen cocktails, the words brain freeze, sugar headache and hangover usually come to mind. Forget those syrup-laden, artificial ingredient drinks of the past. Our local mixologists have taken the concept and transformed it into the slushie cocktail, with an array of fresh...

  • Play video games, drink beer at Coin Haus

    Play video games, drink beer at Coin Haus

    A self-serve beer and video game bar invites guests to come play in La Mesa

  • Saving the world, one drink at a time

    Saving the world, one drink at a time

    Even a superhero gets thirsty, right? Whether you are lurching in the Zombie Walk, saving San Diego as Captain America, or breaking a sweat in a Pokemon costume, you will want to keep in character even with your cocktails. Here are some of our best local spots for Comic-Con themed drinks: The Smoking...

  • Batter up: Some baseball-themed drinks

    Batter up: Some baseball-themed drinks

    San Diego is quickly becoming as known for its cocktail culture as for its craft beer dominance on the national stage. All-Star Week is your chance to try some of the local mixologists’ favorite twists on the baseball theme, while visiting a few mandatory cocktail havens near Petco Park. So put...

  • Watch bartenders battle at Tiki Oasis 2016

    Watch bartenders battle at Tiki Oasis 2016

    The top bartenders across San Diego will go head-to-head in a tiki cocktail competition

  • These are no ordinary brunch cocktails

    These are no ordinary brunch cocktails

    Getting bored with the same old mimosa and bloody mary for brunch? Looking for something different to spice up your weekend routine? San Diego restaurants have heard your call for inventive and interesting cocktails and answered with a variety of options. So get ready brunch fanatics, here are...

  • In the Mix: Steven Tuttle, Kettner Exchange

    In the Mix: Steven Tuttle, Kettner Exchange

    Kettner Exchange could be easily described as an oasis on bustling Kettner Boulevard. Amid the roar of passing cars, planes, and downtown life, the stylish and multi-layered restaurant is a beautiful respite from the urban jungle outside. Perched on a rooftop barstool, I spent cocktail time with...

  • Trending: Artichoke liqueur cocktails

    Trending: Artichoke liqueur cocktails

    Say WHAT? Some of you might be whispering under your breath, “Now she’s done it. Our cocktail girl has lost her mind.” Before you twist yourself up in distaste at what sounds like a gas-inducing cocktail, stay with me. And to those of you who already know the inside scoop on the artichoke liqueur...

  • A drinking strategy for long, warm days

    A drinking strategy for long, warm days

    Living in our glorious climate and near beautiful beaches intrinsically dictates summer house parties, grill-outs, outdoor games, and day drinking. Extended runs at imbibing can create an alcohol roller coaster of highs and lows if not handled with a seasoned touch. Check out my top five tips for...

  • Barrel Republic gives freedom to pour

    Barrel Republic gives freedom to pour

    For many, it’s a familiar feeling: You want to try a new beer and order a pint. The bartender sets the glass in front of you, you take a sip, and… it’s not quite what you expected or were hoping for. Not wanting the beer to go to waste, you reluctantly finish it, eyeing your friend’s IPA wistfully....

  • Where grown-ups dine, kids play

  • San Diego: This Weekend (May 5-8)

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