San Diego Beer Guide

San Diego, a sunny beachside paradise in soulful California. A city of parks, museums, sandy white beaches and balmy weather. Locals are happy, the surf is fantastic and you’re never short of things to do and discover. Here is a little San Diego city guide from us to you, taking you to some of our favourite places…

San Diego City Guide

Where to find the best beers…

In true Beer Adventures style we begin our San Diego city tour with some great spots to drink beer. With Bottlecraft in a few locations, you’re never too far from a good brew. They put a tonne of effort into gathering the best local and international beers for their list, and they never disappoint. And they also sell some pretty cool merchandise, so souvenir shopping is a breeze. On to Blind Lady Ale House, who remind us how good it is to wash down a pizza with amazing craft beer. This place was founded by four friends, each of whom has achieved highly in the beer world, whether in brewing or writing beer books. Who better to trust to create an unforgettable drinking experience. And lastly, we love Neighborhood for its casual hipster vibes. This is your local-away-from-local! They serve up some classic American grub alongside a fantastic list of craft beers. Go on, support your local beer gaff!

Top locally brewed beers to look out for…

You can’t visit San Diego without sampling as much AleSmith as possible. They’ve won awards both nationally and internationally, and have been brewing outstanding beer since 1995. Look out for their barrel aged beers, which are particularly sought after. Another legend resides here, Mikkeller Brewing San Diego! This is a collaborative effort between Mikkeller and AleSmith, crikey you’re in for such a treat! We don’t need to say much else, the same epic brewing standards and delightfully Scandi interiors await you at their taproom. It’s hard to keep this list short, but we will finish with Modern Times. Their beers are widely available in cans, but we recommend getting to the tasting room to check out some of their pilot kit experiments!

San Diego City Guide

Our San Diego city guide to great eats…

You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating in San Diego. One of our favourite spots is The Smoking Goat Restaurant. They serve up modern French cuisine, whilst maintaining their traditional values. They pride themselves on balancing the rustic with the refined, and it works incredibly well. For a really special experience, check out family-owned Kiko’s Place. They sell the freshest fish tacos and ceviche in town, all from their very cool street food truck. And last but not least is Civico 1845. Two Italian brothers moved to San Diego in 2013 and set up shop selling some of the most authentic Italian cuisine we’ve ever tried. Food is fresh, and in true Californian spirit, there is also a focus on health and wellbeing,

San Diego City Guide

The best sights in San Diego

Finally, it’s time to share some of our favourite sights in San Diego. Days can be lost in Balboa Park. This place is packed full of stunning gardens and museums, as well as activity classes such as dancing and performance arts. It also contains the San Diego Zoo and the Museum Of Art. If you’re a beach lover, La Jolla Cove is the one for you. Here you can snorkel and sunbathe, and watch the seals playing. And finally, we recommend a trip to the Maritime Museum. This houses one of the biggest collections of old sea vessels in the entire country. A fascinating world of maritime history awaits you.

So that concludes our San Diego city guide! Why not explore San Diego for yourself with our unbeatable app-led San Diego beer tour

San Diego City Guide
Anja M
ANJA M Small human with a penchant for all things beer. Can usually be found in a taproom or sweating off a hangover at Bikram Yoga.

Fan of aviation, motorbikes, climbing, music and eating. Professional dog botherer.


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