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Neighborhood Guide: Oceanside

The quintessential SoCal beach town is welcoming an influx of cool in the form of new boutiques, restaurants, and craft beer hangouts.



Oceanside This Month

April 2
Club O: It’s a Mod Mod World party, Oceanside Museum of Art

April 8–24
The Elephant Man, The Brooks Theatre

Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen

Slow-food ethics meets casual pub ambiance at Flying Pig. Check the menu for daily house-made pasta.
626 South Tremont Street


Barrel Republic 

What sets this gastropub apart? A self-pour system with local favorites like Ballast Point, as well as varieties from Colorado and Hawaii.
215 North Coast Highway


Succulent Cafe

This café doubles as a cacti garden with namesake plants in every corner. Grab a tea or espresso—their Mexican mochas are a favorite—and take in the greenery.
322 North Cleveland Street


Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank

Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank

The second outpost of the Rancho Bernardo–based pub includes craft beer and food, but you’ll also find beer cocktails and more than 250 whiskeys.
2002 South Coast Highway


Masters Kitchen and Cocktail

Housed in the 1930s-era Masters Automotive and Machine Shop, the family-owned restaurant offers elevated Americana by chef Christopher Gallo (A.R. Valentien).
208 South Coast Highway


Banana Dang

After a successful run in Puerto Rico, this coffee bar crossed the pond last year to O’side, where they serve espresso drinks, gourmet toasts, smoothies, and yes, banana-flavored options.
115 South Coast Highway


Hello Betty Fish House

Modern, Baja-inspired seafood is on the menu here. Head to the upper deck—now open seven nights a week—for drinks, snacks, and a spectacular view.
211 Mission Avenue


Rais Case/Mr. B’s/5ing

Oceanside Pier

Walk along the nearly 2,000-foot icon for surfer spectating, sunset viewing, and a classic meal at Ruby’s Diner.
The Strand North and Pier View Way


Rais Case/Mr. B’s/5ing

The trifecta of locally made products—handbags, apothecary items, and planters, respectively—share a venue next to new coffee spot Revolution Roasters.
1834 South Coast Highway


Bagby Beer Company

This beer spot will satisfy the hungry and thirsty alike. Choose from beers like the Belgian-inspired Golden Girl, cocktails, and a menu of sandwiches, tacos, and more.
601 South Coast Highway


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