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Neighborhood Guide: San Marcos

Sure, the bike paths through mountain scenery are stunning, and the breweries abundant. But when you brave the strip malls, you’ll learn where San Marcos hides its treasures.


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Map of San Marcos

  • 1. COMING SOON
    Slater’s 50/50
    Decadent gourmet burgers (e.g. ground bacon soaked in bone marrow butter) and milkshakes arrive in San Marcos this spring. 110 Knoll Road

  • 2. EXPANDING
    Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
    The newly renovated, charming lakeside resort and country club is open to the public, and will soon be adding a fine-dining restaurant and glamping sites. 1025 La Bonita Drive

  • 3. NEW
    Pizza Port
    This top-notch brewery’s newest location features a canning line, 40 taps, a full menu, house-made ice cream, and an arcade for the kids. 2730 Gateway Road

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  • 4. NEW
    Dos Desperados Brewery
    This homebrewing husband and wife craft IPAs and Belgian-style beer. 1241 Linda Vista Drive

  • 5. The Lost Abbey & Port Brewing
    The tasting room, which serves some of San Diego’s most significant beers, belongs on every beer tourist’s agenda. 155 Mata Way

  • 6. Rip Current Brewing
    This year-old brewery’s saisons, rich stouts, aggressive IPAs, and experimental brews are making their marks on the San Diego scene. 1325 Grand Avenue

  • This Month in San Marcos

    • March 12
      Healing Hearts Mural Art talk on Afghanistan and Pakistan at CSUSM

    • March 15
      Free bicycle maintenance class at Trek Bicycle Superstore

    • March 23
      San Marcos Alive, celebration of the arts at San Marcos Civic Center

  • 7. Churchill’s Pub & Grille
    Go for serious beer, a laid-back atmosphere, wing night, and vegan specials. 887 West San Marcos Boulevard

  • 8. Old California Restaurant Row
    This 15-resto strip houses spots like Sublime Ale House, San Marcos Brewery & Grill, Fish House Vera Cruz, and Fratelli’s Italian Kitchen. 1080 West San Marcos Boulevard

  • 9. North County Wine Company
    A friendly wine shop and bar offering a knowledgeable selection and great prices. 1099 West San Marcos Boulevard

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  • 10. Foster’s Family Donuts
    Stop at this favorite for soft donuts with quality glazes and fillings. 627 South Rancho Santa Fe Road

  • 11. Trek Bicycle Superstore
    Prepare to hit San Marcos’ bike paths and mountain trails with Trek’s huge selection of bicycles, parts, and accessories. 1617 Capalina Road

  • 12. Fortis & Yogalux Fitness Center
    Heated yoga, indoor cycling, boot camp, TRX, and more! Whether the close proximity to Pizza Port is a blessing or a curse is up to you. 2712 Gateway Road

 
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