Neighborhood Guide: Barrio Logan
With a vibrant art scene, diverse food spots, and the recent unveiling of a neighborhood sign, it’s safe to say Barrio Logan has arrived.
This unassuming party store sells custom-made piñatas, ranging from giant Heineken bottles to Buzz Lightyear, along with Mexican candy for filling.
2076 Logan Avenue
Housed in a former church, this art collective features Beatbox Records, Uncommon Value clothing, and interactive events held during the Barrio Art Crawl.
2151 Logan Avenue
You can find their coffee all over town, but head to Moto’s brick-and-mortar cafe in Barrio Logan for a cuppa in a sleek urban setting.
2619 National Avenue
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the park lays claim to the nation’s largest collection of outdoor murals, which depict past and present struggles in the Mexican and Chicano communities.
Near Cesar E. Chavez Parkway and Logan Avenue
Original Gentlemen Barber Shop | Photo by Karina Zuniga
Original Gentlemen Barber Shop
It’s not just about precise fades and a shoeshine station at this new salon. The decor mixes classic barbershop appeal with modern accents, and hosts community events.
2113 Logan Avenue
Las Cuatro Milpas
The lines may be long and tourists may come by the dozens, but the authenticity at this Mexican food institution is a sure thing. Order the chorizo with beans.
1857 Logan Avenue
Popular catering vendor San Diego Taco Company has branched out with a Mexican eatery serving its namesake tacos and craft beers.
2196 Logan Avenue
Border X Brewing
The tasting room for the Latino-owned brewery serves beer with a Mexican twist, like the Abuelitas, a brew made with Mexican hot chocolate.
2181 Logan Avenue
Chicano Art Gallery
When the intimate gallery isn’t playing host to art shows and music events, visit its adjacent shop, which features eclectic paintings and other giftables made by local artists.
2117 Logan Avenue
HB Punto Experimental
HB Punto Experimental
This gallery, nearly hidden in an alley, showcases emerging talent pushing boundaries with innovative pieces and performance art. Email or follow the gallery on social media to hear about new shows.
2151 Logan Avenue (entrance behind building)