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Neighborhood Guide: Golden Hill

Situated south of Balboa Park, this low-key neighborhood earns major bragging rights for its dining, design, and cocktails


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Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

Golden Hill This Month

May 14
Tacotopia, Golden Hill Park

Saturdays
Farmers’ market, B Street between 27th and 28th streets

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

The local roaster boasts three San Diego cafés, but its Golden Hill location—a part of the You Are Here mixed-use space—is the largest of the bunch with a sizable, design-savvy outdoor patio.
811 25th Street

 

Nok Nok Living

Eames, Danish Modern, Norman Cherner—the gang’s all here. This stylish furniture and home decor boutique is stocked with all the midcentury classics.
830 25th Street

 

Counterpoint

Go for the charming, locals-only vibe; stay for the gourmet comfort food (Hello, fried cheese curds!) and cocktails blended with house-made bitters.
830 25th Street

 

Best Damn Beer Shop

Best Damn Beer Shop

Inside organic-focused grocer Krisp is a beer emporium stocked with more than a thousand styles.
2511 C Street

 

Kafe Sobaka Restoran Pomegranate

The borscht, shashlik, and veg-friendly options aren’t the only reasons the cozy spot has earned a cult-like following. Don’t miss details like the Soviet-era posters, a Chekov book to hold your bill, and the cheeky menu (“Pelmeni Siberian Meat Dumplings: Life is no goodski without these.”)
2469 Broadway

 

Girl on the Go! Night Spa

Girl on the Go! Night Spa

Can’t duck out of the office for a mani? The spa keeps its doors open until 10 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends for waxing, facials, massages, and more. They also use five-free (nontoxic) nail polishes and support local nonprofits, like YMCA San Diego.
830 25th Street

 

Turf Supper Club

Turf Supper Club

At this iconic steakhouse slash dive bar slash speakeasy—open until 2 a.m. every day—diners can sip stiff cocktails while grilling up their own meats on the dining room’s self-service grill.
1116 25th Street

 

Humberto’s Taco Shop  

A modest but tasty taqueria that’s open 24 hours means you’re covered all day, from breakfast burritos to late-night carne asada fries.
1015 25th Street

 

Pizzeria Luigi

Luigi’s offers a perfect pizza-to-crust ratio by the slice or pie (cash only). Take it outside to their pleasant, tree-lined patio for great people-watching.
1137 25th Street

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