Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »

Meet the Distiller: Old Harbor’s Blake Heffernan

How plans to brew beer led to a gig at one of San Diego’s most respected distilleries
January 23, 2019

CheeseSmith Is Making Cheese (Finally!)

The owner of one of San Diego’s most iconic breweries takes his passion for cheese to a professional level
January 17, 2019

Choose Your Own Hot Toddy at Madison on Park

Plus Grant Grill rolls out a Gin & Juice rap-inspired menu
January 11, 2019

San Diego’s Beer Community Embraces Benchmark Brewing

On the verge of shutting its doors forever, this small, family-run brewery was saved by the people who love them
January 10, 2019

Finding Peace in a San Diego Prison

At Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, inmates are swapping out anger, violence, and stress for yoga
January 8, 2019

The San Diego Runner’s Guide

A deep dive into San Diego's running culture, with tales from local Olympians, conditioning and recovery tips, and more
January 2, 2019

Amplified Ale Works Plugs Into East Village

The brewery’s third major location includes a full bar, a coffee shop, and an upcoming sour facility
December 20, 2018

Cocktail Gift Guide: 2018 Edition

Recipe books, bartending tools, and booze for your favorite home bartender
December 20, 2018

Mezcal Gets Mindful

Mezcal Meditation Classes Debut at Tahona in Old Town
December 20, 2018

10 Holiday Cocktails to Get You in the Spirit

From a cocktail-centric holiday pop-up to Grandma’s secret hot buttered rum
December 14, 2018

12 special beers that will add sparkle to your season

A round-up of holiday releases from Mission, The Lost Abbey, Ballast Point, Burning Beard, Stone, SouthNorte, Port and more
December 13, 2018

Realm of the 52 Remedies Is the Speakeasy San Diego Needs

The new Kearny Mesa spot hits all the right notes with its design, cocktails, and vibe
December 10, 2018

Have a Beer with Stone Liberty Station’s Head Brewer, Kris Ketcham

He brews for a big company, but he’s carved out his own niche where small-batch creativity reigns
December 6, 2018

The Mindful San Diegan

Here's a local's guide to the movement with input from the master, Deepak Chopra
December 5, 2018

Meet 6 of San Diego's Unsung Heroes

A snapshot of the brave men and women who keep our city running—a teacher, detective, firefighter, and more—and the trials and triumphs of their professions
December 3, 2018

Ram Udwin and Jay Choi Team Up Behind the Bar at Ad Libitum

The new Hillcrest restaurant includes twists on tiki and barrel-aged cocktails
December 3, 2018

Four New San Diego Breweries of Note

Ketch, Beach Grease, Helia and Papa Marce's occupy brand new spaces and location reboots in San Diego
November 29, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: 100 San Diego Gifts

Six local tastemakers share what they're gifting this season, plus editors' picks
November 28, 2018

Giving Thanks to San Diego Beer

10 (beer) things that made life better this year
November 20, 2018

Delicious Collaborations Close Out Beer Week

Karl Strauss’s Collabapalooza and the Brewers Guild Beer Garden cap San Diego Beer Week in style
November 15, 2018

Lady Bartenders Prove There’s Room for Beer in Cocktails

Amplified Ale Works’ beers help showcase the diversity of booze pairings
November 12, 2018

The Women Who Revolutionized San Diego's Food Scene

A discussion with six iconic San Diego chefs and restauranteurs who helped make our culinary landscape what it is today
November 9, 2018

Raising a Glass to San Diego’s Brewers During Beer Week

The first days of San Diego Beer Week highlight the strength of our brewing culture and community
November 8, 2018

73 Must-Try Desserts in San Diego

’Tis the season for cakes, cookies, pastries, pies, profiteroles, and other sweet treats—just don’t tell your dentist to send us the bill
November 6, 2018

Spirit of the Month: Ancho Reyes Verde

The poblano-based liqueur is a perfect match for agave spirits—and lots of other stuff
November 5, 2018

Get Ready For Beer Week!

10 days filled with hundreds of beer-centric events that celebrate the awesomeness of San Diego brewing
November 1, 2018

New Menu at Hundred Proof is ‘A Preview of What’s to Come’

Stephen Kurpinsky has big plans for the University Heights bar
October 19, 2018

These 15 San Diego Restaurants Are Guilty of the Same Offense

Here, we parse some of the most egregious examples of similar-sounding restaurant names
October 8, 2018

Duck Foot Brewing Does Downtown

New satellite tasting room/restaurant is as much about the food as it is about the beer
October 4, 2018

16 Medals and a Top Honor for San Diego Craft Beer

Local brewers take an impressive haul from the 2018 Great American Beer Festival
September 27, 2018

San Diego's Top Doctors 2018

Our annual list of 717 physicians in 88 specialties, plus five physicians open up about the emotional burdens of their fields
September 27, 2018

'San Diego Magazine' turns 70 Years Old

We toast to our birthday with a look back at our favorite covers through the decades
September 25, 2018

Finding Craft Beer in Portugal

A recent trip abroad proves that the craft beer movement has taken hold nearly everywhere
September 20, 2018

3 New Cocktail Menus to Try, Including One Very Legit Mezcal Bar

New drinks that are worth getting out of bed for—and some better enjoyed in pajamas
September 18, 2018

Oggi’s Is Still About the Beer

One of San Diego’s oldest brewpub franchises has a long history of keeping craft in the spotlight
September 13, 2018

Mexican Cuisine Loves Beer

A special six-course menu from Puesto highlights the beauty of pairing simple, fresh ingredients with great craft beer
September 6, 2018

2018-2019 San Diego Arts Preview

54 plays, concerts, ballets, and exhibits you need to see this upcoming season, and more
September 3, 2018

It’s Wet Hop Season!

The end of summer means local brewers clear their schedules to make the hop-freshest beer of the year
August 30, 2018

What San Diego Women Want

53 working women share their compelling stories on navigating pay equity, the baby penalty, #MeToo, and more
August 28, 2018

Have a Beer with Wild Barrel Founders Bill Sysak, Bill Sobieski, and Chris White

Still one of San Diego’s newbies, this ambitious startup has already made a splash
August 23, 2018

Just Launched: Our Insiders Club

For members only…New perks, insider info and access to the editors
August 21, 2018

'San Diego Magazine' Makes a Beer

A special collaboration brings The Bell Marker together with its Broadway neighbor
August 16, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 107

A Portland ramen eatery comes to San Diego, North Park gets more beer, and Stone Brewing’s co-founder Greg Koch drops in
August 15, 2018

Barrel-Aged Beer Abounds at Saint Archer

Tusk & Grain showcases the bourbon-soaked aspirations of one of Miramar’s largest breweries
August 9, 2018

The New Menu at The Lion’s Share Has a Story to Tell

Bar manager Jason O’Bryan took inspiration from the restaurant’s quirky paintings
August 8, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 106

A new spot for margaritas in Encinitas, a buzzy chef is headlining a new project downtown, and Venissimo Cheese’s Gina Freize drops by
August 8, 2018

Meet the Globetrotters and Expats Shaping San Diego

We asked 20 travel-savvy locals to give us a much-needed outside perspective on the city and, well, on us
August 6, 2018

AleSmith Opens Its Heart to the Lost Boys of Sudan

San Diego’s iconic brewery offers its support in real, hands-on ways
August 2, 2018

The Best of Tijuana 2018

We crown 21 winners from across the border including new restaurants, breweries, and boutiques
July 31, 2018

The Best of San Diego 2018

We crown 103 winners in food, shopping, fitness, kids’ activities, and more
July 30, 2018

Del Mar Racing Hosts a Standout Beer Event

This year’s Burgers & Brews Invitational boasted 70 breweries and more than 100 beers (along with all-you-can-eat burgers!)
July 26, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 104

A massive new brewery in La Mesa, more coffee downtown, and chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins drops in
July 25, 2018

14+ Fandom-Worthy Comic-Con Cocktails

Raise a glass to pop culture with these creative drinks
July 19, 2018

Have a Beer with The Bell Marker’s Head Brewer Nacho Cervantes

One of Pizza Port’s star brewers brings his talents to downtown
July 19, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 103

A new shawarma spot in Kearny Mesa, Javier Plascencia gives us the first scoop on his next San Diego restaurant, and You & Yours Distilling Co.’s Laura Johnson drops in
July 18, 2018

Hazy Beers and Fruited Beers Still Rule the Local Scene

Slater’s 50/50 reveals the drinking habits of San Diego’s craft consumers
July 12, 2018

Have a Beer with Viewpoint’s Charles Koll and Moe Katomski

As its first anniversary approaches, Del Mar’s brewery feels like it’s hitting its stride
July 5, 2018

San Diego Health 2018

Your annual dose of San Diego County Medical Society doctors, plus the healing powers of music, and more
July 2, 2018

Sweet Spot: Holy Matcha's Waffle Bouquet

Edible flowers and maple matcha syrup elevate the breakfast staple
June 29, 2018

Miramar Has a Craft Beverage Hot Spot

The Miralani Maker’s District is home to breweries, wineries, a distillery, a meadery, a cidery, and sake side-by-side
June 28, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 100

We celebrate the 1-0-0 with a Fantasy Restaurant Draft
June 27, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Cervantes Magaña

San Diego’s craft cocktail scene mourns the loss of an all-star
June 26, 2018

How Japanese Fusion Stacks up at Little Italy’s Cloak & Petal

The art and the bar take the lead at this venture from the team behind Tajima
June 22, 2018

The Pet Lover's Guide to San Diego

Living your best San Diego life with your pet by your side just got easier
June 22, 2018

Inside San Diego's Largest Hop Farm

Star B Ranch in Ramona provides a unique ingredient for local brewers
June 21, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 99

Banh Mi in PB, a revamped restaurant in Carmel Valley, and the city’s Deputy COO (and big-time foodie) David Graham drops by
June 21, 2018

Sweet Spot: California Modern's Chino Farms Strawberries

Pastry chef Aly Lang puts a new twist on the classic berry
June 18, 2018

Owl Farm's Offbeat Beer Styles Attract 'Novice' Beer Drinkers

An unfamiliar brand has a familiar company behind it
June 14, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 98

New Mexican food in Barrio Logan and North Park, who’ll be a part of Carlsbad’s upcoming food hall, and Cutwater Spirits founder Yuseff Cherney drops by
June 13, 2018

Checking in with You & Yours Distilling Co.’s Laura Johnson

The San Diego ‘distillerista’ is creating new spirits and making a name for herself
June 13, 2018

Very Important Taco: Caja China Pork Belly at Tacos Libertad

This taqueria has a mission to give back
June 12, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 97

Punch Bowl Social opens tomorrow, two iconic San Diego bars face relocation, and we dig deeper into Balboa Park’s restaurant drought
June 8, 2018

3 New and Notable Brewery Spots in San Diego

Oceanside adds a brewery and two previous locations are reimagined
June 7, 2018

Where to Celebrate Negroni Week in San Diego

Our (mostly) comprehensive list of some of the best offerings
June 6, 2018

Checking in with Paul Sangster and the San Diego Brewers Guild

Rip Current’s co-founder is the new president of SDBG
May 31, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 96

Cheesesteaks hit Pacific Beach, a boozy kombucha bar opens in North Park, and Valentina Di Pietro of Monello and Bencotto drops in
May 31, 2018

4 San Diego Chefs' Guide to Entertaining

Buzzy local chefs give us the scoop on hosting the ultimate dinner party, plus recipes for their impress-the-guests dishes
May 29, 2018

Dija Mara Brings a Top Chef and Taste of Balinese Food to Oceanside

The Indonesian food hole in San Diego has been filled
May 28, 2018

Bartender Exit Interview: Mark Broadfoot

He’s off to Miami, but leaving behind his Mexican Chocolate Milk Punch
May 25, 2018

Raised by Wolves Introduces High-End Spirits and a Secret Bar at Westfield-UTC

One of San Diego's most acclaimed hospitality groups debuts a novel concept
May 25, 2018
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

9 Questions Answered about Botox

Avalon Laser demystifies Botox myths and explains procedures

Win Tickets to the 41st Annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl

This year’s Utah vs. Northwestern match-up marks the Holiday Bowl’s second straight paring of teams that are ranked nationally in the top 25
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego Magazine's Travel Awards 2019
    Cast your vote now for your favorite hotels, travel companies, and attractions
  2. Best Restaurants in San Diego: 2018
    San Diego's top restaurant owners, chefs, and bartenders name their favorite San Diego restaurants of 2018.
  3. Winter is Waiting in Montana’s Yellowstone Country
    Win a trip for two that includes roundtrip airfare from Long Beach and a stay at the Element by Westin in Bozeman, Montana
  4. Behind the Brands 2019
  5. First Look: Realm of 52 Remedies
    Wildly imaginative speakeasy cements the arrival of design to San Diego’s Asian food haven
  6. The Women Who Revolutionized San Diego's Food Scene
    A discussion with six iconic San Diego chefs and restauranteurs who helped make our culinary landscape what it is today
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module