Neighborhood Guide: Solana Beach
This town is the laid-back, more casual sister of Del Mar, with its own brand of beer, brunch, live music, and innovative design.
Cedros Ave Design District | Photo: Sam Wells
San Diego BeerWorks
Cheers to nine reach-in coolers and 20 rotating taps. Hungry? The menu includes artisanal meats and cheeses served in the antique-industrial space.
437 South Highway 101
Pillbox Tavern & Grill
Putting a fresh spin on bar food, Pillbox will dish out fish tacos, burgers, a variety of chicken wings, and more.
117 West Plaza Street
Photo: Priddy Smith
The 4,000-square-foot warehouse-style shop of eclectic décor includes paper products, tabletop accents, antiques, and midcentury styles.
309 South Cedros Avenue
Clare Vivier, Phillip Lim, and Isabel Marant are just a few of the bold-faced designers featured at this upscale women’s boutique.
130 South Cedros Avenue
Claire’s on Cedros
One of the most popular eateries in the ’hood, Claire’s offers beachside brunch, and recently introduced dinner on Fridays and Saturdays.
246 North Cedros Avenue
Bixby and Ball
Bixby & Ball
Housed in the first cottage built on historic Cedros Avenue, this home décor and gift store leans coastal chic.
214 South Cedros Avenue
Fletcher Cove Beach Park
Sunset views, picnic-ready grounds, play areas, and minimal crowds. This cozy beach park has summer written all over it.
111 South Sierra Avenue
Culture Brewing Company | Photo: Taryn Kent
Culture Brewing Co.
A standing-room patio, intimate indoor space, and gluten-reduced beers set this microbrewery apart.
111 South Cedros Avenue
Waistline-friendly dish-es like “Good Karma” and “Plate of Prosperity” abound at the healthy chain, whose Solana Beach locale overlooks the ocean.
106 South Sierra Avenue
Belly Up Tavern
Artists like B.B. King, Foster the People, and Snoop Dogg have taken the stage at this intimate live music venue.
143 South Cedros Avenue
Owner Debi Beard revamps, repurposes, and hand-makes décor and furniture—think shabby chic—at this charming cottage shop.
315 South Cedros Avenue
This Month in Solana Beach
Isari Flower Studio
1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Solana Beach Triathlon
& Duathlon, Fletcher Cove