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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

Claire's on Cedros
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

Tucci Boutique

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 Solana Beach 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 Co Solana Beach 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

Naked Café

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

House Vintage Solana Beach House Vintage

House Vintage

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

  • June 16
    Isari Flower Studio
    design class
  • Sundays
    Farmers Market
    1 p.m.–5 p.m.
  • July 27
    Solana Beach Triathlon
    & Duathlon, Fletcher Cove
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