Guide to North Park & South Park

I absolutely love this area of San Diego. I used to live in South Park, or if you are familiar with the area, Golden Hill. The most Golden of all the hills! Just kidding. What am I thinking? If you were familiar with San Diego you most likely wouldn’t be looking at this City Guide…or would you?

**Disclaimer: all of the places I have listed below are places that I have been to, eaten at, drank at and enjoyed.
To Eat & Drink. / To Explore.



To Eat & Drink.


Benny’s

South Park neighborhood mom and pop Mexican food shop (that rhymed—kind of). They are a sure in hole in the wall, but they have THE best California Burrito. I used to buy their salsa by the cup. Go here! You seriously won’t regret it.

Location: South Park.
Address: 1244 30th St, San Diego, CA 92102


Underbelly

A modern and gourmet take on ramen. They have a great selection of craft beer and wine. My go to on the menu was: Belly of the Beast Ramen. So Yummy!
Website

Location(s): North Park & Little Italy.
Address: 3000 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92104


Influx Cafe

Laid back coffee shop and café. Their sandwiches and salads are to die for. I used to spend so much time reading and enjoying their coffee & food. Great place to get some work done.
Website

Locations: South Park, North Park and Little Italy.
Address: 3000 Upas St Suite 103, San Diego, CA 92104


Modern Times Tasting Room

Modern Times Brewery Tasting Room. Right next door to Underbelly. Eclectic hangout, with a chill vibe.
Website
Location: North Park.
Address: 3000 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92104


Seven Grand

If you like whiskey, this is the place to go! They have live music a couple nights a week. Definitely known for their classic cocktails and whiskey tastings, this is must visit!
Website
Location: North Park.
Address: 3054 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104


Hash House A Go Go

This place is one of my favorites. You have to get there early or you will find yourself waiting a while for a table. Portions are big enough to share, and the farm scrambles and benedicts are amazing.
Website
Location: Hillcrest.
Address: 3628 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103


Bar Pink

The bar is decorated with champagne bubbles hanging from the ceiling and pink elephants GALORE! They have an amazing happy hour, and a stage for live music.
Website
Locations: North Park.
Address: 3829 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104


Splash Wine Lounge

Cute little wine shop where you can taste your heart out! Seriously anything you can imagine, you can pour into your glass. I am partial to the wine, but their flat breads are amazing as well.
Website
Location: North Park.
Address: 3043 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104


West Coast Tavern

A cool urban tavern, with amazing food and drinks. Seriously, their drinks are beautiful! They also boast an amazing happy hour and brunch menu. Check them out!
Website
Location: North Park.
Address: 2895 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104


Waypoint Public

This place is Gorgeous! They have a turf wall, with rustic wood tables and decor, as well as massive windows they keep open for fresh air. They even have an area for your kiddos to play while the adults have fun adulting. Minor Detail: Their food is to die for.
Website
Location: North Park & Del Sur.
Address: 3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104


The Station

The place for comfort food and craft beer! I love the outside patio, communal picnic tables and laid back vibe. Bring your kiddos, bring your dogs, bring your friends and stay awhile.
Website
Location: South Park.
Address: 2204 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104


To Explore.


Pigment

This shop has everything you can imagine from a gift, to accent decor. Everything they offer in store is totally chic and adorable. They even have a terrarium building table, where you can experiment with all of their plants and succulents.
Website
Locations: North Park.
Address: 3801 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104


Hello Birdie Nail & Lash Lab

Since I have moved, I severely miss this place. The staff are warm and friendly and they do an absolutely amazing job on your nails. They even give you a complimentary glass of wine! They know the way to my heart.
Website
Location: North Park.
Address: 3032 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104


Observatory North Park Theater

Massive Venue, with Balcony seating, mosh pit and multiple bars within. Despite how big the venue is, you feel like you are at an intimate show, with your favorite artists!
Website
Location: North Park.
Address: 2891 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
To Eat & Drink. / To Explore.