Tomorrow San Diego’s South Park neighborhood retailers and restaurateurs take part in the annual walkabout. When you get tired of walking there’s always a pub or café nearby to enjoy a cool glass of craft beer, wine in a cozy setting, hot brewery, excellent espressos and tasty cuisine. Here’s a menu of places to choose from.
Piacere Mio, Italian
1947 Fern (@Grape St.)
What’s to like: pasta dishes with great sauces
Brabant Bar & Café, Northern Euro, Belgian
2310 30th St.
What’s to like: beef stew and those Euro sausages w/ lots of craft beer
Mazara Trattoria, local pizza
2302 30th St.
What’s to like: best delivered pizza in MidCity
Buona Forchetta, Italian
3001 Beech St.
Specialty: Pizza to complement a full menu of Italian cuisine.
Station Tavern & Burgers, American
2204 Fern St.
What’s to like: burgers and brews at the window tables.
Big Kitchen Café, American breakfast
3003 Grape St.
What’s to like: American breakfast diner
Fire Horse, Asian mainly Japanese
3023 Juniper St.
What’s to like: answers the question: let’s try something new?
Sombrero’s, Cali, Mex cuisine
2201 30th St.
What’s to like: menudo anytime.
South Park Brewing Company
1517 30th St.
What’s to like: One of the hottest craft beer brewery’s in town.
The Rose, a wine bar with food
2219 30th St.
What’s to like: Cozy, unpretentious, delicious and worth the visit.
South Park Abbey
1946 Fern St. (corner of Grape St.)
What’s to like: everything a neighborhood pub should be, including hot chicken wings.
1521 30th Street
What’s to like: Perhaps, the best craft beer centric bar in the city.
Whistle Stop Bar, No frills neighborhood bar
2236 Fern St.
What’s to like: Nothing fancy here. Classic old style bar.
Coffee & Dessert
2248 30th St. (@Juniper St.)
What’s to like: Paris café in South Park. They service outstanding espresso drinks.
3004 Juniper St. (@30th St.)
What’s to like: old fashioned ice cream shop
3015 Juniper (@30th St.)
What’s to like: San Francisco style neighborhood coffee house
Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro
2145 Fern St.
What’s to like: gourmet chocolates made on the premises along with solid cuisine.
2953 Beech St.
What’s to like: Neighborhood grocery store with deli and espresso drinks; enjoy outdoor tables.
Captain Kirks, Coffee kiosk
2031 Fern St.
No phone. My kind of place.
What’s to like: Plenty of parking spaces