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toronado north park

SAN DIEGO | Toronado is a name that’s well known to anyone on the West Coast who is into craft beer. They opened in San Francisco in 1987 and were at the forefront of showcasing craft beer before it became the in thing. They’re still doing a great job of

coin-op game room north park

SAN DIEGO | Coin-Op Game Room North Park tells you all you need to know about itself in the name. It’s a bar with an arcade games and pinball machines, and the machines take up the entirety of one side of the venue. With games like Street Fighter, Double Dragon,

fall brewing company north park

SAN DIEGO | Fall Brewing Company is one of the many breweries in North Park and is located in a former automotive repair centre. Owners Ramon Astamendi and Dave Lively had a simple goal when the opened Fall in November 2014 – “to create a place where [they] wanted to hang out, drink the

carnitas snack shack north park

SAN DIEGO | Carnitas’ Snack Shack North Park is a casual spot that serves slow food-inspired, pork-centric American cuisine, snacks and locally sourced craft beers. At the front it looks like the restaurant is nothing more than a takeout counter, but head to the back and the wooden shack opens

cafe gratitude little italy

SAN DIEGO | Cafe Gratitude Little Italy is the San Diego location the of Los Angeles’ popular plant based cafe chain. They promote plant based eating and use no animal products, no meat and no dairy in any of their dishes (the use of honey in a few things precludes

bolt brewery little india

SAN DIEGO | Bolt Brewery opened in Le Mesa at the end of 2014, and a year later opened a taproom in the more central Little Italy. It’s  a small space with lots of benches and stools with a sort of semi-industrial feel that somehow feels more welcoming than you expect. Bolt

public house the strip las vegas

LAS VEGAS | Public House at The Venetian on The Strip is the Las Vegas outpost of this popular East Coast craft beer bar. It has a dark, cozy place full of proper restaurant seating, couches, and high tables with stools. The beer list can be found on iPads, and

seven grand north park

SAN DIEGO | Seven Grand North Park is the San Diego outpost of the well known Los Angeles bar of the same name. The space is dimly lit with dark wood, leather booths, tartan carpet, and taxidermy – lots of taxidermy. Like it’s older sibling, Seven Grand offers an impressive

ballast point brewing little italy

SAN DIEGO | Ballast Point Brewing need little introduction, with their beers, in particular their Sculpin IPA, being well known and highly regarded around the world. Since their purchase by Constellation Brands, their beers have become more widely available around the world too. The discussion about ownership, and what is truly

best los angeles craft beer la

LOS ANGELES | California is famous for its craft beers, so it comes as no surprise that Los Angeles has a thriving craft beer scene. You’ve always been able to get good beer from across the state in Los Angeles’ craft beer bars, but recent years have seen many breweries