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Summer in North Park

Bird Park Summer Concerts

Every summer, the North Park Community Association puts together the Bird Park Concerts at Bird Park. A great mix of music from local talent, picnic setups and dancing, this is a great family-friendly, and free event that occurs all throughout the summer.

Pool Parties at The Lafayette Hotel

It’s the “Summer of Love” at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows. All summer long, enjoy guest DJs, drinks and a rockin’ good time in the sunshine at the go-to pool parties in North Park.

Beer Tasting at Local Breweries

If you’re looking to live like the locals, there are plenty of craft beer breweries through North Park. Favorites throughout the community include: Mike Hess Brewing, Rip Current and Modern Times.

A little farther south down 30th St. resides Thorn St. Brewery. A favorite hangout for locals, Thorn St. serves a variety of delicious craft beer.

Brand new to the scene is North Park Beer Co. The community has long been awaiting the arrival of North Park Beer Co. and it has not disappointed during the warm days of the summer.

Cool Off with Wine

Wine Wednesdays at Caffe Calabria include a special selection and tasting of the finest European and Californian wines, chosen by Quigley Fine Wines. A great precursor to try out upstairs before deciding what to pair your dinner with!

Looking to try plenty of wine with half the cost? Splash Wine Bar on University Ave. is unique to the wine scene, with pours decided by you with your own wristband. Try as many or as little as you would like. Even better, Splash Wine Bar was recently voted the best wine bar in San Diego!

Sunday Funday Brunch

Sunday brunch is not an ordinary affair at Urban Solace. Every Sunday they host a special Bluegrass Brunch, with a special Southern inspired brunch menu and complete with a bluegrass band. You’ll feel like you’re being transported to the South.

Ritual Tavern Kitchen & Bar has been in the North Park community for almost a decade, and still lives up to its reputation by providing delicious, quality food. Their brunch menu features local and organic produce and seafood sourced through Catalina Offshore Products, for an unbeatable taste.

Right in the heart of the North Park community, is Encontro on the corner of 30th St. and University Ave. With its convenient location. Encontro is the perfect place to people watch while enjoying great brunch eats.

A great choice for Sunday Funday with the whole family is Waypoint Public. They have a family friendly play area for the kids to enjoy, while you take advantage of a daytime date or get together in North Park.
Recently revamped to give off a tropical vibe, West Coast Tavern has a brand new spring/summer brunch menu with special Rum specific drinks. Bottomless mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and their well known Moscow Mule pitchers are served throughout the day for a relaxing day of drinking with friends.

Shopping at Local Boutiques

The North Park community is extremely supportive of each other when promoting shopping local and shopping small. There are plenty of exclusively curated boutiques to shop around in, including, Pigment, the perfect gift shop for friends or your home, and Mimi & Red, for an especially trendy wardrobe.

Simply Local is a great place to peruse the craftsmanship of San Diego locals. Being very small business driven, with the intention of giving back to the community, Simply Local is simply unbeatable in North Park!

For all things unique and specifically curated, Geographie is the gift shop for you. Continuously updating their products, there is always a special story behind every piece locally and globally.

With the vast variety of shops throughout North Park, Overload is the best place to go for any skateboard and shoe loving individual. Specializing in brands ranging from 9Five to Vans, there is always something new and exciting for the skateboarding community.


The nightlife scene is only getting bigger, with local and big name DJs constantly coming through to play the best beats for the weekend. The Office has a long standing “Trapped Tuesday” they host, for any hip hop & rap lovers. The Office has been in the North Park community for years, and continues to be a favorite place for locals to go out.

U-31 brings a wide variety of fun, exciting nightlife to North Park, with everything from karaoke night to dance lesson nights. Every night has a different theme and vibe to pique your interest and keep you coming back for more.

Open during the day for sports games, or at night for drinking and dancing, True North Tavern has become a must-attend hotspot in North Park. With everything from art showcases to bingo, there’s never a dull moment at True North.

A little farther south on 30th Ave. is Bluefoot Bar & Lounge. A go-to spot for locals, Bluefoot is always throwing unique, themed parties for everyone, including 90’s night and Vinyl night.


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