It seems borderline unfair to other cities that as incredible a place as San Diego is, it just keeps getting better. Speaking of which, these eight new restaurants are now ready to make your belly happy.
You can sip suds while overlooking downtown now that the guys behind Gaslamp Tavern have opened a brand-new beer sanctuary on the third floor of their spot on the corner of 5th and E Street. Local beer expert Beau Schmitt is responsible for putting together the rotating selection of 28 brews on tap and nitro. The beer program features many San Diego craft brews (obviously) while also highlighting independent brewers from all over the country. The bar also features a selection of 50 whiskeys and a dozen signature cocktails. They’ve got Chef Brandon Brooks handling things in the kitchen with a menu featuring slow-cooked and smoked meats that pair perfectly with a nice cold beer. You order from the counter and pick your meat (ancho chili brisket, Moroccan lamb shoulder), whether you want it on a sandwich, salad, plate, or by the pound, then you take your pick from six different sides like smoked mac 'n cheese or herb-roasted potatoes made with brisket and pork drippings.