An American resto and beer bar from the group that designed Blind Burro, Cat Eye Club, and Block No. 16, Southpaw lies in the shadow of Petco Park and pays tribute to our nation's pastime.
The Hake Kitchen and Bar reels in loyal La Jolla regulars with its coastal, seafood-centric menu. The key to a memorable dinner here is to order multiple dishes: start with small plates like the shrimp and pork tamale with crispy, glistening pork skin, then select an entrée for the main event. The spiced Colorado lamb loin, which arrives with plump little masa dumplings, leek, and watercress, is a standout. Oceanfront views will inspire heavenly dreams as you drift into your food coma.
A brewery that cranks out their standards (Blazing World, Fortunate Islands, Black House, and Lomaland), seasonal selections, and special releases, all of which are served up in their sweet tap room complete with a wall-sized mural of Michael Jackson and his monkey, Bubbles, made out of Post-it Notes.
A tequila bar and gin joint from the folks behind El Agave in Old Town, Iberico also has Spanish tapas done Mexican-style.