North Park Beer Company
North Park Beer is a spacious brewpub that specializes in San Diego-style ales and lagers. Though there’s plenty of seating, the place is often packed at peak dinner hours thanks to above-average bar food. Be sure to order a plate of pig fries, which feature a pile of crispy pork belly, slow-roasted pork, chicharrones, and sausage with spicy aioli. Fatty never tasted so good.
Homebrewer extraordinaire Kelsey McNair’s pet project was born in 2016 after a three-year wait, but that anticipation proved to be worth it. Located right in the heart of North Park, the 9,000-square-foot tasting room is ornately decorated, and offers the perfect locale for anyone looking to grab a pint before a night on the town. McNair’s iconic Hop Fu! IPA is the single most award-winning homebrew in history, and is always a safe bet, but if IPA isn’t your style, try Birdie To Bogey Cali Pils loaded with Strata, Citra, and Mosaic hops. Order online for pickup, delivery or shipping within California.