Located on University Avenue, in the spontaneously electric community of North Park, lies a little piece of music history. Originally opened in 1929, The North Park Theater is a true San Diego marvel and the place to add a little funk into summers’ end. This multi-faceted venue has been recently revitalized into a contemporary, state-of-the-art nightlife destination and can accommodate 1,100 concertgoers. Be sure to visit North Park Theater during August which include big-name artists like the Naked and Famous (August 20) and Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra (August 27).
What’s better than laughing by the beach? At Reds Saloon, you’re invited to experience an intimate, exclusive comedy event every Wednesday night that’s footsteps from the shore. Reds Saloon features some of the biggest names in comedy appearing on Comedy Central and Late night with Jimmy Fallon. Come in and enjoy late night drink specials and comedy each Wednesday night.
Get ready to dance. Ortega’s, a Mexican Bistro hosts an incredible weekly live music series that has the locals a buzz. Each Thursday night, Ortega’s puts on an ecliptic, Latin-inspired celebration that features some of the most diverse and talented artists in town. From the captivating sounds of master Jazz-trumpeter Gilberto Castellanos to the tap-dancing, guitar strumming, cello slapping syndicating rhythms of Besos de Coco, Noche Bohemia is truly stunning. Get up and personal with these unique musicians and enjoy some of the most incredible Baja-inspired cuisine in San Diego.
We all know just how romantic, dazzling and inspiringly Instagram-able they can be, but most of us don’t take the time to see them firsthand. If you happen to make your way towards Pacific Beach, pledge to stop by The Wood and experience front-row seating to Mother Nature’s most beautiful daily occurrence. With sky-level viewing on its gorgeous third-level outside patio, The Wood gives you an incredible panoramic glimpse to see the coveted green flash accompanied by amazing food, endless entertainment and neighborhood hospitality.
Running out of time for one last trip? One local spot has great mud flaps and we’re not about talking tires for the open road. Visit TruckStop for coconut-crusted French toast, country fried steak and eggs, giant chocolate chip banana pancakes, flaky cinnamon rolls… and yes, Mud Flaps, a thick golden malted waffle with whipped butter and syrup. If your mouth isn’t watering by now, you might need to see a doctor. Don’t miss out on TruckStop, located just below The Wood, Pacific Beach’s beloved neighborhood destination for breakfast.
Prepare yourself for a history-inspired good time at West Coast Tavern. Situated in the heart of North Park, West Coast Tavern pumps up the party nightly with a DJ schedule featuring some of the hottest track-spinners in the area. With a beautifully sculpted contemporary bar and lounge area, antique murals engraved in the ceilings and a creatively assorted, delicious menu to boot—West Coast Tavern demands a top spot on your Summer Bucket List.