Best Chili to Warm the Chilly This Fall

Fall is in full swing, and there’s nothing quite like sweater weather and a steaming bowl of chili to celebrate the season properly. Check out these San Diego eateries offering their own special chili recipes sure to deliver the full fall experience minus the hassle!

Pacific Beach AleHouse is a local staple and a bearer of delicious bites that pair seamlessly with their plethora of house brews. Pick up a growler of your favorite AleHouse beer to pair with a bowl of their Southwestern Carne Asada Chili, chock-full of carne asada, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, corn, chipotle chilis, bell peppers, onions and tomatoes, plus a dollop of sour cream sprinkled with cilantro to top it all off! Dining at the beach? Rest assured, Pacific Beach AleHouse has plenty of patio dining to ensure a safe and enjoyable chili-eating experience this fall.

Bring your chili-eating A-game when you head to barleymash for your weekly chili-run! This Gaslamp dining destination slings an unbeatable Five Chili Chili, jam-packed with their house-made five chili turkey chili (say that five times fast), three cheese blend, sour cream, green onions and crispy tobacco onions. Now all you have to decide is whether to get a cup or a bowl… BOWL, always.

Backyard Kitchen & Tap caters to all foodies, whether you’re a fan of their expansive Sideyard dining area, their crave-worthy bites, or their vast selection of seasonal cocktails sure to please any palate. Cure the chilly with their Texas Red Chili, touting a piquant intermingling of ground beef, onion, bell pepper, New Mexico chili, chipotle, tomato, kidney beans, sour cream and green onion. Be sure to stop by on Thursday nights for their weekly movie night held in the Sideyard!

North Park is home to some of San Diego’s most beloved local eateries and go-to breweries, and The Original 40 Brewing Company is among the best! Equipped with a selection of rotating drafts that range in style, flavor and hops, this San Diego brewery knows a thing or two about beer and its perfect counterpart – chili. Behold their OG40 Homemade Chili, showcasing a combo of angus beef, black beans, corn, celery, black peppers, onions and a blend of secret spices topped with cotija cheese and poblano corn crema. This is a must-try for chili-lovers!