National Burger Day is May 28th! For the best burgers in town, be sure to check out these burger hotspots.
Barrel Republic is known for their massive quantity of craft beer. At Barrel Republic’s Oceanside and Carlsbad locations, experience the freedom to pour and the freedom to pair your favorite brew with your favorite bites. Try pairing a refreshing Amber Ale with a juicy burger. The Barrel Burger is prepared with 100% chuck, black wax cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions between brioche buns. Pair it with a frosty Amber ale. The mild, caramel and malt flavors blend with the taste of medium hop bitterness. Heavier foods go well with this type of beer, especially savory burgers like this one. For burger lovers who want to branch out, get weird with the Double Cheese Bacon “Burger” flatbread!
Do you enjoy a cold craft brew with your burger? Celebrate National Burger Day at Common Theory Public House, a Convoy hotspot adorned in modern and rustic décor paired with creative menu items, indicative of San Diego’s booming culinary scene. Common Theory’s extensive menu offers a variety of specialty burgers, packed with fresh ingredients and unique flavor combinations. Enjoy their C.T. Burger, stacked with arugula, caramelized onions, fresh tomatoes and aged white cheddar cheese.
A beachy chic atmosphere with a neighborhood vibe, Pillbox Tavern in Solana Beach is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before hitting the beach. Named for the famous beach break down below, Pillbox Tavern rises to meet North County’s need for coastal American cuisine. Their Pillbox Burger is an idyllic manifestation of the classic burger, with a Pillbox twist. Made with your choice of an angus beef or house-made veggie patty, and served with their tavern sauce, lettuce, tomato, and onions on a brioche bun, this burger is suited to San Diegan foodies with an appreciation for flawlessly fashioned flavor varieties.
Union Kitchen & Tap
Union Kitchen & Tap in the Gaslamp and Encinitas is a San Diego gem, offering a multitude of modern American dishes suited to SoCal’s culinary enclave. With attention to detail and an undying dedication to honing inventive dishes, Union Kitchen & Tap offers a burger fit for the city’s discerning foodies. Indulge in their Union Burger, a rich Brandt beef patty stacked with a tomato jam, smoked bacon and white cheddar cheese, for an intermingling of sweet acidity melded with smoked savory notes, and sealed with a layer of melty white cheddar.
A San Diego staple infamous for their delectable brunches, Fig Tree Café in Liberty Station boasts a toothsome burger on their dinner menu that will whisk you into a flavorsome reverie. Piled high with 100% angus beef, white truffle cheese, Portobello mushrooms, arugula, heirloom tomatoes, man candy bacon and a sunny-side-up egg, their Burgerdefies the laws of eggs for breakfast and flavor expectations, to yield a distinctly superb variety of flavors that blend seamlessly into one another.
Known for its eclectic surf vibes and close vicinity to the shoreline, Pacific Beach AleHouse boasts a burger list crafted from their devotion to serving bold and satisfying flavor combinations, unmatched by other restaurants in the city. A successful testament to this pursuit, their Aztec Burger is stacked with Brandt beef, achiote cream cheese, bacon habanero chutney, avocado and iceberg on a warm brioche bun, for a dynamic flavor profile that will please any astute palate.
Another Pacific Beach staple boasting culinary excellence, Backyard Kitchen & Tap melds modern American cuisine with coastal influences to yield a dynamic experience unique to Backyard’s location. A National Burger Day destination by nature, Backyard offers their AleHouse Beer Cheese Burger, piled high with brisket burger, beer cheese, Applewood smoked bacon and fried onion ring on a brioche bun. Tender and showcasing creamy beer cheese intermingled with smoky bacon, this burger is sure to satisfy your Burger Day hankerings.
Hillcrest’s TRUST restaurant is known for its innovative New American fare, so the burger is an absolute must-try. The Wood Grilled Burger comes with Asiago cheese, bacon-tomato jam, pickled onions, and arugula on a poppy seed bun. Try it the TRUST Way, with house cured-braised bacon and a sunny side egg.
Jsix’s signature burger is offered in the restaurant and at Hotel Solamar’s Upper East Bar. It’s a classic with that little something extra; it stacks aged Gouda, lettuce, and tomato on a thick top-secret grind patty. The best part? It’s served animal-style. The deal gets sweeter on Wednesdays with Jsix’s burger special. Grab a grade a burger and a beer or stop by for weekday happy hour from 4-7 p.m.
Although known for pizza and beer, it’s no secret that Oggi’s Sports|Brewhouse|Pizza has creatively crafted burgers that tease the taste buds. A fan favorite, the Bacon Jam Burger is smothered with Gouda cheese and homemade bacon jam, then topped with shallot aioli, roasted red peppers, spring mix blend, and tomatoes. Several locations in Southern California and Arizona.
The Westgate Hotel keeps it world-class, even when it comes to an everyday classic. The Kobe Burger comprises Applewood smoked bacon, onion beignet, and a choice of Fiscalini cheddar or Point Reyes blue cheese.
Caroline’s Seaside Café is another La Jolla spot with a burger that’s an instant hit. The Seaside Café Burger is full of all-American flavor with caramelized onions, blue cheese, and bacon. If you’re looking for a satisfying classic fresh off the grill, look no further.
JRDN at Tower23 Hotel in Pacific Beach serves up a beefless burger that meat lovers and vegetarians alike can’t wait to sink their teeth into. The Mushroom + Black Bean Burger includes cumin aioli, butter lettuce, tomato, and red onion on a brioche bun. This healthy alternative is surprisingly “meaty” and filling too.