National Singles Awareness Day

San Diego Food Finds
The True North Parker at True North Tavern

It’s that time of year again, the time of year when it seems like cupid has struck every happy couple with his heart-shaped arrows, and when the world gets a little lonelier for all of the single people out there. Don’t let the heart-shaped candies and cheesy declarations of love get you down – celebrate National Singles Awareness Day with the rest of us! Leave the pajamas and junk food at home, grab your single friends and hit the bars, because there’s no better excuse for alcohol consumption than this. If you’re feeling single and ready to mingle, here are our top recommendations for an unforgettable night.

Famous for its chic and coastal atmosphere, Backyard Kitchen & Tap is a natural fit for the laid-back vibe of sunny Pacific Beach. In true San Diego fashion, Backyard features cozy outdoor areas with cabanas, live walls and fire pits and an indoor/outdoor bar complete with an award-winning beer list and plenty of house-made craft cocktails, including The Wingman, a refreshing drink made with infused orange vodka, fresh lemon juice and honey topped with Tropical Red Bull to keep the party going all night long. Get ready to hit the dance floor, because Backyard sets the stage for a truly lively and memorable night. 

Can’t get enough of the beach culture? Check out Duck Dive, a haven for surfers, beach bums, and fun-lovers everywhere, located in the heart of Pacific Beach. Offering a casual beach-inspired vibe paired with a rotating list of local brews along with an extensive craft cocktail selection, Duck Dive is the ideal spot for a night out on the town. Try the popular house Blueberry Mojito, made with white rum, a hint of blueberry, lime, and fresh mint, before taking in the sights and sounds of one of Pacific Beach’s favorite nightlife destinations. 

Be sure to drop into True North Tavern, a neighborhood favorite in trendy and urban North Park. With a little bit of something for everyone who walks through its doors, True North features outdoor patios and pool tables, along with to two full-service bars and plenty of open space for meeting new people. In addition to True North’s 30 taps of unique beer selections, experience the flavor of the neighborhood by trying The North Parker, an inventive cocktail made with Ketel One vodka, aromatized wine, a squeeze of lime, fresh mint, and cracked sea salt and pepper for a savory kick. Located just off of bustling University Avenue, this local hot spot has plenty of good times on tap.

If you’re searching for a more relaxed setting to spend your evening, look no further than Barrel Republic in Pacific Beach, a mecca for craft beer lovers and experimenters alike. Barrel Republic is the place to be for those looking for the sweet taste of freedom!  With well-over 40 casks to choose from, customers can pour their own glass of craft brew or wine with the simple swipe of a wristband. Located in San Diego, the craft beer capital of the United States, Barrel Republic offers a one-of-a-kind experience to socialize and experiment with some of the best beer in the country. 

Last but certainly not least, Union Kitchen & Tap ignites the Gaslamp with their lively and inviting dining and drinking destination. With craft beers, a full cocktail menu, and an impressive stylish and comfortable ambiance, Union’s bustling indoor vibe and refreshing outdoor spaces set the scene for an unrivaled downtown experience. Enjoy the live entertainment and weekend DJs while sipping a signature cocktail – we recommend the Apple Cinnamon Julep, a delicious twist on the classic drink with apple cinnamon-infused whiskey, agave nectar, and a mint finish. It’s no surprise that Union Kitchen & Tap has quickly become the Gaslamp’s newest hot spot to hit the town.