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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

See the Urban Side of San Diego


4. Insider’s Tip

Good bars, indie boutiques, and quality restaurants comprise much of 30th Street.   

Home to dozens of good bars, indie boutiques, and quality restaurants, 30th Street is the going-out destination of choice for uptowners any day of the week. But the best time to see the street in action is on the 30th day of the month, during a dine-around event called 30th on 30th. To encourage people to tapas-crawl the length of the strip, many 30th Street restaurants and bars offer small plates and drinks for a few bucks apiece. You might score a beef cheek slider with smoked tomato jam at comfort-food spot Urban Solace or a pint of 30th Street Pale Ale from Toronado. The precise hours that specific specials are offered vary from place to place, but it’s a safe bet that you’ll find some good action from about 5 or 6 p.m. until the food runs out.

Published on Sep 11, 2011 as a web exclusive.

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