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Brewery
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“Upscale brewery at the heart of Liberty Station, good spot for the more laid back group who enjoys solid food and lots of people.”
80 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Just down the street, the 3rd Corner has a contemporary atmosphere and serves Italian, French, American, Mediterranean, and Belgian food. They are known for their wine bar and champagne brunch and are open every day until 1:30 AM!”
65 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Reliably good and easy walk across Cabrillo Bridge in Balboa Park to Banker's Hill. Popular spot and reservation recommended. ”
49 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“These sandwiches are huge! We recommend the pastrami. They stack the meat on super high. You can definitely share one of these sandwiches. 5 min walking distance (2 min biking) from the cottage. ”
38 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“You'll also like this pizza! You'll have to drive here though. It's 13 miles or 20 minutes in good traffic.”
31 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Only 1 block away from my beach bungalow is the French Gourmet. Not only is it a nice French restaurant it's also a bakery with fresh breads baked daily and many wonderful desserts for those who possess a sweet tooth.”
37 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“This place is cool if the vibe feels right when you walk in the door. You may just want to get a glass of wine here or take a bottle to go. 3rd Corner is located in the Lumberyard in downtown Encinitas.”
28 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Literally, the best take out pizza in the world! We buy our wine there, too. ”
34 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“1.8 miles away (7 min drive) Great wine selection and flatbreads in a cozy setting. Great for a girls night or date night. Also known for weekend brunch. therosewinebar.com 2219 30th St San Diego, CA 92104 Sun 11am-10pm Mon-Wed 4:30pm-10pm Thu 11:30am-10pm Fri 11:30am-11pm Sat 11am-11pm ”
36 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Forget to bring your sundries or need Over the Counter or Prescription Medication? CVS has all of that plus more! You can also buy inexpensive towels and beach gear here.”
7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“They have reasonably priced wine for the value. The food is delicious. Its sister restaurant in Downtown San Diego, called Cucina Urbana, received a Michelin nod in 2019.”
22 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“One stop shop for organic and specialty groceries, fine wine, craft beer and premium spirits.”
31 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Pharmacy/Convenience store. Open until midnight. They sell sunscreen and beach supplies year round as well as basic groceries. (20 min walk/10 min bike)”
11 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“There is a CVS very close for all those little things you have forgotten to bring. But let's face it, I have those for you anyways.”
8 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Drug store with Pharmacy, toiletries, liquor store and convenience items. They have the best "Thrifty" brand ice cream! ”
13 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Liquor/convenience store down the street. Wide selection of essentials with snacks and booze.”
25 locals recommend