Get to know East Village San Diego

Bradley Mountain

Making is in the neighborhood DNA– what was once an industrial district has become an innovative hub for big ideas & small businesses. Moniker Warehouse is one such place, home to a collection of design firms, workshops, and non-profits, with an event space that hosts everything from design talks to weddings. The warehouse is also […]

Bottega Americano

Italian comfort food meets chic downtown dining. This local favorite wins hearts with their fresh house-made pasta and a lovely modern space. Professionals come hear for lunchtime specials, and couples flock to dine in the warmth of the wood-fired Neopolitan-style pizza oven (and excellent wine list). Looking to cook a big dinner at home? Bottega Americano […]

Mission Brewery

Mission Brewery was founded in 1913, closed by prohibition, and resurrected in 2007. Housed in the historic Wonder Bread building, this craft beer treasure trove is only 3 blocks from SHIFT. The building is a gorgeous old brick warehouse renovated by the late local legend Bob Sinclair, making it one of the city’s more beautiful […]


Built from repurposed shipping containers, Quartyard is a wildly popular outdoor event space and hangout spot. A group of architecture students from NewSchool came up with the idea to convert a giant vacant lot into an eco-friendly outdoor community space. The space is home to a coffee shop, restaurant, dog park, beer garden, music venue […]

Art & Industry

East Village started out as an industrial district, with warehouses and open lots serving the fledgling port city of San Diego at the turn of the century. Fast-forward to today, and we see a vibrant new district, brimming with potential and spurred by innovation. We can thank local legend Bob Sinclair for saving some of […]


The East Village neighborhood is bursting with brain power– a bonafide knowledge district with charter schools, higher-education, and additional schools in the works. The new charter school Urban Discovery Academy is helping to nurture San Diego’s youngest thinkers, with plans to create a charter high school next door. With San Diego City College at the […]

The Mission cafe

Perfect little breakfast spot in an historic house. Start the day with your favorite espresso, and don’t miss the rosemary potatoes. #nomnom  

The Nolen

As rooftop bars go, The Nolen is tip-top. Dedicated to “modern, timeless cocktails,” this open air lounge is a destination for any spirits newbie or nerd. The 14th floor location offers sweeping views of the city, and a style of service inspired by the barmen of yesteryear. In addition to its cocktail prowess, The Nolen […]