Location

East Village San Diego is hitting its stride, from coffee shops to tech startups. Take a stroll around the neighborhood and get to know a few local standouts.

Lionfish

A dynamic, design-driven hotspot on 5th Avenue offering modern coastal cuisine that features fresh-catch cooking and seasonal ingredients, all prepared with innovative twists.

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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.

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Quartyard

Built from repurposed shipping containers, Quartyard is a wildly popular outdoor event space and hangout spot. The space is home to a coffee shop, restaurant, dog park, beer garden, music venue and an ever rotating array of food trucks.

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Learn

The East Village neighborhood is bursting with brain power– abonafide 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.

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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.

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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

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Art & Industry

We can thank local legend Bob Sinclair for saving some of the beautiful old warehouses still in use today. The Sinclair-coined phrase “Art & Industry” is alive and well in East Village. You’ll find more of his handiwork at The Wonderbread warehouse.

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Bradley Mountain

A manufacturer of hand-made bags, this group of craftsmen has built a following well beyond San Diego for their design aesthetic, durable materials, and American-made stamp of quality.

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