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The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole

) #278 of 3,970 Restaurants in San Diego ££ - £££ American, ,
1065 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4802
+1 619-231-4447
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“wet burrito” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
1065 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4802
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While on jury duty I wa looking for a place to kill a long lunch. I walked into the Local and was glad I did. The food was very good, loved the wings, and having a brewery on site is nice too.

Thank sseaney
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is a wonderful, welcoming, albeit noisy bar and restaurant. I was there for an NBA playoff game, and then went back for the NHL playoff game. Food is excellent, and the beer selection was extensive. I had buffalo cauliflower off the appetizer menu, and...More

Thank BonanJ
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We went on a Friday Night, wasn't too crowded. Food was good. I had the Cuban which was good. My friend had the Big Wet Burrito which was better. Cocktails were pricey, but we were in downtown San Diego, so that was to be expected....More

Thank Shannon N
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Well, it's not actually little as the room is a good size. Fabulous craft beer selection featuring local breweries and their whiskey options are the best I've seen in a 'beer bar.'. Great vibe and the open walls to the street add to feel for...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Lots of beer and IPA choices. We had appetizers and they were all very good, especially the pretzel balls. Excellent service and friendly staff and patrons.

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I have been coming here for years now and I'm not sure if I have written a review here or not. The Local features great craft beer from around San Diego. At any one time they'll have about 40 plus craft beers on tap. You're...More

Thank vegasjohn
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The Local has been a staple in downtown San Diego for over a decade but it keeps getting better, most recently with an impressive expansion and the opening of Resident Brewing inside. The menu continues to evolve but the favorites remain (tacos!). The expansion included...More

Thank jbdinsd
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We kinda sort sat down, I will get to that later. Ryan the Bartender asked what we would like. I told him "an IPA and I like Pine hops and citrus" he brought me a Urbanite, I had 2. Out food was PERFECT AND we...More

Thank GreekScubaGirl
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Right by our hotel (Westgate Hotel). Great place to watch a game. Bartender Richie is a master at handling a huge bar. Food was terrific. Brianna was our waitress on one of our visits and she was a doll. We went back several times during...More

Thank flosue
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Went several times during a week-long biz trip. Had an excellent selection of IPA's (truly excellent!) and fun, fresh, filling food. Trust me - their "Big A** Nachos" are huge and plenty for 3 or 4 people. Also had tacos, burgers, Cuban, poke salad, etc....More

Thank Kenster1001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1065 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-231-4447
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The Local Downtown is a breath of fresh air and truly a place for anyone. Holding strong to its San Diego roots , The Local showcases all that is great about America's Finest City, and then some. With 42 beers on tap and an array of rotating drafts, there is something for every type of beer drinker. The grub menu is a selection of Californian favorites with cheeky names like Big A$$ Nachos and the Big Wet Burrito. Obviously, the portions are huge, but luckily, the prices are not. The Local Downtown is like your favorite sweatshirt, offering a level of comfort and design that never goes out of style.
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