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The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole

$$ - $$$American, ,
1065 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4802
+1 619-231-4447
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lumpia” (5 reviews)
“lobster tacos” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1065 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4802
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very casual atmosphere with fun environment. Nice draft menu and you MUST try the lobster tacos! The rosemary mac and cheese was pretty good but does not compare to the lobster tacos.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank L A
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Thorough selection of beer on draft. Creative menu. I had tofu spring rolls, served with a mild peanut sauce and a spicy hoisin--a bit of hoisin added to the peanut sauce-perfect. My husband had the Vietnamese noodle bowl--cold noodles with chicken on skewers and lumpia....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank viageira
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Fun sports bar with solid local beer selection. Food was ok (had a chicken banh mi, was way too spicy). I was able to kill a few hours here while on business. Easy, fun, relaxing and approachable.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank halfnerf
Reviewed October 25, 2018

fast and easy with great food and good portions. we wanted a place close to the civic center. just 2 blocks from the civic center. The food is really good. I have the ty noodle salad.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mosques
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

It was loud, full of screens with sports games, a crazy beer list, & great food. Lots of variety and fair prices. The short rib burger was outstanding as was the Vietnamese noodle bowl. There’s something for everyone.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank VTtraveler54
Reviewed October 5, 2018

It is a great place to go with friends enjoy the warm environment, professional service, and tasteful food. You can feel the positive energy as soon you see and get into the Local

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cemkoc563
Reviewed September 21, 2018

This place is a classic. It's important to know they call it The Local for reason. Created by locals and run by locals. The quality of the food here and the outstanding level of service will help anyone feel right at home. That's the goal....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ericloans1
Reviewed July 21, 2018

My wife and I were in San Diego for vacation staying at the U S Grant Hotel. We were looking for a bar to watch Monday night football and the concierge directed us across the street to "The Local" (also known as Resident Brewing Company...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank whippledoc
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Work close to here and this is our go to for after hours fun. Food is good and beer is cold. Good selection of beer. Service is always very friendly and fast. Never had a problem at this place. Usually a business crowd but always...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ChavSanti
Reviewed May 10, 2018

(This place is also listed on Google Maps as Resident Brewing Company...they are the same location). Great place to grab a crisp, refreshing beer. They have a diverse beer menu - something for everyone! Their Buffalo Cauliflower (vegetarian appetizer) is delicious. The buffalo sauce is...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank hhfoco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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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Description
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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