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Where to Eat in San Diego on New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Ring in 2017 with a memorable meal

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One of the biggest nights of the year is almost upon us. From fancy multi-course meals, a tiki feast and magic show combo, to a champagne-pairing dinner, read on to discover 21 of our must-have New Year's Eve dining reservations in San Diego. Feel like heading out on January 1? There's a hangover breakfast and New Year's Day brunch that could just have your names on them instead.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Madison on Park

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4622 PARK BLVD SAN DIEGO, 92116
San Diego, CA
(619) 269-6566
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Chef Mario Cassineri’s three-course menu includes tuna tartare, Maine lobster mac & cheese and Madison's famous double-cut sesame crusted pork chop. Priced at $59.99 it includes a complimentary champagne toast, plus party favors. In addition to ringing in the New Year, Madison will also be celebrating their one-year anniversary with the debut of some new barrel-aged cocktails.

2. Juniper & Ivy

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2228 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
(858) 481-3666
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Chefs Richard Blais and Jon Sloan are inviting guests to celebrate New Year with a nod to some of Juniper & Ivy’s top 2016 menu hits. Menu standouts include the carne cruda asada toast, garden & grain, Wagyu short rib, oysters, and the ever popular Yodel dessert. Priced at $85 suggested wine pairings will be available for an additional cost. Reservations can be made from 5 – 11 p.m., while available.

3. EAT at The Pearl

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1410 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 226-6100
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Get vintage at The Pearl with their three-course prix fixe menu. Once you've wined and dined, stay and enjoy a no cover after party with complimentary Champagne toast at midnight, live music and more. The first two seating periods are priced at $59.95 per person with a two-hour table limit, final seating costs $69.95 and has unlimited timing.

4. Common Theory

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4805 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 384-7974
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Common Theory will be serving up two dinner options to ring in 2017: a succulent prime rib plate with sautéed vegetables and complimentary glass of champagne will set you back $35, or there’s a two-course prime rib dinner, dessert and beer pairing for $45. Soju cocktails will also feature, thanks to the pre-launch of the ‘American Soju’ company; all diners are invited to catch the countdown at midnight with a complimentary champagne toast.

5. Bellamy's Restaurant

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417 W Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
One of Escondido’s most sought-after dining destinations will be offering a specialty New Year’s Eve menu prepared by chef Jonathan Freyberg. Menu highlights include smoked wild salmon, foie gras torchon, pan-seared scallop and king beef filet mignon.

6. Pueblo

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877 Hornblend St.
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 412-3312
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Chef Sean McCart will serve a four-course, $40 tasting menu with Champagne toast on New Year’s Eve from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pueblo. Standouts include Baja grouper (which arrives to Pueblo within 24 hours of being caught from Pacific Stone Crab) served with persimmon puree, and the porchetta, which is a roulade wrapped with skin from a whole pig. Pueblo's signature chocolate taco dessert is one of several sweet options. A limited menu will also be served from 5 to 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. until midnight.

7. Addison

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5200 Grand del Mar Way
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 314-1900
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Indulge in a celebratory nine-course dinner courtesy of Chef William and the Addison team, including dishes like Langoustine a La Robuchon with scampi butter; Poularde En Brioche with aged sherry and black truffle; and Addison’s signature Mille-Feuille dessert with chocolate, cherry and pistachio. Dinner is priced at $325 per guest; $520 with wine pairings; and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

8. The Hake

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1250 Prospect St Ste B10
San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-1637
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Chef Aarti Sanghavi has prepared a globally inspired menu for the evening with dishes such as a sugar snap pea and chilled Maine lobster salad, goat cheese and roasted Fresno tamale, Indian spiced delicata squash and grilled flank steak along with a vanilla-orange panna cotta to complete the meal. The Hake’s prix fixe menu is priced at $75 with optional wine pairings. Seatings taken until 9 p.m.

9. Herb & Wood

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2210 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 955-8495
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Celebrate New Year's Eve with Brian Malarkey’s four-course prix fixe menu, which features seared scallops, a lobster crêpe, and smoked short rib gnocchi. Executive pastry chef Adrian Mendoza wows with desserts too, like fruit Bavarian cream. The first seating (6 – 6:45 p.m.) costs $74.64 and the second (7 p.m. until close) is priced at $98.23. Ranging in price from $42-$150, you can toast the night with a selection of champagnes too.

10. Cat Eye Club

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370 7th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 330-9509
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Celebrate 2017 with the Abra Cat Abra Dinner & Magic Show. The all-inclusive three-course dinner menu at Cat Eye features items like a pork belly bao taco, kalua pork carnitas, and pineapple upside-down cake and a welcome Cat Tai signature cocktail. There’s a Champagne toast at midnight, and all diners will get to take home a commemorative Cat Eye Club tiki glass.

11. Jsix

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616 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 531-8744
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Chef Anthony Sinsay is cooking up a four-course prix fixe menu, which includes a caviar and foie gras supplement and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The menu will feature a few of Sinsay’s Filipino favorites such as the longaniza sourdough dressing and local roasted carrots. Offered between 6 to 10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Jsix will also be serving a New Year’s Day brunch on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

12. George's at The Cove

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1250 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-4244
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Diners can enjoy a four-course dinner with a glass of bubbles overlooking the Pacific on George’s Ocean Terrace for $75 per person (4:30 – 10 p.m.). Meanwhile, at George’s Level2, you can plump for a three-course dinner for $105 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Perhaps the main event though, is the late reservation four-course dinner at George’s California Modern, which comes with a glass of bubbles, live music and dancing until 1 a.m. for $170 per person.

13. Stake Chophouse & Bar

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1309 Orange Ave Uppr Level
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 522-0077
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Coronado’s celebrated steakhouse is rolling out two different prix fixe menus with five courses of specialties. The early bird “Sunset Menu” ($95) runs from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. and features standouts like a seared Hawaiian ahi tuna with marble potato confit and lobster sauce. The “Midnight Menu” ($125) runs the rest of the night and stars a 35-day dry-age bone-in ribeye.

14. The Westgate Hotel

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1055 2nd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-1818
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Enjoy a Masquerade Night in Versailles, complete with a five-course dinner, masked ball, and Moët & Chandon Champagne toasts at The Westgate Hotel’s luxurious New Year’s Eve celebration. Priced at $259, revelers can sip on French 75 and Side Cars, before sitting down to a five-course Parisian Royale Dinner prepared by executive chef Fabrice Hardel, accompanied by flutes of Moët & Chandon.

15. Culinary Hedonism Supper Club

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South Park
San Diego, CA
(503) 944-9066
Culinary Hedonism Supper Club has two New Year’s offerings for consideration. There’s a six-course New Year’s Eve Brunch (11 a.m.) featuring Local Juice Company founder Justin Gittelman, plus cold pressed, organic, vegan juices and optional champagne pairings priced at $50 per person. While Jon Staenberg, owner of Argentina’s Hand of God Wines, will pair wine and champagne from his vineyard with an eight-course evening meal, which starts at 9 p.m. and costs $150 per person plus gratuity.

16. Tidal

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1404 Vacation Rd
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 490-6363
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Executive chef Danilo “DJ” Tangalin is offering two different New Year’s Eve prix fixe menus at Tidal this year. The first seating begins at 5 p.m. and costs $65 with optional $25 wine pairings. Menu highlights of this three-course meal include a 30-day dry-aged New York strip, braised lamb shanks, and vanilla pavlova. Tidal’s second seating begins at 8 p.m. and features a five-course menu with bibingka, chicken roulade, diver scallops and more for $95, in addition to live music and celebratory Champagne toast.

17. The Fishery

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5040 Cass St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 272-9985
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Pacific Beach’s brick-and-mortar seafood eatery will be serving a three-course New Year’s Eve feast on Saturday, December 31. Priced at $65 with optional wine pairings, menu selections include an amuse bouche of cured Oregon tuna, crispy shrimp dumpling appetizer, swordfish au poivre entrée and chocolate pot du crème for dessert.

18. Crudo

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5965 Village Way Ste E
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 847-2797
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Pascal Lorange is pulling out all the stops with two NYE offerings at Crudo. Priced at $120, a Pre-New Year’s Eve Dinner runs from 4 to 7 p.m., while the Dinner Party runs from 8 p.m. until closing and will set you back $150. Enjoy Veuve Clicquot Champagne toast, followed by a selection of menu items, including half a dozen oysters, lobster ravioli, grass fed filet mignon, and white chocolate cake.

19. Rustic Root

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535 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-1747
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Enjoy a four-course dinner at Rustic Root before heading upstairs to ring in the New Year from its prime rooftop perch. Dishes choices include a wagyu tartare and wild mushroom risotto, prosciutto-wrapped pheasant breast, Chilean sea bass, and a variety of desserts. Dinner costs $95 with an optional $75 wine pairing.

20. Cafe 222

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222 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-9902
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Terryl Gavre’s popular cafe will celebrate the New Year with “The Hangover” breakfast platter, available exclusively on Sunday, January 1. Priced at $19.95, the oversized breakfast includes a malted waffle topped with two pancakes, two eggs any style, two sausage links, and two strips of turkey bacon. Partygoers wearing a tuxedo, suit, dress or other formal attire from the night before will receive the platter for half-price.

21. Blind Lady Ale House

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3416 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 255-2491
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Celebrate before things get sloppy with the Blind Lady Alehouse and friends. Join them on Saturday, December 31 between 11:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. for their annual Belgian New Years event, featuring lots of Belgian beers, Belgian inspired food specials and Belgian toast at 3 p.m.

1. Madison on Park

4622 PARK BLVD SAN DIEGO, 92116, San Diego, CA
Chef Mario Cassineri’s three-course menu includes tuna tartare, Maine lobster mac & cheese and Madison's famous double-cut sesame crusted pork chop. Priced at $59.99 it includes a complimentary champagne toast, plus party favors. In addition to ringing in the New Year, Madison will also be celebrating their one-year anniversary with the debut of some new barrel-aged cocktails.
4622 PARK BLVD SAN DIEGO, 92116
San Diego, CA

2. Juniper & Ivy

2228 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Chefs Richard Blais and Jon Sloan are inviting guests to celebrate New Year with a nod to some of Juniper & Ivy’s top 2016 menu hits. Menu standouts include the carne cruda asada toast, garden & grain, Wagyu short rib, oysters, and the ever popular Yodel dessert. Priced at $85 suggested wine pairings will be available for an additional cost. Reservations can be made from 5 – 11 p.m., while available.
2228 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

3. EAT at The Pearl

1410 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106
Get vintage at The Pearl with their three-course prix fixe menu. Once you've wined and dined, stay and enjoy a no cover after party with complimentary Champagne toast at midnight, live music and more. The first two seating periods are priced at $59.95 per person with a two-hour table limit, final seating costs $69.95 and has unlimited timing.
1410 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92106

4. Common Theory

4805 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
Common Theory will be serving up two dinner options to ring in 2017: a succulent prime rib plate with sautéed vegetables and complimentary glass of champagne will set you back $35, or there’s a two-course prime rib dinner, dessert and beer pairing for $45. Soju cocktails will also feature, thanks to the pre-launch of the ‘American Soju’ company; all diners are invited to catch the countdown at midnight with a complimentary champagne toast.
4805 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

5. Bellamy's Restaurant

417 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
One of Escondido’s most sought-after dining destinations will be offering a specialty New Year’s Eve menu prepared by chef Jonathan Freyberg. Menu highlights include smoked wild salmon, foie gras torchon, pan-seared scallop and king beef filet mignon.
417 W Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025

6. Pueblo

877 Hornblend St., San Diego, CA 92109
Chef Sean McCart will serve a four-course, $40 tasting menu with Champagne toast on New Year’s Eve from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pueblo. Standouts include Baja grouper (which arrives to Pueblo within 24 hours of being caught from Pacific Stone Crab) served with persimmon puree, and the porchetta, which is a roulade wrapped with skin from a whole pig. Pueblo's signature chocolate taco dessert is one of several sweet options. A limited menu will also be served from 5 to 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. until midnight.
877 Hornblend St.
San Diego, CA 92109

7. Addison

5200 Grand del Mar Way, San Diego, CA 92130
Indulge in a celebratory nine-course dinner courtesy of Chef William and the Addison team, including dishes like Langoustine a La Robuchon with scampi butter; Poularde En Brioche with aged sherry and black truffle; and Addison’s signature Mille-Feuille dessert with chocolate, cherry and pistachio. Dinner is priced at $325 per guest; $520 with wine pairings; and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
5200 Grand del Mar Way
San Diego, CA 92130

8. The Hake

1250 Prospect St Ste B10, San Diego, CA 92037
Chef Aarti Sanghavi has prepared a globally inspired menu for the evening with dishes such as a sugar snap pea and chilled Maine lobster salad, goat cheese and roasted Fresno tamale, Indian spiced delicata squash and grilled flank steak along with a vanilla-orange panna cotta to complete the meal. The Hake’s prix fixe menu is priced at $75 with optional wine pairings. Seatings taken until 9 p.m.
1250 Prospect St Ste B10
San Diego, CA 92037

9. Herb & Wood

2210 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Celebrate New Year's Eve with Brian Malarkey’s four-course prix fixe menu, which features seared scallops, a lobster crêpe, and smoked short rib gnocchi. Executive pastry chef Adrian Mendoza wows with desserts too, like fruit Bavarian cream. The first seating (6 – 6:45 p.m.) costs $74.64 and the second (7 p.m. until close) is priced at $98.23. Ranging in price from $42-$150, you can toast the night with a selection of champagnes too.
2210 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

10. Cat Eye Club

370 7th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Celebrate 2017 with the Abra Cat Abra Dinner & Magic Show. The all-inclusive three-course dinner menu at Cat Eye features items like a pork belly bao taco, kalua pork carnitas, and pineapple upside-down cake and a welcome Cat Tai signature cocktail. There’s a Champagne toast at midnight, and all diners will get to take home a commemorative Cat Eye Club tiki glass.
370 7th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

11. Jsix

616 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
Chef Anthony Sinsay is cooking up a four-course prix fixe menu, which includes a caviar and foie gras supplement and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The menu will feature a few of Sinsay’s Filipino favorites such as the longaniza sourdough dressing and local roasted carrots. Offered between 6 to 10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Jsix will also be serving a New Year’s Day brunch on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
616 J St
San Diego, CA 92101

12. George's at The Cove

1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Diners can enjoy a four-course dinner with a glass of bubbles overlooking the Pacific on George’s Ocean Terrace for $75 per person (4:30 – 10 p.m.). Meanwhile, at George’s Level2, you can plump for a three-course dinner for $105 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Perhaps the main event though, is the late reservation four-course dinner at George’s California Modern, which comes with a glass of bubbles, live music and dancing until 1 a.m. for $170 per person.
1250 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037

13. Stake Chophouse & Bar

1309 Orange Ave Uppr Level, Coronado, CA 92118
Coronado’s celebrated steakhouse is rolling out two different prix fixe menus with five courses of specialties. The early bird “Sunset Menu” ($95) runs from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. and features standouts like a seared Hawaiian ahi tuna with marble potato confit and lobster sauce. The “Midnight Menu” ($125) runs the rest of the night and stars a 35-day dry-age bone-in ribeye.
1309 Orange Ave Uppr Level
Coronado, CA 92118

14. The Westgate Hotel

1055 2nd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Enjoy a Masquerade Night in Versailles, complete with a five-course dinner, masked ball, and Moët & Chandon Champagne toasts at The Westgate Hotel’s luxurious New Year’s Eve celebration. Priced at $259, revelers can sip on French 75 and Side Cars, before sitting down to a five-course Parisian Royale Dinner prepared by executive chef Fabrice Hardel, accompanied by flutes of Moët & Chandon.
1055 2nd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

15. Culinary Hedonism Supper Club

South Park, San Diego, CA
Culinary Hedonism Supper Club has two New Year’s offerings for consideration. There’s a six-course New Year’s Eve Brunch (11 a.m.) featuring Local Juice Company founder Justin Gittelman, plus cold pressed, organic, vegan juices and optional champagne pairings priced at $50 per person. While Jon Staenberg, owner of Argentina’s Hand of God Wines, will pair wine and champagne from his vineyard with an eight-course evening meal, which starts at 9 p.m. and costs $150 per person plus gratuity.
South Park
San Diego, CA

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16. Tidal

1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
Executive chef Danilo “DJ” Tangalin is offering two different New Year’s Eve prix fixe menus at Tidal this year. The first seating begins at 5 p.m. and costs $65 with optional $25 wine pairings. Menu highlights of this three-course meal include a 30-day dry-aged New York strip, braised lamb shanks, and vanilla pavlova. Tidal’s second seating begins at 8 p.m. and features a five-course menu with bibingka, chicken roulade, diver scallops and more for $95, in addition to live music and celebratory Champagne toast.
1404 Vacation Rd
San Diego, CA 92109

17. The Fishery

5040 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach’s brick-and-mortar seafood eatery will be serving a three-course New Year’s Eve feast on Saturday, December 31. Priced at $65 with optional wine pairings, menu selections include an amuse bouche of cured Oregon tuna, crispy shrimp dumpling appetizer, swordfish au poivre entrée and chocolate pot du crème for dessert.
5040 Cass St
San Diego, CA 92109

18. Crudo

5965 Village Way Ste E, San Diego, CA 92130
Pascal Lorange is pulling out all the stops with two NYE offerings at Crudo. Priced at $120, a Pre-New Year’s Eve Dinner runs from 4 to 7 p.m., while the Dinner Party runs from 8 p.m. until closing and will set you back $150. Enjoy Veuve Clicquot Champagne toast, followed by a selection of menu items, including half a dozen oysters, lobster ravioli, grass fed filet mignon, and white chocolate cake.
5965 Village Way Ste E
San Diego, CA 92130

19. Rustic Root

535 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Enjoy a four-course dinner at Rustic Root before heading upstairs to ring in the New Year from its prime rooftop perch. Dishes choices include a wagyu tartare and wild mushroom risotto, prosciutto-wrapped pheasant breast, Chilean sea bass, and a variety of desserts. Dinner costs $95 with an optional $75 wine pairing.
535 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

20. Cafe 222

222 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Terryl Gavre’s popular cafe will celebrate the New Year with “The Hangover” breakfast platter, available exclusively on Sunday, January 1. Priced at $19.95, the oversized breakfast includes a malted waffle topped with two pancakes, two eggs any style, two sausage links, and two strips of turkey bacon. Partygoers wearing a tuxedo, suit, dress or other formal attire from the night before will receive the platter for half-price.
222 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

21. Blind Lady Ale House

3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
Celebrate before things get sloppy with the Blind Lady Alehouse and friends. Join them on Saturday, December 31 between 11:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. for their annual Belgian New Years event, featuring lots of Belgian beers, Belgian inspired food specials and Belgian toast at 3 p.m.
3416 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

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