Barrel Republic is known for their massive quantity of craft beer. At Barrel Republic’s Oceanside and Carlsbad locations, experience the freedom to pour and the freedom to pair your favorite brew with your favorite bites. Try pairing a refreshing Amber Ale with a juicy burger. The Barrel Burger is prepared with 100% chuck, black wax cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions between brioche buns. Pair it with a frosty Amber ale. The mild, caramel and malt flavors blend with the taste of medium hop bitterness. Heavier foods go well with this type of beer, especially savory burgers like this one. For burger lovers who want to branch out, get weird with the Double Cheese Bacon “Burger” flatbread!
Do you enjoy a cold craft brew with your burger? Celebrate National Burger Day at Common Theory Public House, a Convoy hotspot adorned in modern and rustic décor paired with creative menu items, indicative of San Diego’s booming culinary scene. Common Theory’s extensive menu offers a variety of specialty burgers, packed with fresh ingredients and unique flavor combinations. Enjoy their C.T. Burger, stacked with arugula, caramelized onions, fresh tomatoes and aged white cheddar cheese.
If you’ve been wanting to try out the up-and-coming Southern California craft brew scene, this June in Temecula is your chance. Craft beer makers throughout Southern California and beyond will all come together in Temecula Wine Country for a festival in support of Habitat for Humanity. The 9thAnnual Pechanga Microbrew Festival and Chili Cook-off is Saturday, June 10, from 1 – 5 p.m. inside the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom.
On Wednesday, June 21, Liberty Station invites San Diegans to stroll and explore all its offerings at the inaugural Taste of Liberty Station from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Liberty Station businesses will open their doors for attendees to discover the variety of bites of Liberty Station’s eateries, live music and artisan goods in the storied corridors and plazas, artwork from the local art galleries in the community, and have the option to sip different sparkling wines in the Bubbly Garden. Ticketholders will receive a “Liberty Pass” that will map out a list of participating restaurants with their menu offerings, and businesses and art galleries that are taking part in the event. An additional ticket for the Bubbly Garden will be available for those 21 and over. The live entertainment and art exhibits in the corridors and plaza will be open to the public to enjoy.
Ready for a wild night? The first Women and Whiskey Bartender Challenge is coming to True North Tavern on Sunday, May 21. Come and celebrate National Whiskey Day late. Beginning at 8:00 p.m., bourbon babes from San Diego’s hottest bars, including barleymash and True North Tavern, will go head-to-head in a whiskey showdown. Come see which lady of libations packs the most punch in her pour. Feel the burn from your snifter as you sip some scotch. At the end of the night vote for your favorite bartender and booze.
National Burger Day is coming up and Dunedin North Park and their sister restaurants, Queenstown Public House, Raglan Public House and Bare Back Grill will be celebrating all week starting Monday, May 22 by offering 50% off a different burger from the menu each day leading up National Burger Day Sunday, May 28th. You don’t want to miss their signature Bare Lamb Burger which will also be 50% off on National Burger Day.
If you’re not familiar with the history of the restaurants’ burger recipes, they’re influenced by owners Matt Baker and PJ Lamont’s traveling adventures in New Zealand. While in Queenstown, they fell instantly in love with a small burger joint called Fergburger. After Fergburger’s owner befriended them, he taught both PJ and Matt many of the burger recipes, including the homemade condiments, so that they could bring them to San Diego. Shortly after returning, Baker and Lamont opened Bare Back Grill, followed by the other restaurants…the rest is history.
Each of these Kiwi-inspired San Diego restaurants use only the best ingredients, including all organic meats, fresh vegetables and breads baked daily. While they all share a similar style burger menu, they each have their own very unique personality sparked by a different NZ town or region, which all pay homage to the overall relaxed lifestyle, quality of life, and of course amazing quality food that New Zealand offers.
Whether it’s stirred, shaken or straight up, whiskey is known as one of the world’s most cherished spirits. That’s why on May 20 the globe will be honoring World Whiskey Day and San Diego bars and restaurants will be hosting some special celebrations of their own. Head to these locations around the city for exclusive access to rare bottles and sips of whiskey on May 20!