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Best of Uptown San Diego 2018

San Diego Uptown News | April 20 - May 3, 2018


Congratulations to this year’s winners! offering a glimpse of what it’s like to be an Uptowner. In this month’s “Best of Uptown” special section, we feature an accumulation of these top establishments, showcasing them with colorful advertisements, photos, contact information and descriptions outlining their missions to serve their customers. As you look through these pages, we hope you find familiar names along with new faces. Swing by these spots for a taste of life in Uptown, whether you attend a show at your go-to music venue or try a new restaurant outside of your palate. Without further ado, here are your picks. From all of us at San Diego Uptown News, congratulations to 2018’s Best of Uptown winners! See you around the neighborhood. [Editor’s note: This year, we split the ballot into two sections: dining/entertainment and business/retail. This issue exclusively features the best dining and entertainment venues. To vote for the best business and retail spots, stay tuned for our next ballot in print and online at] —The staff at San Diego Community News Network (


Smok'd Hog BBQ

Uptown is a unique place to call home. We pride ourselves on our historic districts and mainstay local spots, yet also embrace and welcome change to our vibrant community. From residents to houses, our neighborhoods comprise a balanced mix of young and old, established and new. Why would the dining and entertainment establishments we frequent be any different? We recently asked the readers of San Diego Uptown News to tell us their favorite local dining spots and entertainment venues found throughout and nearby our Uptown neighborhoods. Our ballot offered 70 voting categories, including brunch, comedy club, doughnut shop, food truck, happy hour, Irish pub, Mexican cuisine and movie theater. From our numerous coffee shops and breweries to the buzzing night life scene, we featured categories to best reflect the feel of our distinctive community. San Diego Uptown News covers nearly a dozen neighborhoods, including Old Town, Mission Hills, Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, University Heights, Normal Heights, North Park, South Park, Golden Hill, Kensington and Talmadge, as well as nearby regions of City Heights, Little Italy, Mission Valley and more. The range of winners reflect our diverse neighborhoods,

House of Blues San Diego

The Deli Llama

Alexi’s Greek Cuisine

The Mission

San Diego Uptown News 04-20-18  
San Diego Uptown News 04-20-18