Casual neighborhood eatery

Come in for a drink,
stay for two, and be a part of the “today” that everyone talks about tomorrow.

Our Story

The Local Pacific Beach

The Local brand was born over a decade ago with the opening of The Local in downtown San Diego. With a limited budget, owner Mina Desiderio printed some “Drink Local” t-shirts to spread the word … and spread it did. With a passion for great food, a commitment to the growing local craft beer movement and a dedicated family of staff members, Mina partnered with Brendan Huffman to make The Local’s dream of moving to the beach community come to fruition.

Our menu blends some Local favorites, pub-style grub, and coastal inspirations resulting in a delicious variety of flavors. The cocktails utilize fresh, hand-pressed juices and the beer selection highlights our adoration for the craft beer movement greatly influenced by America’s Finest City. To enrich the experience we will be showcasing local acoustic talent with regular performances and, of course, all of the biggest local, regional, national and international sporting events on a spread of high definition screens.

After a decade of support from our Local friends and family, we are excited for the opportunity to reciprocate the love and loyalty. Our staff is inspired by the core values, which have remained true since the moment The Local’s doors opened downtown. We seek to create an experience that removes barriers and creates a connection between people, one that nurtures the body, heart, and soul. So come in for a drink, stay for two, and be a part of the “today” that everyone talks about tomorrow.

Our Sister Locations

The Local Downtown

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The Local is known for good times, excellent food, and special events. Join us for LOBSTER TACOS and the best specials in town.
Located downtown San Diego in the financial district, The Local has been around for 10 years strong.
Come down and enjoy local craft beer too! We have over 50 styles to choose from.

1065 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 231-4447

Wonderland Ocean Pub

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Fresh citrus pressed classic cocktails, seafood and à la carte grill menu. Wonderland Ocean pub is a collaboration of Mina Desiderio of The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole and Brendan Huffman of Bootlegger Pours and Plates. Both have put their creative minds behind this coastal pub and are excited to be a part of Ocean Beach community. Wonderland is very excited to offer Ocean Beach something new but with a classic attitude. Can’t wait to see you there for a sunset toast soon.

5083 Santa Monica Ave Suite 2C
San Diego, California 92107
(619) 255-3358

OB Surf Lodge

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This laid-back place has creative American bites with beer and wine in a mod space steps from the beach. Fresh pressed juices. Amazing cocktails. Amazing views!

5083 Santa Monica Ave Suite 1F
San Diego, California 92107
(619) 255-3358

Bootlegger | East Village

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Dine on modern versions of comfort food classics as you enjoy all the quality entertainment that San Diego's nightlife scene has to offer. Bootlegger provides East Village with local DJs, an amazing craft beer section, and bottomless mimosas brunch!

804 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 794-2668

Rabbit Hole | Normal Heights

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Rabbit Hole is a high energy local bar and restaurant proud to be serving the Normal Heights community. Year round we offer a unique menu full of a variety of comfort food, tacos, sandwiches and more, as well as signature cocktails sure to brighten any day. Rabbit Hole also caters to the Normal Heights community with a full list of drafts, continuously rotating to feature some of San Diego's newest and best beers in the craft industry.

3377 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 255-4653

Grand Ole BBQ

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The Grand Ole BBQ was created to fill the serious void of REAL BBQ in southern California. What began as a humble idea to provide great BBQ catering to the San Diego area has grown into a cult favorite with a loyal following. Sure, you can get BBQ elsewhere, but most of y'all have never had what GOB is going to serve you. We're serving up some honest to God, delicious, wood-smoked, handcrafted, artisan BBQ. Smoked on a real BBQ Pit hand crafted from an up cycled propane tank in the great state of Georgia.

15505 Olde Hwy 80
El Cajon, CA 92021

Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill

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More than words – it’s a way of life.
We grew up in and on the water. Surfing, diving, boating & fishing the beaches and blue water of San Diego and Baja California. We still do.
Fresh local seafood has always been a part of the experience. Fish tacos on the docks in Ensenada, where they were invented. Ahi sashimi in the galley on the boat ride home, sliced from that morning’s tuna catch. White Sea Bass pulled from the Baja surf and grilled on the spot over a mesquite campfire.

3667 India St
San Diego, CA 92103