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Great Spots to Eat Outdoors in San Diego

By Mike in Things to Do with 0 Comments

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the good weather that’s made San Diego famous. Whether you’re a lifelong San Diegan looking for new spots or recently bought Downtown San Diego condo for sale and aren’t quite sure where to go, here are a few of the best outdoor dining options in the ‘hood.

Kettner Exchange

Located in Little Italy, Kettner Exchange is a chic, multi-level spot with craft cocktails and small plates. The neighborhood’s only rooftop bar boasts a swinging daybed along with semi-private cabanas complete with their own wet bar, TV, and beer tap. Bar Manager Steve Tuttle’s forward-thinking cocktails such as the Spicy Gallagher, with serrano-infused tequila and watermelon, and the Scottish Coffee, with scotch, coffee liquor and mole bitter, show the range of options at this downtown hotspot.


This urban park features a coffeehouse, bar, and eatery in East Village with communal outdoor tables and re-purposed shipping containers, along with a dog run and free Wi-Fi. In addition to these unique perks, Quartyard features an impressive 26 local beers on tap along with a rotating roster of food trucks to complement the sausage-centric food available regularly. The space also includes a canopy-covered 500-square-foot event stage that functions as a lounge when not in use for performances.

Bertrand at Mister A’s

Located in an office building in Banker’s Hill, Bertrand at Mister A’s offers a unique 12th floor outdoor patio dining experience. With a magnificent view of the skyline and the bay, you can enjoy French-inspired fare while taking in the beauty of downtown San Diego. Perfect for special occasion dining, Bertrand at Mister A’s also features a cocktail hour Sunday-Thursday from 2:30-6pm.

Queenstown Public House

Queenstown Public House is a New Zealand-themed restaurant nestled in a cozy converted cottage that combines indoor and outdoor dining. The dog-friendly patio is filled with citrus and jasmine trees and a garden. Queenstown really shines at brunch, with hearty features such as the Cowboy Breakfast, with steak, béchamel, sunny-side egg, and blue cheese, and the Oink, with hoisin pulled pork, jalapeno cornbread, and hollandaise and a poached egg.

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