Hillcrest Photos

A new mural at the shopping ...

Pride 2014, Hillcrest

Red Sky in Hillcrest

Rainbow over Hillcrest

Places to go in Hillcrest

Hillcrest Events

Hip-Hop Fridayz

Hip-Hop Fridayz

Brass Rail

Friday, December 19, 8 p.m.

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Friday, December 19, 8 p.m.

Sabado en Fuego

Brass Rail

Saturday, December 20, 8 p.m.
Bite San Diego — Hillcrest

Bite San Diego — Hillcrest

Saturday, December 20, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Hillcrest Deals & Discounts

$25 for Your Choice of One of Three Facials at Serenity Skin Care & Spa

Kim Gastelum at Serenity Skin Care & Spa is a licensed and experienced esthetician, providing her clients with the highest quality of care. Choose one of the following 60-minute facials: Custom Blend European Facial: This luxurious facial is personalized to your needs, incorporating natural botanicals, aromatherapy oils, and clinical-strength ingredients. ...

$50 for Eyelash Extensions (Choose from 2 Packages) at Lashes by Riley

Lashes by Riley is conveniently located inside Jean Claude Salon in Hillcrest. A skilled lash stylist will individually affix extensions to your natural lashes for a fuller, longer look. Choose your look: $50 for Adorable Set: 40 lash extensions per eye (regularly $120). $70 for Captivating Set: 60 lash extensions ...

$25 for Dermalogica MicroZone Treatment at The Wineding Shoe Salon & Spa

The Wineding Shoe Salon & Spa in Hillcrest is offering a Dermalogica MicroZone treatment for half the regular price. This cost-effective, 20-minute treatment is ideal for targeting pressing skin issues such as breakouts, dull skin, and tired eyes for women, men, or teens. During your MicroZone treatment, a Dermalogica expert ...

$49 for a 75-minute Therapeutic Massage at Premier Massage

Premier Massage has 4.5 stars on Yelp! Enjoy a 75-minute Therapeutic Massage. Therapeutic massage sessions are different from a Swedish massage. It is a healing form of touch therapy where the body is massaged, on a deeper level, paying attention to areas of pain and tightness and knotted muscle tissue. ...

Hillcrest News & Stories

Hearty garden at Great Maple

A meal both naughty and nice

When I hit up Great Maple, on the easier-to-park side of Hillcrest, it's usually mid-morning and I have two items on the brain: salad and doughnuts. I don’t even look at the menu anymore. Rather ...

Can the Buffalo Public House work in Hillcrest?

Brazilian-influenced restaurant faces stiff conceptual challenges in competitive neighborhood scene

Brazilian cuisine receives little exposure in the US. Churrascaria restaurants, like Rei do Gado and Fogo de Chao, contribute to the popular image of South American carnivorism, where diners disappear beneath mountains of roast meat. ...

First Look: Whole Hog soft opens in Hillcrest

Celebrates America's "original art form" — BBQ

Being a fan of pork, passing by a restaurant called the Whole Hog was bound to stir up some cravings. The place practically sits in the middle of the intersection of Robinson Avenue and Park ...

Artists not residents

The city is getting ready to spend $280,000 for “artwork design, fabrication, and installation” to decorate the soon-to-be constructed Hillcrest and Mission Hills library. “The budget is all-inclusive and must cover all costs associated with ...

Hillcrest HOLLER

Holler about this neighborhood in the comment section below. Share anything and everything about Hillcrest: compliments, critiques, lost-n-found items, recommendations, neighborhood crime watch, you name it!

Comments

dorothyannette March 20, 2013 @ 11:11 a.m.

Having lived in several neighborhoods since moving here in 1979, I have noticed that living in Hillcrest is one of the most dangerous for pedestrians. Crossing the streets on the Walk sign is a cautious situation at best. One could experience cars creeping around corners that one has the light to cross while one in still in the intersection. Crossing the street at a 4 Way Stop also does not guarantee that impatient drivers will not arbitrarily start driving forward while one is sill in the middle of the intersection.

To be clear, this comment refers to daytime adventures, not night time when all ALL BETS ARE OFF due to the high level of partying in the "downtown area of Hillcrest."

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Barbarella Fokos March 26, 2013 @ 4:46 p.m.

I don't have the data to back this up, but when I lived in the Egyptian, I was told by neighbors of at least two pedestrian-being-hit-by-car deaths at the crosswalk at Park & Essex (right across the street from Numbers). I believe those occurred at night. All bets definitely off.

If you notice, there have been more police officers on motorcycles stationed all around Hillcrest, catching drivers doing the "California roll," that creeping around corners thing, not stopping fully at stop signs, etc. Walk safe!

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vripol June 21, 2013 @ 9:21 p.m.

The first Saturday of every month is a great night to drink and dance at Numbers, on Park Avenue at University. Although it's called "Bears Night", for the husky, unpretentious gay men that started the tradition, it's become big enough to fill two different dance floors with all ages, genders, sexuality, "types" - and you don't have to drink or dance or even be gay to enjoy the people-watching.

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OlgaKent June 22, 2013 @ 9:06 p.m.

I have never lived in Hillcrest but I love the community. I'm in El Cajon. I have had several occasions where I have gone to Hillcrest whether it's for Pride or just for fun. I'm in love the antique shops in the area as well. I own some great finds from some of the antique shops.

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Oldestb June 24, 2013 @ 8:56 a.m.

Hillcrest Eating Places are great; but please power spray the sidewalks they really need a good cleaning!

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alecia79 June 28, 2013 @ 12:21 p.m.

Hillcrest is such a great neighbor hood . I love all the people , they are so nice and welcoming . I have only lived her for a short time and been to LGBT pride parade. I so excited to be apart of a great community . This year I am volunteering for pride , I'm so happy that I get to have this opportunity, to be apart of this neighbor hood and it has accepted my partner and I with open arms .

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JakeBrooks Aug. 16, 2013 @ 11:21 a.m.

quite the selection of small business here, it rivals North Park as far as fine eateries go.

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