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Places to go in Hillcrest

Hillcrest Events

Musical Mondays

Martinis Above Fourth

Monday, November 30, 8 p.m.

Karaoke with Laura Jane

Gossip Grill

Tuesday, December 1, 8 p.m.

Jaeger Wells

The Merrow

Wednesday, December 2, 8 p.m.

The Aliens

Ion Theatre Company BLKBOX Theatre

Wednesday, December 2, 7 p.m.

Hillcrest Deals & Discounts

$59 for 75-minute Therapeutic Massage at Premier Massage

Premier Massage has 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. ...

$39 for 1-hour Swedish Massage at Premier Massage

Premier Massage has 5 stars on Yelp! This style of massage uses classic Swedish massage techniques aimed at relaxing the body. Techniques such as kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration are used to relax the body. The massage therapist uses light to medium pressure, depending on the client’s preference, and ...

Hillcrest News & Stories

It’s like being in France

La Bonne Table brings Provence (and great cheese) to Hillcrest

When I think of France, I think of food: real food, fresh food, quality food. Freshly baked baguettes, perfectly ripened cheeses, savory charcuterie, and of course the Mother sauces: béchamel, espagnole, hollandaise, and allemande. Even ...

The Aliens is just part-time work

Slacker tale an uneven experience at Ion Theatre

“This is important,” playwright Annie Baker writes in a note for The Aliens, “at least a third – if not half – of this play is silence. Pauses should be at least three full seconds ...

Campy Kings

San Diego's drag Kings keep on keeping on

Halloween may be gone for a year, but dressing up and performing like famous singers is a nonstop pursuit for one of San Diego’s longest-running shows. “We are the oldest, continuously running drag-king show in ...

From thrift to spiff in Hillcrest

Apartments to take place of Thrift Trader building

The building in Hillcrest that previously housed Legends Furniture store, then a Revivals thrift shop, and currently a Thrift Trader, will be razed. No demolition date has been set. Property owner FoundationForForm, a San Diego ...

Not just any Uptown political club

Atkins campaign consultant accused of stacking the deck

The Uptown Democratic Club will decide Tuesday night, October 27, whether to endorse Assembly speaker Toni Atkins or state Sen. Marty Block, both Democrats, for the senate seat Block currently holds. The endorsement was delayed ...

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!


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."


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!


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.


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.


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!


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 .



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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