Pacific Beach News & Stories

Pull that tap wide open

Draw-it-yourself at Pacific Beach's Barrel Republic, a unique suds arcade.

Suds lovers, rejoice! It’s your turn to draw that draft, thanks to Barrel Republic’s pour-it-yourself tap room, which opened last November. “A lot of people compare it to Yogurtland,” says barmaid Nikki, one of the ...

Is Tourmaline’s lifeguard station 28 dangerous?

One of the common sense rules that are told to visitors to our beaches is that you should only go into the ocean in front of a lifeguard station. Starting about three years ago, the ...

Kite-surfer knocks out swimmer’s teeth — why?

On August 28th, a female surfer, after finishing a surf session at Tourmaline Surfing Park made the mistake of going back into the water for a swim. Not only is this not legal in a ...

Coastal exposure

Santee’s Twisted Manzanita Ales opens PB tasting room

In going coastal, Twisted Manzanita Ales (4652 Mission Boulevard, Pacific Beach) has departed from the interior motif of the tasting room at its Santee headquarters. Ironically, this comes from the company desiring to provide a ...

Cool ride, Big Brother

SDPD eye in the sky pops out of unmarked van in Pacific Beach

Some people leaving Pacific Beach bars and restaurants on Saturday night may have noticed someone watching over them. For the past two weekends, a mobile observation tower that rises two stories above the ground has ...

Pot shops pop up in 2014

City's crackdown may home in on beach towns and North Park

A new report from the City of San Diego’s Code Enforcement Division shows that officers are closing down medical marijuana dispensaries by the bushel. From 2013 to 2014, the enforcement unit and city attorney's office ...

Navigate the San Diego River

Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, September 18-September 24

Best known as Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” anchor with his trademark line, “And now the fake news.” He was on the show from September 1994 to December 1997, when he was fired. This year’s ...

We need the beach break

Hello, state Assembly member Toni Atkins and state senator Marty Block. I am writing this letter to ask you to submit legislation to modify the Marine Life Preservation Act of 1999, as it concerns shore ...

Five Bartell Hotels hit by data breach

Up to 55,000 guests may have had credit-card info stolen

Bartell Hotels today (September 8) said it is notifying customers of five of its seven San Diego hotels that there was a data breach earlier this year. The compromised information includes credit-card numbers of 43,000 ...

Thanks, Jaws

Firefighters cut open car door to free young lady after crash

First there was a loud crash, the sound of metal crashing into metal, and then a couple seconds later a final “thud” was heard. Pacific Beach residents witnessed a three-vehicle accident that left a driver ...

My fantasy food day

My day always starts with coffee from Cafe Moto (2619 National Avenue), whether it ends up being a dream day or not. It’s usually in my own kitchen, but my fantasy morning would have me ...

Open, open, open

A hit-list of planned opening dates for upcoming brewery projects.

I have nearly 50 upcoming breweries, brewpubs, tasting rooms, and other brewing company-owned facilities on my radar. Thanks to San Diego Beer News, people are well aware of this, which leads to me being asked ...

Fine international fusion at beach bum cost

Turquoise Cellars is home to masters and obsessives.

You wouldn’t guess it from their island-style coffee-shop façade, but beyond the organic drip java and veggie wraps lies a top-notch wine and beer bar with selections meant to be paired with their eclectic, globally ...

Irish invasion

"I did not expect to get such a sunburn on one side.”

If you are going to the crazy new pizza joint or riding the buses or attending a Taco Tuesday, no matter where you go in Pacific Beach this summer, Gaelic accents can be heard. “I ...

A tree grows in PB

Twisted Manzanita Ales building tasting room in Pacific Beach

It used to be nearly every week I had a new brewery to write about. Nowadays, it’s like I have a new brewery tasting room to talk about. This week is no different. Joining the ...

Pacific Beach skate style is timeless

Locals and visitors show the beach 'hood isn't just for surfers

Pacific Beach isn’t only for surfers. Drive down Garnet and you’ll find groups of skaters. Head down to the boardwalk and they are sprinkled amongst the beach cruisers, joggers, and Segway-riding tourists. According to Izzy ...

In this corner, a Fish Shop taco

Fresh catch seafood gets the corn tortilla treatment

Fresh, often local fish behind a counter that you may have made into a sandwich, salad, taco or beautifully grilled on a plate with a couple of healthy sides. What's not to love? Craft beer washes it down, and loyal customers brag about the place to their friends. It elevates PB's very existence.

3000+ cars, more than nine DUIs

Another night in P.B.

Authorities staging a DUI checkpoint in Mission Bay beginning Saturday night and running into Sunday morning were more successful than the June 6 screening in Oceanside, with a total of ten intoxicated individuals arrested in ...

Such a deck

Pacific Beach Shore Club expansion met with more resistance from residents

A group of residents has filed a second lawsuit against the city and California Coastal Commission for giving a popular bar and restaurant in Pacific Beach the green light to build an 1895-square-foot deck outside. ...

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