Special Issues: Best of the Reader

This Year's Soundcheck

April 16, 2014

"Your favorite band sucks" — T-shirt Oh, Lord, has it come to this? We’re quoting T-shirts now? Well, yes — if only to illustrate a point about how good things can come from anywhere. Which ...


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Happy Hour Guide 2014

March 5, 2014

Reader writers chase cheap chomps and chugs in SD: Nobody knows Happy Hour in San Diego like Ed Bedford — The man has been chasing cheap chomps and chugs around San Diego (and telling you ...


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2014 Guide to the Arts in San Diego

February 12, 2014

Our affinity for artistic expression sets us humans apart from all other animals. We continue to find innovative ways to communicate our complex emotions and philosophical reflections. Though it is inarguably enriching to appreciate works ...


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70+ great ways to celebrate the holidays

December 4, 2013

My wife likes to say that she hates Christmas. She says it when the traditions start to feel like nothing more than obligations, when the outings become ordeals, when the expenses become extravagances. What’s awful ...


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Feast! 2013

September 4, 2013

Reader foodies set the table for you with this year's delectably eclectic restaurant guide. Dig in!


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After Dark: San Diego Nightlife

August 7, 2013

Hipness, hobnobbery, and crullers at 4am.


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75 reasons to love San Diego

June 12, 2013

75 fun, way out-of-the-ordinary things to do in San Diego County.


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Happy Hour: Walk, roll, run, or crawl, just be on time!

April 3, 2013

In the Reader's special 2013 Happy Hour issue, Chad Deal, Ian Pike, and Ed Bedford share their picks for San Diego's best happy hours, that time of day when the glass is always half full. ...


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100+ Places to Go After Dark in San Diego

August 1, 2012

Nighttime to-dos: Speakeasies, dive bars, hipsters, art exhibitions, brewskies, craft cocktails, and more!


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San Diego's 10 Best Movie Theaters

May 16, 2012

Movie theaters still maintain the magic of moviegoing and, boy, do we need it now. In this issue, we present San Diego's 10 best theaters to get lost in.


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