Places to go in North Park

North Park Events

BrokenBeat Night

BrokenBeat Night


Thursday, April 26, 9 p.m.
Bart & the Bedazzled and Oh Spirit!

Bart & the Bedazzled and Oh Spirit!

Bar Pink

Thursday, April 26, 8 p.m.

BrokenBeat Night


Thursday, April 26, 9 p.m.

DJ Demon

True North Tavern

Thursday, April 26, 8 p.m.

North Park News & Stories

Chicken Pie Shop 80 years later

To-go, delivery, and four social media posts a week

This year marks the 80th anniversary of San Diego Chicken Pot Pie Shop being in business. “After the Peking Restaurant (circa 1931) closed last year,” said Lisa Townsend, “we became the fourth oldest restaurant that ...

San Diego doggie bag wars

City puts out dispensers, but that doesn't always work

“It is estimated that the typical dog excretes between one half to three quarters of a pound of waste per day,” according to the City of San Diego website. “In San Diego alone, there are ...

Mid-city Ambassador chases down trans prostitutes

"They now take their johns up to Polk Avenue"

On March 26, Edwin Lohr was a panelist at the Prostitution Impact Panel at the police store front near 54th Street and University Avenue. “I am getting educated and we are telling these johns, 'You ...

Tongue numbing tea

Don’t bother tasting it — just experience the chill

I think it’s safe to say that kombucha’s not a fringe beverage anymore. At least here in California. Once the domain of health food shops, these days I find the probiotic tea in gas stations, ...

Perfectly balanced BBQ

The sauce doesn't overpower the meat

Think politics is polarizing? It’s got nothing on BBQ. It’s a passionate topic where people have their theories on things like wood or propane. sauce or rub, and brisket or ribs. BBQ aficionados are picky ...

North Park Photos

North Park Giant

North Park Sunset

Double rainbow in North Park

Mississippi Street in North Park

North Park HOLLER

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


Toonces the Cat March 20, 2013 @ 3:44 p.m.

I think they should paint the water tower with art. There is art painted everywhere in NP why not that big dull gray canvas?


Scott Marks April 16, 2013 @ 4:50 p.m.

That's where they store the gravy for the Chicken Pie Shop.


taichismile July 18, 2013 @ 11:31 a.m.

Good idea! More art is always welcome in North Park!


dwbat Aug. 19, 2013 @ 9:37 p.m.

I think a North Park logo would be better. But who would pay for it?


raysalmon Feb. 18, 2014 @ 8:34 p.m.

I agree!! You can see the tower from almost anywhere. Maybe like "NOPA" in black and white?


Toonces the Cat March 20, 2013 @ 3:52 p.m.

They need to fix the pot holes on 30th. Also there is a purple dildo on the corner of 30th and Lincoln if someone lost it, well that's where it is


Toonces the Cat March 20, 2013 @ 4 p.m.

Whoever keeps stealing and blowing up my recycle bin and pooping by my dumpster on Utah needs to KNOCK IT OFF! What is your major malfunction anyway? If we catch you we are going to make you pick your poop up with your mouth then we will make you eat that poop then we will all poop on you and make you eat our poop.


Toonces the Cat March 20, 2013 @ 9:18 p.m.

Yes! Should I post a picture? One time in FRONT of the dumpster and it looked like someone slid in it and it blocked the whole front so we had to go to the side to open it. Today there is a giant turd right next to it!! WTH they aren't even using TP!! And there is an empty smaller trash can they could have just pooped right in that!!


christina April 20, 2013 @ 3:18 a.m.

Shop Locally!!!! Many of the privately owned stores that once lined University Ave and El Cajon Blvd are just empty store fronts coated in graffiti, boarded windows and vandalism. We've lost the cozy charm of our neighborhoods to Walmart and internet shopping.


monogram1 July 19, 2013 @ 10:17 a.m.

Hey ...I read what you said and I will make the effort. I have personally never been in a Walmart because of my personal opinions about the company's size and policies. But I do shop at Costco. I am working subtract from my big box purchases at farmers markets to secure weekly boxes of vegetables and fruit. The farmers are super nice guys at the NPFM and you can negotiate with them. But don't let them charge you too much. They will if they can.


sbrock June 15, 2013 @ 10:18 a.m.

North Park is a great place to relax, enjoy the scenery, and wind down with its awesome drink selection. Holler!


devinsantos June 19, 2013 @ 7:53 p.m.

Eat. Drink. Shop. Be Merry. All within walking distance, can't beat that. Get to the rotating food truck on Wednesday evenings for a free drink ticket to Live Wire with your meal. Alabama and El Cajon. Stop by Mama's Bakery any other day for a huge Falafel or Kafta wrap. Word up.


brianballestamon June 23, 2013 @ 2:57 p.m.

Drinkin' beer, drinkin coffee, drinkin' whiskey. @NorthPark Holler!


star June 25, 2013 @ 2:59 p.m.

North Park Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


adam0520 June 26, 2013 @ 10:33 p.m.

i have walked on university avenue between texas and 32nd countless times in the year and a half that i have lived in north park and i still manage to find new stores and shops and parks hidden in the crevices. north park is one of the coolest, most unique neighborhoods in san diego because of it's infinite discoverability. rock it out, np!! =D


motleymilkman June 26, 2013 @ 10:57 p.m.

blue foot to lefty's, carnitas shack to urbn, it all rules!! NP is one of the best communities in all of SD county!!


s4davis June 27, 2013 @ 9:58 p.m.

I absolutely love living right on the edge of North Park, but for such a bike friendly town the bike paths are seriously lacking. No bike lane on El Cajon OR University Ave?! Come on now.


puddcatt June 28, 2013 @ 1:10 p.m.

It's great to be able to walk to places to drink good beer


Cheftinsley June 28, 2013 @ 10:41 p.m.

What up north park holler at you're boy brah


Ez2Luv June 30, 2013 @ 11:02 p.m.

Im not a coffee drinker but theres obviously a demand for coffee shops since they seem to be popping up everywhere. I would to see more family oriented businesses where families can stay in their neighborhood and have an outing somewhere other than the park with their kids? Its not like we have a beach or water park. The zoo is cool but its not a skating rink or go cart track and arcade? You get what im saying HOLLER for the NP kids


Ez2Luv June 30, 2013 @ 11:39 p.m.

Can someone please tell me what the hell is going on with SDGE? Are they actually making underground repairs or above ground problems our vehicles have to contend with? Maybe their working on a summer project for the dept of transportation to pickup where they left off this for a whole blockfall. They are tying up parking for residents who already have a hard time parking with those white NO Parking signs they sit on the saying this was going to happencurb that take up a whole block. The other day my electricity went out for over an hour. When I called from my cell to SDGE they said they had already gotten over 2800 calls concerning the outtage. Nobody I know ever got a notice. Could have been a potentially dangerous situation for some of our elderly.......HOLLER Im just saying


Ez2Luv June 30, 2013 @ 11:50 p.m.

I must admit this reader Holler comment was a great idea! Its also very therapeutic. This is my 5th comment making me eligible for a shirt of my own. The one I got for signing up I willingly offered to my wife who didnt think twice about accepting. I hope this conversation vehicle stays available to the San Diego residents who have to also be SDReader lovers.. So much information and entertainment, money saving coupons, classifieds. The list goes on and on. Im an avid fan and it couldnt be more affordable F R E E E !!! Holler SDReader


gbritfl July 10, 2013 @ 10:20 p.m.

I am still trying to figure out how the owners of the old post office building managed to get permission to build such a huge building in the neighborhood, I thought nothing more than 3 storeys high could be built and yet here is this building with at least 4. It would be nice if they asked for neighborhood input like they do with bars. This was a quiet street even though it was so close to university....not sure it will be that way after this is built.


Meyeshell July 15, 2013 @ 8:37 p.m.

I've been a Northparker for 8 years and enjoy every moment of it. NP has everything within biking distance and is especially friendly to vegans and vegetarians.


yessir July 16, 2013 @ 10:23 a.m.

Just heard that both Influx and Underbelly will be new tenants at the new project on the corner of Upas and 30th St where Pat's Corner used to be. Welcome to the neighborhood!!


monogram1 July 19, 2013 @ 10:09 a.m.

I live a block away. Influx is my favorite coffee house in Little Italy and now here in NoPa cool! What on earth is Underbelly?


sparkman Oct. 18, 2013 @ 9:40 p.m.

Also Waypoint Public just opened in the old Linkery location. Are we blessed in North Park/South Park or what?!! :-)


monogram1 July 19, 2013 @ 10:06 a.m.

I've been in North Park for a twelve years. I never explored my community much always driving to beach cities or Coronado and sometimes downtown. Thank you posters for clueing me into my own great area of SD. I LOOK FORWARD to finally get to know it and you allz. Cheers!


christina July 25, 2013 @ 12:09 a.m.

there have been repeat visitors at the house down in switzer canyon lurking around on a frequent basis. keep an eye out for them and keep your neighborhood safe from people


aquarimary Aug. 29, 2013 @ 12:27 p.m.

Is there anyone else sick of the traffic clusterf*#k cause by slow city development at Texas and El Cajon Blvd?? Come on already!Traffic is backed up all the way up Texas from Mission Valley EVERY DAY! Get a new Mayor already and pay attention to business!


Jeff_O Sept. 8, 2013 @ 11:11 a.m.

Just wait 'till they start building the towers on all four corners of that intersection.. it is slated for MAJOR redevelopment.


Sam Ballard May 22, 2014 @ 5:55 a.m.

Even our weeds are cool in Norh Park.



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