Beach Party: A Neighborhood Guide to Pacific Beach

From crazy spring break bars to a quiet walk on the beach, we've picked out the best of best in PB.

Updated: November 27, 2008

Top Pacific Beach Restaurants


Zanzibar Cafe

976 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Coffeehouse serves up made-from-scratch omelets, waffles, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts in a casual, chic setting with outdoor patio.


Fat Fish Cantina

4474 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Fresh Mexican food and fancy margaritas at this Mission Blvd hot spot are about as upscale as it gets at the beach.


Lamont Street Grill

4445 Lamont St, San Diego, CA 92109

Looking for a quiet getaway in the heart of PB? See if you can find this gem off Garnet.


Pacific Beach Bar & Grill

860 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Were you voted most popular in high school? Hang out with your peers at this see and be seen spot.


Green Flash

710 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Come see if the sunset legend is true at this on-the-boardwalk eatery with unobstructed views of the beach.


Jrdn Restaurant

723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109

Looking to mingle with the beach's well-heeled, high-style bunch? Grab a table on the patio.


Bar West

959 Hornblend St, San Diego, CA 92109

The beach scene gets chic off Garnet with a stylish restaurant and lounge that caters to the downtown crowd.


Best PB Bars


Typhoon Saloon

1165 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

A PB institution. We dare you to wear flip flops on the weekend.


Tavern At The Beach

1200 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Can't get in to Typhoon's across the street? Try this PB stalwart for good times and no lines.


Lahaina Beach Club

710 Oliver Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

An arm's length from the sand, this is simply the best on the PB boardwalk.


RT's Longboard Grill

1466 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

Hot to rub elbows with the local surfer crowd? Get in line early here on the Garnet strip.


Bub's Dive Bar & Grill

1030 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

It's seedy, it's cheap and just a tad scummy. And that's why we love it.


Turquoise Street Bistro

873 Turquoise St, Pacific Beach, CA 92109

Come see why North PB is breaking away with it's own personality--and serene bar scene.


Bar West

959 Hornblend St, San Diego, CA 92109

The beach scene gets chic off Garnet with a stylish restaurant and lounge that caters to the downtown crowd.


Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge

722 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

PB's latest loungy restaurant sports a California/Baja menu with two bars and a hip rooftop deck.