San Diego

Downtown Food and Drink Tour: Libations on the East Side

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Libations on the East Side A Food and Drink Journey Through The East Village
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

San Diego has a new culinary scene heating up on its East Side, where warehouses and factories are becoming the newest foodie hotspots. Your local guide is in tune with San Diego's underground culinary scene and will take you to 4-5 local eateries and bars as you taste your way through the area. Try the newest cocktails, sip on local brews, and savor the eclectic, global cuisine on offer.
  • Learn about San Diego's underground culinary scene
  • Led by a local guide
  • Nosh on the worldwide cuisine offered at new local eateries
  • Sip on libations from a variety of hip cocktail bars and breweries

Sample Menu

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Beer Flights

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Speciality Cocktails

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Wagyu Sliders

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Greek Quesadillas

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Thai Beef Jerky

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Fresh made pizza

What's Included

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Dinner

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Fault Line Park
      1433 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

      Please Meet

    Start time

    05:30 PM

    End point

    • 345 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

    What To Expect

    East Village

    3 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • There will be vegetarian options however we cannot promise food options for vegan or gluten-free diets and life threatening allergies.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Operated by Foodelicious Tours

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Reviews

    5.0
    69 reviews
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    Fun for visitors and locals alike
    Nicki_L, Jan 2024
    We came into San Diego foe a mini getaway and invited some friends who are local to join us. We all had a ton of fun. The locals got to try places they had never been and really enjoyed seeing their city from a different perspective. We all enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and social aspect of getting to know other people that we may have not had the opportunity to talk to otherwise. Our guide Angela was a ton of fun, full of energy, and was great about accomidating my food allergy. My husband and I plan on looking into walking food tours any time we visit other big cities from now on. It was an excellent experience.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thank you so much for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and seeing the city in a different light. Angela is the best, never disappoints and is always a good time! Thank you so much for the review and hope to see you on another tour in the future!
    Memorable Evening
    Elli_B, Oct 2023
    Stefan was excellent - great choices to stop for food and drink. Very small group, it would work well either way.
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    Thank you so much for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed the tour as well as our guide and look forward to seeing you on another tour in the future!
    Fun Birthday Trip
    Kimberly_Y, Jul 2023
    The tour was a lot of fun! Stefan is very knowledgeable and entertaining! He keeps the group engaged with his ‘fun facts’ and stories. My husband and I are from Riverside County and have been to San Diego a few times, but never the East Side. We’ll be back to enjoy some of the food we sampled on this trip!
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Thank you so much for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed yourself on the tour and hope to see you on another tour in the future!
    East Village San Diego
    Chris_M, Apr 2023
    Great variety of eateries! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the area we were in.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you so much and we are so happy you enjoyed the tour and the eateries we choose are very special! I hope to see you on another tour in the future!
    First Time Food Tour
    Alyssa_D, Apr 2023
    It was our first food tour experience and we had a great time trying different foods with Stefan😃😃😃. Drinks were good too (alcohol). We plan to do it again.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed your foodie experience and hope to see you on another tour in the future! Cheers!
    Learned a lot about the...
    Erin_K, Apr 2023
    Learned a lot about the history of the East Village and ate and drank merrily! Two big thumbs up for locals and visitors alike!
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Thank you so much for the great review and I am so happy you guys enjoyed yourself on our foodie journey! Thanks again and we hope to see you on another tour in the future. Cheers!
    Fun night out on the town!
    Rachael_W, Mar 2023
    We had a fantastic time exploring the East Village with Stefan! Delicious food, tasty cocktails, and plenty of neighborhood history to boot. Would highly recommend if you want to branch out & discover a different neighborhood of San Diego!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you so much for the review! The East Village is has an "undiscovered" food scene that is growing at a rapid pace and some of the hidden gems have some of the best cuisine. Thank you again
    Great time!
    Christina_C, Mar 2023
    Stefan was knowledgeable and friendly and all of the spots he took us to were a hit. Delicious food and drinks at some gems I probably wouldn't have come across on my own. Thank you!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you so much for the review! We try and work with some very unique restaurants that really exemplifies San Diego's diverse cuisine. Thank you again and look forward to seeing you on another tour in the future!
    Stefan showed us a very, very generous and great time at East San Diego
    Steven_B, Feb 2023
    Stefan, our guide, was such a character -- and I mean that in the best sense. From our first moments together he was gregarious, outgoing and quickly showed that he knew what he was talking about. Every one of the establishments he took us to was excellent. We gladly look forward to returning to each one of them. He was so tight and friendly with the bar staff that it kind of felt like we were on a "behind the scenes" tour. This was a memorable, fun experience that we would unreservedly recommend.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Thank you so much for the review! The local businesses in San Diego bond together and support each other to make it even better they are all awesome! Thank you so much again and we look forward to seeing you on another tour in the future!
    Great Mezcal
    Jennifer_H, Feb 2023
    Stefan was great! Lots of fun and really informative about the history of San Diego. We were a group of 8 on the tour, all from different areas and interests. Everything fit all of our likes.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Mezcal is incredible! I am so happy you enjoyed your time on the tour! Thank you so much for the review and hope to see you on another tour in the future!
    East Village fun
    Jim_K, Feb 2023
    We were on a 3-day “get away from winter” trip with nothing planned. Saw this tour on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. It was fun and well worth the price. Food tastings were excellent and drink sampling was very good. We saw places we never would have known about from real Thai to the Lost Abbey Brewery shown above to amazing molé to Greek fusion. All unique and all accompanied by lively narration from Stefan. And in a part of San Diego we have never known about.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Thank you so much for the review! We pride ourselves on being unique and delicious! The East Village is truly a "foodie" neighborhood! Thank you so much again hope to see you on another tour in the future!
    Absolutely do it
    Chris_R, Feb 2023
    Stefan is brilliant, very knowledgeable and energetic. He knows and loves the local area and he takes you to some lovely restaurants and bars. The 10 other people on the tour were also fabulous, so it was a brilliant night for both me and my partner 😃
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Thank you so much and I am so happy you had a memorable birthday celebration! There is nothing like making some new friends, eating some great food, and having a wonderful time! Thanks again and hope to see you on another tour in the future!
    Fun Outing
    Shannon_P, Jan 2023
    Our group outing was a great time. We went to several places and all the food and drinks were delicious. The people in our tour were also a lot of fun which made the overall experience a great time.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thanks so much for the review! I am so happy you enjoyed all of the food stops and the group atmosphere was awesome! Thanks again and look forward to seeing you on another tour in the future! Cheers!
    Do it!
    Kimberly_W, Jan 2023
    It was pouring rain however our host still made it a very memorable experience. He was very knowledgeable about the area. Loved it.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thank you so much for the great review! I am happy you enjoyed your time and even with the rain got to experience the one of a kind East Village neighborhood!
    Loved it!
    Nicki_H, Jul 2022
    We loved learning about the East Village, the history, and all that it has to offer! Stefan was fantastic!
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thank you for the review and it is so great you enjoyed San Diego's "new downtown" the East Village! Looking forward to seeing you on in the future!
    A must-do in San Diego
    Kimberly_S, Jun 2022
    Stefan is the best tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the places we wren and friendly with staff at every location. They were also genuinely happy to see him and treated our group wonderfully. He took the time to get to know each of us in the group as well to get a sense of what we liked and catered the menu to our tastes. We stayed a bit after the tour ended chatting and having a great time. Even before the tour, he called a day in advance to let us know that we had to change the start time! Stefan is the man to go to for a great time in San Diego through the eyes of a local. Would completely recommend.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Thank you so much for the great review! I am so happy it was a memorable experience for your group and enjoyed yourself eating and drinking throughout the East Village. Guest experience is number one! Thanks again and hope to see you all soon on another tour!
    Birthday fun!
    Shana_M, Apr 2022
    Tour was a gift to my husband. Apparently the other group canceled last minute so we had Stefan's full attention. He was energetic and full of information. Parking is difficult so leave extra time. Especially of its game day at Petco Park! We could here the excitement of the game at our final stop which totally add to the evening. Stefan was mindful of the time so we could leave before the game was over. Such a wonderful experience! I'd definitely try another tour as this was so fun.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Thank you so much and I am so happy you enjoyed the tour! It was great to spend the evening with you on your birthday night! Happy Birthday and hope to see you back soon!
    Fun,learning experience with a great tour guide
    Brian_K, Apr 2022
    Stefan was a awesome tour guide! Very knowledgeable very friendly and very fun! Definitely going back to do another tour with him. Trust me you will have a great, fun, educational time on any of his yours!
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Thank you so much! I really appreciate the great review and I am so happy to hear you guys enjoyed yourself and got a chance to learn something interesting. I am looking forward to seeing you guys on another tour in the future!

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