People & Lifestyle
North Park is both trendy and family-friendly. This neighborhood has a relaxed residential atmosphere and a vibrant commercial area. North Park’s proximity to Balboa Park provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
North Park’s main commercial area is concentrated around the intersection of University Avenue and 30th Street. This area is packed with trendy places to shop, dine, and drink. Waypoint Public
serves tasty burgers, tacos, and other gastropub eats alongside an extensive selection of signature cocktails and craft beers. Other spots pouring a wide choice of craft beers include Mike Hess Brewing
, True North Tavern
, North Park Beer Co.
, and Coin-Op Game Room
. Bar Pink
is a vintage cocktail lounge that regularly hosts live music performances. University Avenue’s adjacent Lucha Libre Taco Shop
and City Tacos
each offer an elevated contemporary twist on classic Mexican street food while innovative Zagat-rated The Mission North Park
fuses the flavors of Mexico and Asia. Dark Horse Coffee Roasters
, Holsem Coffee
, and Subterranean Coffee Boutique
compete for coffee lovers’ attention with sublime espresso blends served alongside a variety of light bites and lunch eats. Breakfast Republic
is your all-day go-to for hearty breakfast and brunch fare while Swami’s Café
is a popular choice for lunch. The ornate red-lined interior of repurposed 1920s movie palace The Observatory provides a dramatic backdrop for live music concerts. West Coast Tavern
adjoins The Observatory
and is a popular spot to enjoy drinks and dinner before or after a show.