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The 2019 Taste of Hillcrest will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Additional information and a map of participating locations is coming soon!

About the event:

In 2018, over 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes. From quaint cafes and French and Italian style bistros to five-star dining delights, this is the most anticipated self-guided culinary walking tour in San Diego! Sample bites such as Pad Thai, Sashimi, Italian Antipasto, or Classic American Comfort Food! Your taste buds are going to go wild on this culinary journey throughout Hillcrest! Enjoy your friends, the gorgeous weather, and one unforgettable tasting adventure!

Participants must be over the age of 21 to sample beers. Tickets were $30 and were $35 on the day of the event.  A free shuttle was provided for all participants. The shuttle made frequent stops around the neighborhood. And as an added bonus- Rich's Nightclub served as a refresher station for attendees to stop by and enjoy delicious cocktails and drinks.


In order to prevent long lines at participating restaurants, guests have the option to select one of two check-in stations when they purchase their ticket. Guests who purchased tickets online must bring the printed ticket (or ticket saved to your phone) to their chosen Check-In Station to receive their official Tasting Card and Event Map. Day of Tickets will be available at both check-in stations.  

Rite Aid Check-In Station (535 Robinson Ave.)

  • General Admission available here. Pick up your Taste card and map!

Rich's San Diego Check-In Station (1051 University Avenue)

  • General Admission available here. Pick up your Taste card and map!

After you have received your official Tasting Card and Event Map, enjoy your time in Fabulous Hillcrest! Since this is a self-guided walking tour, feel free to explore the neighborhood at your own leisure. We recommend starting from Park Boulevard and heading west to 3rd Avenue to avoid the crowds!

We will provide shuttle service to all our customers, including those with accessibility needs. If you are in need of an ADA shuttle, please text  619-818-8897 during the event. Our 100% Electric shuttles run every 15 minutes. Look for the Taste of Hillcrest logo on the vehicles.



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Participating Retailers

Click on any business below to visit their website!  Retailers will be serving a variety of beer including: Hop Valley Brewing Co., Saint Archer Brewing Company, Crispin Hard Ciders, Blue Moon Brewing Company, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, & more!


Participating Restaurants

Click on any business below to visit their website! Restaurants will be serving a variety of foods, including some who will be serving beer, wine, cold brew coffee, espresso and cocktails!

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