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🍺 Fetch yourself another glass
Chihuahua at Carruth Cellars with his tongue out and a glass of wine in front of him.

A glass of wine and cuddle time.


Photo via @carruthcellars

When we go to a local winery or brewery we want to bring all of our besties — and doggone it — that means our four-legged friends, too. So, get your drinking paw-tner ready, because we’re exploring some of San Diego’s breweries and wineries from our dog-friendly City Guide.

🐾 Wineries

Pali Wine Co. | This California winery loves dogs, and its Little Italy outpost is no exception. Enjoy a glass or tasting experience on the patio or rooftop deck as your pup keeps you company.

Woof’n Rose Winery | Head to Ramona to check out this winery that gets its grapes from vineyards in Ramona Valley. And with “woof” in its name, it’s no surprise that dogs are welcome at the Tasting Veranda.

The Wine Pub | With a large, enclosed patio and a menu with global and domestic wines, this Point Loma restaurant makes the perfect doggy date spot. Plus, we even peep a dog menu.

Carruth Cellars | This urban winery produces its wines in Oceanside and has four local tasting rooms — all of them welcome well-behaved dogs.

Two people at the Kilowatt brewing bar with two dogs.

Watt a great place to bring your dog.


Photo via @kilowattbeer

🐾 Breweries

Kilowatt Brewing | This small-batch brewery offers games, places to relax, and a dog-friendly environment. Your dog can visit any of the three locations, though the Oceanside taproom only allows pups on the patio.

Thorn Brewing Co. | This local brewery was founded in North Park and prides itself on its sense of community — including dogs. It has three tasting rooms, and well-behaved pups are welcome.

Burgeon Beer Company | In 2016, this local biz planted roots and has since branched out to four tasting rooms in San Diego County. Dogs are welcome at every location, and they might even be able to sniff out a treat behind the bar.

Pro tip: The San Diego Brewer’s Guild compiled a list of dog-friendly breweries.
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Thursday, Feb. 22
  • Pop Legends Bingo: A Classic Pop Music Journey | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Backyard Brewery, 2229 Micro Place, Escondido | Free | Take a nostalgic trip into the golden era of pop music — from The Beatles to Madonna — as you scratch off your bingo card in search of prizes.
  • An Evening with Elizabeth Gilbert | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego | $79+ | The writer behind critically-acclaimed titles like “Eat, Pray, Love” and “City of Girls” will speak, followed by a moderated Q&A.
  • Orianthi | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 8 p.m. | Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach | $35-$62 | The Australian guitarist who’s performed with Alice Cooper, Michael Jackson, and Christina Aguilera rocks the Solana Beach venue.
Friday, Feb. 23
  • San Diego Mojo vs. Grand Rapids Rise | Friday, Feb. 23 | 7 p.m. | Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., San Diego | $15-$80 | Our city’s new pro women’s volleyball team plays their first-ever home game — and we hear they’ve got mojo.
  • Alkaline Trio | Friday, Feb. 23 | 8 p.m. | SOMA, 3350 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego | $35 | The punk rock group performs their “Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs” tour.
Saturday, Feb. 24
  • Umbrella Gogh Starry Night Booch & Paint | Saturday, Feb. 24 | 2-4 p.m. | Nova Easy Kobucha Ocean Beach, 4853 Newport Ave., San Diego | $44 | Get your creative juices flowing and recreate Vincent Van Gogh’s dreamy masterpiece while sipping on kombucha.
  • San Diego Gulls vs. Ontario Reign | Saturday, Feb. 24 | 6 p.m. | Pechanga Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego | $25+ | Ready for some hockey, eh? The home team hits the ice.
  • Jeff Dye | Saturday, Feb. 24 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | AleSmith Brewery, 9990 AleSmith Court, San Diego | $30-$35 | The comedian known for appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and “Who the Bleep Is That?” performs at the brewery.
Sunday, Feb. 25
  • Kids Secondhand Fashion & Pizza Event | Sunday, Feb. 25 | 12-3 p.m. | Pizza Cassette, 5322 Banks St., San Diego | $65 | Fill a bag with secondhand kids styles and dig into a pie at the pizzeria at The Gärten in Bay Park.
  • Chef Fest 2024 | Sunday, Feb. 25 | 1-11 p.m. | The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego | $150-$250 | This festival is one part hip-hop performances and one part culinary discovery, all to benefit the Hamilton’s Heart Foundation.
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News Notes
Real Estate
  • More than 4,000 new apartment units are expected to open in San Diego County this year — a result of zoning changes and a push for more housing. The countywide efforts will produce ~50 new complexes, with a peak of 1,600 units planned for downtown San Diego. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • We like the sound of this: TLC, Jay Leno, and Little Big Town are among the performers coming to the San Diego County Fair’s Corona Grandstand Stage this summer. General public ticket sales begin Friday, March 8, 10 a.m. Check out the full lineup.
  • $980,000. That was the median price of a single-family home in San Diego County in January — a 4% increase compared to December 2023. Meanwhile, the average price of attached properties was $650,000, which is unchanged month-over-month. (City News Service via Times of San Diego)
  • The Well Community for Women — an all-in-one co-working and childcare center — has opened its second location at 3810 Bancroft St. in North Park. The membership-based nonprofit aims to address the growing need to provide working parents with child care and also offers family workshops. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Try This
  • Want to break a world record? El Cajon is attempting to have the most dogs attend a film screening — the record is currently 219 pups. The city aims to have at least 220 dogs at a pawtentially historic viewing of “Beethoven” at Wells Park this Saturday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m.
  • Two of the best grocery stores in the US are in San Diego County according to a top 50 list. Here are the receipts: Trader Joe’s in Chula Vista ranked No. 40 while the Mission Valley Trader Joe’s was No. 42. The study looked at Google reviews of 3,000 stores in 100 major US cities. (Solitaired)
  • The San Diego Police Department is reminding locals to cross streets the “old-fashioned way” following a perplexing viral video. In the clip, patrol officers were working when a pedestrian walked across an intersection while interacting with an Apple Vision Pro headset — seemingly unaware of his surroundings.
  • We all have our favorite Padres players, but which ones aren’t fan favorites? Go beyond the scoreboard and behind the scenes of the San Diego Padres with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
    🌧️ Rain, rain, gone away?
    A rainy street with water pooling over a crosswalk.
    We’re ready for the puddle to dry. | Photo via City of San Diego
    Another bout of rain has come and gone. Over the three-day period that ended yesterday at 9:19 a.m., here are some rainfall totals:
    • Carlsbad: 0.86 inches
    • San Diego International Airport: 0.83 inches
    • Chula Vista: 0.69 inches
    Now, is San Diego’s rainy season over? Probably not — the county has a slightly above average chance of precipitation through March 15. But, the probability of El Niño conditions does start to decline in March.

    By April, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says there’s a 79% chance San Diego will enter “El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) neutral” conditions, aka “La Nada.” This phase — expected through June 2024 — describes a period without El Niño or La Niña, making it hard to forecast weather.

    Beyond that, the ENSO outlook includes a La Niña watch for June-August 2024, placing the likelihood at 55%. This weather pattern is associated with drier conditions in San Diego.
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    Good morning, San Diego. I’m loving the San Diego County Fair’s “Let’s Go Retro” theme, but if you can’t wait to throw it back I have some ideas for you. I love going to Coin-Op Game Room for 1980s video games or feeling the 1950s vibes at a retro diner. If you want something older, you can explore some late-1800s architecture by heading to The Del — now that’s retro.
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