Captain’s Grounds Coffee “Broristas” Trent Haaland and Ted Stoddard

South Oceanside Coffee Culture

Oceanside’s unique coastal neighborhood known as ‘South O’ features a fantastic coffee culture that offers not only great brew but also unique and inviting vibes. The special atmosphere Captain’s Grounds Coffee, Kona Hut Coffee House & Revolution Roasters exude when coupled with the fun and eclectic shops located in the area make for a satisfying experience that is sure to make you feel like a local!

333 Pacific Lead Bartender Chandler Ervin Serving a Bramble On

Happy Hour Hot Spots in Oceanside

Who’s ready for happy hour? Whether you’re looking for great beer, luxurious craft cocktails, delicious wine or anything in between, 333 Pacific, Masters Kitchen & Cocktail, Harney Sushi Oceanside, Mission Ave Bar & Grill and The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza have you covered with these excellent happy hour drink and food specials!

Sinaloa Mexican & Seafood Waiter

Sensational Seafood Dishes Around Oceanside

Craving some delicious and fresh seafood? Look no further! We’ve compiled some of the best of what Oceanside restaurants have to offer for popular dishes such as calamari, ceviche, fish and chips, and of course fish tacos! These mouthwatering dishes are sure to leave you satisfied so try one, or try them all next time you’re in O’side.

Local Tap House Executive Chef Daniel Pundik

Daniel Pundik: The Locals’ Chef

Catch up with one of Oceanside’s superstar chefs, Daniel Pundik of Local Tap House. Learn all about his inspirations as a chef, his culinary style, the locally sourced ingredients he uses, food trends, what he loves about the Oceanside culinary community and dining scene, and more! There’s even some sneak peak information about his newest venture, Exhale, and how it will differ from already popular LTH!

Anitas Bartender

May Margarita Madness

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and why not celebrate with the quintessential Mexican cocktail — the majestic margarita! Whether you prefer this delicious libation on the rocks, blended or frozen, local Oceanside eateries Jalisco Cantina, Anita’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina and Hello Betty Fish House have you covered.

Live Music

Live Music in Oceanside

Oceanside is home to tremendous musical talent and an abundance of venues hosting live events. With a variety of genres and performance styles being performed across the city on any given night of the week, Oceanside’s live music scene has something for everyone. So check out our list of a few of the many great venues in Oceanside that offer free live entertainment on a regular basis!

Banana Dang

Food, Love and Happiness

Love is in the air and in the kitchen at Oceanside restaurants run by husband-and-wife teams. Learn about these dynamic duos that share a passion for all things gourmet, and the secrets to their success as some of the top powerhouse food-couples in Oceanside!

The Privateer Marketplace & Wine Bar Bartendress Paula Serving a Wine Flight

Coastal Wine Tasting in Oceanside

Oceanside is the home of numerous fantastic local bars, tasting rooms and restaurants where you can experience great food and our vibrant wine culture. We are lucky to have no shortage of amazing options so that everyone from novice to oenophile is sure to find their perfect pairing! Check out our list of three standout coastal wine tasting options located right here in Oceanside that are must try’s!

Petite Madeline Executive Chef Marc Santos Presenting an Apple Pie

Seasonal Holiday Treats

‘Tis the season to ditch the galoshes, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy some tantalizing seasonal treats during the most wonderful time of the year in Oceanside! Check out these 5 local culinary gems offering everything from seasonal cake pops to Christmas tamales that will make your holidays that much sweeter!

Sunset Market Downtown Oceanside

What to Eat at the Oceanside Sunset Market

The decade-old Sunset Market in Oceanside is the center point where thousands of locals and tourists alike to come to downtown and experience four blocks worth of vendors, live music, arts & crafts, gourmet goods, kid’s activities and unbelievably good international cuisine. With so much going on some gems can be easy to miss, so be sure to check out these 6 delicious finds next time you visit the Sunset Market!

Bowl of Frazier Farms Market Heirloom Tomato Salad

Summer Salads in Oceanside

Oceanside is home to an excellent culinary scene that produces edible masterpieces day after day. As the temperatures get warmer this summer, be sure to check out these refreshing locally made fresh summer salads produced by our fantastic local Oceanside businesses!