From strong sips to small-batch beans.
Oceanside’s entrepreneurial spirit has lured dedicated hopheads to our sliver of paradise, and now local brewers are putting their o’riginal stamp on the beer scene. Hoppy IPAs are part of our San-Diego-adjacent DNA, but in O’side, you’ll also find a variety of ales, stouts, sours, pilsners, and even Japanese- and Mexican-style lagers on tap. Get to know the maker at a brewery or visit a taproom to sample suds from all over SoCal.
Local wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms make O’side an o’riginal destination for fans of the fruit of the vine, whether you’re an amateur enthusiast eager to learn about the finer points of wine tasting or an industry insider hankering for a professional tête-à-tête. Find pours a plenty representing a range of wine-making styles, many served alongside snacks, small plates and cheese and charcuterie boards.
Cocktail culture is alive and well in Oceanside. Behind the bar at establishments suited to every style of drinker, from classy to uber casual, you’ll find pros slinging a mix of tried-and-true well drinks, modern-day classics, tiki concoctions, and bespoke libations. A batch of new-style distilleries around town offer a behind-the-scenes look at how spirits get made (and lifted).
Oceanside takes its daily buzz as seriously as you do and boasts the artisanal coffee house pedigree to prove it. You’ll find stunningly designed java shops and quirky neighborhood staples on seemingly every block; baristas versed in the finer points of beancraft elevating the caffeinated chalice to an art form; and every type of coffee drink from a classic drip to the house o’riginal. But what you’ll never find is attitude.
Sip your way through the city and earn prizes with our own O’side Sips program. Sign up to receive exclusive discounts and start earning points at participating locations on every beer, cocktail, chardonnay, latte, and everything in between. Yes, we know it’s genius.