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The vibe in this part of town is definitely urban, perhaps rejuvenated, too, with trendy restaurants and microbreweries opening up within walking distance of each other. It's lively, fun and a destination for San Diego residents in addition to tourist. Most of the restaurants on this list are located in the East Village neighborhood, with some in the Gaslamp.
Ask a local and Neighborhood is probably at the top or near the top of their near PETCO Park dining list. Not only is the beer excellent but the gourmet burgers and dressed-up American classics please even picky tastebuds. The second most popular choice is Basic with its thin-crust pizza and no-fuss atmosphere. Pair your pie with a stellar craft cocktail in this spacious converted warehouse. Feeling like Asian? Lucky Liu's is a popular spot for modern Chinese fare.
Plenty of San Diego's best restaurants have outlets actually inside the park such as Rimel's, Phil's BBQ, Lucha Libre and more, but this list focuses on places to eat surrounding the ballpark for grub before or after the game or when San Diego's favorite baseball team isn't playing at home.