North Park Main Street

Taste of North Park FAQs

What is Taste of North Park?

Taste of North Park invites culinary enthusiasts to enjoy over 50 food tastes from San Diego’s best restaurants. However, this event isn’t just for foodies.  For those looking to enjoy some hops while they walk, you can sip on the region’s best craft beer. 15 craft brewers convene in North Park for the day to offer 4 ounce samples of their best releases.

Are dogs allowed at this event?

Taste of North Park is a sip and taste, stroll type of event. Therefore, dogs are welcome on the street as usual, but not inside shops where the tasting actually happens (except for service animals).

Isn’t parking hard in North Park? Where can we get a spot close to the event?

Actually, The North Park parking garage is available right in the heart of the district. The garage is located at 3829 29th Street and the rate is only $2.00.

Are tickets available day of the event?

Absolutely! You can purchase day of sale Taste of North Park tickets at two locations: in the parking lot behind Queen Bees Art and Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio St, San Diego, CA 92104, and in front of Bluefoot Bar and Lounge, 3404 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104.

Tickets will cost more day of sale though. You can purchase your tickets online at a reduced rate beginning August 17th.

Is this an all ages event?

Yes! However beer tasting is limited to tasters 21 years of age and older. If you purchase your ticket online, you will need to show a valid 21+ ID or passport to get your Beer or Beer and Food tasting ticket.
You must also show an ID to purchase a tasting ticket day of sale that includes beer tasting.

Can we share a Taste ticket?

Unfortunately, sharing of tasting tickets is not allowed. Please purchase a ticket for everyone participating in the event. We ask that you take into consideration that this event goes to support the North Park Business District, and every dollar raised goes to improving North Park as a destination for shopping, dining, arts and culture. So no sharing PLEASE!

How many Tastes do I get?

Your ticket allows for one taste per location per person.

Are there vegan and gluten free options?

Yes … many shops will have these tasting options. They are identified on your ticket with a (G) or a (V).

What should I wear?

Bring your sunscreen, and wear comfortable shoes as there is a good amount of walking during this event. And with over 50 tastes available, you may want to skip breakfast.

Is photography allowed?

Each tasting location has its policies on in store/restaurant photography. Feel free to consult the venues staff on their policy.

How will I know where to go and who is participating?

Your ticket will have an easy to follow map with numbered locations and participating venues will have their assigned number posted prominently in front of the establishment. No guessing needed!

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Contact North Park Main Street, the sponsors of this event, at 619-294-2501.

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