777 G St, San Diego, CA | Directions 9210132.712491 -117.157589
Neighborhoods: Central San Diego, Central, Gaslamp, Core-Columbia
This place is a fun gastro pub in the gaslamp. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food and booze are reasonable.
Great Beers! – Excellent selection of beers and really good food too!
I really like the feel of this place. The name says it all, "Neighborhood." This is where the locals go to have a beer, some good food, and talk with some great people. I try to eat here once a week.
You have to try the huge amount of beers they have. All of them are good!
Great place to be – Awesome vibe, great food, great people, excellent beer (many on tap).
The Neighborhood has grown into a happening place for all the locals in San Diego Downtown. Whether you are stopping in to have a quick Chimay beer on tap, or having a juicy burger, this is the cool place to be.
If you want to watch the calories and still have a delicious burger, try the Black Bean Burger with a salad (save the calories for the beer). The Black Bean Burger is hearty and really is good.
Also, if you like beer, you will not be disappointed! There are about 20 beers on tap, and about 100 to choose from.
The Best Cheeseburger in San Diego! – I think Neighborhood is the best Cheeseburger in San Diego. I have had Hoodads and Boomerangs and they are great as well but not the same as Neighborhood. Mostly I am here to comment on the ketchup situation. The burgers all come prepared with there own sauce so traditional condiments are not necessary and many indeed comprised the wonderful creation of the burger. For the previous review, if you must have ketchup on your burger you should stick to McDonalds and Burger King. For me, I take the caramelized onion/blue gruyere cheese/pepper greens on a perfectly cooked burger myself. Don't forget to try the fries with garlic herb mayo...they are to die for!
Best Local Downtown Spot – I could spend every night at this place and believe me I have on multiple occasions. Killer happy hour deal for half off local brews between 5 and 7 Monday through Friday. Also Wednesday has a killer half off wine night. Their wine is already well priced so you might need a cab home after taking advantage of this deal. Burgers of course are excellent. Highly recommend the mac and cheese as well.
Small, casual East Village hangout features a wide beer selection and simple, gourmet burgers and salads. – In Short
The aptly named buger joint keeps it simple in a tiny corner space a few blocks outside the Gaslamp. Inside the unmarked door, local residents from the apartment building above hang at a handful of bar stools or munch on snacks at the long communal table. The one-page menu includes a few burgers--most around $10, fries are extra--that come with gourmet touches like caramelized onions, gruyere cheese and perfectly chewy, crusty rolls made in-house. Entree-sized salads, grilled cheese and a zesty jalapeno mac 'n cheese round out the rest of the menu, with an ideal selection of local craft beers and eclectic wines on the drinks list. No alcohol here, yet, but the eclectic crowd of East Villagers and young professionals that call Neighborhood their, ahem, neighborhood spot doesn't seem to mind.
Who do you think you are??? – Everything about this place is great with the exception of two things. Someone else has already mentioned the big one. NO KETCHUP!
To whoever owns Neighborhood, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you're not Peter Luger's. So dont think you can be snooootty about what I can and cant put on my burger. I realize this is probably your attempt to come up with a "hip" "trendy" gimmick, but all you're doing is alienating your core burger-loving crowd. Oh you'll still get the same wealth of hipster "I hate my Dad" types that have been keeping you afloat thus long, but how long can their trust funds really last? Soon the free ride is going to be over for them and you're going to have to start depending on Average Joe's like myself for business. And let me tell you something bucko, average Joe's LOVE ketchup. So if you don't lay hands on some of the good stuff soon, myself and a lot of other good eaters will be lost forever.
This second point I alluded to ties in with the first. After I got the ketchup bad news from some emo looking waiter probably named Seth, I was told that there was a "sundried tomato aolio (sp?)" available. I asked if that was a fancy term for ketchup and he looked at me like I just told him wearing a nosering and a chain on your wallet were for losers from 7th grade. Well the next time I went in there, I brought my own bottle of heinz with me. You should have seen the look on old "Seth's" face. It was the face I would have expected to get if I had brought a band of leprous bums in with me from over by albertsons. I was promptly asked (after a stutter on his part for emphasis), whether or not I wanted a "ramekin" for my ketchup. But it was the way he said it. Oh the nerve I must have! To bring ketchup into this sacred hall of GROUND BEEF!
Go to this place folks. But bring your own ketchup and complain about it until someone comes to their senses. Dont want to have it on the table? Fine. Keep it in the back. After all, this isnt Russia.
No ketchup, no return... – We were very impressed with the wine list and beer choices. We've been waiting for a place like this to open in downtown SD. Unfortunately, the burgers and fries were not as note worthy. The fries (super thin) were cold and tasteless, while all three varied burger choices at the table tasted like meatloaf sandwiches. When we asked for ketchup, the server (pretentiously) replied, "oh no, we don't serve ketchup with our burgers... their too good for ketchup". Wow! I can understand that kind of response if I had a filet mignon, but this is a burger. The buns were super tasty and soft and the sauces that accompanied the burger were good, but we all really wanted some ketchup. They could serve it up in a fancy ramekin to keep with the high-end burger joint feel, but what ever happened to the days when restaurants tried to accomodate their guests?
Great burgers, beer, vibe and conversation. What else could you want? – Neighborhood is a fantastic place. The burgers are made with the finest ingredients: gourmet buns, angus beef patties, and I tried the one with swiss cheese and mushrooms. It was truly perfect especially with a nice cold microbrewery beer on the side.
The place is definitely small but I think its a plus in this case. The tables and chairs are so close together that its really easy to strike up conversations with other people at the restaurant. It proves to really make Neighborhood live up to its name and gives the place a great vibe. I've already been there twice and both times I left feeling stuffed, buzzed and happy that I hung out with old friends and laughed with new ones I just made there. I highly recommend it!
Hands down, no joke, the best burger around. Best local beer selection. – My first impression was that the place was small. But that was before I walked in and realized that the 'coziness' is one of appeals of the joint. A b/w floor to ceiling mural of downtown SD complimented by Freud holding a burger on the other wall, adds further to the appeal. The calm lighting makes a perfect atmosphere for sitting at the bar and watching a game (go Celtics), or grabbing a sit by the window and biting into a tasty burger (don?t bother me, I?m eating). I kid you not - the food is delicious, with the chef taking an original spin on sweet potato fries and seasoned burgers.
Coming from a burger aficionado - this a must try.
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