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Neighborhood Guide: Ocean Beach

Where to eat, drink, and play in the beach enclave
Newport Avenue

By Archana Ram | Photography by Jennifer Siegwart

Ocean Beach This Month

BO-beau Kitchen + Bar Valentine’s Dinner,
February 14

OB Farmers Market,
4900 block of Newport Avenue

Bar 1502

An offshoot of the always-packed OB Noodle House, 1502 has a (slightly) shorter wait with similar dishes, like the chicken wings and warm-your-belly pho.

4993 Niagara Avenue ob_noodlehouse​


Little Lion

As if a Sunset Cliffs location wasn’t enough, Little Lion focuses its small menu on high-quality ingredients—like Mike & Sons eggs and the same bacon used at The French Laundry—and charming decor.

1424 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard little_lion_cafe



It’s all about artisanal everything at this boutique, where soaps, candles, toys, stationery, and more are handcrafted, and often locally made. It also houses a café, The Nest, inside.

5032 Niagara Avenue shopteetersd


Neighborhood Guide: Ocean Beach

Neighborhood Guide: Ocean Beach

Saltwater Surf & Supply

Saltwater Surf & Supply

This surf shop is one of the best for indie brands, beautiful boards, and a knowledgeable staff.

1874 Bacon Street saltwatersupply


Indie Yoga

The petite and friendly hot yoga studio offers breath work and classes targeting beginners and surfers.

1857 Bacon Street indieyogaoceanbeach


Neighborhood Guide: Ocean Beach

Neighborhood Guide: Ocean Beach

Culture Brewing Co

Culture Brewing Co

This location is twice the size of their Solana Beach flagship, with 18 beers on tap, rotating art shows, and an open-window setup for prime people-watching.

4845 Newport Avenue culturebrewingco


OB People’s Organic Food Market

The worker’s collective turned 6,000-square-foot vegetarian food co-op sells minimally processed organic items alongside a plant-based deli. They also host live music on Fridays and Sundays.

4765 Voltaire Street obpeoplesorganicfoodmarket



Open since 1965, Poma’s specializes in subs, pizza, and pasta, but it’s their meatball sandwich that’s cemented them as a neighborhood institution.

1846 Bacon Street pomasdeli



Housed in a 1920s cottage, Thistle creates centerpieces, bouquets, and succulents in their shop, which also sells cards and giftables.

4822 Santa Monica Avenue


Neighborhood Guide: Ocean Beach

Neighborhood Guide: Ocean Beach

The Holistic Science Company

The Holistic Science Company

Eco-friendly, nontoxic, and cruelty-free is the mantra at this apothecary, which makes serums, body oil, shampoo, and more. Their rose lip balm/cheek tint is a favorite.

4852 Voltaire Street

Neighborhood Guide: Ocean Beach

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