the ground zero building is pretty much the best venue in san diego for concerts. the place is carpeted...it's carpeted!! they've got a cafe in the back for those times that standing up rocking out to your favorite band gets tiring. the bad thing is that tickets are a hassle to get and it's located at the end of the 94. jeez.
this place is pretty much the only place that's open past 12 a.m. when you've got the munchies. prices are reasonable, the food pretty presentable (meaning it looks safe to eat and not disgusting like mcdonalds), and their service is fairly effiecient and friendly.
maybe it's because i'm a female, but this place is just ok. the food is pretty good, i have to admit, but it's pretty comparable to islands. anyway, i was slightly disturbed to see little kids running around here. it seems like hooters should be age-restricted with no families. my waitress, although big-breasted and had the ideal hourglass figure, was slow and not much on the bright side, but i won't go into that. go here for a fun time, but PLEASE LEAVE THE KIDS AT HOME.
i seriously don't see what's so special about this place. it seems to me like it's another tgif's or something of the sort. the food is mediocre and comes in pretty huge portions. the prices are pretty reasonable. i guess if you're looking for mediocrity, come to chili's.
old town is fantastic. you can do pretty much anything here except go to the beach. you can learn up on some san diego history, shop at local stores, and eat fantastic food. old town is one of the better features of san diego, and everyone that is new to san diego should experience old town!
too bad i'm allergic to seafood. but nevertheless, this place still has a lot of food for a seafood allergic person like me. all of the food here is fresh and tasty. the prices are reasonable, and come on, it's a buffet!
ok. this place shares it's wannabe-ness with target, except in a less cool way. sure, this store is big, sure the store has cheap prices, but come on. kohl's is always crowded beyond belief and lines are ridiculous. go to target, it's better there anyway.
for those of you that are into the relaxed californian style, man, is american eagle the place for you. sometimes the clothes are a bit on the expensive side, but when they have sales, they have sales. usually if you buy something there, somehow they find out your address and send you coupons galore which you can use even on redline items.
messy, dilapidated, crowded--three words that can summarize soma. this place is terrible but is seeming the only venue bands like to come to. it gets ridiculously crowded on their mainstage. the sidestage is the only redeeming aspect of soma. it's the only stage where you can actually see the bands.
nordstrom's rack carries all things designer. basically, think of a nordstroms, but cheaper. it gets pretty crowded here sometimes and the store takes on an overall messy appearance with clothes disheaveled and all over the floor. the dressing room takes forever and a day to get into. set aside an hour or two if you're going to shop here, trust me.