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Photo by Ryan Bradford

To riff on the words of Walt Whitman, District 9 (which is represented by city councilmember Georgette Gomez) contains multitudes. Read more

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Photos by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

It’s easy to assume the best drinking spots in District 8 would be breweries in Barrio Logan, but I’d suggest not ignoring neighborhoods like Logan Heights and Otay Mesa. Read more

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Photos by Seth Combs

Everyone likes to think the dive bar they frequent is “authentic,” but I’d challenge them to hang at a dive in D-7. For example, Pal Joey’s (5147 Waring Road) in Allied Gardens is like a different world with a mature crowd. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Cutwater Spirits

Unlike its neighbors, Sorrento Valley is more tech-y than tasty, but Gravity Heights (9920 Pacific Heights Blvd.) gave a fresh jolt to the corporate-lunch-heavy area when it opened earlier this year. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Veranda Fireside Lounge and Restaurant

D-5 has a nice selection of dives and fancy stops that make suburban life a little more manageable. Read more

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Photos by Laura Canepa

The southeast region of San Diego, which encompasses much of District 4, has an old-school vibe that I found to be unique. I like to see parts of San Diego that don’t flaunt their neighborhood in your face. Read more

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Photo by Jackie Bryant

When it comes to drinking, District 3 is absolutely spoiled for options. Encompassing the downtown and mid-city neighborhoods, this district is the heart and soul of San Diego’s dining and drinking scenes. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Waterbar

District 2 is usually the first stop for tourists who visit San Diego. As a result, the city’s beach communities and the people who live there are constantly fighting a battle between old and new. Read more

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Photo by Zack Benson

I’m here to say that District 1 is often the place that sets the trends for much of the city. And while it isn’t particularly well known for a bustling nightlife scene, there are some old-school gems to be found if one knows where to look. Read more

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