Explore North Park at the Spirits & Shop event

North Park, San Diego (Angela J. Cesere)

North Park is well-known for its popular shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. What better way to enjoy the lively neighborhood’s special holiday offerings then by participating in the North Park Spirits & Shop event on Saturday, Dec. 12.

The event will mock a winter-wonderland with carolers around each store front, artist displays and musicians performing live throughout the streets from 5 to 9 p.m.

While you shop around the various vendors, enjoy a craft cocktail or two along the way. There will be six different distillers involved in the tastings, offering samples of their specialty, small batch creations. Drinks include choices like the Malahat Spirits whiskey with ginger beer and handmade honey. Snacks and treats will be provided by Claire de Lune, Holsem Coffee, Saiko Sushi, West Coast Tavern, Tostadas, Lucha Libre and several other local restaurants and shops.

The San Diego Distillers Guild will curate the evening’s festivities. The event takes place between University Ave. and 30th St.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at A ticket to the event includes six cocktail samples, as well as 10 food samples from the neighboring eateries.

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Source: DiscoverSD