Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South
700 National City Blvd.
National City, CA 91950
Phone: (619) 474-2800
Fax: (619) 474-1689
Bars & Cafes
Napoleone's Pizza House is a long-running pizza house in National City. It may seem a little gritty at times, but that's all in keeping with its history. Legendary gravelly-voiced musician Tom Waits toiled here as a teenager serving pizza to sailors, motorcyclists and other colorful southern California characters. If you stop in, you can also get cheap pasta and pitchers of beer, and join in on the people-watching.
McDini's is a sports bar, lounge bar and a brew pub that delights its patrons with a hearty selection of global beer as well as delicious prime rib, coleslaw, corned beef, Mexican fare, crusty pizzas, juicy steaks and finger food. Wash these down with non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy some live sports telecasts on the plasma screens. Check their website for more on any events taking place here.
Black Angus Steakhouse is known for their perfectly aged Black Angus steaks that are hand cut daily and grilled over an open flame. The aroma of tender meat cooking wafts through when you enter this Chula Vista chain, whetting your appetite for the meat fiesta. They also offer other specialties of delicious seafood, succulent Baby Back Ribs that just falls off the bone, slow roasted Prime Rib, Loaded Potato Skins, Grilled Shrimp, Bacon and Bleu Butter Ribeye and four chocolate flourless torte. Their famous Bullseye bar is a casual sports bar where you can relish the wonderful drinks and watch your favorite game. A family favorite for many, Black Angus Steakhouse is affordable and offers delectable food.
This 40-year-old South Bay eatery is a perfect place to start the day with coffee and a smile from the friendly staff. Breakfast offers a wide variety of pancakes. There are buttermilk, crepe-like Manhattan pancakes (made with eggs and filled with sour cream) and 20 other types. For those seeking protein in the early morning hours, the restaurant serves an extensive selection of egg dishes and omelets. Sandwiches are added to the menu at lunchtime.
Dive in the Silver Dollar for a fun karaoke every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights after 9p. Unique lighting, great sound system and a long list of song selection turn this bar into one of the best places for karaoke in the area. So pick your favorite song, grab the microphone and feel like a star. But if you have stage fever, don't worry, simply try some of the bartenders' signature drinks and the rest will be fame. Make sure you bring some cash, because credit cards are not accepted.
You'll know from the bright exteriors and long lines that you've reached Tacos El Gordo. Busy at any hour of the day, it's a popular spot teeming with locals and regulars at any given time. Whether you're looking to get a bite to eat for lunch or an after-hours spot when you've got the late night munchies, Tacos El Gordo is a great place to check out. The restaurant is self service, and you select your choice from the painted menu as you stand in queue. Generous portions, affordable pricing and tasty tacos have people coming back for more. Try the spicy Chorizo, or the popular Carne Asada for a typical experience. Come here for the food but forget about things like ambiance and decor. Vegetarians may find it a bit tough, the place largely caters to meat eaters.
Mission Brewery is a local San Diego micro brewery that offers curious visitors and beer enthusiasts the chance to find out exactly how beers are brewed, along with sampling some of their signature products. The brewery has a bar and cafe on the premises, the perfect place to kick back and relax with a craft beer after a long day with a light Mission Blonde or a stronger Dark Seas Russian Imperial Stout. For those who don't enjoy beer, no worries, sample some of their creative cocktails on draft or made to order like the Strawmelon Fresca or the Mission Mule. Tours are conducted on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm for upto 16 people. Booking is advisable. Private tours and events can also be arranged on request. For additional information, visit the website.
Alchemy is one of the trendiest restaurants in the South Park neighborhood focusing on food inspired by the world over with a taste of America. This innovative foodie paradise changing the area's dining culture with its seasonal delights paired with lovely local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails and a good selection of wines. They also showcase local artists work as a rotating gallery and hosts local acoustic musicians regularly. Alchemy is also known for their culinary events including Wednesday evening’s Vegetarian Tasting Menu, Dinner With 6 Strangers, Suckling Pig Dinners and Silent Sunday. A nice place to hang out with your friends and family for fun filled evening or lovely weekend brunches.
Located in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego, Hamiltons Tavern has been around for over 75 years. Named after a longtime patron, Herman Hamilton, this pub is known for it's local flavor and friendly atmosphere. Locals and tourists alike flock to this brew pub for their 28 tap varieties, ranging from IPA's and Pilsner's to hard ciders. Of the bottle variety, over 200 are offered! Stop in to grab a pint and maybe even chat up Mr. Hamilton himself.
The Turf Supper Club is a holdover of a 50's food fad: the cook-it-yourself steakhouse. Since 1950 the Turf Supper Club has been an entertaining gathering place for carnivorous San Diegans. With the great food, stiff drinks and relaxed atmosphere you'll enjoy gathering at the grill with other diners to cook your steak. Don't worry if you're not a cook there's plenty of help–maybe too much! Right from the wait staff and the other diners. If you're bored with the regular dinner scene in sanitized and trendy neighborhoods, the Turf Supper Club can be a definite change of pace.
Leave your baggage of stress and drive to a peaceful destination named Cays Lounge, in Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Overlooking the dock marina, this lounge is the perfect place to unwind with the spectacular views of the dock. Munch on delicious appetizers and sip on a signature cocktail over a tête-à-tête on this terrace lounge. Or just sit back in comfy chairs as the fireplace keeps you warm. So buy time from your hectic schedule to enjoy these pleasurable moments.
How would you like to spend your holiday Lounging around with friends and talk about the good old days over a cup of coffee. Well if thats your idea, then the Café Bar is the place for you. Situated in Loews Coronado Bay Resort, this place has a minimalistic decor adding to the unpretentious ambiance. You can't resist the steaming range including Starbucks coffee, cappuchinos, tea, lattes or mochas coupled with delicious pastries. And those who hate being teetotallers, this place offers chilled beer, luscious wines and innovative cocktails to heighten your spirits!