dinner followed by drinks with out of towners
I'm a little out of the lively, great food loop. group of fun 30somethings with out of towners looking for a mid-priced restaurant followed by a somewhat nearby bar to end the night. anywhere downtown to la jolla as long as the food is worth the price. prefer someplace that has some local character....not sure what I mean. possibly georges ocean terrace, but not too many good bars in la jolla to end up.
It's not within walking distance but I would start at Smoking Goat for good food and than drive over to Social Experiment for good cocktails (and some additional small plates, and also validated parking)
I'd take a look a few places on 30th Street - Urban Solace, Smoking Goat, Waypoint Public, and a few others - and then finish the night at Polite Provisions, the Office, or the Coin-Op Room. These are all local places.
You could also go with dinner at Alchemy or Buona Forchetta, and then finish up the night at Hamilton's.
Cucina Urbana then Nunu's or Waterfront
George's at the Cove then Jose's Courtroom
JRDN@Tower 23 then any bar in PB
OB Noodle House then Pacific Shores in OB...the best dive evah!