What it is: Beer enthusiasts can leave snobbery at the door when entering Public House’s unpretentious and cozy space, just east of Tijuana’s raucous Avenida Revolución. Twelve taps of cerveza artesanal from such Mexican icons as Cerveza Fauna and Teorema Cervecería mean that the best of Baja is always available.
Why it’s great: Public House has been open only a little more than five years, but that’s old enough to make it one of the first dedicated spots for craft beer in what is rapidly becoming a globally recognized scene. The Baja California beer community boasts a refreshingly relaxed attitude toward the (occasionally) precious beverage without sacrificing innovation or quality. While the shadow of nearby San Diego may be hard to escape, Baja’s greatest asset is its ability to take what’s great and leave the drama behind. Plus: Public House’s Sunday brunch is delicious AF, so feel free to throw guilt out the window and enjoy a “beermosa” with that croque madame on the dog-friendly patio.
Hours: 3 p.m.–11 p.m., Monday–Saturday; 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday
Address: Calle Miguel Alemán Valdez 2664, Col. Americana, 22400 Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico