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Polite Provisions, North Park San Diego's hidden nightlife jewel

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The name Polite Provisions may sound intriguing, however, this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to just how alluring this bar truly is. The cocktail lounge itself radiates a 1920's Speakeasy, prohibition era vibe that is reverberated by the lively bar and wait staff. Polite is one adjective that could be aptly used to describe the servicing, which is top notch by any San Diego bar standards; provisions -- a plethora -- as this 21 and up bar, equipped with a commendable drink menu, by any alcohol beverage connoisseur's standards, may have you trying something new every time based on extravagant selection alone.

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This establishment, located in the heart of North Park, certainly has the atmosphere and aesthetic appeal to be mentioned in the same breath as any of the other top bars in San Diego. The drink menu boasts some of San Diego's finest drink options -- the cocktail selection may sound foreign to some, not to worry, these delicious beverages options do come with description and a studious bar/wait staff to ease you through the selection process.

Between the ultra-plush Polite Provisions (with nickel flooring in the bathrooms) and the adjacent restaurant Soda and Swine, located conveniently next door, this environment makes for a fine evening of quality food and drink with an atmosphere that gives off somewhat of an enchanted feel.

Soda and Swine has an assortment of food options that have raised the bar for affordable yet mouth watering dining; the perfect compliment to the adjoining Polite Provisions. Select from your choice of delicatessen styled meatballs (5 tasty options) as well as some of San Diego's most drool-inspiring sides and dessert options. The ambiance and decor, coupled with the delectable food and drink options (beers, sodas, teas, colas, and even an espresso) make this restaurant a well-suited compliment to Polite Provision next door. Not to mention, anything you order from Soda and Swine will be taken to your seat at either establishment.

The undeniably classy Polite Provisions and its categorically savory compliment next door, Soda and Swine, combine for one of San Diego's best bar/nightlife experiences. Both establishments are more than capable of standing on their own and thriving in their respective industries; however, when placed together in a night of food and drink, there are few places that match their luster.

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