The location has been open to the public for over a month now, but Stone is rather reserved with announcing their new ventures until fully complete. Stone Brewing Co. is thrilled to announce that its second decidedly eclectic restaurant, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, is (finally!) open in what use to be the Naval Training Center in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. The brewery restaurant opened its doors May 15th and recently finished construction of its garden, marking the completion of the entire facility.
“We’ve anticipated the opening of this restaurant for quite a while, and I’m glad we finally made it to the finish line” said Stone President and Co-founder Steve Wagner. “It has been rewarding to see our fans and new guests enjoy the various aspects of the restaurant, and the terrific new beers we've brewed on site.”
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, the restaurant offers a menu employing the company’s well-known farm-to-table ethos, focusing heavily on locally grown, organic produce from farms around Southern California, including the company’s own Escondido-based Stone Farms. Executive Chef Tausha Lopez, who has been with Stone since the company’s first restaurant opened in 2006, prepares signature classics as well as new dishes that showcase the creative artisanal approach to world-inspired cuisine that Stone is known for.
The 55,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor facility seats more than 800 guests and has many unique areas to discover, including an on-site brewery, two bocce ball courts, a movie courtyard, expansive garden patio, private banquet rooms and Stone Company Store – Liberty Station. The brewery is equipped with a 10-barrel brewhouse, fashioned by San Diego County’s own Premier Stainless Systems, and six 20-barrel fermenters that will be used to produce small-batch, one-off beers for both restaurants, special events and Stone Company Store growler fills. Longtime Stone brewer Kris Ketcham oversees brewing operations and will have help from a list of rotating brewers joining him from the brewing company’s main brewery in Escondido, CA.
|Liberty Station Brewing Master Kris Ketcham|
“Kris was chosen to manage the brewery operations at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station because of his passion, creativity and great work ethic,” said Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “He’s been with Stone for more than eight years, and in that time he's worked his way up from early positions as delivery driver and bottling line operator to brewing manager. We expect great things from Kris, and from the new beers he’s already brewed there, we can tell he’s up for the job.”
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station has four bars on the property:
- Main bar equipped with 80 taps pouring 40 beers
- Outside garden bar equipped with 30 taps
- Large banquet room bar equipped with 12 taps
- Movie courtyard bar equipped with 12 taps
Stone also boasts a bottle list consisting of roughly 80 rare craft beers.
Situated towards the rear of the restaurant, Stone Company Store – Liberty Station is open seven days a week for purchases of merchandise, bottled beer, kegs, growlers and growler fills.
For more information, please visit stonelibertystation.com or Twitter at @StoneBistro and Facebook at facebook.com/stoneworldbistro. For information on Stone Brewing Co., please visit stonebrewing.com.
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station
2816 Historic Decatur Road, #116, Point Loma
Monday – Thursday: 11am - 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am - midnight
Sunday: 10am - 11pm
Special Sunday Brunch Menu: 10am - 2pm
Stone Company Store Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 11am - 9pm