From restaurateurs Leigh Gibson (Dirty Birds, La Jolla Brewing Company) and Mike Garcia of Saddle Bar, get ready to welcome Pillbox Tavern & Grill to Solana Beach. The team is currently revamping the space previously occupied by Sushi Solana, readying to open this Summer, possibly sooner. Expect a refined "gastropub" with a strong focus on an elevated menu, as well as a lengthy list of local craft beer.
The name "Pillbox" comes from the nickname for the beach at the end of Lomas Santa Fe Drive in the heart of Solana Beach. Although officially named Solana Beach Park, locals soon began calling it Pillbox after a concrete seawall was constructed to support the lifeguard tower and protect the bluffs that surround the beach's entryway, a structure that looked much like a military pillbox.
Pillbox Tavern is located at 117 W Plaza St, Solana Beach, CA 92075. For more information, visit pillboxtavern.com and follow on Facebook.