The Local Pacific Beach Now Open and Ready for Business

June 21, 2014

The Local Pacific Beach has now opened in the two story standalone restaurant at 809 Thomas Street that Nick's at the Beach had occupied for 18 years before closing last December. The sign may not be up, the downstairs' patio may not be complete and all the interior decorations are still being finalized, but The Local PB is pouring drinks and feeding hungry beachgoers. The Local Group's newest venue is a duel concept, with the bottom level a more laid back, casual eatery and the upstairs level and patio catering to a more tavern-esque scene. We've got our hands on the full menu and photos of the interior and are excited for new blood in the PB hood.

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The Local Group has wanted to expand their craft beer and upscale pub grub concept into Pacific Beach for a long time now and the Nick's location presented the perfect opportunity to jump right in. This will be the The Local Group's third location in San Diego, with their first being The Local Eatery & Drinking Hole at 1065 4th Ave. in the Gaslamp. The Local Group also took over Nick's at the Pier in Ocean Beach last year and transformed it to Wonderland Ocean Pub.

The menu blends The Local favorites, pub-style grub, and coastal inspired dishes. Offering lunch and dinner, food items include a variety of slow cooked meats, fresh fish, tacos, sandwiches, salads and a an eclectic list of starters.

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Cocktails are made with fresh hand-pressed juices, and the bar features an impressive list of San Diego’s best local craft brews, embracing the rich beer culture of America's Finest City. Numerous high definition TVs display the biggest local, regional, national and international sporting events, and The Local PB plans to regularly showcase local acoustic talent by hosting live performances.

The Local Pacific Beach completely gutted the former space and accomplished a beautiful redesign, featuring a minimalist, industrial feel, highlighted by a repurposed wood wave sculpture leading the way as you ascend to the second floor, long communal tables, and an upstairs patio with views of the Pacific.

For more information on The Local Pacific Beach, visit, follow on Facebook and Twitter, and check out the photos and menus below.
Upstairs Patio
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Low and Slow cooked meat plate
Upstairs patio
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Local Moco
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