Cohn Restaurant Group Turns La Jolla Strip Club into New Concept - Draft Republic - Opening Today

November 14, 2014

At 4:44 pm today, another new member of the Cohn Restaurant Group family will open to the public. Located in UTC, Draft Republic is a casual beer garden located where La Jolla Strip Club once stood and features a gastro pub menu, including house-made sausages and entertainment such as ping pong, billiards, shuffle board, and Foosball along with 14 flat screen TVs and 100’ projection screen.  

At Draft Republic, there is definitely a commitment to craft beers as 36 taps focus on California breweries, such as Stone Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Iron Fist Brewing Company, North Coast Brewing Company, AleSmith Brewing Company, 805 Beer, Bear Republic Brewing Co., and Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, along with 4 house-made keg cocktails, a full bar, wine list, and craft cocktail list.

Draft Republic will be open daily for lunch and dinner - Sunday through Thursday from 11am to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 1am. Social hour is daily from 2-6pm and brunch is served on Sundays from 9:30am to 2pm. Draft Republic is located at 4282 Esplanade Court in the Costa Verde Center across from UTC. For more information, visit or call (858) 450-1400.