Aero Club Owner To Bring Chinatown Bar & Grill To San Diego's City Heights

June 1, 2017 

The owner of San Diego's historic Aero Club Bar has taken over the building at 4727 University Avenue in City Height to open Chinatown Bar and Grill - a 2,300 square-foot bi-level neighborhood watering hole set to debut this fall.


Bill Lutzius has owned the seven-decades-old Aero Club in Mission Hills since 2004. He has been renovating the City Height building for more than a year to build the two-story Chinatown Bar & Grill, which will serve a casual pub menu of burgers, sandwiches, wings and other gastropub-style eats. Unlike Aero Club, which has a menu of nearly 1,000 whiskey varieties and many cocktail offerings, Chinatown will only serve beer and wine. The bar is expected to debut by early Fall.