Owner Of Turf Supper Club Takes Over Nunu's Tavern

January 13, 2018

The owner of San Diego's historic Turf Supper Club in Golden Hill has purchased another longstanding local institution - Nunu's Cocktail Lounge in Hillcrest.

A San Diego destination for stiff cocktails and grill-your-own steaks since the 1950s, Turf Supper Club has been owned by brothers Jon and Peter Stamatopoulos since late 2008. Well, Jon must have a soft spot in his heart for historic haunts because he recently took ownership of Nunu's Cocktail Lounge, a dive bar that has been a San Diego mainstay since the 1960s. Stamatopoulos purchased the dive bar for an undisclosed sum from Arthur & Martha Sisk, who had owned it since 1993.

New ownership says to expect "the same Nunu's, only better", as although they will perform minor cosmetic changes to the interior, there are no current plans to close for upgrades and the business intends to maintain its divey charm. Nunu's recently had a minor revamp in 2014, when a large west-facing window was installed to let more light in, and the fireplace was removed, the patio expanded and a few older booths were replaced with two-tops. Nunu's will continue to serve a menu of cheesteaks, sandwiches, burgers, wings, and other classic barfood - with only minor changes to be made to the food offerings, if any.

Nunu's Cocktail Lounge is located at 3537 Fifth Avenue on the border of Hillcrest and Bankers Hill. For more information, visit nunus.biz.