UPDATE - Draft Mission Beach to Open TODAY! Belmont Park's Newest Eatery Announces Craft Beer List, Menu and Initial Happy Hour

June 18, 2014

Located directly on the Mission Beach boardwalk, the highly anticipated Draft is expected to 'soft' open TODAY, and we couldn't be more excited. This beer-centric bar and restaurant will serve up 69 beers on tap and 30+ bottles, pairing the surf and sand with a wide variety of crafts, from San Diego and beyond. But the appeal doesn’t stop at brews and views - come hungry and experience a fresh take on beachside dining featuring casual, handcrafted fare from Executive Chef Brad Wise. We've had a first look at the menu, so read on and get ready!

Draft sits on the ground floor at 3105 Ocean Front Walk, directly south of WaveHouse, and below Cannonball, which is still under construction. Designed by Mauricio Couturier and Hollis Brand Culture, a laidback aesthetic reigns, but high­tech details including a huge video projector screen, set Draft apart. In addition to its 60+ taps and casks, Draft will encourage a communal tasting approach with an extensive large format “bottle share” beer program designed to inspire exploration, experimentation and enjoyment with like­minded people. There will also be a classic cocktail and wine list.

Belmont Park Executive Chef Brad Wise
Chef Brad Wise (executive chef of all of Belmont and former sous at JRDN) has designed an all­-day menu, which includes swoon­worthy share plates, such as pork belly corndogs with truffled mustard (see below); inventive “handhelds,” such as the pistachio crusted salmon sandwich; and tavern classics, such as BBQ baby back ribs. Draft will also offer a weekly brunch menu, with such dishes as chilaquiles verde, a carnitas burrito, a French toast BLT (see below) and more.

The initial happy hour for Draft has already been announced and will take place Monday-Friday from 4-6pm and include $4 Stone, Saint Archer, Modern Times & Coronado Brewing, $5 wells and $4 select red & white wines.

For photos of some of the dishes, see below, and for more information, visit belmontpark.com/restaurants/draft and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Seared ahi over organic mixed lettuce, daikon, carrots, cherry tomato, wontons, cilantro, ginger dressing 
French Toast BLT
Draft burger and fries
Mac 'n cheese with english peas, thyme, mushrooms, chives, smoky cheese
Steak N' Fries dish, topped with bone marrow butter
Charcuterie plate
Pork belly corn dogs with truffled mustard
Blue Lake green beans with shishito peppers and lemon-ranch
Churro bites with cardamom, lemon and horchata anglaise

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