Yard House To Open Second San Diego Location This Fall | Beer-Centric Eatery To Debut in Westfield Mission Valley

July 30, 2015

Nearly 13 years after opening its first and only San Diego location near the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown, Yard House is set to add a second eatery at the Westfield Mission Valley in early fall. Known for its menu of American favorites, crafted cocktails and endless fleet of tap handles featuring the best American craft beers and imports, Yard House will be open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining.

“When we opened Yard House in downtown back in 2003, it was our fourth location,” said Craig Carlyle, president Yard House. “Now, some 12 years later, we’re excited to finally open a second San Diego Yard House – our 60th restaurant. San Diego has been a great market for us with its vibrant craft beer culture. We think our new Mission Valley location has an appealing mix of retail, dining and entertainment options that are complementary to our concept.”

The new Westfield Mission Valley location will span nearly 11,000 square feet with seating for 310 guests plus an additional three-dozen seats encircling the restaurant’s signature island bar. The spacious floor plan, which is lofty and open, has an industrial vibe with a mix of warm woods and stainless steel accents as well as an original collection of thought-provoking art by California artist Jerome Gastaldi.

Yard House’s calling card is its 130 taps of beer, and several handles at the new Mission Valley location will be reserved for local brewers. The beer is delivered fresh and perfectly chilled from a glass-enclosed keg room that houses hundreds of steel barrels. It’s then transported through miles of overhead steel and nylon tubing which feeds into the collection of taps displayed at the island bar.

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The keg room maintains a consistent 34-36 degrees and can house as much as 4,000 gallons of beer at any given time. Beer is served by the half-yard, traditional pint glass, goblet, 9-ounce shorty or as a six-pack sampler. Yard House is also known for its Chalkboard Series, which features a selection of small, limited releases from mostly craft brewers that rotate frequently keeping the selection both innovative and fresh. These featured beers are listed on a digital chalkboard prominently displayed above the island bar.

The menu of American favorites includes a selection of globally-inspired flavors, from salads and grilled burgers to seafood, steak and ribs. Guests can also enjoy an array of gluten-sensitive options as well as vegetarian dishes made with gardein, a blend of garden vegetables and protein that have the look, taste and texture of chicken. Happy Hour, which will take place Monday-Friday from 3-6pm and Sunday-Thursday from 10pm until closing, features select full-portion appetizers from $5 along with beer, wine and crafted cocktail offerings.

As with every Yard House location, music will play a pivotal role at the Mission Valley location as a continuous playlist of classic rock, including ‘80s and ‘90s alternative, promises to fill the space. Each Yard House has its own distinct playlist pulling from a library of about 5,000 songs with no two locations playing the same song at the same time.

Those interested in applying for one of the 200 positions available, including those in front of the house and those in the “heart of the house”, can visit yardhouse.com/careers. Yard House will begin recruiting later this summer.

Yard House is slated to open at Westfield Mission Valley in San Diego County in early fall. For more information, visit yardhouse.com