1919 Sports Bar Now Open In San Diego's Gaslamp

March 11, 2016

1919 is now open at the former Nicky Rottens space in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District. A throwback to what neighborhood sports bars used to be, expect simple drinks and all-American food, served quickly, so that you can focus on the next play.

Inspired by the 1919 Chicago “Black Sox Scandal”, the downtown establishment infuses elements of America’s favorite pastime into their menu, décor and attitude. A special unique feature to this 5th Avenue joint, the eatery offers a unique way to hear games directly from patrons’ smartphones to assure that everyone’s favorite game is audible, as well as visible, from one of 1919’s 25 HD TVs.

Exposed brick walls, bar stools with baseball stitching, and large leather booths are the name of the décor game at 1919. The playful venue has two floors spanning two adjacent spaces. The main dining floors have 30 tables and there is a private dining room to accommodate up to 16 guests for private parties (especially appealing to those fantasy draft connoisseurs). There’s no need to fight to get on base at the bar either, as the space has two stocked bars. The adjacent, sleek upstairs lounge, decked in 1920’s décor, will take you back to simpler times.
Samples from the menu - Open Faced Pulled Pork on Cornbread, Organized Nachos & Suicide Burger
The kitchen will stay open until 1:19am, catering to night owls who aren’t quite ready to turn it in. The menu has an impressive lineup of players like the 1919 dog (classic boiled beef dog with a pretzel bun), fried chicken skins and Rich Man’s grilled cheese. Their Pickle Back program features cucumber, strawberry, pineapple jalapeño and green apple pickle backs to be paired with some of your favorite whiskey and tequila.

1919 is located at 560 5th Avenue in downtown San Diego. For more information, call (619) 501-1919, visit 1919sandiego.com and check out the menus below.