Golden Road Brewing Co-Founder Purchases Downtown's The Beer Company Space For New Brewpub Restaurant

March 15, 2017

Golden Road Brewing Co-Founder Tony Yanow has been on a bar buying spree in Los Angeles to start 2017 and now his company Artisanal Brewers Collective is in the process of taking over the space currently occupied by The Beer Company at 602 Broadway in downtown San Diego for a new brewpub.

Started by Yanow and his partner Meg Gill in 2011, Golden Road Brewing was Los Angeles largest brewery producer before being sold to Anheuser-Busch InBev in September 2015 for an undisclosed sum. Since the sale, Yanow, a Harvard graduate who has long owned Mohawk Bend in Los Angeles' Echo Park and Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, has been on a bar building and buying spree across LA. 

Yanow's Artisanal Brewers Collective currently has a brewpub in the works at 13730 Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, a restaurant and craft beer stop at 1099 Westwood Boulevard in Los Angeles' Westwood neighborhood, a giant beer-focused eatery underway at 5645 W. Adams in LA's up-and-coming West Adams district, and a microbrewery, restaurant and boutique hotel in plans for a former bowling alley at 1202 E. Ojai Avenue in Ojai. Earlier this year, Artisanal Brewers Collective also purchased at least 6 other popular LA bar spaces for future beer bars or brewpubs. Now, Yanow's ABC company has his eyes set on San Diego. 

Artisanal Brewers Collective is in the process of taking over The Beer Company space in downtown San Diego and will revamp it into a yet-to-be-named brewpub and American bistro restaurant. Like Yanow's other locations, the bar and eatery will have a strong craft beer influence, including an in-house brewing system, and in addition to a menu of comfort foods from Chef Trevor Faris - the longtime culinary lead for Yanow's projects - will have plenty of vegan offerings. The Beer Company will be closing in the next month or so and the space will be turned over to Yanow for an anticipated 2018 opening of his new concept.