After Only 4 Months In Business Off The Strip Shutters In Downtown San Diego

August 28, 2018

The cursed restaurant space at the corner of Sixth Avenue and F Street in downtown San Diego has taken another victim. After only four months in business, Las Vegas-based Off The Strip Bistro & Bar is no more, at least in America's Finest City.

After a run owning a steakhouse in Brooklyn, Off The Strip Bistro & Bar was founded by brothers Tom Goldsbury and the late Chef Al Hubbard in the off-the-beaten-path Southern Highlands area of Las Vegas in 2007 before relocating in late 2014 to the actual strip with the opening of a 24-hour, two-story location at The LINQ Hotel. In late April 2018, the concept installed its second outpost within the corner space at 531 F Street that last housed Ocean Pacific Grille in San Diego's Gaslamp and the short-lived Encore Champagne Bar & Dining Room before that.  ​

Owner Tom Goldsbury indicated that the Las Vegas location was going strong and that the San Diego branch was a bit more difficult and time consuming than anticipated. The business closed on Sunday, August 26 and is currently for sale.