Local Chefs Take Over Til Two Club In San Diego's City Heights

August 4, 2018

City Heights' rock & roll dive bar, the Til Two Club has been purchased by two longtime San Diego chefs who intend to keep the live music venue almost exactly as-is.

The current rendition of Til-Two Club is actually a revival of the historic haunt that was founded in the City Heights space at 4746 El Cajon Boulevard in 1948. In 2010, Mick Rossler and Dannielle Cobb (who also operate the Tower Bar down the street), took over what was then Beauty Bar and transformed it back into Til Two Club. Fast forward to August 1, 2018, when local San Diego chefs Alex Carballo and Julie Darling finalized the purchased of the establishment.

"Our plan is to keep Til Two Club going," said co-owner Alex Carballo. "Maybe we'll make some minor improvements, but other than that we're going to keep booking bands and maintain the place as a cool local bar. Don't fix what isn't broken!"

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Til Two's current owners include Julie Darling, a native San Diegan who has operated homeless outreach charity Just Call Us Volunteers in addition to volunteering for many other charitable endeavors over the years, as well as running her own catering company. Daily management of the club will be in the hands of co-owner Alex Carballo, who long ran Stone Brewing Co.'s culinary operations before transitioning into culinary consulting and opening his own eateries. Carballo opened Moto Deli in Encinitas in late 2016 and is currently expanding the concept into Mira Mesa, expected to open on August 15. Carballo is also working on the late summer opening of a European cafe and restaurant called Clara at 300 Carlsbad Village Dr #213 in Carlsbad.

New ownership plans to keep the same staff and only make small cosmetic changes. Although there is no kitchen, Til Two may host occassional pop ups featuring local chefs and businesses. For more information on Til Two Club, visit tiltwoclub.com.