Far East-Inspired Speakeasy To Open In San Diego's Kearny Mesa | Realm Of The 52 Remedies Comes To Convoy District's Common Theory Later This Year

November 2, 2018

Kearny Mesa's Common Theory Public House will launch a new cocktail speakeasy within its walls. Realm Of The 52 Remedies aims to be an enigmatic speakeasy serving cocktails and shared plates inspired by the flavors and artistry of the Far East.

From the creators of Common Theory Public House Cris Liang and Joon Lee, Realm Off The 52 Remedies will transport visitors from the future to the past where ancient herbal "remedies" and other unique natural ingredients are cherished and shared. The grand opening is slated for early December and will serve as the official introduction to the public with a mysterious and excitingly extensive range of cocktails. The menu is inspired by the classics, present to past from around the globe, as well as an exclusive selection of "52 Remedies Secret Prescriptions" showcasing the alchemy of Asian ingredients.

"The mission for Realm of the 52 Remedies is to really elevate the nightlife experience in the neighborhood while still providing a welcoming environment where anyone will feel comfortable and excited to be," said Cris Liang, co-owner and co-creator of Realm of the 52 Remedies and Common Theory. "Both the environment and the menu selections will keep guests mystified with surprises and new discoveries no matter how many times they visit."

Unlike the traditional hidden speakeasy door, Realm of the 52 Remedies will have a conspicuous entrance located inside Common Theory,  positioned purposely as a bit of a tease and a level of semi-transparency and austerity that almost insists that guests investigate further. Upon entering, patrons will be immediately brought from the present into the "realm" - an all-white streamlined apothecary of the future with shelves showcasing exotic herbs and tonics to smell and touch as well as unique merchandise for purchase. Guests must then find their way through a series of surprises as only designer Michael Soriano, renowned for his elaborate hidden entrances, can do. Soriano, the owner of Onairos Design, leads the design of the project working closely with Pacific Point Construction to create this bold concept.

The path ultimately leads guests into a chic 1920s-inspired speakeasy with elements influenced by Chinese and Korean cultures from much further back in time. The space contains private group seating that resembles a giant lotus flower, as well as elevated private booths created from rustic timbers adorned with silk and flickering lanterns. A detailed textured plaster sculpture created by Heidi Brucks from H2 Finishes will depict a mountainscape directly behind the backlit bright green jade bar and large clouds suspended from the ceiling hover over the central seating area.

Realm of the 52 Remedies will sit at 4805 Convoy Street inside Common Theory and will be open daily from 5pm until 2am. For more information, visit 52remedies.com.