Cocktail-Fueled Shake & Muddle Grand Opens In San Diego's South County

December 18, 2019

With a grand opening set for this Friday, Shake & Muddle has unveiled in San Diego's South County, offering a cocktail fueled bar with a shareable plate restaurant from the owner of neighboring Agave Coffee & Café.

From James Pieri, who has three decades of restaurant experience and is also the founder of Agave Coffee and Café, Shake & Muddle was born out of the demand for new types of restaurants and bars for the ever growing population in San Diego's South Bay. Meant to be a complimentary sister concept to neighboring Agave Coffee, which was founded in October 2013 and has become a local favorite, S&M will be a patio-based restaurant and lounge with an indoor/outdoor bar, varied seating options, fire pit tables, and a bar menu featuring a curated list of craft cocktails and an expansive selection of unique liquors and local craft beers. Designed with a blend of wood and stone with green accents, the bar and eatery will have seating for up to 130 guests and host viewings for top sporting events, boasting five large flatscreen high definition televisions and also one giant drop down screen for major events.

The menu at Shake & Muddle will present a blend of globally-inspired shareable plates such as grilled octopus, muddled ceviche, beer cheese crab dip, TJ street corn, Philly cheesesteak sliders and spicy lamb meatballs. There will also be an array of street tacos and specialty burgers ranging from Buffalo bison, Wagyu and grass fed natural burgers, as well as a spicy meatball sandwich. More substantial plates include marinated New York steak, hot fried chicken, and a daily selection of fresh-caught seafood. General manager Erick Salas, who has been in the restaurant industry for 20 years, will oversee daily operations.

Shake & Muddle is now open from Monday through Friday from 4-10pm, Friday from 4pm to 1am, Saturday from 1pm to 1am and Sunday from 1-10pm. There will be a grand opening on Friday, December 20, starting at 4pm with drink and appetizer specials. The bar & restaurant is located at 303 H Street in San Diego's Chula Vista. For more information, visit and check out the photos and menu below.