San Diego's The Lost Abbey Brewery To Open East Village Tasting Room, Beer Garden & Restaurant In Former 1900s Church

February 2, 2020

San Diego's The Lost Abbey is taking its religious theme to the next level and will open a new tasting room in a historic 1900s-era former church in the East Village.

Founded in 2006 by Pizza Port's Director of Brewery Operations Tomme Arthur, The Lost Abbey is known for its extensive line-up of Belgian-inspired beers, barrel-aged brews, and sours that has resulted in the brewery garnering dozens of awards in its 13 year history. The San Marcos-based brewery already has a satellite tasting room in Cardiff by the Sea dubbed The Confessional and opened The Sanctuary in San Elijo last fall during the first day of San Diego Beer Week 2019.

The Lost Abbey's new tasting room will be located within a standalone building on the corner of J and 13th built in 1906 that previously housed a Mexican Presbyterian Church. Aiming to open by this summer, the company will offer Lost Abbey Beers on tap, as well as by bottle, in addition to offerings from sister concepts Port Brewing and The Hop Concept. Expect the building to be outfitted with a monastery theme, incorporating plenty of stained glass and repurposed fixtures. The tasting room will offer 2,600 square-feet of interior space with a 3,000 square-foot outdoor beer garden. There will also be an onsite kitchen offering a menu of appetizers, tacos, and rotating specials based upon favorite foods from the city whose baseball team is facing the Padres at nearby Petco Park.

The new Lost Abbey tasting room is expected to open this fall at 1313 J Street in San Diego's East Village. For more information, visit