Mother's Saloon Permanently Closes In San Diego's Ocean Beach

May 27, 2020

After almost 9 years in business, Mother's Saloon in San Diego's Ocean Beach took to social media today to announce its permanently closure, citing an inability to negotiate its lease.

"We are saying goodbye to an incredible chapter in our lives," wrote owners Colin and Shelby Wickersheim in a post to Mother's social media accounts. "It is with much reservation and sadness that we are forced to shut our doors permanently. My wife and I have worked tirelessly over the last 9 months to secure a lease with the landlord. We have had to make some very hard phone calls today to our wonderful staff. Thank you for all your hard work, dedication, and long nights. We will miss all of you. We would like to give a very big heartfelt Thank you to all the Mothers regulars and Ocean Beach locals who embraced and supported us for almost a decade. All the memories and friendships that we have made makes this even harder. It’s been an honor being your neighborhood bar and an experience we will never forget. We love you OB."

Mother's Saloon was opened on October 24, 2011, and the gastropub's name was derived from the 1986 classic movie "About Last Night", where the local hangout was called Mother's Tavern. The closure of Mother's Saloon also seemingly spells the end for Alex's Brown Bag, which left its longtime home within Latitude 32 bar in North Pacific Beach to relocate to Mother's Saloon in early 2019.