San Diego's Consortium Holdings To Open Young Blood Speakeasy Within A Speakeasy

January 28, 2021

San Diego's burgeoning hospitality collective, Consortium Holdings (Born & Raised, Morning Glory, Ironside Fish & Oyster), is launching Young Blood - a speakeasy within a speakeasy accessible through a hidden entrance in the East Village’s Neighborhood bar & restaurant complex.

The ever-growing Consortium Holdings company is continuing to churn out unique new concepts. Expected to unveil in the near future as part of the overhaul of Neighborhood bar & restaurant in San Diego's East Village, Young Blood will offer an "immersive", possibly-ticketed cocktail experience with multiple seatings per shift. The drinks and food (if they go that route) are still in development, but guests will access the quaint speakeasy lounge area through a hidden entrance, possibly through the company's original speakeasy concept Noble Experiment. The space occupied by Young Blood was previously used as a residential space and has been redesigned by CH's resident designer Taylor Leage. 

Started by Arsalun Tafazoli with the opening of Neighborhood in 2007, Consortium Holdings (also known as CH Projects) now has over a dozen concepts around San Diego, including cocktail-focused Polite Provisions, classy dive bar El Dorado, neighborhood bar & restaurant Craft & Commerce with adjacent tiki-speakeasy False Idol, two locations of its Japanese fusion restaurant Underbelly, modern barbershop Dover Honing Co., seafood-centric Ironside Fish & Oyster, bi-level steakhouse Born & Raised, Westfield UTC bottle shop and speakeasy Raised By Wolves, brunch-centered Morning Glory, and industry-focused East Village sandwich shop and Negroni bar J & Tony's Discount Cured Meats and Negroni Warehouse with neighboring coffee shop Invigatorium in partnership with San Diego's Modern Times Beer. 

The group also has numerous additional concepts in the works, including a refresh of East Village's Neighborhood that is expected to be completed in the very near future. Another new concept expected to unveil this year is members-only social house The Reading Club and adjacent Italian-inspired restaurant Seneca restaurant, both which will be sited on the 19th floor of InterContinental Hotel in downtown San Diego. There is also a new concept in the works for North Park and Consortium Holdings co-founder Arsalun Tafazoli has also purchased the shopping plaza at 3401 Adams Avenue in Normal Heights, which sits across the street from Blind Lady AleHouse and approximately a half mile from CH's Polite Provisions. There is no word yet on what is planned for that space. Arsalun also took over ownership of Bar Pink in North Park last year and plans to convert the space to become a new cocktail bar dubbed Part Time Lover.

Young Blood is expected to open later this spring so long as indoor service is permitted and will be located at 777 G Street in San Diego's East Village. Learn more about Consortium Holdings concepts by visiting