An experienced Los Angeles-based restaurant group has taken over the Crystal Pier-adjacent, 5,500 square-foot building that last housed Fat Fish Cantina Grill in San Diego's Pacific Beach and will open a California lifestyle-inspired bar & restaurant.
Los Angeles' nearly three-decades-old Baja Sharkeez Restaurant Group operates several hotspot bars and restaurant in Southern California, including Palmilla in Hermosa Beach, five branches of Baja Sharkeez, Sandbar Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar in Santa Barbara, Panama Joe’s in Long Beach, Killarney’s Irish Pub in Huntington Beach, Esperanza Cocina de la Playa in Manhattan Beach, and Tower12 at Hermosa Pier. The proficient hospitality company recently took over the nearly oceanfront space last occupied by recently-departed Fat Fish Cantina Grill in Pacific Beach and will open its newest, yet-to-be-named concept.
The incoming Pacific Beach bar & restaurant will offer a menu created by corporate chef Raymond Alvarez. Expect California-inspired spins on American classics, including shareable bar bites, wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, salads and entrees. In addition to the food program, the former Fat Fish space will feature a dining-conducive full service bar specializing in handcrafted cocktails, wine and 30 local brews on tap. Located just steps away from the Crystal Pier, at the intersection of Garnet and Mission Boulevard, the new bar and restaurant will feature a beach bungalow feel with a wraparound, outdoor patio and interconnected rooms with a casual, homey vibe. The bar & restaurant will most closely resemble the Tower12 concept in look, food and feel. San Diego's Next Wave Commercial represented both the landlord and tenant in this transaction.
While there is no concrete timeline on the opening of the new bar & restaurant at 4474 Mission Boulevard in Pacific Beach, ownership hopes to have it up and running by summer 2022.