Nick Jonas & John Varvatos -Backed Villa One Tequila To Open San Diego Bar & Restaurant

March 1, 2022

Founded by pop icon Nick Jonas and contemporary menswear designer John Varvatos, Villa One Tequila will soon open a rooftop bar & restaurant in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.

In summer 2019, platinum-selling musician and Jonas Brothers founder Nick Jonas teamed up with famed clothing designer John Varvatos to launch Villa One Tequila in partnership with spirits brand Stoli Group. Labeled as an  "ultra-premium tequila brand", Villa One comes in Silver, Reposado and Añejo that is made at Fabrica de Tequilas Finos distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, with production led by Master Distiller Arturo Fuentes. 

"Villa One Tequila Gardens was formed as a destination oasis where one can unwind and experience the ultimate after-work or weekend Tulum getaway right in the heart of San Diego," explained Nick Jonas. "At Villa One, it has always been about enjoying time with friends and John and I are thrilled to be offering the opportunity for people to do just that."

Villa One Tequila has partnered with Sugar Factory founder Charissa Davidovici to open a new, Tulum-inspired rooftop bar and restaurant atop the Theatre Box building in downtown San Diego. Expect a design featuring luxurious textiles, shades of green inspired by agave fields and accent walls with neon signs. Dubbed Villa One Tequila Garden, the new concept will replace 5th & Sky Rooftop Lounge. Villa One Tequila Garden will be a 5,000 square-foot rooftop lounge with skyline views of downtown San Diego and the Coronado Bridge, as well as an open-air bar with firepit tables and patio-style seating. The bar menu will feature over 160 varieties of mezcal and tequila, as well as tequila flights and tableside cocktails. 

Villa One Tequila Garden will have a Mexican food menu created by Jorge Cueva, known as Mr. Tempo, who owns and operates King and Queen Cantina in San Diego's Little Italy. Dishes will be designed for sharing, and include items like tostadas, fresh seafood cocktails and tacos, burritos and enchiladas, among other entrées. Signature dishes include green and red aguachiles, Mr. Tempo’s signature “JAPA-MEX” sushi rolls infused with Mexican flavors, a 64-ounce USDA Tomahawk steak, birria, crispy shrimp, Ensenada-style fish, salmon and soyrizo tacos, and wet burritos filled with choice of carne asada, pork belly, chicken, birria, vegetables or soyrizo. 

Villa One Tequila Garden is anticipated to open by late spring/early summer at 701 5th Avenue in downtown San Diego. For more information, visit