TapRoom Team Opens The Collective Bar In San Diego's Pacific Beach

February 27, 2023

The team behind TapRoom bar & restaurant and Taproom Brewery have taken over the space that last housed Barrel Republic for the opening of The Collective, a craft beer bar, cocktail lounge and event space.

Brothers Kevin & Kyle Conover opened SD TapRoom at 1269 Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach 16 years ago and devoted the bar to the art of craft beer before the concept was cool. In spring 2017, the duo announced plans to launch TapRoom Beer Company, a seven barrel brewery headed by former Mikkeller Brewing brewer Bill Batten, who also had a 15 year tenure at AleSmith Brewing Company. TapRoom Beer Company eventually opened in February 2020. The brothers also own Paper Doll Salon next door to TapRoom in Pacific Beach.  

Last year, TapRoom ownership took over the 2,000 square-foot neighboring space that last housed self-serve beer bar Barrel Republic on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. The self-serve machines have been removed from the space and the bar quietly opened last week as The Collective, featuring draft beer from TapRoom Beer Co., small batch cocktails on tap and a fine selection of wines. TapRoom is tinkering with the idea of launching its food menu for delivery to The Collective in the very near future. The space will also feature entertainment like a variety of board and other games, as well as open mic and movie nights.

"Located just two doors down from San Diego Taproom, The Collective is open from 6p-12a daily," explained The Collective representative Michael Barnett. "The Collective does not have a kitchen or food options available at the moment, but that could possibly change as we continue developing the concept over the next few weeks. Everyone entering must be 21 and older, but we have plenty of games available to make you feel like a kid again. Our vision for this place isn't quite complete yet, but we encourage everyone to come in and see the progress as we make this a very unique destination in PB."  

The Collective is now open from 6pm to close, Wednesday through Saturday, at 1261 Garnet Avenue in San Diego's Pacific Beach. For more information, follow The Collective on Instagram