Crafted Culture Bar & Restaurant Bringing New Location To San Diego's Point Loma

May 17, 2023

Taking over the restaurant space that currently houses Westerly Public House in San Diego's Point Loma is Crafted Culture, a bar & restaurant concept from the San Diego hospitality group behind Resident Brewing, The Hen House and Death By Tequila. 

Empress Capital Investments was founded by Northern California native James Langley in 2017 with the opening of the first Wokou Ramen & Yakitori in San Diego's Carmel Valley (which has since closed). The hospitality group also previously operated now-defunct California Native within Del Mar Highlands Town Center and had a second Wokou location in the Crown Point area of Pacific Beach, which has since been converted into morning focused The Hen House. The company also has Leap Coffee in Escondido and a location of Death By Tequila in Encinitas with a second branch of that concept in the works to open in North Park. Langley has also been instrumental in the growth of Rise & Shine Restaurant Group's Breakfast Republic chain.

A branch of Empress Capital's Crafted Culture concept, which first opened in San Diego's North County of Sabre Springs in 2021, will soon install in the 2,800 square-foot onsite restaurant space occupied by Westerly Public House on the base floor of Point Loma's $30 million Monsaraz Hotel. Crafted Culture is a concept centered around embracing the ethos of the oft-repeated buzzword "craft". Like the original location, expect a dedication to craft beer, craft cocktails, craft wine, etc., as well as a menu of American cuisine reimagined. The company will also operate the hotel's onsite cafe with coffee from its Leap Coffee brand. 

Crafted Culture is anticipated to open as early as this June at 1451 Rosecrans Street in San Diego's Point Loma. For more information, visit