The Smokehouse & Bar At The Historic Laundry Unveils At San Diego's Iconic Hotel Del Coronado

July 14, 2023

San Diego's iconic Hotel Del Coronado has unveiled a new barbecue restaurant and classic bar named Smokehouse & Bar at The Laundry.

Now open with Hotel Del Coronado's onsite laundry building, Smokehouse & Bar at The Laundry is a 157-seat restaurant serving a barbecue-style menu with an array of slow smoked meats, including pulled pork, brisket, jalapeño sausage, ribs, and chicken, as well as dishes like smoked poutine with smoked cheese curds, smoked queso dip served with a giant pretzel, and smoked corn fritters. Most food is prepared inside an onsite food truck with smoker.

Smokehouse & Bar at The Laundry also houses an 1880s-restored wooden bar from a defunct hotel in Pennsylvania and serves Prohibition-inspired craft cocktails, many of which have a smoked element, as well as wine, and San Diego beer, cider, hard seltzers and kombucha. Customers are invited to dine outside on the lawn and watch the action at the barbecue pit or inside the historic brick building beneath vaulted ceilings and the Laundry's original conveyor system, which was unearthed during construction.

Hotel Del's Laundry building was originally built in 1919 and was powered entirely by steam. In addition taking care of laundry needs for the hotel, there was a fleet of five trucks that served Coronado Island residents until public service ceased in 1973. The building was restored in 2021 as part of the resort's $400 million renovation, which revealed original brickwork, the original conveyor system tracks above the restored wood floors, and exposed signage dating back to 1925, which is now displayed near the bar.

Smokehouse & Bar at the Laundry is now open daily at 4pm at 1500 Orange Avenue in San Diego's Coronado Island. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.