Deano's Pub East To Replace Hi-C-Era Tavern In San Diego's Santee Neighborhood

February 13, 2024

Replacing Hi-C-Era Tavern in San Diego's East County city of Santee is Deano's Pub East, a new bar set to open this spring.

Deano's Pub founders Dean and Erika Velasco have been partners for the past 28 years. The pair previously opened Riverwalk Grill in Santee in 2017 but ended up recently selling the concept. In late 2021, the duo took over the La Mesa space that long housed The Alibi bar and opened Deano's Pub. Now they are returning to Santee, taking over the unit currently occupied by Hi-C-Era Tavern to open Deano's Pub East.

Deano's Pub East will be a bar with a menu of beer and wine. The former Hi-C-Era Tavern space will receive a new façade, an interior refresh and an upgrade to the sound system.

Deano's Pub East is anticipated to open mid-March at 11541 Woodside Avenue, Suite D, in San Diego's Santee community. For more information, visit