Union Kitchen & Tap To Replace Backyard Kitchen In San Diego's Pacific Beach

February 20, 2024

The Pacific Beach space long occupied by Backyard Kitchen & Tap will soon be rebranded by San Diego's OMG Hospitality Group to become the third area location of Union Kitchen & Tap.

OMG Hospitality Group is a San Diego-based restaurant collective founded in 2008 by CEO Eric Leitstein. The company operates such San Diego bars and restaurants as Pacific Beach Ale House, Backyard Kitchen & Tap, Waterbar, Encinitas Fish Shop, Pacific Beach Fish Shop, Point Loma Fish Shop, Moe's Steakhouse, Molly's Mission Beach, and Union Kitchen & Tap locations in downtown San Diego and Encinitas. OMG was also reportedly in the process of opening Little Italy Fish Shop in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, but we've received word that concept is no longer in development.

OMG will soon close its Backyard Kitchen & Tap space on Garnet Avenue in San Diego's Pacific Beach and rebrand the indoor/outdoor space to become a new location of Union Kitchen & Tap. The first Union Kitchen & Tap restaurant opened in San Diego's North County city of Encinitas in 2011. In 2014, a second location opened at 333 5th Avenue in downtown's historic Gaslamp District. Not much different than the Backyard concept, Union Kitchen & Tap offers a menu of modern American tavern fare, as well as a full bar with craft cocktails, local beer and a selection of wine. 

Union Kitchen & Tap is anticipated to open by this summer at 832 Garnet Avenue in San Diego's Pacific Beach. For more information about OMG Hospitality and its concepts, visit omghospitalitygroup.com.