Dog Haus Biergarten Ends Run In Downtown San Diego After Eight Year Run

March 6, 2024

Los Angeles-based gourmet hot dog and craft beer chain Dog Haus Biergarten has permanently closed its eight-year-old location in downtown San Diego.

Founded by partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener, the first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena, California in 2010. With a menu centered around hot dogs, sausages, burgers and chicken sandwiches all made on Hawaiian rolls, Dog Haus has grown to nearly 100 branches dotted around the United States. 

Dog Haus entered America's Finest City with the opening of a location at 969 Ninth Avenue in downtown San Diego's East Village in fall 2016. A Vista outpost opened in 2018 at the corner of South Indiana Street amd Broadway in historic downtown Vista.

Dog Haus recently shuttered its downtown San Diego location, although ownership has indicated a desire to return to the area. The space around the restaurant has since become a homeless encampment, which may have been cause for the chain's abrupt exit. The North County branch remains in business at 227 East Broadway in Vista. 

"We had to make the difficult decision to close that location, but we're looking for opportunities to re-enter the area," explained a representative from Dog Haus. "We've loved serving the community over the years!"

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