Basic Bar & Pizza Relocating In San Diego's East Village After Padres 2024 Season

April 28, 2024

Basic Bar & Pizza is moving in San Diego's East Village following the 2024 Padres season after almost two decades in the same spot.

In 2006, East Coast transplant Jon Mangini opened BASIC Bar/Pizza in a 5,000 square-foot, 1912-era warehouse building space on the corner of 10th Avenue and J Street in San Diego East Village. The New Haven-style pizzeria, almost an identical clone of BAR in downtown New Haven, CT, quickly garnered a loyal following for its oblong, wood-fired pizza and became a hotspot before and after Petco Park events.

Bar Basic Pizza's lease reportedly expires this year and they are unable to come to an agreement with the building's landlord. It is believed the landlord has an interest in taking over the Bar Basic space and opening his own restaurant concept. Bar Basic plans to move after the 2024 Padres season and relocate to a base floor unit within the Park 12 mixed-use high rise complex adjacent to Petco Park.

The new Bar Basic location in Park 12 will have 5,000 square-feet of spac with a design by Avent Design and build out by CLTVT, who also built the company's URBN Pizza location in One Paseo. Expect the same menu of salads and pizzas, including the famed mashed potato and bacon pie, as well as a full bar with beer, wine and cocktails.  

As the flagship concept of URBN Restaurant Inc., BASIC has been frequently recognized as one of the top pizza spots in San Diego and has been featured in high profile media outlets such as The New York Times, MTV, and The Los Angeles Times, to name a few. BASIC's sister concepts include URBN Coal Fired Pizza restaurants in North Park, Vista, El Cajon, Encinitas, and within One Paseo in Del Mar.

Basic Pizza & Bar is located at 410 10th Avenue in San Diego's East Village. For more information, visit