Liberty Call Distilling Team to Open Shore Duty Restaurant In San Diego's Coronado

May 16, 2024

The owners of Liberty Call Distilling are opening of a new full-service restaurant and bar named Shore Duty in their hometown of Coronado.

Liberty Call Distillery was founded in Spring Valley in late 2014 by Coronado natives Bill Rogers and Marc Lord, who always knew that they wanted to one day bring their business back to their home neighborhood of Coronado. In June 2020, the company opened their first bar and restaurant within a 3,300 square-foot space in Barrio Logan. 

The Liberty Call Distillery team has taken over the 3,500 square-foot space that last housed Serrano's Street Tacos & Bar in downtown Coronado to open Shore Duty restaurant. The space will have interior and outdoor seating, as well as a dedicated meeting space for private parties and chef-pairing dinners.

"We're bringing back the roll-up doors to the restaurant, along with new paint, tables, and chairs, creating an indoor patio feel that is open and inviting," explained Rogers. "We first met the landlord Steve when he owned the Firehouse Bar and Grill and sponsored our rec softball team. We tried to move in back in 2018, but the space didn’t quite work for a distillery. When it became available again, we called Steve right away."

The food menu at  will showcase scratch-made items like burgers and sandwiches, as well as upscale dishes such as LanRoc Farm pork chops, grilled local fish, coffee-rubbed lamb chops, and hand-cut steaks from Hamilton Farms. From the bar, there will be local craft beers, wines, and classic & seasonal cocktails made with Liberty Call’s award-winning spirits, including single malt whiskey, bourbon, white and spiced rum, and gin.

"The key to our success is doing everything by hand." said Marc Lord. "From baking our own buns to grinding our beef in-house and using freshly juiced fruit for cocktails every day. It makes a difference in quality, and we want to continue this tradition at Shore Duty in Coronado."

Shore Duty is anticipated to open this summer at 126 Orange Avenue in San Diego's island destination of Coronado. For more information, visit