New Beer and Game Bar Opens In La Mesa

Coin HausSan Diego-based Cohn Restaurant Group, brings the region’s first self-serve beer and game bar to the downtown La Mesa neighborhood with the launch of COIN HAUS, a 2,400 square foot haven for the young-at-heart. Customers can enjoy more than 30 video game classics such as Super Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, and Frogger, as well as new releases like Game of Thrones and Ghostbusters pinball, all accessible using the same wristband key fob that allows guests to enjoy beer, wine, as well as Boochcraft Kombucha and Cold Brew Coffee pouring from the 50 self-serve taps. 

Formerly a car dealership and most recently a music store venue, COIN HAUS incorporates repurposed metal and vintage junkyard machinery into the bar’s unique furniture design and interior space. The industrial atmosphere is highlighted by the original exposed beam ceiling, recycled corrugated metal wall paneling, and floor-to-ceiling garage-style doors that open up to an intimate outdoor patio. 

Finding new uses for recycled items, a metal dumpster serves as a unique base below the main bar top, chicken feeders were transformed into lighting, and as a main attraction, a 24-foot long orange shipping container was retrofitted into a standalone self-serve tap system pouring beers from local craft breweries and beyond.

COIN HAUS is a 21+ establishment and located at 8361 Allison Avenue in downtown La Mesa adjacent to Cohn Restaurant Group’s BO-beau kitchen + garden. For more information, visit or call 619.741.2288. Follow COIN HAUS on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.


Open seven days a week 

Monday-Thursday | 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Friday | 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Saturday | 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Sunday | 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Daily “Hoppy Hour” | Before 6 p.m. with 20% off beer and games 

ABOUT COHN RESTAURANT GROUP: Over the past 33 years, David and Lesley Cohn have brought dining to a new level as the premier hospitality collective in San Diego. Beginning with one small diner in 1982, Cohn Restaurant Group now owns and operates 24+ restaurants within the San Diego area and two locations in Maui. While each restaurant varies in terms of cuisine, ambiance and design aesthetic, they all share the same philosophy–they are “obsessed with hospitality.” Each restaurant has gained respect through numerous awards and accolades, including multiple San Diego Gold Medallion Awards, Restaurateur of the Year, Gaslamp Quarter Association Lamplighter Awards, and various honors from local publications and philanthropic organizations. Believing in the importance of giving back to the community, David and Lesley have been recognized for their strong community and industry support, including the National Restaurant Association’s “2014 Restaurant Neighbor Award,” California Restaurant Association’s “2013 Restaurant Neighbor Award,” Gaslamp Quarter Historic Association’s “Vision Award,” the San Diego Press Club’s “Entrepreneurs of the Year” Award, the San Diego City Schools for exemplary Support and Commitment to Partnerships in Education and the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Market Place Ethics. For more information about Cohn Restaurant Group, please call 619-236-1299 or visit