Named for the famous beach break down below, Pillbox Tavern rises up to meet North County’s need for coastal Americana cuisine. The retro-mod beach bar and restaurant offers a rotating selection of local beers on tap and a menu full of savory wing selections, burgers and sandwiches, salads and sweet treats. Pillbox Tavern hopes to be latest refreshing place to unwind above the cliffside Solana Beach neighborhood of Fletcher Cove. Pillbox Tavern is located at 117 W. Plaza Street, Solana Beach, CA 92075.
Pillbox Tavern will start lunch service on Monday 11/3 and a regular schedule, opening at 11 a.m. Monday -Friday. On Saturday 11/7, the restaurant kicks off brunch service and will then open at 9 a.m. on weekends. Starting in November, Pillbox Tavern will close at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Pillbox Tavern is the product of partners Leigh Gibson, Mike Garcia, Adam Jacoby and strategic partner, Justin La Frantz. Gibson has more than 20 years of professional and operational experience in the nightclub, restaurant and bar industry, as well as in design, licensing, permitting and construction supervision. Gibson is key member of the opening team for The La Jolla Brewing Company and The Commons in downtown San Diego, ensuring proper execution of business operations. Garcia is currently an owner/operator at Saddle Bar in Solana Beach, where he is in charge of inventory, specialty drink development, staff training and marketing and cost controls. Saddle Bar was recently awarded “New Business of the Year” by the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce. Garcia will contribute his large network of bar regulars, training experience and cost control knowledge to Pillbox Tavern Solana Beach. Jacoby is a long-standing restaurant industry professional and oversees all of the day-to-day operations as the Dirty Birds’ operations manager. La Frantz is the President/CEO of La Frantz Contracting and Design, Inc. A licensed contractor in San Diego since 2007, he has completed a substantial number of projects in the bar and restaurant industry.