A highly anticipated addition to San Diego’s culinary scene, Waterbar is the new hot spot in Pacific Beach. Characterized by its prime location on the sandy shoreline and unparalleled ocean views, Waterbar elevates Pacific Beach’s culinary draw with a “social seafood” focus and melding of a variety of gastronomic influences.
Waterbar is perched along the bustling ocean boardwalk where Grand Avenue meets the beach, just south of the iconic Crystal Pier. The restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide unobstructed views of sea and sky, while the expansive property offers ample opportunity for locals and visitors to gather, eat, sip and socialize.
“We’re thrilled to share this space with all of San Diego,” says co-owner Todd Brown, who currently owns Bub’s at the Beach, Bub’s at the Ballpark and The Blind Burro. Brown is joined by Eric Leitstein of OMG Hospitality Group (think Union Kitchen & Tap, Backyard Kitchen & Tap and Pacific Beach Alehouse) and Joe Vaught of The Verant Group (barleymash, Tavern, Sandbar, WESTROOT, True North Tavern). This well-seasoned team of restauranteurs could not pass up on the prime location, and seized the opportunity to create something dynamic and unique with Waterbar—an elegant, energetic beachfront dining experience that captures the very heart and soul of sunny San Diego.
Inspired by East Coast, West Coast and Baja cuisines, fresh shellfish and locally caught favorites are transformed into the chef’s unique renditions of coastal classics, such as chowder, fish and chips, and chef-inspired sides to please every palate.
Waterbar’s 6700 sq. ft. venue features a spacious lounge and two expansive bars. Flavor-forward craft cocktails present both irresistible favorites and innovative libations, along with a plethora of craft brews and an expertly curated wine list honed by their in-house sommelier and general manager, Brent Noll. Whether guests come for brunch, lunch, a sunset-inspired happy hour, dinner or late-night bite, they’re sure to be magnetized by the sensational allure of panoramic views amid vibrant surroundings.
Waterbar is located at 4325 Ocean Blvd., San Diego CA 92109. Reservations can be made by calling: 858-888-4343 or via OpenTable. Hours of operation: M – F, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.; Sat – Sun, 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.