Get Your Fill at West Coast Tavern!
By Tammy Marx
The word “tavern” draws to mind images of sticky floors, peanut shells and bar wenches.
In the urban, hip San Diego neighborhood of North Park, West Coast Tavern is set in an old theater and beckons stylish and chic customers with exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows facing a bustling city street, luxurious, deep velvet banquets and live sports shown on a giant projection wall.
It sounds confusing but the pop of this palace is showcased in the vintage architecture and copious passageways connecting the chic eatery to North Park Theater where talented DJs drop their beats.
This sexy watering hole showcases two distinctly decorated bars for guests to enjoy amazing drinks. WTC features craft cocktails, local craft beers and house-infused fruit vodkas inspiring incredible Moscow Mules, a popular cult drink at WTC.
Chef “Abe” is the talent that sets your table at this posh spot and he’s not messing around. Food is prepared in house, with local, fresh ingredients boosting the quality of flavor.
House favorites include savory, sweet chicken and waffles, a house-made waffle topped with crispy batter fried chicken oozing with bourbon syrup, garlic butter and bacon; and luscious bone marrow surf-n-turf with tuna tartar, drizzled with avocado aioli and stuffed with shaved shallots and creamy quail egg into the actual bone for one outstanding presentation.
If bacon is your jam, be sure to begin your meal with flavorful charred bacon brussel sprouts or candy sweet bacon-wrapped stuffed-nut dates. Diners will be tempted to stop here and keep ordering these two tasty treats, but keep going! Mussels poached in decadent chipotle cream sauce and tender pork loin stuffed with pistachios and cherries are too extravagant to miss. WTC also features plenty of incredible burgers, brick fire oven flat breads, mac and cheese dishes, salads, brunch and sinful desserts.
West Coast Tavern is the most surprising spot in downtown San Diego to enjoy couture culture, fantastic food and dangerously delicious drinks. Come by tonight for a culinary experience like no other.