The great thing about downtown San Diego’s Marina District is the same thing that makes it fall short: it’s a good walking distance away from a variety of eating and drinking establishments. Solution: 2 new businesses opening in Spring 2011! Yes!!! (Update: Lounge @27Five never came to fruition. Apparently over building resident concerns about their liquor license.)
VineAgoGo’s “The Lounge @ 27Five” should be a welcome change for downtown San Diego’s residential condo community. The Marina District, although the most established neighborhood in 92101, has always lacked a variety of bars and cafes often necessitating long walks to various establishments. This should correct that. The Lounge @275 is located on the ground floor of The Pinnacle condo building at the corner of Market and Union Streets.
As for Bagel Club, now open as of Valentine’s Day 2011 at the corner of Market and Front Streets at Horizons, it ends the long running monopoly held by The Brickyard. It remains to be seen whether this new establishment (and location) can compete with the long-time established local favorite located across from Park Place and Pantoja Park. I’ll be the judge of that. Look for my upcoming reviews on Yelp!