The interior of Zymology 21 in the Gaslamp features lab tables and portraits of famous scientists. Photo courtesy Zymology

Zymology 21, a new bar and restaurant with a quirky science theme that includes drinks served in test tubes and lab beakers, opened in the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego.

The restaurant is the the third concept from the C21 Restaurant Group, known for the award-winning Café 21 restaurants in University Heights and the Gaslamp Quarter. The new restaurant at 750 Fifth Avenue serves brunch, dinner and late night cocktails.

Cocktails in test tubes at Zymology 21.

The cocktails are formulated using house fermentation, puree and infusion techniques. “Zymology” is the area of applied science which studies the processes of fermentation.

The interior features an industrial, lab-inspired look. A collection of beakers and test tubes line the bar’s exposed brick walls.

Husband and wife owners Alex and Chef Leyla Javadov opened their first restaurant in University Heights in 2007.

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