The Pillbox Tavern, named for the popular North County surfing spot, opened two blocks from the ocean in Solana Beach’s expanding restaurant row.
The beach at nearby Fletcher Cove Park is commonly known as Pillbox because of its history as a World War II gun installation.
The retro-mod beach bar and restaurant, at 117 W. Plaza St., offers a rotating selection of local beers on tap and a menu savory wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads and sweets.
The restaurant is open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and noon to 10 p.m. weekends through Nov. 2, after which it will begin opening for lunch on weekdays and brunch on weekends.
Pillbox Tavern was started by partners Leigh Gibson, Mike Garcia, Adam Jacoby and strategic partner Justin La Frantz. Gibson’s restaurants include The La Jolla Brewing Company and The Commons in downtown San Diego, and Garcia owns the nearby Saddle Bar.
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