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barleymash: Pre-parties, Private Parties, and Sports Parties

barleymash San Diego


5th Avenue, San Diego CA 92101
United States

Every city in the United States has a grab bag of charms it holds in store for visitors—cultivated plots of local interest, commerce, and entertainment. San Diego is a city so filled with things to do and see that it can be difficult for visitors to decide how to spend their time on a vacation, always leaving them departing with a host of plans for what they want to see “next time.” Perhaps it’s because those wonderful pastimes and points of interest are just maintained for people from out of town, but enjoyed by residents of this beautiful West Coast city. The Gaslamp Quarter is one such place.

From History to Dining, a Glimpse of the Quarter

For all the history buffs out there, the entire 16-block area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NHRP), which is kind of a big deal. But the area’s 94 Victorian Era buildings aren’t the only draw for this fantastic place. This is a destination for shopping,dining, events, and yes, sightseeing, too. The city’s residents come here to shop, socialize, feast, and play—and they can’t wait to welcome everyone to the party.

Drop a Pin in the Map

For those looking to host a reunion dinner, a business affair, or even just a birthday bash, they’ll want to come to the Gaslamp Quarter. More specifically, they’ll want to investigate what barleymash has to offer. Located at the heart of this historic district on 5th and Market, barleymash is certainly a horse of a different color. It’s the perfect place for dinner dates, anniversary parties, graduation celebrations, business dinner meetings, catching up with old friends and cross-country family, or a night of fun with friends.

Tap, Grill, and More

Whether you’re hosting a large party or an intimate dinner with friends, barleymash has an impressive array of food and beverage choices that will be sure to cater to anyone’s needs and tastes. Executive Chef Kevin Templeton heads a team of restaurant professionals and crafts each menu item with care and attention to the smallest of details. The results of this dedication are sure to please your palate and impress your guests.

Getting Started

While barleymash is a bar and restaurant perfect for sports fans to gather and cheer on their teams, they serve a range of dishes that are intended to highlight the bounty of the sea and field, as well as call on classic sports bar favorites. While the Oven Roasted Beer Brined Chicken Wings or the Pretzels and Dip make the perfect snacks to share during the game, Barleymash also offers something a little more sophisticated—like the sashimi-grade albacore Tuna Poke, which calls on classic Asian flavors of kimchi and wasabi for a delightful change of pace at the party table. The Citrus Vodka Ceviche brings the seaside flavors of fresh whitefish and citrus together for an unforgettably tangy and delicious starter that is anything but standard fare.

Main Course Highlights

Signature to barleymash are Ironfries—handcut potatoes loaded with an unbelievable array of toppings and made to order, just for you. Barleypies are handcrafted flatbread pizza-style offerings that draw on local, fresh foods and support local farmers, a crucial enterprise in this part of the country. If you are craving a sandwich—the Surf and Turf, a handcrafted beef burger topped with buttery lobster meat and fresh greens, may do the trick. But you’ll need a moment with this menu, because even the grilled cheese sandwiches are extra special. They also offer a divine Veggie Burger with quinoa and a Mushroom Burger for those who favor vegetarian fare. But be careful, these meatless masterpieces just might gather a following among the omnivores.

Dinner Fare and Desirable Desserts

The dinner menu holds delights unparalleled—from Herb Crusted Scottish King Salmon to Local Ale Braised Pulled Pork, there will be dishes to tempt everyone. Lighter fare for dinner or lunch can also be had—the salads are things of beauty and satisfaction at barleymash. But if dessert and an Irish Coffee is what you crave, the pastries will make you jump for joy. Try a slice of the Giant Chocolate Cake or share a Red Hot Brownie, crafted to mimic the flavor of the spicy cinnamon candy with which it’s garnished.

On Tap or From the Distillery

The Barleymash stocks an incredible array of local and microbrew beers, with a few standard domestic and imported varieties to please every palate. Sip a Coronado Blue Ridge Coffee Stout or a Lost Abbey Belgian-Style Pale Ale. Of course, those are just two of their nearly thirty on-tap varieties from which you might choose. If you’re in the mood for a bit of something stronger in your glass, head downstairs to Ginger’s, the whiskey bar run and stocked by Barleymash.

Perfect for Private Parties

The Barleymash also offers space for private parties, with buyout packages and décor options. You can specialize your event with linens, and flower arrangements, an event photographer, and special event invitations, and even graphics, apparel design, or print work. It’s the perfect place to hold one heck of a sports party with 32 inch flat screens around the restaurant and a 12-screen giant monitor matrix system all ready to go. This also makes it a great place for business convention meetings, art and design firm meetings, and many other large parties that require space.

Whatever your dining and entertaining needs, Barleymash offers a perfect venue. Their team of culinary and hospitality experts are not only dedicated to meeting your every need, they’re also a part of the San Diego community. They make every effort to support the local economy, serving locally sourced produce and hand-crafted foods. A dedication to a shared sense of community is a large part of any restaurant’s longevity within a city or small town. Let the barleymash welcome you to San Diego and the Gaslamp Quarter with fare and friendliness you won’t soon forget.