‘Brewers Deck’ Beer Garden Opens At The Sky Deck In Del Mar

The outdoor “Brewers Deck” featuring Northern Pine Brewing, Rough Draft Brewing, and Boochcraft Kombucha, and big views of the hills around Del Mar, is set to start pouring from the taps this Friday night at the highly anticipated Sky Deck in the Del Mar Highlands Towncenter.

High above Del Mar at the Sky Deck

The Brewers Deck is an outside patio located high above Del Mar at the Sky Deck, the anchor of a $120 million redevelopment of the Del Mar Highlands Township that was executed in four phases over the last five years. The innovative concept is a unique gastronomic destination with independent restaurant operators assembled together but with their own dedicated seating.

As opposed to food halls or food courts that commonly host a set of micro food tenants with shared seating, this spacious environment offers unique branding and the chance to experience each of its full-service restaurants and bars. At the same time, an overarching vision unifies and energizes the space.

The Brewers Deck is located outside on the top level of the Sky Deck, providing ample views, fresh air, and space for the community to gather over pints.

Sky Deck to be fully unveiled in June…and it’s stunning!

We got an early look at the Sky Deck, set to be fully unveiled in early to mid-June, and it’s a stunning addition to the Del Mar community.

“We wanted to create a ‘wow’ moment for visitors as an initial reaction upon entering this grand space, inviting them to discover and appreciate carefully curated details that unveil the story as they experience the place, the diverse cuisine and amenities,” said Mitra Esfandiari, AIA and Senior Principal of RDC, the architecture firm that led the redesign.

Mission accomplished!

The architecture, interior design, landscape, lighting design and handcrafted curation of art, signage and authentic elements throughout the space echo the overarching story of a “maritime industrial” concept, inspired by proximity to the Port of San Diego.

“The design process for the Sky Deck consisted of an extensive conceptual development in order to achieve an authentic story as the basis of design and to create a unique place that would inspire the creativity of the restaurateurs,” said Esfandiari.

The vision for the Sky Deck originated from a holiday trip to Barcelona by then-Donahue Schriber CEO/Chair Patrick Donahue. He was so impressed with the city’s La Boqueria and El Nacional that he sent members of his construction and leasing teams to tour both. RDC was then commissioned to do the same and begin conceptual drawings to envision how this inspired concept could work at Del Mar Highlands Town Center.

The Sky Deck’s main feature is an expansive 35’ x 60’ skylight with electro-magnetic smart glass that tints automatically to optimize daylight, reduce glare and manage heat gain to create a comfortable and sustainable environment. This skylight guides natural daylight into the center of the space, highlighting the central cocktail bar and café, as well as the restaurants, and further connects indoor and outdoor settings.

Building community

One thing that really stood out from our tour with the developer is the desire to make the Sky Deck a central part of the community, not just a place to grab a quick bite to eat and go.

With that in mind Sky Deck was designed of 26,700 square feet that integrates 6,360 square feet of al-fresco decks and patios, creating multiple outdoor zones meant to encourage visitors to linger and enjoy conversations – with old friends and new – over food, drink, and live music.

We love it and can’t wait to see you there!

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