Liberty Call Distilling In Barrio Logan Opens Its Doors!
After much delay due to COVID-19, the anticipated new location of Liberty Call Distilling in Barrio Logan has quietly opened to dine-in guests for the first time. The month of June will serve as a soft opening phase for the new restaurant-distillery as it ramps up a California tapas-style menu created by farm-to-table chef, Miguel Valdez. A Grand Opening is being planned for later this summer.
Throughout June, look for a growing list of comfort foods and seasonal fare that currently includes Short Rib Tacos with birria sauce, Liberty Call Seasonal Poutine under beer cheese sauce, Chorizo Pigs in a Blanket, Braised and deep fried Chef’s Cashew Wings in a chili glaze with chive ranch. Guests dining at this newly opened space located within the Mercado del Barrio will also notice the experience meets current safety guidelines.
A carefully planned beverage menu emphasizes the distillery’s original low ABV draft cocktails as well as seasonal and barrel-aged cocktails, plus local non-alcoholic options. Among its craft cocktails—created with house made simple syrups, bitters and shrubs—Liberty Call will offer variations of classic libations such as the Paloma-inspired Working Person’s Drink and the Menudo Mary.
The space will encompass nearly 3,300 square feet designed by Hurkes Harris Design Associates, who have developed such industry hot spots as The Local and Breakfast Republic.
An open floor plan with lounge-like ambience will showcase a working still behind a glass partition, inviting the public to see first-hand where Liberty Call’s expansive portfolio of gin, white and spiced rums, bourbon and American single malt whiskey is made. Within the restaurant, a full bar will serve craft cocktails while California tapas will be available via counter service. A large, garage door-style wall will roll up to reveal views of Coronado Bridge and an outdoor patio with a fire pit, herb garden and high-top tables.
Building on an earlier initiative to help support its community during COVID-19, Liberty Call also continues to provide hand sanitizer in personal size (4 oz) up to gallon-size bottles. Liberty Call Distilling’s current hours are 3:00 to 8:00pm, Wednesday through Friday and 12:00 to 6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Stay healthy, San Diego!