Bailiwick Cocktail House, Et Cetera Bailiwick


756 Fifth Ave. (F St.)
San Diego, CA 92101
Cuisine: American / Bar
This Gaslamp District cocktail destination also serves up brunch on weekends.
Openings: Dinner Tues.-Fri., Brunch Sat.-Sun.


Bailiwick, San Diego, CA

Bailiwick Restaurant Review:

Bailiwick in the bustling Gaslamp Quarter features a shabby chic atmosphere with chandeliers and whitewashed brick walls. On weekdays, it’s a bar and lounge for drinks and socializing after 5 p.m. On Fridays, the doors open at 4 p.m., and free appetizers are served to imbibing guests. Patrons can take a seat at the marble-topped bar and admire the liquor library (or whatever is playing on the two flat-screen TVs), or perch at one of the tall white tables. Large doors open out to the sidewalk patio and give an indoor-outdoor feel to the space. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays with eats like blueberry pancakes with Stoli blue sauce and whipped cream, as well as steak and eggs, loaded potato skillets, s’more french toast and sweet bacon fritters. Also, try the Angus beef and bacon sliders with chimichurri sauce; or a fried green tomato sandwich with a fried egg, bacon, arugula and house-made pimento cheddar on sourdough, served with a side of tater tots. Diners may enjoy bottomless mimosas, Bellinis and Bloody Marys. The beer selection is well researched, and there’s a short list of wines by the glass and bottle.

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