When news broke that the team behind Blind Lady Ale House and Tiger!Tiger! had won the bid to take over The San Diego Museum of Art's cafe and garden, craft beer fans and city advocates all cheered for the local infusion into one of our most high-profile sites.
Though the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court Café is currently closed as the space gets transformed, Eater can share what the cafe will be called when it reopens later this summer. The new name, Panama 66, relates to 1915's Panama-California Exposition, held in Balboa Park and the location of the cafe on the Plaza de Panama. 1966 was the year that museum opened its west wing and sculpture court; co-proprietor Jeff Motch says that the music of Brasil '66 was also an inspiration.
The new restaurant intends to serve "fresh local fare, unique wines and spirits, and a great selection of craft beers on tap" and Motch told Eater that a menu is being finalized.
· The San Diego Museum of Art Restaurant + Garden [Official Site]
· Blind Lady Ale House Brews Up Balboa Park Project [~ESD~]