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Bar by Red Door Replacing The Wellington in Mission Hills

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Look for it in mid-August

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The Wellington Steak and Martini Lounge, as we know it, shuttered over the weekend after a six-year run in Mission Hills in preparation for a revamp and fresh concept that will align it with adjacent sister eatery The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar, which sources local products for its seasonal menu.

Newly dubbed Bar by Red Door, with an anticipated reopening in mid-August, it will feature 'farm-to-glass' cocktails from head bartender Brandt Sternberg that will pair with a small plates food lineup from Miguel Valdez, executive chef of The Red Door.

bar by the red door

Trish Watlington, who owns both restaurants, intends for Bar by Red Door to be a "true cocktail bar and comfortable gathering space"; her redesign for The Wellington space includes adding large front windows to face Washington Street.

Bar by Red Door

741 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103, USA