An experienced restaurant group and one of the early leaders of San Diego’s craft beer scene are teaming up to open Gravity Heights, a new large-scale brewery and restaurant in Sorrento Valley. Spanning a roughly 7,000-square-foot freestanding building at the corner of Mira Mesa Boulevard and Pacific Heights Boulevard, the project will also include a 5,000-square-foot outdoor beer garden.
Whisknladle Hospitality, which runs the Prepkitchen locations plus Whisknladle and Catania in La Jolla, will be responsible for creating a full dining experience at the brewery. The idea for Gravity Heights was first hatched several years ago, when Whisknladle CEO Arturo Kassel was introduced to legendary brewmaster Skip Virgilio, the co-founder and original head brewer of AleSmith Brewing Company, by Ryan Trim, a local homebrewer, Quaff member, and beer judge; Virgilio and Trim will be managing the beer side of Gravity Heights. Stay tuned as details are still developing; the brewery and restaurant aren’t scheduled to launch until the end of 2018.
Urban Strategies Group’s Michael Burton facilitated the lease for the location, which is situated in the center of Sorrento Mesa in front of the One Pacific Heights office building.