The San Diego restaurant group behind local venues, including Wonderland Ocean Pub and OB Surf Lodge, has signed on to purchase and take over operations at longstanding Normal Heights favorite, Rosie O’Grady’s. Fans and regulars will be pleased to know that Social Syndicate plans to preserve the neighborhood hotspot as the same Chicago-style bar that’s well known and loved for its live music and extensive beer selection.
Established in 1983 and considered one of San Diego’s classic dives, the corner pub on Adams Avenue has also long drawn crowds for its all-you-can-eat $12 Mexican-Style Sunday brunch, trivia contests and karaoke nights, while during football season it’s often standing room only. Alongside operating partners Jon Conklin and Matt Andersen, Rosie O’Grady’s music director Jason Rammelsberg will continue to book live bands and bring fresh talent to the venue. No word as yet on any food and menu program changes.
Social Syndicate is currently in the process of bringing two new concepts to San Diego. The group’s cantina-style Mexican eatery La Doña is poised to open in Ocean Beach this fall while Monarch Ocean Pub, the 5,600 square-foot indoor/outdoor restaurant and beer garden on the top floor of the Del Mar Plaza, is slated to open later this year.