A nearly 10,000-square-foot, all-in-one venue for dining, drinking, and entertainment has just hit Pacific Beach, replacing longtime Garnet Avenue nightclub Johnny V’s. Break Point, is a new chapter for owner Mike Lee, who lives in Pacific Beach with his wife Amy and has run the club since the late ‘80s. The Lee’s have rebooted the space into a more all-encompassing option for the neighborhood; it now pairs a family-friendly eatery and bowling alley with a late night bar and dance club.
Designed by Davis Ink (The Grass Skirt, Parq, Sidebar), Break Point is currently open daily at 11 a.m. but will eventually extend its hours to include weekday breakfast and weekend brunch. Executive chef Bobby Borja (Prepkitchen Little Italy) is behind a menu influenced by coastal Mexican and Asian influences — there are Baja fish tacos and togarashi seared ahi sandwiches — and is set to expand the menu in the coming weeks. The full service bar offers 16 taps of mostly local beer and a still-developing cocktail list.
The dining room, with dramatic, hexagonal-shaped booths, adjoins its four, full-length bowling lanes. And a rear seating area turns into a dance floor, with DJ entertainment provided on most evenings. Break Point also plans to feature bottle service, as well as packages for private parties and special events.