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The Gaslamp’s Metl Bar Unveils Brunch Counterpart in North Park

MetlBar Creamery & Cafe opened this week

Hands holding a mug from Metl Creamery and Cae

Born early on the pandemic as a means to buoy business, the boozy ice cream creations of Metl Bar & Restaurant have become so popular in their own right that the Gaslamp bar has been able to open a second spot that will be dedicated to the cocktail creamery. MetlBar Creamery & Cafe landed in the former Two Blu Ducks space this week, bringing a new brunch hangout to the North Park neighborhood.

Operating daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the restaurant serves a menu that spans Southern classics like chicken-fried steak and biscuits and gravy to omelettes, eggs Benedict, French toast, waffles, and family-sized brunch boards.

Two wine-based ice creams — strawberries and champagne and lavender prosecco and goat cheese — will be offered until the cafe and bar gets its full liquor license. Co-owner Jenna Elskamp says they will be incorporating more ice cream flavors into the menu and plan to add an ice cream counter/scoop shop to the restaurant by this summer.

Tattooed man holding two beer flights from Metl Creamery and Cafe
Skillet omelette at Metl Bar Metl Bar
Cinnamon roll ice cream sandwich
Cinnamon roll ice cream sandwich


MetlBar Creamery & Cafe

2835 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104