Brigantine’s Portside Pier is an exceptional waterfront dining experience

The Brigantine’s Portside Pier opened on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and offers dining options to please everyone’s palate – from fresh seafood and authentic Mexican to pub fare, coffee, and gelato; not to mention first-rate views of San Diego Bay and free public access to enjoy those views!

The Port of San Diego and The Brigantine, Inc. have transformed one of Southern California’s iconic, flagship waterfront restaurant sites – 1360 North Harbor Drive along the North Embarcadero.

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In 2015, San Diego’s nearly 50 year old Brigantine Restaurant Group beat out proposals from longtime tenant Anthony’s Fish Grotto and another from Sunroad Enterprises that included restaurants by the Cohn Restaurant Group (Coasterra) and Consortium Holdings (Born & Raised) to get awarded the redevelopment deal on the prime downtown waterfront project.

Designed by Tucker Sadler, the modern waterfront complex pays tribute to San Diego’s long history as a nationally known fishing port. Highlights include a barrel-shaped steel roof, Brazilian hardwood siding, a second floor ball room surrounded by glass, a glass egg staircase leading to the second story, and a nearly 3,000 pound wall-mounted sculpture of an octopus by Ryoko Nasu of the Hatch Design Group.

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The Brigantine’s Portside Pier includes four dining concepts:

The restaurants are opening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The design of the restaurants have plenty of outdoor space to seat about 500 people, with all social distancing guidelines in place. The complex has capacity for about 1,000 people, once pandemic restrictions are lifted.

To read more about Brigantine’s Portside Pier, the following articles were used to write this article and the original content can be found here:

https://www.portofsandiego.org/projects/portside-pier

https://www.sandiegoville.com/2020/07/san-diego-portside-pier-to-open-july-21.html

https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/portside-pier-to-open-at-san-diegos-embarcadero-amid-pandemic

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