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The Guild Restaurant ~ Try something NEW!

By Chad in July 2008 with 0 Comments


Ever been to a restaurant with “views” of a real machine shop where some of San Diego’s finest restaurants & homes have their custom wood & metal creations fabricated?

Venture over to Barrio Logan and check out THE GUILD at 1805 Newton Ave, San Diego, CA 92113 Tel# 619.564.7584. It will take you all of about 3 minutes to drive there from the Gaslamp. If you know how to get to the foot of the Gaslamp (the end of 5th at Harbor Drive by the Convention Ctr), take a left (head east) on Harbor Dr. and continue for about a mile to Beardsley (before you get to your 2nd light at Caesar Chavez). Go left over the tracks and up two blocks. You can’t miss it on the right. There’s great parking in a lot next to the restaurant.

When you arrive, you’ll generally see LOTS of people at the bar. Happy hour is 5-6pm and again from 10-11pm. There’s a very cool crowd at The Guild…a little secret getaway for many. You may run into some of San Diego’s artists and architects here. One of the owners, Paul Basile, is a contractor himself. Paul has been a peer of the downtown arts community for more than a decade.

Inside you will find the decor a unique blend of urban chic where concrete meets Kirei (a reclaimed agricultural fiber from the Sorghum plant grown around the world for food). How “green” is that?

Plan on small bites ~ almost tapas in style ~ as a way to sample many unique dishes there. Rich in flavor but light in preparation… clean & decorative in the way it’s beautifully plated. Also plan on trying a wine you most likely can’t buy at any supermarket. No ridiculous prices here and a very nice variety.

Live music seems to be extinct in this day and age ~ but not at the Guild. Come on a Friday evening to hear something that’s really “live.”

Looking for great “chill” lounge where you can hang out & actually see/hear other people without a $20 cover? Check out the lounge upstairs. The long table seating was designed for people to meet their neighbors

If you are craving “original,” check out The Guild.