The North County coastal city of Oceanside has been on the rise for the past half-decade, with hospitality venues sprouting up to join long-loved mainstays. That influx of business has included numerous brewing companies, and the next to throw its brewery-logo-adorned hat into the ring will be Booze Brothers Brewing.
Based in Vista, the six-year-old operation has built an impressive following in its hometown and throughout North County. Management hopes to extend that loyalty to the coast with a satellite tasting room that will be located at 606 Mission Avenue, one block northeast of Breakwater Brewing and two blocks west of Northern Pine Brewing. The new 1,869-square-foot is currently under construction with a broad debut time frame of late 2019 or early 2020. Once opened, it will be equipped with 14 taps dispensing Booze Brothers beers as well as the avant garde beverages of sister brand Owl Farm Unique Fermentations.
“Co-founders Dave and Donny Firth and I have toyed around with the idea of a second tasting room for quite some time, but we wanted to make sure wherever we chose was a natural fit. We loved the idea of doing something in a downtown area, and Oceanside has been seeing some really awesome changes lately,” says co-owner Kris Anacleto. “One day, while visiting Steel Mill, a coffee shop owned by some friends of ours, they suggested we check out the building across the street from them. It just happened to be a pretty perfect size for what we were looking to do. At the same time, an old friend of ours was just about ready to start working on his new restaurant, Rosewood Kitchen, next door. We entertained the idea of having a pass-through window so our guests could have easy access to food. Everything came together pretty organically, so we jumped on it.”
That Rosewood Kitchen pass-through will be fully operative when the tasting room opens. Aesthetically, the walls will be stocked with classic artwork from Booze Brothers’ extensive, off-the-wall portfolio as well as pieces from skate-industry artist Ben Horton. The layout will include a long main bar, window bar, pair of standing island bars and half-a-dozen tables. Beer and apparel will available for purchase to-go.
Says Anacleto, “Our little block consists of a tattoo shop, coffee shop, winery and a slew of good eateries, so we’re pretty excited to be in the mix of Mission Avenue’s growing success.”