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Fresh on the heels of opening a location across from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA, Cork & Batter have plans to introduce the concept to San Diego next. The Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners announced they’ve secured a ten-year deal with BNG Hospitality Group to add their bar and restaurant to Seaport Village.
The LA-based hospitality group manages venues like the TCL Chinese Theatre, restaurants like Hollywood’s Yamashiro and Comedor in Laguna Beach, plus LA lounges like Adults Only.
Cork & Batter is BNG’s sports lounge concept, serving elevated bar food, craft beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails. Their menu features a starting lineup of appetizers like breaded cheese curds and crispy wings, plus sliders, flatbreads, and two-hander sandwiches and burgers.
On game days, Cork & Batter will be your waterfront destination for catching a game live on multiple flat screens.
“We are actively expanding this concept into other cities around the country, including nearby Simi Valley, as well as Boston, Miami, and Atlanta. Whether you are joining us to cheer on your favorite team or just looking to enjoy a variety of tasty food and cocktails, Cork and Batter is the destination for locals and tourists alike,” says Drew Gates, BNG’s managing partner, via press release. According to their statement, BNG will update their chic sports bar concept 3rd Base in LA to Cork & Batter as well.
The deal places Cork & Batter in a nearly 8,000-square-foot space adjacent to the boardwalk with indoor and patio seating. The Port of San Diego continues to expand the dining options at Seaport Village, with restaurants like Zytoun Gourmet Mediterranean, Malibu Farm, Shorebird, Crack Taco Shop, and Gladstone’s opening within the next year. Southern eatery Louisiana Charlie’s is now open in Seaport Village, serving classic Cajun and Creole dishes, BBQ, and will soon roll out their Mardi Gras-themed cocktails.
Get to know Cork & Batter as they make their way to San Diego by following their Instagram.