101 Proof

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16 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
There is always a story behind a bar and especially when you talk about speakeasies. What was once a bank vault is now 101 Proof speakeasy. Serving up classic cocktails that we have transformed to cater to the modern palate. We have over 300 whiskies to choose from. A small, quiet, intimate setting for any occasion. Available for private parties as well.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, American
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Hours of operation
Tue, Thu 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 429-7424
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Formal Attire
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Executive chef
Adam Griffin
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Private party facilities
We would love to host your private event at 101 Proof. We offer 40 seats, a quiet, intimate setting with that dark Speakeasy vibe. Full menu is offered as well as banquet menus.
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Cross street
Vista way, Coast highway
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Parking details
Our private lot is behind the restaurant off of vista way.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 16 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.6based on all time ratings
Noise · Quiet
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a wonderful experience. The bartenders were knowledgeable and very friendly. The drinks and food were delicious and fairly priced. The atmosphere was the best part for me, except the beautiful lady next to me. It was quite, the lighting was low but not to dark and it was just relaxing. There had been an issue with my reservation date and I was immediately contacted by the management to work everything out to benefit my wife and I. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to be able to eat, have a great drink and enjoy a conversation without the noise of large crowds in restaurants.

San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for high quality drinks and fun atmosphere. Burgers are awesome and service was outstanding. Will definitely be coming back.

San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful, drinks were outstanding. My only complaint was that they don't have their own menu, even if they have some of the same items they should have their own menu. We will return.

1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The knowledge the staff has was amazing, especially the bar tender—- outstanding!!!
Darling room that takes you back in time and our food couldn’t have been better.
The whole experience was definitely worth doing and we highly recommend spending an evening at 101 Proof.

1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had one of the best nights at this place. Bryant was super nice and very knowledgeable !! Definitely coming back!

San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love this hidden gem. As I understand it, speak easy’s are supposed to be fairly quiet. Here, I think it depends on the bartender. I prefer a more quiet atmosphere at places like this but I feel it’s hit or miss. The cocktail selection and skill level of the bartenders is second to none. Anything you order will be fabulous but try the Gimlet with Sipsmith Gin!

San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the nicer Speakeasy’s in the area. A new place go have fun

1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was absolutely THE highlight of our anniversary weekend! The bartender (Brian) was awesome, so knowledgeable and made the most amazing drinks. Food was great, vibe and ambiance was very cool.
Will be going back!

2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Be sure to make a reservation or you can not get in. Eat in the adjoining restaurant, drink a at 101

1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy my time here, but I'm staying to feel like it's losing the feel.

I understand we're in California, but when others don't put any effort for the occasion (ie: flip flops, board shorts, baggy clothes, hoodies, and yoga pants, work out clothes) the place loses the feel of the appropriate ambience and starts to feel like a tourist attraction.

San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A bit disappointed, I thought I would have felt that I was stepping back in time

San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great drinks, awesome service, awesome ambiance.

1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Love the vibe and ambience! Perfect for a date.

1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing night. The bartender was very knowledgeable. Don't hesitate to have them custom create a cocktail for you of their choice.

Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We always love coming to the speakeasy! The bartender on Friday was not our favorite, and the drinks were delicious just not imaginative when asking for bartender choice. Still, delightful setting, delicious food and drink.

1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Drinks and service were great.