West Coast Tavern

4.3
95 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Fun
  • Happy Hour
  • People Watching
West Coast Tavern is a laid back urban tavern set in one of North Park’s most historic buildings. Our great food, drinks and people make West Coast Tavern the locals go-to in North Park.

We look forward to serving you with our full menu until Midnight and cocktails until 2AM! Reservations are for 2 hours.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(619) 295-1688
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marcos Navarro
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
29th Street
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Parking details
There is street parking and also a parking structure on 29th St.
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Special events & promotions
For special event inquiries please contact us at events@westcoasttavern.com
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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West Coast Tavern is a laid back urban tavern set in one of North Park’s most historic buildings. Our great food, drinks and people make West Coast Tavern the locals go-to in North Park.

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95 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
61%
Very Good
21%
Good
11%
Fair
6%
Poor
1%
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The host and crew were very friendly, and went above and beyond to accommodate a longer-than-normal wheelchair. Everybody enjoyed the food, except for the wings which were apparently just okay. There was a lot of activity next door at the Observatory, which was good and bad, and the parking was not very handy. This normally would not bother me, but we had an elderly person and a handicapped person in our group. Kudos again to the very helpful staff!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food and 2 year old friendly (early evening dinner). The service was outstanding and the music was great.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We saw how amazing the brunch looked and wanted to try it out as soon as we could!! And we LOVED it!! The doggies even got a meal off the doggy menu! Such a fun environment and amazing service! Thank you so much!!

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OT
2.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Horrible waiter. Too many blips to even mention. If he hates serving he should find a different line of work

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OT
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Here for my birthday, mimosas were watered down :/ disappointed because the first time I can taste a fair amount of alcohol for the price so I bragged to a friend to come today...needless to say I wont come for the mimosas again. The food is great! Service today was spotty...they changes waitresses and forgot about us :/ I still love the food tho!

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JA
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I think we chose a poor night to go, as there was a concert going on in the back and all service seemed a little slow because of it, and there was no chance for holding conversation for the noise. The food was tasty, though avoid the brussel sprouts; they were so oily that it kind of tainted the rest of the meal for us and in the end made us not feel too well. Chicken and waffles were good, and the shrimp tacos were really good...though they are spicy! The drinks were great.

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OT
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The staff is very nice and the service was great. However, the food is just mediocre.

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AH
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great food and cocktails with a cool vibe.
Had a DJ for Sunday Brunch. That sounds like it would be fun, but it made it far too loud on the inside, I couldn't hear the person next to me. Outside was slightly better.
The music was loud, the patrons were yelling to talk over the music and others.
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KH
3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

I had been to WCT fairly recently and had a very enjoyable experience. But on this trip, the service was awful. We asked for extra napkins and had practically finished our meal when they finally arrived, we asked for plain ketchup and it NEVER arrived, even though we asked twice. Almost ALL of the food had a pretty strong spiciness that was a little difficult for some of us - thus the request for PLAIN ketchup, as the house ketchup was VERY spicy. The drinks were good - beer, wine and mixed - so if I were to come back, it would be for cocktails and nothing else, I think.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

My fiance and I had the veggie burgers! So goood! We will be back for sure

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Met some friends for HH, drinks were good and inexpensive. The only issue was the food, the wings were spicy and the ketchup was spicy. The food was one note: spicy, so you couldn’t really taste it that much. Overall, good food, good drinks and get there early on Sundays since it fills up quickly.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had a good group of 6 that hadn't caught up in a while, and our dinner at West Coast Tavern
(Sat May 26th at 6:30pm) was exactly what we hoped for. We had delicious steaks and craft cocktails while watching the Warriors and B.S.-ing with each other. It was time well spent at probably the coolest spot in N. Park!

The staff was fantastic! Our server and the bartender were assertive and attentive. One guy in our party imposed on our server a specific food request and she complied happily with out rolling her eyes, and we appreciated what a great sport she was!

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OT
2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The server was great. Food took forever to come out and all 4 plates were wrong. Steak came out medium instead of rare, cooks didn’t “prep enough bacon for the day”, wrong chicken for a bowl and soggy waffles. The server did the best she could for having the back of house screw up the steak a second time. Manager was not helpful and couldn’t be bothered.

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DB
1.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Over priced food. Served spoiled seafood. “Chipotle Mussels” taste like curry. Server managed to stop by every 20-30 min. Would not recommend or consider going back.

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OT
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Love those happy hour giant mules!

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CH
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We ate here before going to a show at the observatory. It was great. Do not be in a hurry. It is great but before a show it is busy. Everyone is super nice and it is next-store to the venue.

It was great!!!!!

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CM
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

West coast tavern was amazing! Went there before a concert at the observatory and it was the perfect preconcert spot. Plus the food was amazing and the drinks during happy hour were cheap! Our waitress was the best and she even held my leftovers in the back so I could take them home after the concert. Definitely will be coming back a lot. So fun.

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AC
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The food is Amazing, the service was great, we ordered the Mac n cheese and the Mac n cheese burgers...wow doesn't describe it! First time visiting during a Cody Jinks line up and the people were very helpful, and nice. Recommended to everyone.

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SD
5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Went to join a few old work colleagues. Great food, atmosphere and of course beer. If you're going to a show, this is a must stop after.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Awesome service and great food!

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KG
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went for a concert at the Observatory. Great idea because you don’t have to wait in line, just show ticket and get a wristband and you are able to eat and drink and then walk in when the doors open. Good happy hour but could use some more food deals. Will be back for sure if another concert there.

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AM
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We ate before the Snoop concert and found the staff to be extremely friendly, the food was superb, and it was a fantastic pre-show atmosphere.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I brought my son, it was her first time there. Everyone was so accommodating, friendly. And very engaging. Brian our server was on point with his food suggestions and drink suggestions. He asked a few questions to understand what type of things and items we would like, and was able to suggest exactly what we were looking for. The other servers we’re also friendly and I love the teamwork that they all had in assisting each other. No one was stepping over each other, communication flowed well. And because of that it increased efficiency and quality of their service. I will definitely come back to this place and highly recommend it to others.

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NR
5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The bratwurst did not have much flavor and my waffles were a bit raw inside.

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R
2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Night 1: Upon being seated at my table, a member of the staff asked if I had a reservation to sit there as if she were planning to ask me to leave. I replied yes, and she asked again asked if I really had a reservation? I again replied yes, and she then asked if the hostess confirmed my reservation and sat me at the table. I again said yes, and asked her why she didn't believe me? She said she didn't believe me because the table wasn't wiped down and was dirty, which it was. She said she would confirm with the hostess I had a reservation.

It was a busy night, but this restaurant is part of a music venue with sold out shows nightly so I would expect it to be amply prepared for the amount of business for any given show. It took our server 20 minutes to arrive and another 20 minutes to receive or drinks. When we received our drinks I asked our server to put in a second order for drinks because of the amount of time it took to serve the first order. He said he could not order any further drinks for us until the drink we had was less than 1/3 full. We waited another 30 minutes until he returned to check our drinks and ask if we wanted more. I politely said no, check please.

Night 2: The only reason I returned is because the restaurant is attached to the music venue. The service was pretty much exactly the same with our server disappearing for 30 minutes at a time or more. We were there for 2 hours and were able to successfully order 2 drinks.

My impression of this place is that they do not want you there and they do not want your business. The upside to the lack of service was our bill was only 1/3 of what it would have been anywhere else, so it was economical. The food was excellent. It is a shame they are clueless on service.

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ST
5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Delicious food! Excellent prices during Happy Hour, fun atmosphere. Very loud but that’s expected for a tavern. Will definitely be back!

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AW
4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I got the Tacos because it was Tuesday, the Chicken tacos were a little spicy. But I am not a spice person, the drink was good and so was the Spinach dip with veggies. Tacos were very good.

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RH
4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Nice place, good food, and great service , The only thing they could place out door heaters more strategically, just a bit cold outside, other than that a great time.

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M
4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was just good, servers are very friendly, great music and margaritas!!

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m
4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

overall good reaction though i made reservation with "open table" and selected "inside"
when we got there mentioned our reservation and asked for "inside" and was told there were no tables available inside. sat outside, a bit chilly even with heater.

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P
5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Really good food and thankfully, vegetarian-friendly! Great tequila selection too. :) Highly recommend this place, especially before seeing a show at the Observatory. Super convenient date night! :)

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L
4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Great sports bar, wonderful happy hour. Try the $20 pitcher of mules, very generous and delicious. I had a wedge with salmon, very good! Besides bar food they have many healthy options.

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S
1.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The service was terrible and the staff was rude especially the security guard, hostess and manager Paris Landen. The hostess refused to seat us at a table in the restaurant stating all tables were reserved and told us we had to sit in the bar although the couple after us was seated at a table. The restaurant was mainly empty with at least 12-15 tables available and we were there early prior to peak dinner times.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

This was my first visit to West Coast Tavern. Staff was welcoming and attentive, service was great, food and drinks were amazing!!! I will definitely be coming back!!!

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KW
4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice brunch menu and was there to see the parade but really loud radio with for brunch event.

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AJ
5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Great spot to meet for drinks and food. Great open air ambience with tasty drink selection.

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S
5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Braised beef with pouched delicious

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OT
5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for his birthday before a concert and loved it. We split the avocado grilled cheese and tomato soup and it was amazing as a light dinner! The fries were super tasty and the ketchup had a spicy kick to it. The cocktails were unique and delicious. It was a perfect spot to go before the concert we had planned. I would definitely go again!

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BE
3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Went out for dinner. I had to use my cell phone to view the menu since it was to dark. I ordered the prime rib sandwitch it was okay. Margarita was good my bf and brother both got a vegetarian hamburger the patty looked nice and super thick. I tasted it! I bit in to it and it was super mushy... food can use work super loud ..and super dark.

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