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Booze Brothers Opening New Family-Friendly Burger Joint

The brewery’s new tasting room, Party Burgers, hopes to satisfy beer lovers and their tiniest family members
New San Diego burger joint opening in Fallbrook called Party Burgers from the team behind Booze Brothers brewery
Courtesy of Booze Brothers

Dave Firth admits that Booze Brothers isn’t exactly the most family-friendly name. But the brewery co-founder says that by highlighting the food aspect at their next location, he hopes to fill the gap between the area’s all-ages restaurants and 21+ bars

“We figured if we call it Booze Bros, then you’re getting the beer drinkers, but we want families to come in,” he explains. Thus, Party Burgers by Booze Brothers Brewing Company was born.

The exterior of new San Diego burger joint Party Burgers in Fallbrook from the team behind Booze Brothers Brewery
Courtesy of Party Burgers

Party Burgers by Booze Brothers Brewing Company in Fallbrook will be the brand’s third tasting room. The brand also operates outposts in Vista and Oceanside. This is actually the brewery’s second location in the northern city. They were forced to close this May after three years in operation due to a landlord and property issue. 

This new location features all outdoor seating spread across one covered patio with 2,500 square feet, another semi-covered space with another 2,500 square feet, and a 1,000-square-foot front area with yard games and a stage for live music

Party Burgers has provided the food element of the Vista taproom since earlier this year and will offer a similar menu in Fallbrook. Featured items will include smashburgers, veggie burgers, chicken sandwiches, a variety of wings, and fries, and Firth says to expect a barbecue element at some point on weekends. The space will include 12 taps of mostly Booze Brothers beers and occasional collaboration or guest tap. They’ll start with their core beers, like the Penny Blonde, Ramble On West Coast IPA, 1-800-Tropics Hazy IPA, some fruited and sour beers, and around eight local wines.

Dave Pankratz, head of food operations, says they’ll also offer a few new items, including real ice cream milkshakes, plus a few old favorites like the Classic Smashburger made with certified California Angus beef. “The Classic Smashburger includes two smashed patties, grilled onions, melted American cheese, and our signature Party Sauce,” he says, adding that they make the secret Party Sauce fresh daily. There is a party in every bite!”

Firth estimates Party Burgers by Booze Bros. will soft open around the end of July, with a grand opening in August. Hours will run 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday. It’s taken a long time to reopen since the forced relocation, but Firth says they were always committed to staying in the area.

“We absolutely love the community up here,” he says. “It’s such a tight community—it’s really special.”

Exterior of San Diego seafood restaurant the Fish Shop in Encinitas which just recently celebrated its 10th anniversary

San Diego Restaurant News & Food Events

Encinitas Fish Shop Hits 10 Years

Happy anniversary to the Encinitas outpost of Fish Shop! The local seafood purveyor opened its first location in Pacific Beach in 2010, followed by Encinitas in 2014 and Point Loma in 2018. Earlier this year, Encinitas launched a complete bar element with a specialty cocktail menu because who doesn’t want mahi mahi and margaritas? If you happen to stop by the Encinitas spot on Wednesday, July 31, mention the anniversary to get 10 percent off (and be sure to try the celebratory cocktail, just for fun). 

Food from The Kitchen restaurant at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Beth’s Bites

  • First the Mingei, now the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla… San Diego has been upping its museum cuisine lately. The Kitchen at MCASD recently launched a new dinner service and happy hour menus, both put together by Tracy Borkum and chef/partner Tim Kolanko of Urban Kitchen Group. The menus include items like yellowtail crudo, baklava cheesecake, Lebanese-spiced chicken skewers, and much more. Sips, shared plates, and sunsets? Sounds like paradise. 
  • Grant Hill eatery Todo Pa La Cruda is expanding to a second location at 2196 Logan Avenue—yes, that’s the former Salud space that shuttered only a few weeks ago. I haven’t been to Todo’s first spot yet, but now I’m paying attention…
  • Japanese-Mexican fusion eatery Fuego Sushi has a new home in Old Town at 2548 Congress Street, Suite B. I’m ready to stuff my face with this magnificent slab of tuna.

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By Beth Demmon

Beth Demmon is an award-winning writer and podcaster whose work regularly appears in national outlets and San Diego Magazine. Her first book, The Beer Lover's Guide to Cider, is now available. Find out more on

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