Queensborough

San Diego Cocktail Lounge

Aiming to open next week, Queensborough is the Gaslamp’s newest bar and eatery. Set inside a 1920s-era building on Fifth Avenue, the project is from group of industry vets who include nightlife pros Shane Brennan (Omnia, Searsucker) and Mike Vizcarra (Seven Grand Whiskey Bar, Bang Bang) and designer Matthew Ellis (Juniper & Ivy, Kettner Exchange).

The sleek 1,800-square-foot cocktail bar and dining area, which includes a marble bar and tabletops, a vintage phone booth, subway turnstiles and a floor studded with subway token, is the first element of Queensborough’s two-story downtown drinking and dining destination. The final component, 6,000-square-foot subterranean lounge that has been described as a “nightclub alternative”, is scheduled to be unveiled next month.

San Diego Magazine: First Look: Queensborough, Part 2

Underground 1920s NYC-style social club is now open

By: Troy Johnson | Photography By: Paul Body | Published: 2017.09.18 04:29 PM

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Two months ago, we showed you the first half of the ambitious Gaslamp project, Queensborough, an ode to 1920s cocktail culture from the Brethren Collective. Designed by Bluemotif Architecture’sMatthew Ellis (Cowboy Star, Kettner Exchange), it’s a classy throwback to F. Scott Fitzgerald romanticism. But the downstairs, deemed Downtown Queensborough, is even more elaborate, and is now open.

Here we’ve got the first photos of the 6,000 square-foot underground social club designed like an NYC subway with white tiled walls, subway-inspired signs, metro booth seats, a custom DJ booth, private whiskey lockers, full-service bar, roving cocktail cart, live jazz (starting in October, on Wednesdays), and build-your-own barrel-aged cocktail program. It’s a beauty. Take a gander. Queensborough, 777 Fifth Ave., queensboroughsd.com.

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