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South Beach Bar & Grill

5059 Newport Ave, San Diego, California 92107 USA

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“Home of the world's best fish taco!”

“Bon Appetit’s America’s Best Restaurants”: South Beach Bar & Grill - FINALIST BEST TACOS Just a few miles west of downtown San Diego, lies Ocean Beach, one of the few remaining classic California beach towns. In the heart of OB, at the end of palm-lined Newport Avenua just a stone's throw from the Pacific Ocean, sits the South Beach Bar & Grille. Home of the world-famous mahi fish taco, South Beach has drawn a lively mix of locals and visitors since opening in 1992. Grab a seat at the long wooden bar and watch the sun set behind the crashing surf as you order from a full bar featuring 22 tequilas and more than 40 beers, including several from award-winning San Diego breweries. In addition to the mahi tacos, diners choose from a variety of fresh seafood including lobster, wahoo, shark, calamari and shrimp, as well as burgers, chicken and vegetarian options. 

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Reviewed by
sndasher

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January 01, 2015

RACIST ESTABLISHMENT!!!! WARNING!!! This is my second time coming to OB South Beach Bar Grill. On the night of New Years eve at 5pm I came with my bf to have dinner. I was harassed horribly by a security/bouncer. I am a 29 year old black female. I was first told my photo did not look like me told I could not enter. I was then asked for not one but 3 FORMS of ID?! When I gave this to the bouncer, he still did not believe I was the same person. No one else has ever said it was NOT me. I was then asked for my ID just to leave the bar with my same ID, he then told me he would not give it to me. This was after I presented 3 FORMS of ID, a CA ID, a drivers license, and a bank card. He then asked for me to write my signature 3 times. By this time it was not even to enter the bar since I was not interested in entering but wanted to leave. Many other establishments are on the same street, why would I face this harassment when I can go to another. He then told me to call a cop to get my ID back, again this was after the 3 forms of ID, and writing my signature not once but 3 times!!!!!!!!! I asked to see a manager and was denied. I have never been treated this way at any establishment. I have a masters degree and pay my taxes. I only saw one other black person in the establishment so the only reasoning I can find is THIS BOUNCER WAS RACIST. Why were other patrons clearly younger than me allowed to enter with their PASSPORTS. Most bars I have been to in the north county do not allow passports as a form of ID for entry. I was not even trying to buy alcohol. I had no single drop of alcohol all night. I was trying to go to the grill, and after the excessive harassment I was trying to LEAVE, but wasn't allowed to. I can find no other reason than clear and plan racism, but this establishment and the bouncer a RED haired bearded man clearly with little education wouldn't allow me too. He then laughed in my face, and called me UGLY for not looking like my driver license which I had renewed less than 4 months earlier. My bf who is a white Marine and also does security on the side has never treated anyone like this. This was excessive and horrible. I have gotten horrible service here and now I have been treated like less than a citizen by a simple minded bouncer. I literally went next door and ordered food and a beer with NO problem or second thought. I truly believe racism exist at this establishment. It is the silent strange double standards that still exist today that prove it is alive in places like this.

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South Beach Bar & Grill

5059 Newport Ave
San Diego, California
92107 USA

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Open now until 2:00 am
  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
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