About Brooklyn Bar & Grill of City Heights, San Diego


Happy Hour

Business Hours

Happy Hour

From Open to 7:00 PM Every Day! 

All Day Mondays

$1 off Wells $1 off Modelo

50¢ off Draft Beer



Business Hours

Happy Hour

Monday thru Thursday 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Friday 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday 2:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Sunday 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM


Business Hours

Business Hours

Business Hours

Monday thru Friday 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Saturday 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Sunday 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Full Bar and Eatery in the Heart of Historic City Heights, San Diego

Brooklyn Bar & Grill is a full bar and eatery in the heart of historic City Heights, San Diego created by Bill Lutzius, the previous owner of the iconic Aero Club Bar. Visit the new two-story building that spans 2,300-square-feet! Enjoy our casual and friendly atmosphere either inside or outdoor seating on the rooftop patio creating a unique oasis in City Heights. We carry local craft beer on draft, a full bar, cocktails, appetizers, entrees including delicious grilled burgers and classic Philly Cheesesteaks, and vegetarian + vegan menu items.

Brooklyn Bar & Grill

Brooklyn Bar & Grill is a throwback to the beauty and attention to detail of the early 20th century taverns. San Diego City Beat complimented its large booths, ornate fixtures, and noirish lighting, which gives it a “truly distinct yet classic atmosphere.” The name Chinatown Bar & Grill is a nod to the area and tribute to the perseverance, vision, and entrepreneurship of Look Tin Eli who nearly single-handedly rebuilt Chinatown from the ashes of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. 

Food for the people, and an Imperial selection of spirits 

With spacious red-leather booths, a 40-foot bar, and a rooftop patio oasis in the middle of City Heights, Brooklyn Bar & Grill’s food menu includes big juicy burgers, chop steak sandwiches, and vegetarian options. The bar has 16 beers on tap and a full liquor selection with hundreds of whiskeys, tequilas, and mezcals. 

Meet owner Bill Lutzius, former owner of the Aero Club Bar 

Bill Lutzius launched Brooklyn Bar & Grill in 2018, shortly before turning over the yoke of the San Diego landmark Aero Club Bar to the Waterfront Group. 

Eclectic City Heights was the perfect fit for Bill’s new bar and grill. It reminds the Brooklyn native of his hometown with its multicultural food, bodegas, and bustling activity. 

Continuing a neighborhood tradition 

Brooklyn Bar & Grill continues the long tradition of its University Avenue address, which was previously The Pour House Bar and several other bars and restaurants for much of the last 100 years. Bill envisions Chinatown Bar & Grill as a third-space, apart from home and work, within this highly walkable neighborhood—a space of understated elegance where friends and neighbors meet, relax, and escape the daily hustle. 

More than just food and drinks 

Brooklyn Bar & Grill is an ideal location for events. The entire second-floor patio and spacious event room overlooking University Avenue is available for private parties and events at no charge! 

Join us for dinner, lunch, happy hour (every day until 7), or just drop in for $5 Jameson all day every day.