We are a bar and restaurant located in the community of South Park, in the heart of San Diego. In addition to providing fresh, and delicious comfort food, we offer a constantly rotating selection of local and craftbeers, as well as a full bar.
Station Tavern has a casual atmosphere with a large back yard that features picnic table style dining and play area with chalkboards & half scale trolley. Station is also pet friendly, and frequently holds events sponsored by different local groups and charities.
The building was designed by local San Diego architect Lloyd Russell, and won the San Diego Architectural Foundations Grand Orchid Award in 2010, for it’s “flawless” use of space, sustainability, and preservation of San Diego history.
The site was originally a trolley easement and station for San Diego’s No.2 line from 1929 to 1948. The old trolley line cut diagonally across the parcel of land, which was incorporated into the design and theme of the restaurant.
The buildings interior was designed by boat-builder-turned-furniture-designer Pat Wilkening of Redcraft Design. The bar top, stools, tables and chairs were milled from 100 year old 2×4’s, reclaimed from the original tenant Snippy’s Tavern, which operated from 1950 until 2003.
In addition, an average of 30% of our electrical consumption is generated by rooftop solar panels.
Station’s inviting open-air design, panoramic street view and family-friendly atmosphere, make it an organic extension of the neighborhood. The layout frequently inspires people to share tables with each other and sometimes even meet their own neighbors.
- Station wins Grand Orchid Award for architecture by SD Architectural Foundation
- Station featured in Sunset Magazine’s March Issue
- Won California Small Business of the Year, district 76, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana
- Voted “Best Restaurant for Hipster Parents” in San Diego Magazine