We're always on the hunt for the latest and greatest in restaurants, dives, and hotspots around San Diego and this summer, Craft Distillery and restaurant is arriving in East Village. Storyhouse Spirits is setting up shop in the East Village with a new distillery, bar, and restaurant. The 7500 ft.² warehouse located on the same block of J St. as the Mission, will include lower level and mezzanine dining areas with over 5000 ft.² dedicated to a distilling facility. The restaurant will feature wood-fired oven products and dishes as well as relaxed bar snacks, flatbreads, soups, and seafood.

Co-founder and distiller Matt Kidd will include neutral vodka and vodka infused with Meyer lemon and cucumber plus a classic London dry gin and those made with local botanicals. The clear spirits will range from a white rum to an un-aged white whiskey with a variety of bourbon, whiskey, and rye aged in barrels for a future release. Storyhouse Spirits will also feature a full cocktail bar serving drinks and cocktails made with their house spirits.

Director and co-founder of the business Steve Kuftinec spent 18 years in a Utah-based brewery and is ready to launch the new restaurant in early August 2018.

There were several business opportunities vying for this location but according to Urban Strategies Group, they were excited to bring Storyhouse Spirits to this location not only for the talent and experience behind the team but also because of the concept and development plans that will showcase the beautiful building. This is gonna be a great addition to East Village and I'm excited to check it out. Will you be there? [Source]