So why would you invest in barware from afar, especially against that immaculate new landscape and the 21st-century lavatory? Well, you wouldn’t. Or at least you won’t have to after Aug. 3. That’s when San Diego-based Moniker General will introduce The Bar at Moniker General – a made-to-order cocktail concept at Liberty Station’s premiere space for all things community and retail.
Twenty San Diego- and Baja-sourced beer selections await, along with wine and cocktails from an indoor space that won’t quit. If you prefer, you can take it all in from a new gated 1,300-square-foot patio, replete with picnic tables, Adirondack chairs and greenery.
This can’t help but set the mood for the latest installment of the shopping experience that’s made Moniker General a destination venue; the ambience is designed to move the venue’s bar carts, glassware and items for homemade craft cocktails. They’re welcomed additions to the store’s stock of Southern California-style brands, including furniture and select national names like Linus bikes and Stevan Alan sunglasses.
In its quest for the unusual fare and the palate to go with it, Moniker General has launched a toast menu featuring locally made ingredients from the Liberty Public Farmers Market and several Point Loma vendors. It’s proven such a success that Moniker plans to bring the delicacies to The Bar. Cheese plates, vegan options and gluten-free bread will be among the orders of the day.
And don’t you dare pass up the Hunky Dory sandwich, comprising goat cheese, zucchini, turkey, honey and cracked pepper.
“The whole Moniker General concept,” spokesperson Carissa O’Connor says, “is to create a space for the (NTC) community. Families, artists, Point Loma residents and everyone can come togerther to grab a coffee and a cocktail or a bite to eat.” O’Connor adds that Moniker has quite a few dining events and other leisure activities as it pursues its creation of a neighborhood within a neighborhood.
The peeps at NTC like Moniker so much, in fact, that they’re rolling out some new venues sooner than you realize. A colorful Peruvian rotisserie called Pisco (named for Peru’s national drink) is set to open its 5,000-square-foot space in a couple weeks, followed by chicken and vegan options at health-conscious Poke 1-2-3.
Club Pilates, opening in August, sounds like the ticket to exercise away all that extra grub. Or you could walk it off at Pigment, expanding to NTC this fall from its well-known North Park location. Pigment features a curated collection of local giftware and postmodern furniture and will offer space for shoppers to create custom plant arrangements.
NTC has announced a number of updates on new properties and six new tenants among its more than 30 vendors. For more, see libertypublicmarket.com.
or call 619-487-9346.
Where: 2860 Sims Road.
Info: monikergeneral.com or 619-255-8772.