Pointing out Mavericks is a 15,000-square-foot, multi-level entertainment mecca with five indoor/outdoor bars, 38 TVs and Baja-inspired cuisine, the club’s event manager, Krista Marcheschi, said the pub, distinguished by its indoor/outdoor spaces, is respectful of the history of its 860 Garnet Ave. space.
“When we were building Mavericks, we wanted to make sure to tie-in all the history this spot actually has,” said Marcheschi. “This has been bars (Pacific Beach Bar & Grill, Diego’s) for 50 years, and a residential home before that. We weren’t going to be just another bar in PB. This has been the place to go for generations.”
Mavericks wanted to update the usual beach bar’s image, changing its look and feel for the long-term.
“We purchased the whole land because we wanted a beach bar that would stand 20 years while paying tribute to all the places that were here before us that made this a landmark,” said Marcheschi. “We hope people will come back in 20 years, bring their kids to the place they used to come to and say, ‘Mavericks is still here.’”
What makes Mavericks extraordinary is the amount of thought — and imagination — that went into creating it.
“We have several dance floors,” noted Marcheschi. “Each of our five separate bars has a different feel.”
Above all else, said Marcheschi, “Everyone is here for the same reason: We just want to relax, have a good time and enjoy the San Diego weather.”
Maverick’s amenities include a dog-friendly patio, outdoor games, sports, drinks, food, live music and plenty of space. The club is equipped with coastal California décor, round tables for community seating, VIP booths, couches and cozy spots by the outdoor fireplace.
Mavericks provides a laidback landscape, welcoming everyone from surfers and sports fans to corporate parties. There are daily activities and live entertainment, as well as deals on food specials including chicken wings on Mondays and $10 all-you-can-eat tacos on Tuesdays.
Speaking of Mavericks' menu, it’s a cut above standard bar fare.“Our menu is very California-fresh, Baja-inspired delicious cuisine with substantial-size plates that are great for sharing,” said Marcheschi. “We also have food for people on vegan and Keto diets. Everything we do we make in-house. We’re not just bar food. We’re healthy. And we have a very wide selection.”
Marcheschi noted the pub debuts new menus every spring and winter. Those menus boast an array of mainstay tasty burgers, burritos, salads and chicken wings, which have been voted best in San Diego a few times, among other items.
“Our prices are competitive and we offer happy-hour deals,” said Marcheschi. “We’re just trying to make a fun, affordable place for everyone.”
Mavericks' maximum seating capacity is 800 spread throughout its sprawling grounds.
Speaking of the pub’s progressive attitude, Marcheschi said, “We always want to be two steps ahead of the game, and be the new shiny, bright thing that’s always happening and keep surprising people with all the different things we do.”