Eater San Diego: La Mesa Scores Arcade Bar & Tap Room, Luxury Cinema for Liberty Station & Little Italy’s New Wine Bar

A round-up of the top food and drink stories of the week via Eater San Diego

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Eater San Diego shares the top stories of the week from San Diego’s food and drink scene, including word on a new arcade game and beer bar in East County, a preview of THE LOT in Liberty Station and Little Italy's new wine bar and bottle shop.

COIN HAUS Arcade Bar & Tap Room Slots Into La Mesa
Coming this summer to downtown La Mesa is COIN HAUS, a new bar concept from the Cohn Restaurant Group that will open behind BO-beau kitchen + garden. The space, designed with an industrial look and feel, will hold retro arcade games and a shipping container-turned-self-serve beer bar.

THE LOT Luxury Cinema Expands to Liberty Station
Set to premiere this May in Liberty Station is THE LOT, which opened its first location in La Jolla last fall. The luxury movie theater, which offers seat-side food and beverage service in its auditoriums, will screen first-run blockbusters and art house films. It also includes a cafe, restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

[G] First Look at Liberty Public Market

Bottlecraft Opens New Wine Bar & Bottleshop in Little Italy
Bottlecraft, which operates beer tasting bars and stores in Little Italy, North Park and soon Liberty Station, branches out into wine with Vino Carta, the newly-launched wine bar on India Street that now offers wine by the glass or half-glass, plus a large retail assortment of boutique wine from all over the globe.

Crab Hut Launches Third Location in Mira Mesa
Popular Louisiana-inspired seafood restaurant Crab Hut, which currently has eateries in Kearny Mesa and Downtown San Diego, opened in Mira Mesa this week. The new outpost features a new modern design, plus a fresh craft cocktail list and an expanded raw bar featuring oysters and more.

Inside Liberty Public Market's New Restaurant, Mess Hall
San Diego's ambitious new food hall, Liberty Public Market, will soft launch next week. Here's a preview of its in-house restaurant, Mess Hall, which will offer a daily changing menu of dishes made with ingredients sourced directly from the market.

Candice Woo is the founding editor of Eater San Diego, a leading source for news about San Diego’s restaurant and bar scene. Keep up with the latest Eater San Diego content via Facebook or Twitter, and sign up for Eater San Diego’s newsletter here.

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