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WRITTEN BY: S. ALICEN REYNOLDS PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JULIE JONES
San Diego, a city well-known for its wonderful weather, sandy beaches, world-famous golf courses and sensational nightlife, has become increasingly popular for its mecca of beautiful bars and exceptional restaurants. Tourists and locals alike can't wait to try the newest place to cross off their ever growing SD foodie bucket list. Perhaps not since the anticipation of Celebrity Chef Richard Blais's Juniper & Ivy or Michelin-starred Chef Jason McLeod's phenom, Ironside, have San Diegans awaited such an unveiling as the newly opened Lionfish at Pendry San Diego. Located in Gaslamp Quarters, inside the ultra luxe Pendry Hotel, you'll step in through the doors of Lionfish to a no-reservationrequired bar and lounge area where the vibe is anything but pretentious. Through these doors, you're greeted with a young, hip and friendly staff who are ready to welcome any and all. The service at Lionfish is stellarâ€”regardless if you are dressed in board shorts or a three-piece suit. Although The Pendry appears quite posh, all walks of life are greeted here as equals.