Nestled in Little Italy, San Diego, is the Ironside Oyster Bar and Restaurant only a few blocks away from the bay and the maritime museum.
Aside from their exceptional menu of raw oysters and seafood, the restaurant sports an industrial nautical motif made to resemble an old ship. You feel like you are dining as a passenger from decades ago.
Most of the fixtures and furnishings are made of wood and metal unless they are upholstered in worn leather fabric. Built inside of what looks like a renovated warehouse the ceilings are high and the piping is exposed
Worn suitcases and sea creature sculptures line the walls like they’ve been excavated from a shipwreck.
Even the pewter accents are tastefully presented like octopus arms and deep sea diver helmets.
The stools at the pub are attached in pairs and rotate on an ironclad axle .
Two areas for meal prep and cooking are left open so diners can have a glimpse at their chefs handywork.
A small seating area outside for those who want to soak in the sun with plenty of room inside for those looking for a top notch bloody mary or a scrumptious lobster roll.