About us

LA JOLLA'S ONLY SPORTS BAR! Recently under new management, we are locals giving back to the community we love. Now featuring the BEST HAPPY HOUR on the beach, awesome daily specials and a great brunch.

Every beach deserves a worthy neighborhood spot, a place where locals and visitors alike feel free to kick back and enjoy a good time out. Nautilus Tavern answers Windansea’s call for a modern-coastal destination dedicated to quenching thirst and rising the tide on flavor. Our forward-thinking cocktail collection rivals a tasty selection of craft beers. And every good beach-day hunger is set to be satisfied with a shipload of scratch-made favorites, from epic burgers to spicy wings.

Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, we invite you to stretch out and enjoy our front or back patio or catch a game, a brew and a bite with friends at the bar. There’s a place for everyone here. We’ve made sure of it, because life at the beach, well, it’s something special.

At Nautilus Tavern, “local” is a word we use to describe the food we source and the beer we serve. It’s also who we aim to please. And after one visit, we’re “shore” you’ll be on board.

Visit our other location, Pillbox Tavern, on your next trip up the coast. It’s just one more thing to love about the beach!