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Pier South Restaurant Gets a Name, Logo

Sea 180 is a play on words for the hotel and restaurant's panoramic views of the beach, San Diego and Tijuana.

Sea 180 Coastal Tavern. Logo provided by Ken Irvine.
Sea 180 Coastal Tavern. Logo provided by Ken Irvine.
The ground floor restaurant at Pier South, a new hotel in Imperial Beach expected to open in the coming months, has been named Sea 180, the restaurant's managing partner and Coronado resident Ken Irvine announced Friday.

"We want it to be a fun place, you know, so it's a play on the sea and its a 180 degrees view from the restaurant north and south," he said.

Irvine works with the Cohn Restaurant Group, who signed a deal with Pacifica Companies to create the restaurant in March.

Sea 180 will be one of more than a dozen Cohn family restaurants around San Diego.

Sea 180 will play a big role in the life of the new hotel since it will provide food for a rooftop patio, room service and conference room guests.

The restaurant's menu will be made up of Baja Med offerings. Don't expect burritos or combination plates, David Cohn told IB Patch last month.

Expect shared plates, fresh fish, produce from Suzie's Organic Farm off Hollister Street and locally raised meat, said Irvine, who is creating the menu.

Wine from the nearby Guadalupe Valley in Baja and San Diego craft beers will be served at the bar.

Click here to learn more about the new restaurant.

Both the hotel and restaurant are expected to hire 50-60 people.

What do you think about the new restaurant name? Share in comments.
Libi Uremovic May 25, 2013 at 07:28 AM
'...fresh fish, produce from Suzie's Organic Farm ,.. locally raised meat...Wine from the nearby Guadalupe Valley in Baja and San Diego craft beers...' smart move.....people will travel to unique restaurants....
Marco May 25, 2013 at 01:46 PM
This is exciting. I Can't wait to taste this place and not have to travel outside of IB.
B Jason Brent May 25, 2013 at 02:24 PM
I'm sure hoping to "sea" it open real soon!
Jon Hall May 26, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Funny --- the zero in the logo looks like an old airstream with the front wheel missing ...
Eric Langdon May 26, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Thank you Ken, Can't wait for the opening !!!
JImmy May 28, 2013 at 09:43 AM
Finally a nice restaurant in IB. Hopefully it will be affordable for the locals! Menu sounds awesome and a glass of wine to watch the sun go down over the ocean, PRICLESS!!!
john warner May 28, 2013 at 04:33 PM
the first surfing association in town, circa '62, was called "south pier surf club". ironically, what a classic, full cycle 180! eagerly anticipating the opening.
Fayette (Davis) Driskell May 28, 2013 at 10:34 PM
@Jon, you be nice...they will have you out looking for an "OLD" wheel!! LOL....@Jimmy..I could not agree with you more.....@John, you are so correct..I remember that opening, there were a few of us "Mariners" up there for that one..:) was also our h/s graduation year!!!..

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