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. We are La Jolla's only beach/sports bar & grill.

Every beach  deserves a worthy neighborhood spot. a place where locals and visitors 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 thirsts and rising the tide on flavor. Our forward-thinking cocktail collection rivals a tasty selection of craft beers, celebrating many local craft brews. And every good beach-day hunger is set to be satisfied with a shipload of scratch-made favorites, such as one of our epic burgers, or a steaming plate of savory 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.

And we want to reflect that by making you feel the same way, too.

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.

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