Awards & Accolades

Best of Uptown News / Downtown News (2022)  ::  Gold for Bar and Silver for Outdoor Dining, Kettner Exchange

Best of Uptown News / Downtown News (2022)  ::  Gold for Donuts, Devil’s Dozen

Best of Uptown News / Downtown News (2022)  ::  Gold for Wine Selection, Vin De Syrah

Michelin Guide (2021)  ::  Bib Gourmand Status 2021, Kettner Exchange

Michelin Guide (2019)  ::  Bib Gourmand Status 2019, Kettner Exchange

Cochon555 (2018)  ::  Los Angeles “Prince of Pork” – Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski

Ranch & Coast (2016)  ::  San Diego's Best Restaurants: Decor and Design (Reader's Choice)

OpenTable.com (2016)  ::  Top 100 Restaurants in America

EATER San Diego Restaurant Awards (2015)  ::  Bartender of the Year: Steven Tuttle

San Diego Magazine Restaurant Awards (2015)  ::  Best Atmosphere (Critic’s Choice)

Orchids & Onions (2015)  ::  Best Architecture (Orchid Award)


Gayot.com (2018)  ::  Best San Diego Restaurant for Valentine’s Day

EATER San Diego: (Spring 2018)  ::  38 Essential Restaurants in SD

Condé Nast Traveler (2018)  ::  20 Best Restaurants in SD

EATER San Diego (March 2017)  ::  Hottest Cocktail Bars in SD

San Diego Union-Tribune (2016)  ::  San Diego's Top Brunch Spots

San Diego Magazine (2016)  ::  103 Dishes to Eat Before You Die (Pork Belly Buns)

ZAGAT San Diego (2015)  ::  6 Toughest Tables

Thrillist (2015)  ::  San Diego's 12 Most Beautiful Bars

San Diego Magazine (2015)  ::  Top 10 Desserts of 2015

Press & Media

Eater San Diego  //  After a Decade Away, the Whaling Bar Returns to the La Valencia Hotel

The Dana  //  Jingle and Mingle at San Diego’s Festive Bars & Holiday Pop-Ups

Crave Magazine  //  What’s New In San Diego This Winter 2023-2024

NBC San Diego  //  Your guide to holiday pop-up bars offering fun and festive drinks in San Diego

Fox 5 News  //  Santa speakeasies to winter wonderlands: 7 holiday pop-up bars in San Diego

The Sun  //  Where to find Miracle and Sippin’ Santa pop-up bars for kitschy Christmas fun

Eater San Diego  //  The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Pop-Ups in San Diego

SanDiego.org  //  WHAT’S NEW AND NOTABLE IN SAN DIEGO THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Travel Mole  //  What’s New in San Diego This Winter

Jam'n 95.7  //  Serina’s SD Top 3: Holiday Pop-Up Bars and More!

L.A. Times  //  The ultimate guide to tiki bars across Southern California

Ranch & Coast  //  A Whale of a Return – La Jolla’s La Valencia Hotel and SDCM