Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle

So last Wednesday I caught wind of a new craft beer centric bar opening up on Shelter Island Pier. After having been tipped off that this location would be sold to Scott Blair, of the Hamilton’s empire, I had to check it out.

photo-2Turns out it is run by Dennis Borlek, who used to manage Hamiltons. This location has the familiar chalk board you would find at any Blair establishment but ups it an ante, with a nautical decor featuring diving equipment and ocean themed movie posters of years past. It is small, cozy, and just only slightly larger than my bedroom, but outdoor seating is available.

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Running on the television was  Sea Hunt, an old black-and-white television show that my dad used to watch about divers. Diving seemed to be a dangerous activity back then. But moving onwards, This location sits above the water , with what is likely the best views of San Diego available. At my table I was able to see the whole San Diego Bay to my left and the Coronado Islands to my right all while the sun is setting over Point Loma. At the time I was sipping on a New Albion Ale, just one of the great 15 number of taps available. At its soft opening, the tap list was excellent and provided something for everyone.

Running on the television was  Sea Hunt, an old black-and-white television show that my dad used to watch about divers. Diving seemed to be a dangerous activity back then. But moving onwards, This location sits above the water , with what is likely the best views of San Diego available. At my table I was able to see the whole San Diego Bay to my left and the Coronado Islands to my right all while the sun is setting over Point Loma. At the time I was sipping on a New Albion Ale, just one of the great 15 number of taps available. At its soft opening, the tap list was excellent and provided something for everyone.

photo-1Now that it is officially open, another visit is in order. The menu at the time of its soft opening consisted of mostly sausages, hotdogs, and the like but the plan is open it up more and have some soups available. Dennis Does not plan of making it a cliché seafood restaurant above the water (Although fish tacos along with a local IPA sounds incredible). Well in all, Fathom Bistro Bait & Tackle comes highly recommended, and although I cannot speak for their bait & tackle. It is likely you’ll find me one of these days with my line in the water and maybe you’ll join me for a pint.


photo-3Monkey Paw – Kong Barleywine


Cheers,

Manny O.

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