Update: Streetside Ale House opens
Restaurant will feature rare beers
UPDATE: Streetside Ale House & Eatery will open Monday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. in the spaces where Haven Wine Bistro/Avion & Claw and The Spa Central Coast were located at 6155 El Camino Real in downtown Atascadero until a little more than a year ago.
The new Atascadero business is owned by Guest House Grill owners Eric Peterson and Trevor LaSalle, who both went to Atascadero High School. The restaurant will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. The kitchen will close at 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
In addition to the pub-style food menu designed by Chef Chris Durkin, the bar will have 25 beers on tap.
“We have 25 draft beers on tap, which I think is the most in Atascadero,” Peterson said, adding that 10 of the tap handles will rotate beer. Some of the beers Streetside will pour will be rare beers, where only one keg is available. Additionally, there will be more than 50 whiskies in the bar. “We have a huge bar.”
Around the restaurant, there will be 12 televisions around the dining room, six that are 60 inches wide and six that are 70 inches wide. Customers can request that the channel be changed, especially to watch a sports game.
“It’s a great place to come watch the game,” Peterson said. “Amazing craft cocktails. [And] we’re really proud of our food.”
The whole menu is available on Streetside Ale House’s website.
ORIGINAL STORY, PUBLISHED JULY 2, 2015: Atascadero sporting fans will soon have a place to watch the game – and to get an ale and something to drink. Guest House Grill owners Eric Peterson and Trevor LaSalle are opening Streetside Ale House where Spa Central Coast and Avion & Claw – formerly Haven Wine Bistro.
“It’ll be kind of a sports bar,” Peterson said. “[We’ll serve] elevated bar food.”
The pair has hired a chef with whom they are working with to prepare a menu that will provide the kind of food people expect from Guest House Grill, but is not exactly the same.
“We don’t want too much overlap in our menus,” Peterson said. “The biggest overlap will be salads, burgers and sandwiches.” But even with the items that are same kind of food, he said they will get bread from a different baker and meat from a different ranch so they’re not exactly the same.
The ale house, which is slated to open sometime before the end of the year, will be less formal than the owners’ other Atascadero restaurant. “It’ll be more fun,” Peterson said.
He said they decided to open the second Atascadero restaurant – which Peterson emphatically said is not a second location for Guest House Grill – because the city lacks in places for dinner and to watch sporting events.
“Trevor and I love to watch football and basketball and there’s nowhere to watch games in Atascadero,” Peterson said.
The ale house is currently in plan check with the city of Atascadero, Deputy City Manager Terrie Banish said. Peterson said he just finished demolition of the inside of the two units at 6155 El Camino Real in downtown Atascadero, along with his dad, Tim Peterson, and a few friends. Once permits are issued, ProBilt, Inc., owned by Reggie Brard, will take over with the inside renovations, which will include a bar area with as many ales as they can fit, along with hard liquor and wine, and a dining room and TVs throughout the 3,800-square-foot location.
While Peterson said things may change by the time the restaurant opens, he said they anticipate being open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight, though possibly closing at 10 p.m. during the week.
The duo opened Guest House Grill at 8783 El Camino Real in 2008 and then opened The Lake House restaurant at Lakes of the Woods resort in southern Oregon in 2009. Their restaurant is only open six months of the year from May through October. Peterson said he spent the first six summers up there, with LaSalle there now. He said they will likely alternate who goes to Oregon in the summer.