About us


About us

With its lively, gastropub vibe, Fifty9Fifty offers creative American cuisine & 20 beers on tap. Our menu showcases simple, delicious foods using the finest ingredients. From our fun dog-friendly patio to our lively bar atmosphere, Fifty9Fifty is an inviting local eatery perfect for sharing a meal with family and friends. Happy hour is 4-6:30 pm weekdays, featuring both food and drink specials. We have a passion for community and providing memorable experiences. Come join us!.

How it started

Chef and owner Javier Ugarte's grandparents inspired his life-long long of food and cooking. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of New Haven in Connecticut in Hotel & Restaurant Management, afterwards spent time living in Italy, studying under accomplished chefs and then came back to the U.S. to start his now 40 plus year career in the restaurant industry.

After 25 successful years serving San Diego some of the city's finest Italian food, Javier asked the Tierrasanta community what they'd like to see and the overwhelming consensus was basically a gastropub- casual, good food, great beer selection, family and dog friendly and a patio- A nice place to relax and have fun.

At Javier's latest venture, Fifty9Fifty Local Eatery, you can find all that and more. With a passion for food and people, he and his staff strive to meet and exceed your expectations.



Our fully-covered patio seats up to 60, features music, TVs & twinkle lights night is great all year long, with fans for the summer and heaters for the cooler months.
Our patio is also dog friendly- so don't leave Fido at home when it's time for dinner,  Fido's gotta eat too & we have a special dog menu!.



We are community driven, quality focused & open to all. Come join us for a beer, meal or game, let us nourish your body and your soul.