April 2015

Kindred / San Diego, California

Bar Kindred Charcuterie Board
Kindred in San Diego
Kindred in San Diego

Gothic Parisian Chic, let's say. With heavy metal cat influence in the bathroom. The design here is tops.

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Kindred matches Curse The Darkness
Kindred matches Curse The Darkness

Light it up. Coolest matches.

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Kindred Beet Risotto
Kindred Beet Risotto

Wow - beet "risotto" with potato, cream sauce and lemon. Yes, this is all plant-based. Whoa!

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Kindred Interior Design
Kindred Interior Design

The restaurant's spirit animal watches over the space...

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Kindred Booth
Kindred Booth

Attention to every detail. The design, space, food and...cocktails. Amazing cocktails.

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Kindred Menu
Kindred Menu

Bar Kindred has an element of the cult, the mystic. It will cast its spell on you!

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Kindred owner Kory Stetina
Kindred, the spirit animal

Kindred

Kory Stetina has never owned a restaurant or bar before. So, how he managed to create this fantasy dream spot with such success is a tale of everything coming together perfectly.

 

As you approach Kindred's corner in University Heights, the church window-frame style panels give a hint of the holiness inside. Upon entry, your breath may escape you a bit. White, pink and black with gold accents fill the space from wall to wall down to the badass matchbooks. Glance up and the mirrored ceiling takes you to a historic fancy Parisian apartment. But no, you are in San Diego.  Marble table tops, Kindred's gigantic spirit animal head on the far wall, custom wallpaper. 

 

And, omg, we haven't even looked at the menu, yet.

 

PERKS :

• Design is unique and outstanding. Every single detail added with purpose & care.

• Truly incredible food - familiars, creatively spun. Entirely plant-based.

• Cocktails - top notch ingredients and mixology happening

• Heavy metal kitten bathroom decor

 

MY FAVES : 

• Charcuterie Board. W O W Shaved red chili & orange seitan?! Killer.

• BBQ jackfruit sandwich (omg...see below)

• The window panels fold up, garage-door style, when weather is nice

• I loved everything about this place...I can't wait to go here again.

 

Kindred

barkindred.com

1503 30th St, San Diego, CA 92102

Kindred, the spirit animal
Kindred owner Kory Stetina