Sycamore Den Est. 2013

3391 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116, U.S.

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Normal Heights’ Sycamore Den is a cocktail lounge that pays tribute to the late 1970’s middle-class family.
Inspired by his own upbringing, Owner Nick Zanoni creates an atmosphere like that of his own 1970’s upbringing near the sycamore trees along the American River in Sacramento, CA. With a classic cocktail menu featuring drinks favored by the typical 1970s dad and 24 beers on tap, you couldn’t feel more at home than lounging in the space inspired by folk music, vintage light fixtures, shotguns, and wood paneling.
The Lowdown
Type
Bar / Club / Lounge
Other
Views
Street
Style
Retro
Rustic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Holiday Party
Social Event

Venue Setting

Normal Heights’ Sycamore Den is a cocktail lounge that pays tribute to the late 1970’s middle-class family, sitting in the family room and watching dad quench his thirst with lite beer and smoking Newports. Inspired by his own upbringing, Owner Nick Zanoni creates an atmosphere like that of his own 1970’s upbringing near the sycamore trees along the American River in Sacramento, CA. With a classic cocktail menu featuring drinks favored by the typical 1970s dad and 24 beers on tap, you couldn’t feel more at home than lounging in the space inspired by folk music, vintage light fixtures, shotguns, and wood paneling.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Deposits for Partial Reserved Space (if party does not arrive w/in 1 hr of reservation, space will be opened and deposit forfeited)
Prime Time 7pm -11pm
 
Weekdays - 20 people or more: Guests will pay 25% of the $25
Average for all persons. (Basically, 3 beers or 2 cocktails per person)
i.e. 30 people on a Wednesday for 9PM will need a deposit of $150
 
Weekends - 25 people or more: They pay 50% of the $25 average for all persons.
i.e 30 people on a Saturday for 9PM will need a deposit of $300
 
Tip is not included. 20% 

Food options: We can partner with preferred catering vendor/trucks. 

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
30
Buffet
50
Standing
99
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2013
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Inside Scoop

The two most popular cocktails (currently) are 'The Ticket' and the 'Crime of Passion.' 

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Normal Heights’ Sycamore Den is a cocktail lounge that pays tribute to the 1970's when Dad was bearded, strong, smoked Newports, quenched his thirst with lite beer (unabashedly) and viewed life through yellow-tinted lenses. Inspired by his own childhood, Owner Nick Zanoni, created an atmosphere like that of his own 1970’s upbringing near the sycamore trees along the American River in Sacramento, CA. Designed by the award-winning Bells and Whistles team, the inspiration behind Sycamore Den’s nostalgic design is a modern take on the late 1970’s middle-class family living room, complete with a functioning fireplace and (non-functioning) wall hung shotguns. With a classic cocktail menu featuring drinks favored by the typical 1970s dad and 24 beers on tap, you couldn’t feel more at home at the Den.
Design:
Located in the only fitting location, Normal Heights - one of San Diego’s most historical family neighborhoods – Sycamore Den was designed by the award-winning team, Bells & Whistles. The space has been transformed into a modern take on the late 1970’s middle-class family living room. A player piano on a raised platform welcomes patrons with lively piano renditions of popular tunes. Colorful vintage light fixtures provide a dim glow over the lengthy bar crafted out of repurposed oak flooring, while an impressive 16’ fireplace provides a focal point to the inviting sunken lounge area. The era-appropriate décor features (non-functioning) replica shotguns and rifles, rock, banjos, fiddles and heavy amber-hued glassware. 
Standout Venue Features:
Colorful vintage light fixtures provide a dim glow over the lengthy bar crafted out of repurposed oak flooring, while an impressive 16’ fireplace provides a focal point to the inviting sunken lounge area. The era-appropriate décor features (non-functioning) replica shotguns and rifles, rock, banjos, fiddles and heavy amber-hued glassware. 
Awards & Notables Well and Good - Shelby Atkinson's Forbidden Root
Conde Nast Traveler - 14 Best Bars in San Diego
Eater San Diego - The Hottest Cocktail Bars in San Diego
San Diego Magazine - San Diego Neighborhood Guide - Normal Heights
Eater San Diego - Where to Enjoy Happy Hour in San Diego
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Bars & Lounges:
Sycamore Den is known for their classic cocktails of the decade and creative originals. Their menu, which changes seasonally, utilizes unexpected and housemade ingredients. 

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