Babcock & Story Bar

San Diego-City-Center

May 11, 2018

Babcock & Story, the stylish, sophisticated and elegant bar at the grand Hotel Del Coronado, often referred to as B&S, was named after The Del’s founders, Elisha Babcock and H.L. Story.

Babcock & Story, the stylish, sophisticated and elegant bar at the grand Hotel Del Coronado, often referred to as B&S, was named after The Del’s founders, Elisha Babcock and H.L. Story, the two mid-western businessmen who originally set up resort hotel in the hope that it would be the “talk of the Western world.” It’s the setting which really makes Babcock & Story Bar, the spectacular seaside views. The original 46-foot handcrafted mahogany bar, which was brought by ship from Philadelphia around Cape Horn in 1888, is the centerpiece for the bar which serves excellent margaritas and martinis, as well as a great range of California wines, and specialty coffee drinks. There’s also a menu of light dishes and sushi bar if you’re peckish along with nightly musical entertainment. The interior is classically styled and the atmosphere is all you’d expect from a bar of this kind, an old world, refined kind of vibe.