As Hooters prepares to exit the Gaslamp after a long tenure, our tipsters noticed that another sports bar brand known for its "less is more" staff dress code is headed our way. American Junkie, which has existing locations in Newport Beach and Hermosa Beach, will land on 5th Avenue where it will replace the recently-shuttered La Fiesta Restaurant.
The all-day eatery, which serves a "modern American tavern menu" plus "classic American cocktails, craft beers made in the USA, all American whiskeys and bourbons and wines primarily from California vineyards", features a slew of big screen TVs for sports viewing and hosts DJs at night. American Junkie partner Josh Royal tells Eater that the San Diego outpost’s food offerings will be most similar to the Hermosa Beach pier location. It’s set to open in March 2017.