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We’re a group of like-minded individuals brought together by a shared pursuit:
progressing the social landscape of San Diego for the better.

We set out to create not restaurants and bars, but public gathering spaces that help cultivate our neighborhoods through the fostering of creativity, dialogue, questions and conversations. More than houses for innovative menus and handcrafted drinks, our projects are meant to be incubators for meaningful interaction.


Though each of our concepts has a unique identity, at the core of every property are a focus on quality-driven products and a social environment built to encourage the sharing of ideas. CH Projects comprises sixteen distinct concepts — Craft & Commerce, Ironside, El Dorado, Noble Experiment, Neighborhood, Underbelly, Polite Provisions, Soda & Swine, False Idol, PTY, Born and Raised, Raised by Wolves, Morning Glory, and J & Tony’s Discount Cured Meats and Negroni Warehouse. Two new projects, The Reading Club and Seneca, are coming soon to the rooftop of the InterContinental hotel on the downtown waterfront. Every CH project is driven by a similar philosophy that substantive conversation and connection are at the heart of any decent society.


We’re not interested in trends, importing or recreating another city’s ethos, or becoming “the next big” anything; our vision is neither rented nor revolutionary. Our goal is deceptively simple: to contribute to the dynamic and culture of the city, elevate communication, and cultivate memorable experiences.


Down to the smallest detail, we believe in every single thing we sell. The things we do not offer (vodka, televisions, ketchup) don’t signify a void or an arrogance, but rather a conscious decision to create a superior experience in their absence—a more flavorful cocktail, a more thoughtful dialogue, an informed connection between patron and place. We only share what we’re passionate about.

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Anyone can serve food for a price, relying on exhausted contemporary designations like “farm-to-table” and “mixologist.” Our business is not restaurants or even the bottom line; it’s hospitality, a convivial and open reception of patrons that become friends. Feeling connected to an enterprise and its success begins with feeling welcome and comfortable. We aim to instill a strong sense of organic pride and ownership in our employees, as well as our patrons. CH Projects is not about being all things to all people; from our staff to our diners to our local partners, everyone is making a conscious decision to be here.

We’re glad you’re here.

arsalun tafazoli

evan schwimmer

taylor leage

chiara barbagallo

alicia perry

anthony schmidt

jana mcleod

marshall stanton

jonalyn palmario

mike le

jon francese

alli pacey

rafael peterson

lamar kumangai

kyle pierce

kennedy

tony guan

dane danner

jason mcleod

jesse peterson

brian eastman

kat humphus

real people, do real things.

We're always looking for good people that can teach us something. Working together is always better than working apart. If you think you have something to contribute, reach out.

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