Private Events at BackyarD


San Diego’s favorite coastal neighborhood dining destination, Backyard creates a retro chic yet warm and inviting experience for every guest. With from-scratch Baja style cuisine and an array of local craft beers, boutique wines and signature, hand-crafted cocktails, it is no surprise that Backyard has received multiple “Best Of” awards delegated by the San Diego community. Backyard boasts an array of flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces featuring retro elements, vintage coastal murals and private dining options for groups of 25 to 450.Private dining options include the Locals Lounge, a casual event space for up to 50 guests. The elevated VIP Dining Room is the ideal dining space for groups of 50, and features plush leather booth seating and unobstructed views of the dance floor. Backyard also features an outdoor Patio that integrates reclaimed beach wood, an elegant glass enclosed fire pit table and a full service private bar. The heated and partially covered patio accommodates groups up to 175 guests and is enclosed with living wall accents.

Backyard offers a selection of pre-fixed menus perfectly suited for any occasion. Our culinary team can customize a menu to suit any dietary requirement or personal preference. Additionally, we offer a collection of Craft Beer, Whiskey and Wine pairing dinner options that can highlight your distinctive personality. Whether you’re planning a corporate reception, social gathering or staff meeting, our special events team will design an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Crystal Pier Event Space

Locals Lounge

The Locals Lounge accommodates groups of up to 50 guests for a reception and 30 guests for a seated meal. Lounge furniture is included with your rental. Eclectic beach decor, a full service private bar and multiple large plasma screen televisions create a warm, inviting atmosphere. This private space is ideal for small corporate meetings and social gatherings.

Backyard Patio

Backyard Patio

The Backyard Patio accommodates groups of up to 175 guests. This private entertainment & event space is a beautiful open space complete with living walls, a glass enclosed fire pit table, a full service private bar and a relaxed backyard atmosphere. This partially covered, fully heated outdoor space also features multiple flat screen televisions and views of Southern California’s favorite coastal street scene.

Elevated VIP Dining Space

Venue Buyout

Backyard is available for exclusive buyouts of up to 450 guests. Our center main bar and stage can set the scene for entertainment and speakers alike. Your guests will enjoy this indoor/outdoor venue with a taste of Southern California flair.

Backyard Kitchen & Tap is available for exclusive venue buyouts for up to 450 guests


Private Events

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Call: (858) 859-2593