I'm definitely not the first to report on this one, but since opening late last year, this has become one of San Diego's hottest new spots. CH Projects, the hospitality group behind the popular Raised by Wolves bar, has opened its latest venture, Part Time Lover, in North Park. The new establishment, which replaces Bar Pink, is a combination of a record store and a bar designed to promote listening, discovering new music, and hanging out with friends.
According to co-founder Arsalun Tafazoli, Part Time Lover is just the first of several new ventures the group plans to open in the North Park area. The group's Raised by Wolves bar was recently named one of North America's 50 Best Bars for 2022 by 50 Best, a prominent list in the hospitality industry.
While the new venue still revolves around music, CH Projects has handed over creative control of the music component to Folk Arts Rare Records. The record store will curate the bar's daily soundtrack and offer a selection of vinyl records for sale in the retail shop located at the back of the venue.
The rest of the space is designed like a craftsman-esque living room to encourage patrons to relax and discover new music. The coffee station serves Heartwork Coffee, and a small pastry menu complements the bar's selection of natural wine, beer, and cocktails. The cocktail list, created by bartenders Ewan Bennie and Alicia Perry, includes a range of easy-sipping highballs and creative drinks like an Old Fashioned variation made with bourbon, Japanese whisky, barrel-aged maple, bitters, and koji, a Japanese ferment.
With Part Time Lover, CH Projects has once again demonstrated its commitment to creating unique and innovative hospitality concepts that cater to music lovers and cocktail enthusiasts alike. The new venue is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to discover new music, enjoy a relaxing evening out with friends, or sip on creative cocktails in a stylish and comfortable setting.