The Shanty is one of the oldest continuously operating bars in Cardiff-By-The-Sea and is a mainstay for many locals in North County San Diego. Established in 1964, The Shanty stands in its original location, just north of San Elijo State Beach and is a welcome relief to many locals and neighborhood regulars. The large wooden bar, walls and character have largely remained unchanged for over 50 years.
The Shanty distinguishes itself from modern-day bars and makes it one of the most popular watering holes in North County San Diego. Throughout the year locals and tourists drop in for cold beer, generous cocktails, a break from the beach or just for great conversation with friendly neighbors and legendary bartenders who are happy to introduce themselves and share their stories.
The large wooden bar, walls and character have largely remained unchanged for over 50 years. Our goal has always been to offer friendly service, very reasonable pricing at an incredible location. We look forward to having you join us!