Ingleside Together: Ocean Ale House Adapts To Shelter-In-Place Order

Ocean Ale House is selling canned beer to-go during the COVID-19 coronavirus public health emergency.

Welcome to Ingleside Together, The Ingleside Light’s way to keep our community united during the shelter-in-place public health order in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. We will highlight what to know and things to do while we endure this emergency together.

Ocean Ale House, often described as the neighborhood’s living room, has been hit hard by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Like many other restaurants across the country, the bar and grill has had to cut staff and operating hours, decimating its income. But the small business is still in the game.

Ocean Ale House co-owner Miles Escobedo, chair of the Ingleside Merchants Association, is keeping the canned beer refrigerator stocked with high-end, locally brewed beers.

“We sell food, beer cans and now growlers,” Escobedo told The Light. “We’re working on selling gift cards online and even memberships.”

“All businesses need support now,” Escobedo added. “Support the community by shopping local.”

Co-owner and chef Daniel Silberman is preparing smash burgers and artisanal avocado toast orders to-go with help from his sous chef, and father, Lou.

“I stopped by Ocean Ale House a couple days ago and bought a four-pack of beer to go,” independent artist and Ingleside Light contributor Neil Ballard said. “I’ve encountered other Ocean Ale House regulars on my infrequent trips out, and they have told me — at a safe social distance of course — that they’ve gotten beer and food to go as well. It’s nice to feel that the sense of community engendered by our local businesses is still intact, dormant as it is right now.”

Ocean Ale House is located at 1314 Ocean Ave. and can be reached at (415) 988-7521. During the COVID-19 shelter-in-place public health order, its hours are 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. every day.