Big Fish Tavern Aquires The House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer


BFT_Laguna logoBig Fish Tavern LLC announced today that it has acquired The House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer and will rename the popular Laguna Beach restaurant Big Fish Tavern effective November 1, 2014. The House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer was previously owned by Casa Resorts Inc., operators of several hotel properties in Anaheim and Laguna Beach. Casa Resorts Inc. had distributed a press release dated September 4, 2014 announcing the closing of House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer.

Big Fish Tavern LLC is comprised of partners Jim Walker and Louie Feinstein, owners of the popular The Bungalow restaurant in Corona del Mar. With 70+ years of restaurant operations experience between them, this is their second restaurant venture together.

Walker and Feinstein released this joint statement:

“We are excited to have the opportunity to add Big Fish Tavern to our restaurant portfolio and look forward to continuing to serve this innovative casual seafood menu to both the residents of Laguna Beach as well as visiting tourists during the summer season. We’ve always admired this neighborhood-friendly, unique seafood concept and are exploring several ideas to make the restaurant even more inviting and offer a more memorable dining experience over the next few months under the new name Big Fish Tavern.”

Walker and Feinstein plan to update the signage, interior decor and patio, as well as adding a new craft cocktail program to the menu. They also plan some minimal menu refinement, enhancing both quality and options.

Posted by Rachel Allan