A Turf Club is a racetrack
. The term can also refer not only to the track
itself, but also to the clubhouse
and the people who run it. Gamblers
, horse owners
, and other groupies
are but a few of the people who you'd find at the insert location here
The Turf Club in question is a small resturaunt and bar in the Golden Hill area of San Diego. A popular hangout for owners, gamblers, and racing fans in the heydey of the Del Mar Racetrack, it has since become somewhat less focused on racing and more on being a fun place to get get some grub.
The main attraction is the centrally located grill upon which all patrons are required to cook their food. Steak, shish-kabobs, and fish are standard fare.
Music consists of an old crooner banging out a surprising variety of tunes on an even older piano. Elvis Costello and Morrissey are played right alongside Frank Sinatra and Louis Prima.
Dark red lighting illuminates your culinary masterpiece/catastrophe as you suck down some cheap drinks.
This place has character.