Shelter is almost open in Encinitas. They are aiming for Thursday as the opening date but that is subject to change.
On Saturday, the lounge-type bar hosted a soft opening that ended up with a large line out the door and crowded bar by 11 p.m.
Shelter is an open-air bar, but there is a retractable roof that could be used. It's got a hip, urban vibe with a downtown or Vegas-like feel. Specialty cocktails are around $12 each. Bring a sweater or dress warm. There is a nice fire area on the outside back patio.