Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: Pacific Coast Spirits in Oceanside and Hand Sanitizer

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Pacific Coast Spirits in Oceanside and Hand Sanitizer

Pacific Coast Spirits and Hand Sanitizer


Pacific Coast Spirits, located in Oceanside, opened in December 2019 and is offering more than just great food in their farm-to-table restaurant, and their famous small batches of craft-distilled vodka, gin, bourbon, brandy, and whiskey.


Pacific Coast Spirits in Oceanside CA


Hand sanitizer. Hmm, now that seems like rather an unlikely combination.


But master distiller and owner Nicholas Hammond clearly has the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity in these challenging times. While the restaurant and distillery are open for take-out only - just place your order online, pick a time for your curb-side pick-up, and pay with a credit card – Hammond has found a creative way to help the community and keep business going, by making hand sanitizer, something that is tough to find these days.


San Diego County ordered all restaurants and bars to close on March 17th, just days before the Shelter in place order came from the Governor statewide. A really tough spot to be in for any business.


Pacific Coast Spirits hand sanitizerThere was a great article about Pacific Coast Spirits in the latest Coast News, and I called and talked with the owner today to check on availability of his sanitizer, and then placed an order online.


Hammond’s sanitizer is made of 80% alcohol (the CDC recommendation for sanitizers you make is to use over 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol) along with glycerine, hydrogen peroxide and purified water.


Pacific Coast Spirits offers their sanitizer for $60 in a 25-oz glass bottle (750 ml). Small plastic spray bottles, if available, are $5.


A big bottle offers plenty to share with others who may need it, if you can find plastic spray bottles – I hear they are in short supply.


What a wonderful thing to be doing for the community, and no doubt a help for his business. Of course returning to normal operations is the big hope, and to be able to get everyone back to work. Hammond has started a Staff Go Fund Me campaign to raise funds for his employees who, while able to collect some unemployment, will miss out on their tips. And there are plenty of restaurant workers in the same situation.


If you are local, why not order some food, and your sanitizer, and pick it up at the parking lot. Staff is of course observing social distancing and wearing gloves.


You can bet, once this is over, I’ll be in to dine. It looked like a very cool place. And I'de be pretty interested in tasting their vodka and whiskey.


Pacific Coast Spirits is currently open 11 – 7 Monday through Sunday but hours and services might vary due to the coronavirus. Check online or give them a call at (760) 453-7150 before heading out to be sure.


Pacific Coast Spirits

404 S. Coast Highway

Oceanside, CA 92054


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Comment balloon 17 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • March 30 2020 12:57AM


Jeff- It's so heartwarming to read about the many local companies who are stepping up to help out, especially with hand sanitizers. I know it's hard for many because they have to make sure that everyone is social distancing as well as keeping their employees safe!!! But that's what this country was built on. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 2 months ago

So true Kathy Streib 

I was pretty impressed and wanted to support them, you cannot find hand sanitizer and it's pretty limited online, too.

Love the entrepreneurial spirit! We WILL get through this!!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 2 months ago

Morning Jeff.

American ingenuity at its finest.  I'm sure you will visit the establishment, once this is over

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 2 months ago

Good morning Jeff. We have some local distillers here in Chicago doing the same thing. Those who want to give, adapt! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 2 months ago

Good morning, Jeff... American ingenuity in the face of crisis never ceases to amaze me! 

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 2 months ago

I read about this being done in a different area as well and it is a great idea.  I am glad you got yours!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 2 months ago

Jeff great story.  Their are a number of businesses stepping outside of the normal products, and producing other products to fulfill a much needed need.  This is America, and stepping up the the plate is what we do.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 2 months ago

I will definintely check them out James Dray I like their menu and the ratings online are great! A new place to explore!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 2 months ago

Hi Wayne Martin 

That's great to hear. I have learned of a couple other distilleries here who are producing hand sanitizer...I think it's a terrific idea!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 2 months ago

Hello Jeff - I am also amazed how some business are expressing their entrepreneurial spirit and roots. It is rather ingenious to me(I haven't thought about the many ways) and an indication that good news can often be found just around the corner.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 2 months ago

Jeff, we have a few distilleries here in Colorado producing hand sanitizer too.    We see many stepping up to do things outside their normal.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 2 months ago

Jeff that is my hand sanitizer of choice and can I have a sip or two while I am disinfecting my hand... the CDC says you need to keep your throat disinfected too...Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 2 months ago

Hi Jeff - everyone is stepping up here.  There are a number of wineries in are area that are doing this.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 2 months ago

Jeff Dowler, CRS - Timely and Necessary!

"Master distiller and owner Nicholas Hammond clearly has the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity in these challenging times!" Skin is the largest organ on the human body - we need to take care of ours at this time in history! Your community is stepping up to the plate in one of the most necessary and useful ways today. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 2 months ago

great idea.  Seems a little pricey to me, but I guess that happens when something is hard to come by.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 2 months ago

Great article. I love how distillers are helping others in this tiem of need.

Posted by Kimberly Button, Designing & building healthy homes for wellness (Get Green Be Well) about 1 month ago

Thanks Kimberly Button 

They now offer a variety of sizes of sanitizer and also are now selling face masks.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) about 1 month ago