Megan Waller is a bartender at Pillbox Tavern

117 W. Plaza Street // Solana Beach // (858) 436-7016  //

by Steve Kang

I’m from Jamaica … hee-hee, just kidding, I’m from Los Angeles. I came down here to go to SDSU and now I’m in graduate school.

I used to work at little local bars in PB but now I’m working at Pillbox Tavern.

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Words of wisdom: 
No matter how hard you work, you should play harder.

Signature Drink: 
Ciroc Peach and Sprite


My Boy Blue
(Stoli Blueberry Vodka, housemaid blueberry syrup, fresh lemon juice and ginger ale served on the rocks) 

The real blueberries garnishing this drink make it that much better. I feel like the antioxidants are curing me from the night before and the Stoli Blueberry Vodka is preparing me for tonight! You’re my boy, Blue!

Lemon Gingertini
(Bombay Sapphire Gin, fresh lemon juice, homemade ginger syrup and housemaid sweet and sour served up with a sugar rim)  

This is a sweet and sour bomb-bay! Take your lemon drop and make it special by using premium gin and add a good enough sour to top off all of the sweet!

Not Yo’ Momma’s Gin and Tonic
(Old Harbor Small Batch Gin, fresh muddled cucumber, lemon juice and housemaid habanero syrup shaken and topped off with a splash of tonic) 

Yo’ mamma so phat, she drinks Not Yo’ Momma’s Gin and Tonic! Take the old classic angry man’s drink and add modern additions to make a cocktail that straightens out the mustachio of even the coolest hipster.


01  What is the funniest pick-up line you’ve ever heard?
Megan: Somebody drew an explicit drawing of him and me and left his phone number at the bottom. Also, another time, a guy left a small tip on a big bill and told me to call him for the rest of the tip. … Errr … lame!

02 Would you rather date a corporate man or a surfer dude?
Corporate man because I like a guy in a good suit!

03  What would be your perfect date night?
A walk along the cliffs in La Jolla with a picnic. Something definitely outdoors.

04 Do you consider owner/operator Mike Garcia to be dreamy and why or why not?
Look at those baby blues … errrrrr … I mean browns.

05  Why do you love Pillbox Tavern?
I love the sense of community. The relationship we have with our co-workers and customers feels like a family.

The Joint
Whether you are coming in to have great libations from your favorite bartender Megan or in the mood for some good eats, Pillbox Tavern will not disappoint! They have a full bar, great beers on tap and fantastic coastal Americana cuisine. If you happen to miss Megan, don’t worry, Dreamy Mike Garcia will be there.