Business Spotlight

Check out local alumni businesses in San Diego

Local Businesses

View our current list of businesses around the San Diego County area owned by Penn State Alumni below. Have a local business of your own? Let us know and we’d be happy to add you to the list.

Pretzels & Pints  is located in the Arts District of North Park and is formerly known as the California Tap Room. This friendly neighborhood bar is owned by Penn State Alumna Lauren Reppa Iacoangelo (‘04 Marketing) and husband, John Paul, aka “Boomer”, who despite being a Pitt alum, is actually a really nice guy!

Lauren and Boomer bring one of our favorite East Coast traditions of hand-rolled soft pretzels to America’s Finest City and pair them with their signature beer cheese, a variety of mustards, and of course, some delicious local craft beers. They also offer a variety of pretzel sandwiches and pretzel pizzas! With both indoor and outdoor seating and TVs available, Pretzels & Pints makes any day game day featuring all the professional sports packages, as well as the Big 10, and provides a safe environment for cheering on your favorite team!

Lauren and Boomer have done a great job of bringing that Philly and East Coast vibe here to San Diego and promise to make you feel right at home! For more information, and to learn about their menu, happy hour, and daily specials, visit and follow them on social media!

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