What makes Green Dragon Tavern and Museum the best private event venue in all of Carlsbad?

After hosting countless weddings, private events, corporate meetings, holiday celebrations, rehearsal dinners, galas, fundraisers, and even school functions, Green Dragon has dialed in every detail that makes a private event special.

Firstly, the layout. At Green Dragon, you get to chose from over 13 floor plans that each serve a unique purpose. Or better yet, create your own floor plan that fits the demands of your occasion and we will work with your to recreate your image.

Secondly, the atmosphere.  All rooms are chalked with grace and comfort, as they provide a classic east coast elegance of wood floors, cherry wood wainscot and brass chandeliers combined with modern amenities such as 50MB burstable wireless internet, in-ceiling recessed HD projectors and screens, advanced A/V equipment, and much more. This creates an atmosphere that is enjoyable for any party, whether you are looking for a luxurious private space or a reset from reality.

Thirdly, the history. Green Dragon Tavern is modeled after the original Green Dragon Tavern in Boston, MA, where the original plans for the American Revolution and Boston Tea Party took place. This original Green Dragon Tavern is also the place where the famous ride of Paul Revere is rumored to have started. The museum features artifacts and documents from the time period that all patrons are welcome to explore at their leisure.

Lastly, the capacity. Green Dragon Tavern and Museum can host events from 25 to 220 people, giving clients a lot of flexibility in exactly what they want, from the choice of floor plans, to entire venue setup!

For San Diegans who can’t make it to the East Coast, the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum offers a chance to get up-close with US History from the Mayflower through the Revolution. 10News Reporter Jared Aarons shows us what’s inside as we Explore San Diego

Fun interview with Chef Josef and some of the delicious food he has added to our menu and that you can find amongst his rotating weekend specials and fresh made soups of the day!

Crab cakes on platter

Carlsbad, CA — Green Dragon Tavern &Museum (www.greendragontavernca.com), a popular Carlsbad dining and museum venue modeled after the iconic Boston tavern, has introduced its new menu, featuring the culinary expertise of new Executive Chef, Josef Felts. The menu is sprinkled with items people know and love, but the establishment now offers a slight twist to each dish. New items on the menu include Tavern Jidori Chicken, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, and Braised Short Rib, along with new seafood items like New England Baked Cod, Fish n Chips, which features fresh cod and beer battered to order, Blue Crab Cakes and Pistachio Crusted Scallops.

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Chef Josef Felts in front of Green Dragon Tavern & Museum

Carlsbad, CA — Green Dragon Tavern and Museum (www.greendragontavernca.com), a popular Carlsbad dining and museum venue modeled after the iconic Boston tavern has named Josef Felts as its executive chef. Chef Felts comes to the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum from the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, where he was recruited by Chef Bernard Guillas to run the prestigious “Club Dining,” for members and hotel guests. Part of his responsibilities included overseeing catering for upwards of 1000 people, enabling Chef Felts to easily oversee Green Dragon Tavern’s highly acclaimed restaurant and thriving banquet operation.

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The Santa Margarita Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented a U.S. Flag to the Green Dragon Museum &Pub in Carlsbad. From left, Wanda Prosser, Jeanette Shiel, Adele Lancaster, Dick Wilson, Joan Wilson, Alida Woodward, John Lek,Linda Ramos, Sue Stehle, Mary Catherine Kirby, Diana Cook and Carole Shanahan.The Santa Margarita Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented a U.S. Flag to the Green Dragon Tavern &Museum in Carlsbad for use in their meeting rooms. The pub, which serves New England fare, is a replica of the Green Dragon Pubin Boston where many of the country’s forefathers met to plan the Revolution.

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Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Article from Locale September 2015

Thomas Jefferson is quoted as having said, “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.” This has been my experience. Add a healthy dose of curiosity, a willingness to take on challenges and a genuine commitment to developing long-lasting relationships and you have the foundation my career has been built on. While attending UCSD, I worked as a public policy intern, a bouncer and a successful small business owner all at the same time. I learned much from each experience; however, the most valuable experience was learning to communicate with diverse audiences to drive desired results. Fast forward to earning my MBA.

Having worked in financial services for nearly five years at Charles Schwab, to back into entrepreneur mode and the quote by Jefferson still holds true.

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Carlsbad Magazine May 2015

The savory success of this modern, California alternative to traditional Maine lobster rolls is created to green dragon chef Greg Krol. “We were looking to create a modern-day West Coast twist on a New England classic,” he says.

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Green Dragon Tavern & Museum. This Revolutionary War-era inspired tavern serves entrees with names, such as Benjamin Franklin (a steak dish), Thomas Jefferson (chicken sandwich) and Paul Revere (burger). The lunch and dinner menus include flatbreads, soups and salads. An onsite museum (free admission) contains colonial American exhibits. Also onsite is a coffeehouse (serving handmade pastries) and a bookstore.

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Ambitious colonial museum delivers a proper tavern experience

Nearly 250 years ago, Boston’s historic Green Dragon Tavern served as a meeting place for men who would become heroes of the American Revolution. Two years ago, Carlsbad’s Green Dragon Tavern & Museum didn’t exist. However, the large Georgian colonial building’s brick façade, white columns, and seemingly endless gables give the impression it’s been standing resolute for centuries, overlooking the 5 freeway at Palomar Airport Road. You know, exactly the spot you’d expect to find an American history museum devoted to the founding of our nation.

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