Sticking with a simple plan is sometimes wisest, as you really never know when Canadian pop punk will make a record-breaking resurgence, and then how cool will you look?! Get addicted to a new spot aiming to keep it simple: Bergie's Pub
Tucked into a corner just off Old Town's main drag, Bergie's is a diner-styled pub serving a thoroughly minimalist menu to "keep it simple and consistent", and sporting old-timey photos of San Diego, sports memorabilia, and a bar backed by guitars and massive, segmented mirrors, aka the tools of Keith Richards' trade. Pub fare like Philly cheese steaks and 16" thin-crusters & deep-dishers anchors slightly more advanced daily specials like a bacon cheeseburger meatloaf, while their premiere tribute to classic eats is a "triple ground" burger done three ways (standard, with American or pepperjack, and all of the above with bacon) called the Bergie Burger -- fortunately not the Fergie Burger, which sounds great, but upon closer inspection is actually quite gross. To make you simpler, they've got a revolving selection of wines by the glass (currently ranging from a Gustavo Thrace Chardonnay to a Malbec from Naos), and 12 taps spouting seasonals/standards like Redhook's Longhammer, Widmer Brothers' KGB stout, and Kirin's special reserve, which at $5, actually is like, a Steel
The truly thrifty, however, can holler at a special consisting of a burger, fries, and a domestic draft, all clocking in at a paltry $8, a Sum even 41 could afford, despite having to move back to their parents' basement in Ontario.