This is the oldest drinking establishment in Santa Barbara and has 81 years worth of history laying around to prove it. There're cigarettes, cans, bottles, hard liquor, nudie trading cards, and dice behind the bar, there's a pool table, one of the oldest Buck Hunter machines still in existence, a $150 "alcohol sickness clean up fee," and, super weirdly, the nicest dive bar bathroom that has ever existed. If you're looking for a hard-drinking, stiff-pouring, throwback spot with dudes who look like they've been in a few World Wars behind the stick, look no further than The Sportsman.
Boots of beer? Boots of beer.
Grant Marek is a Senior Editor at Thrillist and he went to all of these bars (and a bunch of other ones) in less than three days. Tell him what he missed on Twitter at @grant_marek.