Est. 2014 | Bay Park
Not too divey, not too douchey
Sidecar Bar opened its doors in 2014 and, like its sister bars Regal Seagull and Regal Beagle, found near immediate success. The bar has a little something for everyone. For the craft beer aficionado, their 14 taps are constantly rotating. For the drinker who doesn’t just like to just stay at the bar, they have classic arcade games, pool tables, and metal darts. For the folks who like to zone out and listen to music while they sip, they have weekly live shows. And for the folks who are looking for a good deal, they have a different special every day of the week, including $5 mules on Wednesdays, $6 off pitchers on Sunday, and $4 16-ounce cans on Tuesday.
Est. 1962 | Pacific Beach
No windows means it’s always midnight
Located right off the 5 in PB, the Nite Owl’s name is awfully fitting. With no windows or clocks in the establishment, and a clientele with liberal notions towards what constitutes acceptable drinking hours (the bar opens at noon!), it’s always midnight at the Owl, and that’s the way they like it. The perpetual $4.50 well drinks will keep you feeling festive, and the pool tables and jukebox will help you pass the hours at one of the last bars in San Diego you can show up to with $20 and leave with change.
Est. 1994 | Pacific Beach
Where life’s problems can be solved with peanuts and personal pitchers
The Open Bar is packed to the gills most nights, and somehow plays to every crowd: football watchers, folks who want to dance their asses off, and Sunday drinkers who want to either partake in aggressively cheap specials or the rowdiest industry night in town. They sling free hot peanuts all damn day, and daily $4 personal beer pitchers that go down easy.