Having an obnoxious good time's great once in a while, but most nights you just want to down a few beers and reminisce about that night you had such an obnoxious good time, without a bunch of jerks interrupting you with their obnoxious good time. Providing for both raging foolishness and relaxation, Analog.
Inserted in the old Mr. Tiki space by the guy behind Firehouse, Vin de Syrah, and Mi Casa, this throwback resto-bar & entertainment center is divided into two distinct sections (both sporting retro leather booths reclaimed from the SD Sports Arena's VIP): the hardwood-floored "Soundproof Control Room" for a mellower dining experience, and the carpeted "Recording Studio", extolling the virtues of karaoke, video games, and other things you hopefully won't be recorded doing. Heavily attached to the 80s, the Studio's dropping down projection screens from 4-7pm on which booths can challenge each other to classics like Dig Dug, Street Fighter, and Mortal Combat, followed by 7-10pm karaoke; on Fridays and Saturdays, the struggling singers will be backed by a live band, making them exactly like Bob Dylan. Blessed with a sprawling, 70s-looking bar and an eclectic vinyl installation housing everything from the Star Wars soundtrack to Eric Clapton, the Control Room offers up an inventive bar-food menu ranging from piquillo pepper-sauced Lamb Lollipops, to Lobster Corn Dogs, to flash-fried, bacon-topped Popcorn Brussel Sprouts, to tater-tot nacho "Totchos" -- but not Tot-Chos, because eating baby is illegal, even if the child belongs to Margaret Cho.
While bottle service is offered, there'll also be tall-boys of Olde English, Colt 45, Schlitz, etc, affordable wine by the glass or bottle, and themed cocktails like the owner-inspired Mattarita (a "strong-ass margarita" made w/ Corralejo) and the Zaya/Combier/almond syrup/sugar/lime "Brady Bunch Punch" -- or what you're forced to throw when the people around you've been having an obnoxious good time for 40 years. Even in beautiful Hawaii!