678 Laurel St
San Carlos, CA 94070
This classic dive in San Carlos serves cheap beers on tap and strong cocktails all day, and, because of a loophole in the law, actually allows smoking inside (don't say you and your clothes weren't warned). To get the most bang for your buck, go for a gimlet, which is really just gin with a pinch of lime here, and pick up a game at the old-school shuffleboard table. If it's already occupied by some of the OR's many regulars, you can kick back and relax with the sounds of the jukebox.