San Diego Bar Crawl



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Certain areas of San Diego are renowned for their bar scene. Take Pacific Beach, for instance. Just a few shorts miles from the ocean, this prime real estate isn't just about the salty ocean air as Pacific Beach's main drag - Garnet Avenue - is filled with bar to bar stops from the freeway entrance to the ocean. It is nearly impossible to every restaurant/ bar in the lot, but it's pretty fun to try. Check out the short list that starts at Pacific Beach's well known comedy bar and finishes near Mission Beach's infamous roller coaster.

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Day 1 - San Diego, Pacific Beach


Are you ready for this? San Diego's infamous beaches stretch far and wide, yet if you want a mixture of the great sunshine with a cold glass of beer, you're going to have to walk up and down the streets of Pacific/ Mission Beaches to find the perfect spot.

Start with a late breakfast at the well know chain restaurant The Broken Yolk, where you can sit atop the roof and order a full bottle of champagne with OJ to start the crawl off in style. After a hearty breakfast, your first stop will be Longboard's, a local joint (and Patriot's pub) where local bands play on the small stage. There is a small amount of outdoor seating to start the day off with a bit of sunshine. Next hit up the infamous PB Bar and Grill, where the second half (aka Tremors) turns into a rowdy nightclub late at night. Luckily, since you're starting early you won't have to think about those pesky lines so early on, and if you feel the need to return, you'll have a stamp to quickly allow entrance.

If you dare, cross the street and walk another block back up the beach to Fred's, where many a manly men have tried and have yet to conquer the tequila club - where patrons sign up to attempt the bar's entire supply of tequila shots in a year's time (prices start at about $4 a shot and go up to $50).

Just a few short walks from the beach, Moondoggie's is infamous for its comedy hour where amateur's line up to give the crowd a laugh. Next, head on over to the fire station (literally) of Pacific Beach, which is located on the board walk and is a converted fire station slash club, where night crawlers find themselves.

Though San Diego no longer promotes drinking on the beach, the next best thing is Lahaina Beach Club, just about as close as you can get to the beach without actually being illegal (walk down the porch steps and you'll feel the sand under your feet)

Eventually, drive (or cab it) down to Mission Beach where the slightly "off the beaten" path destination of Beachcomber is found. Just across the street from the area's infamous roller coaster, as this is the final destination you won't notice the underground feel of the place but will rather enjoy the sweet smell of popcorn via the popper and the beer pong tables offered up in the back.


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Broken Yolk

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Location:

1851 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109-3353

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tel: (858) 270-9655
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RT's Longboard Grill

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Location:

1466 Garnet Avenue
Between Gresham & Haines Streets
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: 858 270 4030
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Pacific Beach Bar & Grill

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Location:

860 Garnet Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: 1 858 272 4745
fax: 1 858 483 5212
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Fred's Mexican Cafe

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Location:

1165 Garnet Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: 1 858 483 8226
fax: 1 858 274 2329
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Moondoggie's

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Location:

832 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: 858 483 6550
fax: 858 483 6553
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Firehouse Beach Cafe

Location:

722 Grand Avenue
Pacific Beach, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: 1 858 272 1999


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Lahaina Beach Club

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Location:

710 Oliver Ave
San Diego, CA 92109-5017

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tel: (858) 270-3888
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The Beachcomber

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Location:

2901 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109

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tel: (858) 488-2644
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Day 2 - San Diego


Day 2 in San Diego should start right at midnight, as you'll still be enjoying the many bars that occupy the streets of Mission and Pacific Beaches. Following your final stop in Pacific Beach, you'll want to sustain yourself with a little signature Mexican food via Santana's - best to go for something with a tortilla, as they are homemade and just like heaven.

Follow up your "bar crawl through San Diego" with a short nap followed by a quick pick-me up at the local coffee shop Better Buzz (located on Garnet). Enjoy the best breakfast in Mission Beach - The Mission. Fill up on hearty pancakes and egg dishes, where cholesterol isn't a factor, and perhaps even more coffee (noted on the menu as "the last legal vice"), like their Mexican Mochas or the Thai, coffee splashed with sweetened condensed milk.


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Santana's Mexican Food

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Location:

3742 Midway Dr
San Diego, CA 92110-5203

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tel: (619) 523-9517
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The Mission

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Location:

3795 Mission Blvd
At San Jose, Mission Beach
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: 858/488-9060
fax: +1 858 488 4767
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Costa Brava

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Location:

1653 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

Contact:

tel: (858) 273-1218
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Day 3 - San Diego


Day three should be your final day of recovery before leaving the wild life of the city. Enjoy spectacular coffee from the two decade local shop Pannikin.; located in downtown San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar and Encinitas, wherever you are staying there is likely to be one in site. After picking up one of their signature drinks (the Hammerhead is a signature). Add a brief walk on the Torrey Pines State Reserve in La Jolla.


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Pannikin Coffee & Tea

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Location:

675 G St
San Diego, CA 92101

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tel: (619) 239-7891
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