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Great Places to Sit at the Bar

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Sometimes I just like to sit a the bar, have a nice craft brewed beer or a nice glass of wine and order off the menu. Whether it's just a burger or a steak dinner, I find that most bartenders are very attentive and provide excellent service and make me feel well taken care of. I also like the action at the bar.

Some of my fav spots, to name a few, are Donovan's in LJ, The Palm, Georges, Ritual and Bully's for an old school touch.

What are yours?

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  1. We normally don't like sitting at the bar but from time to time the bar at Cafe Chloe is a good exception.

    1. Cowboy Star - my only experience there was at the bar, and it was great.

      Agreed on Ritual as well.

      Linkery's bar is also a good spot to eat at.

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      Linkery
      3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

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      1. re: Josh

        3rd corner
        Tapenade
        Costa Brava
        Manhattan
        Whisk 'n Ladle
        and I'll second The Link and Ritual

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        Costa Brava
        1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

        1. re: stevuchan

          Urban Solace

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          Urban Solace Restaurant
          3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

          1. re: Josh

            Yah, Stacey, at the Ritual, is very friendly and is well versed in their beer selections and special beer flights, she's always willing to give a sample taste or two. Because of her attentiveness, that's one of my fav bar spots.

          2. Great post my cstr!
            Being the bar chicka that I am, you can safely say that every bar in SD has my name all over it but my fav's are:
            Dobson's
            George's Ocean terrace
            Marine Room
            Jake's Del Mar
            Hotel Del
            Jamacha Junction..great after 18 holes at Singing Hills
            Patrick's
            Fish Market Downtown
            Longhorn's
            Bully's
            Whaling Bar

            1. Dobson's
              Cafe Chloe
              Ritual
              Tapenade
              Urban Solace
              Farmhouse Cafe
              Whaling Bar

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              Cafe Chloe
              721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

              Urban Solace Restaurant
              3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

              1. Nice cocktails at the Urban Solace bar tonight. Some sorta fancy-schmancy apple vodka, roasted orange syrup, orange bitters, st-germain, fresh citrus.

                I don't typically go for these things, (just give me the vodka, thanks) but I enjoyed it- perfect fall season drink.

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                Urban Solace Restaurant
                3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

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                1. re: Fake Name

                  Ahhh. I see your lovely wife prevailed. Saw her tweet asking for delivery when USolace announced this new cocktail. Sounds like a must try. ;D

                  1. re: foodiechick

                    Prevailed, nothing.

                    I was trying to decide where our evening pre-dinner cocktail would be when It hit me like a Tweet straight from Urban Solace- a siren's song of cocktail. I'd had a similar drink last month at Bouchon and been a-hankering for something like it. Fit the bill perfectly.

                    US was not busy at the bar, (it was early) and Baleen was not busy at all (shame) so we also had our evening free of the crowds and noise.

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                    Urban Solace Restaurant
                    3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104