Help Me Pick my Super Bowl Bar
I'm in need of a recommendation...where should I go to watch the Super Bowl this coming Sunday?
* I'd like to sit at the bar so I can talk to the bartender and other bar rats.
* Cocktail or beer it probably doesn't matter, just probably won't drink wine
* Good TV viewing, preferably with the sound on and at a volume that can be heard
* Actually interested in watching the game and not in getting drunk
* Decent food, bar snacks or nibbles.
* And, lets say within a 20 mile radius of SDSU
And while I have no dog in this fight and like both teams, a bar that, perhaps, leans a little more orange and blue would be nice ;-)
When I lived in the Bay Area I used to go to to the Lagunitas Brewery in Larkspur to watch the game and always had a great time. I don't want to stay home and watch it alone this year, nor do I want to make my own Super Bowls treats.
Thinking about BLAH or West Coast BBQ...hit me with some other ideas
Since you are in the area I would say just go to West Coast. I tend to order their sides, wings and soups which works well for an extended viewing period and since they offer the 5 and 10 oz pours, you can continue to order from their excellent beer selection and not get sloshed.
Sleeper pick might be Phil's BBQ in Santee - Onion Rings there are great for bar food noshing and they have a pretty credible beer selection. Tons of TVs in the bar.
I keep meaning to go there, but Bridges on El Cajon (near where Lisko used to be) positions itself as a more upscale sports bar.
BLAH is great, but I would confirm that game will be on w/ sound.
I think West Coast is probably going to get my business on Sunday. $.50 wings beginning at 3 pm, $10 craft beer pitchers (not that I could drink anywhere near to a whole pitcher) and pulled pork nachos for $5.
Jamacha Junction and Longhorns were a close second, but - theorectically - I could walk home from West Coast, not that I'd want to because it's a LONG walk to the lake, but I'm not up from traipsing half way across the county just to watch a football game ;-)
BLAH is probably easily ruled out as they only have 5 or 6 bar seats and they're pretty uncomfortable. Not a great TV behind the bar either.