I’m starting to understand that sports bars are owned and operated by folks who are from elsewhere and want to watch the game as a tax deductible way of life. And so it is with Bud’s Dive Bar at 1030 Garnet in PacificBeach. In a pleasant brick lined storefront a couple of blocks east of the Chrystal Pier, the Pittsburg Steelers are on the menu every game day. They even give away Steeler jerseys on game day just to show PA enthusiasm. Check out their web site http://bubsdive.com/p-5129-history.html, the menu is very nice for ‘a dive bar’.
The prices are just about as they should be to keep fans coming back every week for years to come, unlike some places I just can’t afford Claim Jumpers jumps into future with prices. The food is totally great bar fare. Because I made such a stink about spending too much on my grub just the other day, I decided to find places offering great value for the buck. Here’s my tab at Bub’s: I did the Grilled Cheesy Sammitch, on a fresh sourdough which comes with more tater tots than I could eat 6.95. Nancy had the fish and chips just to keep with the standard comparison (see article above) and she found that they did this dish with less batter so you actually felt the fish was what it was all about and it was good 8.95. We did try to do a fair comparison so we spilt a large green salad, the Wedge salad which was plenty good tasting 6.95. We each did a Bud Light and that’s a pint each 7.00 for both. The grand total was right at $34.00 and that included a bar bill! So this is the price I want to pay. Plus they charged nothing for the peanuts which tasted unusually good.