‘Always a party at the Tavern.’ That’s what they advertise, check it out
( http://www.tavernatthebeach.com/tavern_home.htm). I think P.B. is party capitol of the world. I mean didn’t they single-handedly shut down their own street fair because they party too hardy? Didn’t they manage to get ‘drinking on the beach’ outlawed in all ofSan Diego?
After all what’s a sports bar supposed to be all about? It always seemed as though we’re talking Chargers vs. Raiders in the house when we’re talking sports bar. Well maybe yes maybe no, but if that’s the right frame for your thinking, then The Tavern at the Beach is where it’s at!
Go to 1200 Garnet (P.B.) and just look around. What you’ll see is lots of bars! There’s Fred’s Mexican Cafe; Typhoon Saloon; Society Billiards; Ciro’s Pizzaria & Beerhouse; Plan B; Now back down the same street the 5 blocks back to The Tavern on the north side of the street and you’ll see Kono’s Cafe; Blind Melons; Kafe Yen; Moondoggies; Pacific Beach Bar & Grill; Zanzibar Cafe; Bub’s Dive Bar; Cabo Cantina; Sinbad Cafe; Plum Crazy Saloon; The Tiki House and that doesn’t include the 4-5 restaurants where you can put down cavernous amounts of suds with your food.
The point is if you want a sports bar that’s a place to party then The Tavern at the Beach is your place. They’ve got: ‘We offer:
Hours of Operation:
12 noon – 2 am
(Open early for all weekend sporting events)’
My trip there was on Charger come back Sunday and it was packed! Too packed for my personal taste… but it proved a spot for a little food and an update on the score, Nancy and I knew we weren’t long for the party so we had salad and a score. The Ceasar is good and with Chicken it was only $6.79 and filled me up. Nancy had Brother Tom’s which is a very nice salad for $4.79 and comes with Romaine & spring lettuce, sliced carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, mozzarella, and croutons.
The Chargers were on the road to the Superbowl, ‘Go Norv!’ and we went home to finish the game. For a party bar, I’d say 3.879 of 5 thumbs ups.