On a typical gorgeousSan Diegoday there is no better spot than a place like the beach at the end ofTourmaline Street. Even on a gray day like when I went hunting for the perfect dive bar, there is none better than the one atLondon’sWest End.
Talk about your dedication. They are open 7 days per week from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. This fact sets me to thinking, who goes there at 6:00 a.m. and why? They serve no breakfast at theWest End. They serve mainly bottled beer and well drinks that are strong and cheap. Grab a pool stick and play a game or two on one of the two tables for half a buck or throw a game of darts… it’s all good at this dive bar extraordinaire.
Locals like to hang out here because it’s a great dive bar and they are a bit scarce in this part of town. You can find surfer dudes here. I met a doctor and an attorney (just hangin from the hood, they said) on the day I checked this place out. They are young and they are old here. The service is outstanding. Very attentive and there is no attitude about your activity. It’s a very mellow world inside.
I was told they have a guy who does hotdogs on the sidewalk in the evening but otherwise you’d better not come looking for any grub. Pernicano’s is next door and down the road is a Tapas bar where you can get toast with Mediterranean toppings. Head north a bit and you can find sushi.
If it’s a bad thing, and I find it a very bad thing because I only carry plastic, they don’t do plastic here. The good thing about this is you probably won’t run up a $200.00 bar tab and regret it the next day.
This place will be really crowded for Superbowl Sunday. They are doing $2.00 brews and well drinks for $2.50 all day! So go there and get your football fever on, but get there early because the club isn’t that big.