Oct. 17 2012 10:02 AM

Bars, dance clubs, baristas, and more

readerspoll

Best Bar for Pool

Hungry Stick

Honorable mention: Triple Crown, Bluefoot, Society Billiard Cafe


Best Neighborhood Bar for Dancing

U31

Honorable mention: Whistle Stop Bar, El Dorado, Thrusters Lounge


Best Baristas

Caffe Calabria

Honorable mention: Influx, Krakatoa, Roast Coach


Best Beach Bar

Pacific Shores

Honorable mention: Lahaina Beach Club, Open Bar, Shore Club


Best Bloody Mary

Small Bar

Honorable mention: Tractor Room, Bluefoot Bar & Lounge, World Famous


Best Blues Club

Patrick's Gaslamp Pub

Honorable mention: Croce's, House of Blues


Best Cocktail Lounge

El Dorado

Honorable mention: Pacific Shores, NuNus, Seven Grand


Best Craft Beer Bar

Hamiltons Taverns

Honorable mention: Toronado, Blind Lady Ale House, Raglan Public House


Best Craft Cocktail Bar

Starlite

Honorable mention: Craft & Commerce, El Dorado, Whisknladle


Best DJ/Dance Club

FLUXX

Honorable mention: Rich's, Voyeur, El Dorado


Best Domestic Beer

Pabst Blue Ribbon

Honorable mention: Bud Light, Coors Light, Coors


Best Downtown/ Gaslamp Bar

Analog

Honorable mention: The Field, Tipsy Crow, Whiskey Girl


Best Gay/Lesbian Bar

Urban Mo's

Honorable Mention: Bourbon Street, Baja Betty's, Redwing


Best Happy Hour

Prepkitchen Little Italy

Honorable mention: Slater's 50/50, Ponce's, La Puerta


Best Imported Beer

Pacifico

Honorable mention: Guinness, Stella, Tecate


Best Irish Pub

The Field

Honorable mention: Hooley's Irish Pub & Grille, Ould Sod, Gallagher's Irish Pub


Best Jazz Club

Anthology

Honorable mention: 98 Bottles, Croce's, The Turquoise


Best Jukebox

Live Wire

Honorable mention: Turf Club, Pacific Shores, Small Bar


Best Karaoke Bar

Lamplighter

Honorable mention: Redwing, Charcoal House, Cheers


Best San Diego Brewery

Stone Brewing Co.

Honorable mention: Ballast Point, Green Flash, Karl Strauss


Best San Diego Brewery Tasting Room

Stone Brewing Co.

Honorable mention: Societe, Ballast Point, Green Flash


Best Locally Brewed Beer

Stone IPA

Honorable mention: Green Flash IPA, Ballast Point Sculpin, Speedway Stout


Best San Diego County Winery

Bernardo Winery

Honorable mention: Orfila Winery, Fallbrook Winery, Southcoast Winery


Best Martini Bar

Martinis Above Fourth

Honorable mention: Tony's, Turf Club, Albie's Beef Inn


Best Neighborhood Bar

Bluefoot Bar & Lounge

Honorable mention: Whistle Stop Bar, Live Wire, Gilly's


Best New Bar (open since October 2011)

Elbow Room

Honorable mention: Seven Grand, Raglan Public House, California Kebab and Beer Garden


Best North County Bar

D Street Bar & Grill

Honorable mention: Union Kitchen & Tap, Churchill's Pub & Grille, 1st Street Bar


Best North County Brew Pub

Pizza Port

Honorable mention: Stone Brewery, Churchill's Pub & Grille, Urge Gastropub


Best North County Sports Bar

Kaminski's

Honorable mention: Tidewater Tavern, Lumberyard Tavern, 1st Street Bar


Best Open-Mic Night

Lestat's

Honorable mention: Java Joe's, Winstons, Tiki House


Best Outdoor Bar

The Station

Honorable mention: Altitude Sky Lounge, Lahaina Beach Club, Slater's 50/50


Best Place to See Local Bands

The Casbah

Honorable mention: Soda Bar, Belly Up, Bar Pink


Best Dive Bar

Live Wire

Honorable mention: Pacific Shores, The Alibi, Tower Bar


Best Sports Bar

Slater's 50/50

Honorable mention: McGregor's, True North Tavern, Players


Best Strip Joint

Cheetahs

Honorable mention: Pacers, Pure Platinum, Deja Vu


Best Tequila Bar

Cantina Mayahuel

Honorable mention: Baja Betty's, El Zarape, La Puerta


Best Wine Bar

Wine Steals

Honorable mention: Trisler's, Mosaic, Splash


Best Wine Shop

The 3rd Corner

Honorable mention: Wine Steals, 57 Degrees, Splash Wine Lounge


Best Brew Pub

Monkey Paw

Honorable mention: Pizza Port, Blind Lady Ale House, Hillcrest Brewing Company


Best Margarita

Ponce's

Honorable mention: Baja Betty's, Barra Barra Saloon, Casa de Pico


Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
See all events on Thursday, Apr 28