Oct. 16 2013 09:44 AM

Your picks for the best bars in San Diego


Best Margarita

Baja Betty's
Honorable mention: Ponce's El Agave, Cafe Coyote, Casa de Bandini

Best Neighborhood Bar for Dancing

Whistle Stop Bar
Honorable mention: U31, Urban Mo's, El 
Camino, Bourbon Street

Best Bar to Play Pool

Triple Crown Pub
Honorable mention: Lancer's, The Alibi, Society Billiard Café, McGregor's

Best Baristas

Caffe Calabria
Honorable mention: Lestat's (Adams Avenue), Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Dark Horse Coffee Roasters, Pappalecco

Best Beach Bar

South Beach Bar & Grille
Honorable mention: Wave House, Lahaina's, Sandbar, Tavern at the Beach

Best Bloody Mary

Small Bar
Honorable mention: The Tractor Room, Baja Betty's, C Level, The Firehouse

Best Cocktail Lounge

El Dorado
Honorable mention: Pacific Shores, Seven Grand, Martinis Above Fourth, Lei Lounge

Best Craft Beer Bar

Hamilton's Tavern
Honorable mention: Blind Lady Ale House, Toronado, Monkey Paw, Live Wire

Best Craft Cocktail Bar

Honorable mention: Polite Provisions, Craft & Commerce, The Tractor Room, Sycamore Den

Best DJ/Dance Club

Honorable mention: El Dorado, Rich's, Whiskey Girl, Barleymash

Best Dive Bar

Honorable mention: Live Wire, The Alibi, Tower Bar, Aero Club

Best Downtown/Gaslamp Bar

Honorable mention: Quality Social, Vin de Syrah, Henry's Pub, Block 16

Best Gay/Lesbian Bar

Urban Mo's
Honorable mention: Baja Betty's, Bourbon Street, Red Wing, #1 Fifth Avenue

Best Happy Hour

OB Noodle House
Honorable mention: Urban Mo's, La Puerta, El Camino, Martinis Above Fourth

Best Irish Pub

The Field
Honorable mention: The Ould Sod, Hooleys, Gallagher's Irish Pub, Dublin Square

Best Sports Bar

Honorable mention: Bub's Dive Bar, True North, Players Sports Bar, Elbow Room

Best Tequila Bar

Cantina Mayahuel
Honorable mention: El Agave, Tequileria, Baja Betty's, La Puerta, The Blind Burro

Best Wine Bar

Wine Steals
Honorable mention: 57 Degrees, Splash, The 3rd Corner, 98 Bottles

Best Wine Shop

57 Degrees
Honorable mention: Wine Steals, KnB Wine Cellars, Bine & Vine Bottle Shop, Wine Bank

Best Sangria

Costa Brava
Honorable mention: Baja Betty's, Cafe Sevilla, Tapas Picasso, Huapango's

Best Martini Bar

Martinis Above Fourth
Honorable mention: The Tractor Room, Lei Lounge, 333 Pacific, Gaslamp Strip Club

Best Neighborhood Bar

Small Bar
Honorable mention: Bluefoot, South Park Abbey, #1 Fifth Avenue, Tiger!Tiger!

Best North County Bar

Churchill's Pub & Grille
Honorable mention: Encinitas Ale House, Bar Leucadian, Lumberyard Tavern, Union Kitchen & Tap

Best Outdoor Bar

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station
Honorable mention: Fathom Bistro, Altitude Sky Lounge, Lahaina's, JRDN

Best North County Dive Bar

The Saloon
Honorable mention: Pounders, Bar Leucadian, Cap'n Keno's, 1st Street Bar & Grill

Best North County Brew Pub

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido
Honorable mention: Pizza Port, Churchill's Pub & Grille, Encinitas Ale House, Urge Gastropub

Best North County Sports Bar

Churchill's Pub & Grille
Honorable mention: Jimmy O's, 55 Yard Line, Pounders, Union Kitchen & Tap

Best New Bar (open since October 2012)

Fathom Bistro
Honorable mention: Sycamore Den, Heights Tavern, Lucky Bastard Saloon, End Zone Pub

Best Jukebox in a Bar

Pacific Shores
Honorable mention: Live Wire, Small Bar, Cherry Bomb, Hamilton's Tavern

Best Karaoke Bar

The Lamplighter
Honorable mention: Gilly's, The Ould Sod, Carriage House Lounge, JT's

Best Open-Mic Night

Honorable mention: Rebecca's Coffee House, Turquoise Café, Cosmos

Best Domestic Beer

Pabst Blue Ribbon
Honorable mention: Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller High Life, Michelob Ultra

Best Imported Beer

Honorable mention: Stella Artois, Pacifico, Dos XX, Corona

Best Brew Pub

Blind Lady Ale House
Honorable mention: Pizza Port OB, Tiger!Tiger!, Karl Strauss, Monkey Paw

Best Brewery

Stone Brewing Co.
Honorable mention: Ballast Point, Alesmith, Green Flash, Manzanita

Best Local Craft Beer

Ballast Point Sculpin
Honorable mention: Karl Strauss Red Trolley, Societe The Pupil, Monkey Paw Sweet Georgia Brown, Helms Brewery Beerachino

Best Brewery Tasting Room

Green Flash Brewing Company
Honorable mention: Ballast Point, Hess North Park, Thorn Street Brewery, Belching Beaver

Best Winery

Orfila Winery
Honorable mention: South Coast Winery, Bernardo Winery, Cordiano Winery, Belle Marie Winery

Best Cigar Lounge

Churchill Cigar Lounge
Honorable mention: Excalibur, Cuban Cigar Factory, Hoffer's Cigar Bar, Habanos Cigar Lounge

Best Strip Club

Honorable mention: Déjà Vu Showgirls, Pacers Showgirls, Les Girls, Main Attraction


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