2725 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Islandwww.brigantine.comTaco Tuesdays mean swordfish tacos that don't suck for $2.99 each.
880 Harbor Island Drive, Harbor Islandwww.cohnrestaurants.comThe place to take out-of-town guests for a view of the bay and Downtown skyline. The baked brie and wine flights are quite nice.
1403 Rosecrans St., Point Loma619-223-2750Don't miss this one just because it's in the Ramada. Multiple pool tables and the chance at hot out-of-towners looking to party should be enough of a draw.
2734 Lytton St., Midwaywww.desiscocktails.comThe tagline of this quaint dive (yes, a dive can be quaint) is “your favorite bar.” With free pool on Tuesdays and $2.50 draft beer on Thursdays (both after 7 p.m.), it just might be.
2820 Lytton St., Point Loma619-226-9019 www.thehole.comIt's called “The Hole.” Seriously, need we say more?
Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
2241 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Islandwww.humphreysbythebay.com It's like a little mini version of Humphrey's Mainstage. They still book quality acts of the blues, classic-rock and soul varieties.
Kristy's MVP Sports Bar
3225 Midway Drive, Midway
www.kristysmvp.comSimply the place to come for sports fans. If someone is running, throwing, jumping, kicking, skating or otherwise exerting themselves for love or money on TV, Kristy's is showing it. Possibly best for the UFC fights.
The Pearl Hotel
1410 Rosecrans St., Point Lomawww.thepearlsd.comThe bar can get pretty cramped at this ultra-sleek remodeled motel, so sit poolside, enjoy a pig-belly appetizer and check out one of the movies they regularly show on the massive wall-turned-projection screen above the pool.
Riley's Music Lounge
2901 Nimitz Blvd., Point Lomawww.rileysmusiclounge.comRiley's is a sports bar during the day and music venue at night. It has décor like a chain restaurant but decent drink pours and very amusing drunken girls singing karaoke Sundays and Wednesdays.
2820 Roosevelt Rd., Point Lomawww.solarelounge.comSolare welcomes pets on its patio, so if you're like our arts editor Seth Combs and you can't leave your dog at home, you can come to Solare.
3350 Sports Arena Blvd., Midwaywww.somasd.comCare to see hundreds of angst-filled teenagers with emo hair crush against each other in a vast space with no alcohol? Well, then....
Tom Hams Lighthouse
2150 Harbor Island Drive, Harbor Islandwww.tomhamslighthouse.comTwin Decks bar has been remodeled and opened up into the main restaurant at Tom Hams, so Twin Decks as you knew it no longer exists. It's now part of a casual upscale restaurant with a waterfront view. Try the seafood.