Offshore Tavern's recently updated menu presents juicy burgers and upscale pub fare made with ingredients culled from sustainable and local sources. Hand-dipped, beer-battered onion rings with chipotle ketchup ($7) and an order of tots or fries tossed with herbs, spices, and cotija cheese ($5) stretch stomachs until they are ready to accommodate larger meal deposits. The fuego burger wraps pepper jack, bacon, jalapeños, and habanero jelly in a spicy barbeque-sauce blanket ($9), an eight-ounce grilled ribeye ($15) demonstrates what a half-pound bag of flour feels like in terms of weight, and the B.L. fried green T. orchestrates a fried green tomato, sun-dried ancho aioli, and bacon symphony ($8). Glowing tongue embers can be put out with a jalapeños margarita or sudsy glass of brew.
Pitchers Sports Bar's cordial bartenders oversee a whistle-wetting selection of 20 draft beers and an array of cocktails, and its kitchen pumps out a broad menu of laid-back savories ready for pairing with a pint or a playoff game. New York–style pizza ($7–$15 for cheese only) comes to tables sporting any of a wide variety of toppings ($0.70–$1.60 each, depending on size) and an appetizing new-pizza glow. Throw yourself into a fork-fueled feast with a chicken caesar iceberg salad ($7), or wrap your mitts around a western bacon burger ($7) or classic club sandwich ($7) to keep them from sending base-stealing signs to strangers at other tables. The bevy of brewskis includes most of the heavyweights of hoppery as well as craft selections from Stone, Ballast Point, and others.
High-quality food, all-day breakfast, and a huge outdoor patio make The Boardwalk a great place to take in a game and enjoy some sunny, flavorsome fare. No matter how late you slept off your long night of ventriloquism, snag an a.m. meal such as The Boardwalk’s most popular item, the Short on Cash ($6.95), with two eggs, two pieces of bacon or sausage, and your choice of two pancakes or toast with potatoes. Or try the healthy bestseller, the Acai Bowl ($8.25), served with fresh bananas, berries, and granola. Beach bums can interrupt their skiing fantasies with a selection from the lunch menu, including the Baja Mex-style snapper tacos ($4.25) with rice and beans ($2), and meat masticators can hang a fang on a Boardwalk Burger ($8.95), a ground-on-site sirloin-and-chuck patty topped with tomatoes, grilled onions, and American cheese.
The chefs at Bay Hill Tavern hand-press burger patties, slice fries, and cleverly group ingredients into scrumptious sandwiches, salads, and more. Ignite your appetites with a starter from the menu, such as chicken wings ($8.95), slathered in a choice of buffalo, barbecue, or teriyaki sauce, or combine all three for a trifecta more flavorful than the Beastie Boys. The hill-top dip sandwich ($10.95) lays a french-roll foundation and piles on stories of thick with fresh roast beef, sautéed mushrooms, and melted swiss cheese before celebrating construction with a dip in a jus jacuzzi. The little tavern burgers, a quartet of 2-ounce hand-patted patties, come dressed with flavorful frills such as cheese, guacamole, and barbecue sauce ($8.95) and can be buoyed by the currents of a root-beer float ($5.75).
Thousands of miles from the Land of Erin, this lively Irish pub brings a hearty slice of Dublin-style hospitality to San Diego‰Ûªs bustling Gaslamp Quarter. Sports memorabilia and photos share wall space with Irish maps and flags, giving a lived-in feel to this relatively new establishment. Traditional Irish fare like bangers and mash and Guinness stew is served alongside American favorites like Angus beef burgers and seafood linguine. A good selection of Irish ales, whiskies and, of course, stouts, keeps the crowd going nightly until 2 a.m. A special excitement buzzes across the barstools at Stout Public House during hockey season, when NHL fans convene to watch their favorite teams go to battle on the bar‰Ûªs big-screen TVs.
Six nights a week, novice singers stretch their pipes during Redwing Bar & Grill’s karaoke party, an event often hosted by drag queens. Before the singing commences, flat-screen TVs broadcast the Padres game throughout the bar and guests fill up on Bass Stout barbecue wings.