Great low key, mellow non-dive dive bar located off the main drag in PB.
I have lived in the N pb/S lj area since I was a teenager. I used to come to this place when it was "the DU" ie. the Down Under. Willy ( the owner) has run this place for 12 years and it is just one of the best places for a low key beer and some good bar food that you will find N of the zoo known as Garnet.
The people are older, though with the new kitchen a younger crowd has been coming by. Everyone is so nice. The Bartenders are sometimes acerbic, but never dull. Very strict with checking ID's and I don't blame them. Sometimes you will find some Chargers here, and other times just long time lokes. Overall a great mix of characters.
Beer and wine only, and that's fine with me. W/O the hard stuff the agro-drunk becomes a non-issue. Lots of large flatscreens, and a pool table. The Jukebox needs some new tunes, but so be it. Lastly there is a an English contingent who hang out in the corner and Willy always has a "soccer" ie. football match on for them. The best part is really the great conversations one can have at the bar. People are opinionated, educated, and very friendly. I have found women who speak sports, and men who speak fashion, yet the majority of people are just avg working joe/joettes, who come here for the great food as of late, and the wonderful company. I highly recommend cruising by if the drunk 22yr old isn't your idea of a good time out. Very Chill, and essentially one of my favorite pubs in PB.
Laid back sports bar and grill in the quieter beach neighborood of North Pacific Beach.. In Short A few blocks from the party action along Garnett, this bar attracts a quieter, older crowd. Inside, find homey décor that includes photographs and wood clocks on the walls, and a small bookcase in the back. Drinks include beer, wine, and soju cocktails, and the food menu features sandwiches, wraps, and burgers. They're not all that ordinary though - take a gamble with the PB & Bacon Burger or Willie's Famous PhillyCheese Steak.