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Dive Bar of the Month Club

“Strangers are just friends you haven’t had a drink with yet.”

Ellen Goodwin


Join us at our next Dive Bar Outing:

Day Drinking in Ocean Beach

We’ll be starting at Mother’s Saloon, 2228 Bacon Street

Saturday, October 27th

Starting at 10 a.m.

(Moving on to Lucy’s Tavern around 11:15 a.m.)

Our next dive bar adventure starts:








Day Drinking in Ocean Beach

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Bluefoot last month. As always we had a great turn-out with great people. This month should be no different.

For a change of pace, we’re getting together for a little Day Drinking in Ocean Beach where we’ll hit up two deserving watering holes. We’ll start off at 10 a.m. at Mother’s Saloon (2228 Bacon St.) where you can start your Day Drinking by getting a good base going as well. Unlike most Dives, Mother’s serves breakfast (and lunch, and dinner). They have a full bar, pool table, jukebox and LOTS of TVs.

We’ll hang out there until 11:15-11:30 (merely a guideline!) then walk the block and a half over to…

Lucy’s Tavern (4906 Voltaire). Lucy’s offers 37 beers on tap, a full bar with cheap drinks, jukebox, pool tables, foosball, shuffleboard, and when you hit it just right, free popcorn. Plan ahead, Lucy’s is CASH ONLY.

We’ll officially be hanging out there until 1 p.m. and then… you are on your own to explore OB. The OB Noodle House is next door, the Voltaire Beach House is right down the street, the Tilted Stick is a block or so away and Newport Avenue is a quick walk down the street. Lots of places to go and see.

BUT first, plan to start your Day Drinking with us!

PARKING: This is Ocean Beach, on a weekend. Parking is limited so Uber or Lyft down. Mother’s does have a small parking lot out front. Remember if you park there, to move when we move on to Lucy’s. Lucy’s doesn’t have a dedicated lot so it’s street parking.

CASH or CREDIT? Mother’s takes both, Lucy’s is CASH only.

FOOD? Mother’s has a full kitchen. Lucy’s doesn’t. But there are lots of nearby options.

Some of our recent bars

It’s a tradition to get our bartenders to hold our sign. Here’s where we’ve recently been.

We’re always open to hearing about bars we haven’t visited. Drop us a line if there is someplace you think we should check out.

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Aero club bartenders
Bartenders at Docks

Learn more about Dive Bars

Watch this Ignite talk and learn everything you need to know about Dive Bars.

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Ellen Goodwin, May 19, 2016 at San Diego Ignite #6

Watch this TEDx talk and learn how Dive Bars can change your life.

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TEDx San Diego, October 22, 2016

The Limited Edition, Dive Bar of the Month T-Shirts are finally here!

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Frank Zappa

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