The 10 Best Bars In Chula Vista, San Diego

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9 February 2017

Located a few miles from downtown San Diego and 7.5 miles from the Mexican border in the South Bay region, Chula Vista is at the center of one of the richest and most culturally diverse zones in the US. We have listed 10 great best bars in and around Chula Vista.

Inside pub | Courtesy of Shakespeare Pub & Grille

Shakespeare Pub & Grille

Pub, Restaurant, British, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
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The Shakespeare Pub & Grille is an authentic British Pub which was established in 1990 and is both owned and operated by British ex-pats. Guests will enjoy the décor of the establishment, English Tudor style on the interior, with large picture windows and a patio deck wrapping the exterior. The draught beers here reflect the most popular brands from Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and the US. The Shakespeare Pub & Grille is one of the select establishments in San Diego to have a beer engine and sell a cask-conditioned beer for connoisseurs.

The Canyon Sports Pub & Grill - Canyon Club

Bar, Pub, American, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
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Burger and chips at Speakeasy
Burger and chips at Speakeasy | © Katherine Lim/Flickr
The Canyon Sports Pub & Grill is an easygoing sports bar serving craft brews, specialty cocktails, and simple American meals. Their menu offers an impressive selection of items allowing patrons to create countless combinations. Pair a BLT with a Miller Lite Lager, some wings with a Budweiser Lager, or a burger with your favorite brew. This watering hole has become popular for its monthly events and specials, which include showings of multiple sports events from UFC to football and boxing. While you’re there, be sure to enjoy whichever daily special is being offered.

San Diego Pub Crawler

Pub, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Wine, Beer
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More than anything, a pub crawl is about doing it all together and sharing a unique experience with others. That’s what you get from San Diego Pub Crawler‘s pub crawls. This pub was created to showcase the town’s diverse nightlife scene. Visit and become immersed in their belief that it doesn’t matter where you come from or where you’re going, but it’s who you’re with that makes the difference.

The Wine Pub

Pub, Wine Bar, Pub Grub, American, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
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PVMTV bottles
PVMTV bottles | © PizzeriaVenti/WikiCommons
There are a number of reasons to enjoy The Wine Pub: the place is family-owned with over 30 wines served by the glass, craft beers too; the Retail Shop offers an assortment of mostly new world and domestic wines; in the pub you can also have food. At the Wine Pub, they strive to provide customers with exceptional wine and beer paired with delicious dishes in a relaxing, intimate setting. If you’re visiting on a cool evening, dine outside on the patio with the warmth of their fire pit to keep you cozy.


Pub, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails
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O’Brien’s is one of San Diego’s most distinguished craft beer bars. With a love for Belgian beers and multiple rarities from around the world, the menu is sure to entice even the strictest beer enthusiast. Check out O’Brien’s tap and bottle lists to see what’s pouring daily. This American pub wouldn’t be complete without its extensive list of pub grub. Patrons can enjoy a quick and casual meal including salads, sandwiches, burgers or hot dogs while enjoying soccer games on TV.

The Field Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant

Pub, Restaurant, Irish, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
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The Field
The Field | Courtesy of Demi Johnson and The Field
Bring a friend and enjoy this turn of the century Irish pub, shipped piece by piece from Ireland and relocated in San Diego. As soon as you walk through the door, you’ll be transported by the warm and relaxing atmosphere to an old Irish country pub. The room is filled with the buzz of people engaging in entertaining conversation, tucking into the homemade food, and enjoying the traditional music amid the clink of glasses.

Stout Public House

Pub, Irish, Pub Grub, American, $$$
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Stout Public House, a downtown San Diego neighborhood Irish pub, features a quick and satisfying lunch including daily specials. This is the perfect destination to stop by after work or before a ball game for one of the best happy hours in town. Stout offers a large selection of fresh meals such as soups, salads, and entrées. The stylish décor, great food, excellent service, and a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits makes Stout Public House a great place for drinking, dining, and socializing.

Hamilton’s Tavern

This tavern was named after Mr. Herman Hamilton, a South Park resident for over 35 years and an American patriot who served his country as a member of the storied Montford Point Marines. He doesn’t drink, but Mr. Hamilton is at the Tavern nearly every day and always has a kind word or classic story to share. Hamilton’s Tavern is a traditional neighborhood alehouse that has been licensed to serve beer and wine for over 75 years, making it the oldest beer and wine licensed location in San Diego.

1521 30th St, San Diego, CA, USA +1 619-238-5460

McP's Irish Pub

Bar, Pub, Restaurant, Irish, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, $$$
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This pub has won multiple Best of Coronado Awards including Best Bar Scene, Best Entertainment, and Best Live Music. In addition to its satisfying drinks and inexpensive food, this pub is popular for more than its edibles. McP’s has live entertainment nightly featuring the most popular local talent, and allows you to stay updated on your favorite sports with their flat screens. Unlike many bars, McP’s has a dog-friendly patio equipped with firepits to keep you warm on chilly nights, and umbrellas to keep you cool on warm summer days.

Patrick’s Gaslamp Pub

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
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Patrick’s Gaslamp Pub opened for business a few years after Prohibition ended in 1933 and soon became a popular place with locals and tourists alike. It’s nestled on the corner of 4th and F Street, in the red-light district of downtown San Diego, now called The Gaslamp Quarter. The Irish-themed bar was the only place downtown with ‘live’ music, which built its reputation through the live entertainment, friendly staff, and satisfied patrons. Over time, the area grew and so did Patrick’s, eventually reaching their current status of a bar featuring live music every night, with the warm, friendly feeling of a true neighborhood bar.

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