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Top bar recommendations from locals

Bar
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“Most beautiful panoramic views with the best (and most expensive) brunch in the area. Bottomless mimosas and bloody mary's, along with crab legs, oyster shooters, carving and omelette station. My favorite is their chile verde and carnitas taco station with homemade tortillas. Reservations are suggested. If you're unable to get a reservation, get there before 10 am to get in line. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Fig Mountain is just down the street. We're not big on the food - besides the NACHOS which are huge and tasty. The beer menu is great and changes daily. Paul is a fan of anything dark or nitro.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Neighborhood watering hole with a folksy feel, several pool tables, live music & a cozy dance floor.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurant. Bar with live music venues. A block away”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Really yummy food. Fun place in a beautiful small beach community. We love taking my son to Dinosaur park and then walking to this place for dinner. It’s family friendly, but would also recommend for a fun romantic dinner as well.”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place for dinner or just to catch the sunset with a few drinks and appetizers. Outdoor seating is your best bet during the summer months. The only better outdoor view is the Spyglass Restaurant just down the road.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Waterfront eats on a boardwalk with a breezy vibe & a kid-friendly menu of American classics.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Good bar and restaurant, kind of high prices, but worth it. Right on the beach bluffs, fantastic views . Easy listening music”
  • 15 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Another favorite, orders include all the fixings(ranch style meals, family style)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Recent guests said we should recommend this place because "It really is a 5-star restaurant." This restaurant is also popular with locals. Great Italian food.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great fish and chips, can sit inside or outside with fireside tables. Right at the beach.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“Mom & Pop brewery just up the road from us - ManRock is our local "Cheers", where everybody knows your name.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Local hang out with the added benefit of Charlie Puffer! Love going here for excellent wine, appetizers (weekends) and superb live music. Tiny, tiny place with a big personality. Fun”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best value on Pismo boardwalk....excellent happy hour prices, good wines, beers and mixed drinks. 3 for price of 2 appetizers, no corkage on Thursdays. Good food - try their warm shrimp salad, fresh seafood and the best chocolate cake!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Play pool, watch sports on the television, eat, and drink. Lots of fun. Look at the t-shirts on the way in. Hilarious.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“We'll be members of this winery until the day we die. Many of their Rhone wines are affordable and all are delicious.”
  • 1 local recommends