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Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011

San Diego Bars & Clubs FTW

Raise a glass for San Diego's watering-hole champions

JeffCorrigan-Pinball- Eddie KON Castro at Lancer's in University Heights.
- Photo by Jeff Turbo Corrigan

You have it so easy. All you do is show up at the bar with your friends and drink. You chat. You laugh. You carry on. There’s no painstaking practice, no years of dedication to a craft. You bunch of slackers. You’re nothing compared with those hardy men and women who head to the bar bound and determined to win. For them, this is no game.

Well, actually, it kind of is. In this, the 2011 edition of our annual Bars & Clubs issue, we salute the wizards of the watering holes, the stars of the saloons, the conquerors of the canteens, the tops of the taverns. Along with our usual guide to 500 or so bars across San Diego County, we introduce you to a handful of champions who’ve risen to the pinnacle at the pubs in contests such as pinball, beer pong, goldfish racing, trivia, Street Fighter and craft-cocktail creating.

And, you, you inert lump, next time you’re sitting there, enjoying your beverage, and you see someone who’s in it to win it, struggling to beat all comers, raise your glass and toast their tenacity. It’s the least you can do.



About Schmidt
Noble Experiment cocktail maker hopes to defend his title



Power player

Eddie "KON" Castro can't get enough of pinball



Trivial matters
The Shakespeare internationals know more than you



Fishing for a win
At Worldcup Goldfish Racing, it's up to you to catch the champ


Lethal Weapon
An amateur street fighter cleans up at Soda Bar



Conqueror of the cups
Practice, confidence and a nice buzz are the secrets of his success


2011 Bars & Clubs Guide





 
 
 
 
 
 
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