Bars & Happy Hours

Reincarnation in Mission Valley

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Bars & Happy Hours, Food & Drink, Top Story | No Comments

By Dr. Ink

Some elements of Primos Mexican Food & Bar are brand new. Others not so much compared to when the establishment operated earlier this year as Primos Public Corner.

Since reopening a few months ago under the new name, the owners initially introduced happy hour Sunday through Thursday, slashing the prices of all drinks by 50 percent. That changed, however, on the early December day I ducked in for a cheap nosh and drink.

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Going pink

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Bars & Happy Hours, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Dr. Ink Red is my preferred color for wine and roses. I never compromise when buying the latter although after a protracted bout of drinking petite syrah, cabernet sauvignon and jammy zinfandels (my three favorite varietals), I’ll succumb to something crimson, like a semi-dry trollinger blend from Wurttemberg, Germany.

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Five-dollar everything

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Bars & Happy Hours, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Dr. Ink

For those with a tight wallet, happy hour at Dunedin New Zealand Eats in North Park is the equivalent of finding a rare blackjack table in Las Vegas that welcomes $5-minimum bets.

The exquisitely designed establishment opens up its entire 20-tap beer system for an easy five spot per glass during daily happy hour, and also includes a couple of select wines and several appetizers for the same price.

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Suds, spuds and little people

Posted: September 8th, 2017 | Bars & Happy Hours, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Dr. Ink

I started going to bars at around age 6. My grandfathers on both sides would take me for neighborhood walks that always included a few tavern stops. They’d show me off to their drinking buddies, buy me a 7UP, and give me a few dimes to play Skee-ball.

But the thrill was short-lived because I was usually the lone child in these places — a playful soul who preferred hanging outdoors with my peers.

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‘Project’ complete

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | Bars & Happy Hours, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Dr. Ink

A redesign plus new beers and a revised menu have turned The Brew Project into the kind of establishment it was probably meant to be for nearly the last two years.

Until recently it operated under a dual concept, as a full-service restaurant and drinking joint. Now you order at the bar and then hang out wherever you want – inside or outside the multi-level structure, which was built in 1902 as a Craftsman house.

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