Arcade Bar San Diego
DRINK UP: When asked about their cocktails, they focus on bringing what they call an “honest” cocktail to the table. Their list is all about creating modern classics, with three to four steps and fresh, local and house-made ingredients. Sidecar wants their cocktails to be enjoyable and not a long process or delay for consumption. You won’t find any stemware in-house, as they like to keep their cocktail consumption casual, simple and focused on what is inside rather than what is being held. You will find their most popular cocktail being their version of the Penicillin cocktail, PCN rx, incorporating fresh, house made ginger syrup and fresh squeezed lemon juice with Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky and a Montelobos Mezcal float for a smoky, finishing touch, garnished with a fresh lemon twist.
GAME ON: Now that you have gotten settled in the bar and ordered your beverage, there are many different choices to choose from when it comes to entertainment. You can watch sports, which are always playing on the televisions or indulge in one of the games they have lined up for you to play. If you head to the back of the bar, you will find a pool table, with plenty of arm room so you aren’t fighting (or struggling) for a good shot. There’s a real dart board for you dart fans that like to play the one-handed game while holding onto your drink of choice. At the front of the bar is where the arcade games are. Here, you will find Big Buck Safari and Pop-A-Shot, the most popular game of them all, which Sidecar takes advantage of to host tournaments for the competitive. For the classic arcade lovers, don’t worry, they have a set up with Pac-Man and Galaga.
At the front of the bar is where the arcade games are. Here, you will find Big Buck Safari and Pop-A- Shot, the most popular game of them all, which Sidecar takes advantage of to host tournaments for the competitive.