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Local Eateries Celebrate Oyster Day

Steps from the ocean, where grand meets sand, is PB Shore Club. A classically-styled beach bar, it is cooking up delicious tastes of the sea, prepared with classic Mexican flair.
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Another Great Yelp Review!

If you want to experience young Cali living, this is the spot. The bar is right on the beach overlooking the ocean. You literally lay out, surf, boogie board or whatever you do on the beach walkover grab a bite and drink then in a few steps you’re back on the sand and water.

During the summer expect a line to get in. Shoulder to shoulder room and a drink getting spilled on you. The DJ that spins is awesome and occasionally have spotted a few Charger players hanging out during summer. Fist pump!

Another Great Yelp Review!

A friend and I had just finished having brunch nearby and decided to cruise PB and find a place to watch the SDSU v New Mexico game. seeing that spring was about to heat up, it was St. Patrick’s day weekend, and not a cloud in the sky, we definitely picked a good place to stop for drinks and the game.

Shore Club’s ambience was definitely on point – the open windows overlook the beach and there was an electric and festive air about this place. the weather was mid 80s, people were everywhere (more than a handful of people dressed in green). music blaring through the speakers, flatscreen TVs everywhere, and the drinks were super cheap. they were even serving a green slushie to celebrate St. Patty’s day.

On a day like that at a locale like Shore Club, it’s impossible to not be in a good mood, enjoying the weather and the alcohol, making new friends, starting fun conversations, and racking up a nice bar tab while everyone’s rooting for the local college basketball team. thankfully, there was no drama about this place and no “PBDBs” to be noticed, which is usually the reason i don’t choose to frequent PB if i had the choice. the servers and bartenders were on it, which was nice, as i’m sure they’re used to handling a large amount of people’s orders on a regular basis. the drinks weren’t even pricey at all!

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Biggest reason for my 5 star rating: THIS PLACE LITERALLY HAS THE MOST DELICIOUS LOBSTER TACOS I HAVE EVER HAD. EVER. OH MY GOD. The Fat Fish around the corner comes in a close 2nd but the PB Shore Club ones are 100% MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH GOODNESS *salivates* :Q… Also the servers are so helpful and friendly and mine (can’t remember her name but she was a cute blonde beachy type chica) gave me a crazy recommendation: oyster shooter with hot sauce and booze and insanity! And I totally did it and it was somehow kinda good and I thought it’d be disgusting. It was an experience definitely 😉 Also there was some chill ass music, some guy playing acoustic guitar… he played some Red Hot Chili Peppers and my friend and I almost died because we were in total bliss… watching the sunset over the ocean, getting fresh air, oh man that place was absolutely perfect in every way that evening. God I love PB so much!!!
Lizzie B from Los Altos, CA

I love PB Shore Club for many reasons. I have been here to just drink beer, come here to just eat and stopped to just enjoy the view it allows.PB Shore Club can be very loud and packed depending on the time that you get there, but that just speaks to the amount of happy people. They always seem to have a very good deal going on booze all the time. Last time I was there it was on Pacifico and some kind of ice tea mixed drink (which was awesome). On this visit we were there to eat and they did not dissapoint. For apetizers we got the calmari, chips and bacon wrapped shrimp. Evyerthing was great but I strongly recommend the calamari. For my main meal I just got the kids menu chicken strips which is hard to screw up, so I would rather tell you about everyone elses plate I ate off at my table. There was some kind of chillie cheese fries which were bomb! The shrimp tacos blew me away, and the beef tacos were so big and full they could of been folded into a burrito. I love this place and am going to keep coming back. Also props to them for having the FUEL channel on so I could watch my motocross. The price was more then fair for the quality of the food and location.
Darrel H, San Diego

This review is based on their customer service and special charity event promotion. Recently, a friend of mine who was a Marine helicopter pilot and died in Afghanistan while serving his country. We wanted to commemorate this fallen classmate and friend, so we decided to have a fundraiser memorial in his name. I called the owner, Pete, who was extremely receptive and supportive of the idea, and he referred me to the manager, Josh, who I would be working with closely on the day of the event… a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in February, naturally. Josh was so helpful and instrumental in getting us all setup for day-drinking, having a raffle to raise money, and even threw in a bunch of stuff for us to raffle off as prizes, such as t-shirts and gift certificates. He also let us get on the mic to toast our departed buddy, which the entire bar (including our party of 70-ish people) raised our drinks to. All in all we were able to raise close to $4000 due to the hospitality of PB Shore Club and the generosity of the friends, family, and kind strangers who frequent this establishment. Shore Club is known for its support of the military and being a Naval Academy bar, and they took care of us like we were family. Hopefully we won’t ever have to do something like this again, but I know if I died, I would want my memorial party to be like it was at Shore Club one warm, sunny, winter afternoon on the beach. Thanks a ton, guys!
Jack G, San Diego CA


ESPN features PB Shore Club as Best NAVY Bar

My favorite sports bar is the Pacific Beach Shore Club (PBSC) in San Diego, CA. It is 2700 miles from Annapolis, MD, but you wouldn’t be able to tell come Saturday when it’s time for the Navy to play!

The alumni in the area, and there are plenty with the 2nd largest Naval Base a few miles south and the 2nd largest Marine Base 30 miles to the North, come out to fully support every week and it’s a packed house. We show up, catch up, and celebrate every single first down with chants and cheers from our Academy days, wear our old uniforms in ridiculous ways, and stay to watch not just that game but also the rest of the games of the day since so many are from out of state there is always someone’s favorite team playing into the night, finishing it off with gorgeous sunsets right on the beach a few feet away!

We start in the morning to watch our east coast game and finish after the last west coast game is over. Sundays are just as great with Charger games on as well as everyone’s hometown favorite pro team too. But nothing compares to Army vs Navy, the biggest spectacle of the year! Forget the upstairs bar, they shut down the whole parking lot and pitch a huge tent, place several TVs and taco stands throughout the lot, and it all starts with a march thru Pacific Beach hours before the game starts. PBSC really knows how to throw a party!

That is only though what you see on the surface. They are such a respectful organization, and in touch with the servicemembers’ community that they have fundraisers for wounded veterans, gift drives for children of Veterans Killed In Action, and fundraising for those who lost their lives. They collect gifts by requesting donations of toys or cash for admission to the Army-Navy game extravaganza, or fundraising for the funeral of fallen warriors like they did for 1st Lt Travis Manion, USMC, and LT Brendan Looney, Navy SEAL. No sports nar in America has the loyalty of it’s patrons and returns the favor like the PB Shore Club. Stop by and check it out for yourself this college football season. GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY!!!


Pacific Beach Shore Club is San Diego’s Best Oceanfront Bar Where Sunsets Are Served Daily

Locals come here for the best ocean view in Pacific Beach with two full bars, 21 TVs, 20 beers on tap, awesome service, friendly people, sunsets served daily and killer food.

In 2009 they won “best fish taco” in Pacific Beach over a huge field including Rubio’s original fish taco at the Pacific Beach Beach Fest. So slide into a roomy booth or grab a window seat and enjoy the fun-filled atmosphere of happy, laughing people.

For starters the fresh-tasting ceviche is to die for. And their mouthwatering Southern California fries topped with melted cheeses, sour cream and guacamole are fabulous! You won’t find better tasting calamari anywhere.

Awesome sandwiches include their savory portabello with huge wedge fries. And their tri-tip served on a grilled garlic buttered French roll with fresh pico de gallo is second to none.

They serve delicious wraps, fresh salads, soups, sandwiches, huge burgers, fish tacos, seafood and appetizers galore. Everything is huge, fresh and delicious! They even have a menu for children.

The bottom line is that this isn’t just another restaurant bar at the beach. It’s the best one anywhere!

Bar open till 2 a.m. Breakfast is served Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m.–3 p.m.; lunch and dinner daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m. ($4–$16.50). Text ‘shoreclub’ at 74700 for events and specials. They are also on Facebook and have a DJ on the weekends. Plus, there’s never a cover charge.

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Cold Rush: Beat the summer heat with San Diego’s frozen treats

Keeping cool like Cheech Marin isn’t as easy as it looks.

No sweat.

When the summer sun gives us hot times, PacificSD makes cold calls—a countywide collection of America’s Finest and frostiest sweet spots—to help you lick the heat (and those pesky munchies) in style.

Can a brain freeze of this magnitude be habit forming? Ask Cheech…

You can’t drink on the beach, but you can get a serious brain freeze steps from the sand at P.B. Shore Club, which serves up Vodka Red Bull Slushies to the masses.

Shore Club owner Doug Sondomowicz says that during busy weeks, the iconic beach bar powers through 150 cases of Red Bull to make the stiff, frozen drink. “Sometimes we do margaritas and Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonades in the summer, but we can barely keep the Vodka Red Bulls frozen with all five machines going on a sunny day,” Sondomowicz says.

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