"McCarthy's Irish Pub" Top 5 Page for this destination San Luis Obispo Nightlife Tip by Ewingjr98
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Irish Pub? Not really, despite the green walls and numerous shamrocks.
College dive bar? Most definitely, despite the bikers on their Kawasaki Ninjas.
We walked by at 7pm and the outside smoking area was packed and loud. The inside was probably similar. We returned around 11pm and the outside patio was still full of people inhaling each others cigarette smoke. Inside was a zoo--packed wall to wall with college kids. We pushed our way through to the bar and ordered a few pints of Smithwicks then found a few empty stools way back in the corner by the restrooms. We just sat and watched the students hit on chicks and get drunk, until the Santa Cruz Vampires biker gang sat down in front of us. They really didn't fit into the college scene, but in a bar like this everyone seems to be welcome.
Address: 1019 Court St, SLO
Directions: On Court Street between Higuera and Marsh
Phone: (805) 544-0268
Theme: Adult Spot
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