Counterpoint. Great burger. Solid lineup of 10 or so taps. $1.50 Monday Happy Hour @ The South Park Abbey. Eat at the fish taco truck across the street. Distiller's Outlet in Poway. You never know what you might find... also $1-$2 less per bottle on many of my favorites. Livewire. I have no idea how this has not become a major San Diego beer bar. 25 years. Great bartenders. No bullshit. Luigi's next door. Eclipse next door (for a little while longer). Jake's on 6th. Wine bar. 1/2 off beer bottles on Thursday nights. Pliny. Solid taps (but not many). Downtown Johnny Brown's. Great tap list, often very quiet on Sunday evenings after the shows start at the Civic. Ritual Tavern. Damn good food. Alpine often on tap. Toro. Hardly a hidden gem. But anyplace Islander is pouring... (he's also up at Lost Abbey a few days a week) ________________________________ Monkey Paw is no longer a hidden gem. Weekdays 12-5 are pretty mellow, but weekends are packed and noisy. Hammy's has also gotten very loud. I sound like an old man. The old man that I am rapidly becoming. But I like to have a chat when I'm drinking my beers, not listen to metal at 90 decibels.