1030 Garnet Ave. San Diego (858) 270-7269
With the economy still down, my friends and I continue to be on the lookout for ways to stretch our, what feels like, ever shrinking dollars. On the dining front, this includes dining specials, discount coupons, and happy hours. From the specials category, I give you one of my new guilty pleasures, 25 cent wing night at Bub's Dive Bar in Pacific Beach.
Located in the heart of Garnet Avenue's bustling shopping and entertainment district, Bub's has been a player in the local party scene for many years. Complementary baskets of peanuts are served, allowing you to throw the empty shells on the floor, enhancing the bar's divey feel.
The many flat screen televisions mounted throughout the venue make Bub's a good destination for enjoying your favorite sporting events. Watch out during the NFL season though, Bub's is a magnet for the local Steeler Nation. Pittsburgh games at the Dive Bar make for lively events to be sure, but if the Steelers should lose, I recommend slipping out quietly before these boisterous fans start eying your Chargers jersey, and things get ugly.
Every Wednesday night at Bub's, chicken wings are a mere 25 cents apiece. To help wash them down, Sam Adams pitchers are discounted to $10, Svedka vodka drinks to $3, and if you need some extra spring in your step, Svedka Red Bulls are only $5. Wings are available in the following flavors: Buffalo, BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Honey Mustard, Teriyaki, Spicy Teriyaki, and Fire Ring. Celery and dipping sauces of blue cheese or Ranch dressing are included.
Over the last few months, my next door neighbor and I have made our trip to Bub's wing night into a weekly affair. On this evening, I ordered ten each of (from left to right), Honey Mustard, Spicy BBQ, and Buffalo.
Let me start out by saying that across the board, all my wings were good sized, plump, juicy, and perfectly cooked. There were no scrawny, chewy, or dried out wings. Too bad I can't say the same for another local establishment's wing night (hint: throw some shrimp on the barbie, mate). The honey mustard are the sweetest wings at Bub's, and I enjoy them best alone, without dipping sauce.
The taste here was on the mark with what I have come to expect from Buffalo style wings. They had a pronounced red pepper sauce flavor. These wings are best enjoyed with the blue cheese dressing, as one would expect. The Buffalo sauce is not overpowered by the blue cheese, unlike the honey mustard or the spicy BBQ.
Sam Adam's Pitcher ($10).
My neighbor Shelly and her friend Sam were in good spirits that evening.
The struggling economy makes for a great excuse to blow off that diet. In the name of frugality, you can feast on 30 delicious chicken wings at Bub's Dive Bar for a paltry $7.50. If anyone calls you out on it, just tell them, "hey, times are tough, I'm trying to save a few bucks here."
San Diego Restaurant Reviews by Captain Jack