Downtown’s best happy hours

Go hard at the bars, go easy on your wallet.

Firestone Walker: Tapping the local market

There’s no better time to brew beer — at least not according to Matt Brynildson, brewmaster at Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

Guy I met in the pub last night: Volume IV

With no Thanksgiving in Ireland, Christmas celebrations are just around the corner. It’s bartender Keith Lynch’s favorite time of year.

Guy I met in the pub last night

Engle frequents local pubs in search of lively conversation and a good time. He writes a recurring column about the people he meets entitled “Guy I met in the pub last night.” This week, he met two Irishmen named Tom Murphy and Paddy Daly.

Safer to train local bars on recognizing sexual assault

Bystander intervention could make its way downtown, thanks to Safer’s Safe Bars program, which would be used to train bar managers, bartenders and bouncers.

Creeky Tiki expands onto Higuera

San Luis Obispo has its bars and its restaurants. However, the new kid on the block — Creeky Tiki — has lit up Higuera Street

Bars open doors at 6 a.m. for graduates. Tequila anyone?

Saturday marks the send off for another graduating Cal Poly class. As students toss their caps in the air, some are relieved about finishing five years worth of work, some thinking about the future, and some are, well, too drunk…